Hello, February! We wrapped up the first month of the year, how has it been for you? It has been busy for us. LittleCuteLips turned five, and I’m excited about a year of first for her. I’ve had some business wins that will manifest this month. You know I will share them with you. Two people in my life gained their angel wings, and Babe and I have been working on getting that”old thang back”. We’ve been together for 13 years now, and if we want forever, then we have to work to make it happen. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are looking for unique gifts to get each other. We’ve been doing well with our gift-giving in the past, from an amazing night out last year to a custom photo wallet and canvas the year before that, but this year we wanted it to be special.
As of late the world seems a bit together yet torn apart. How did we become void of love? We are eight days out from the official day of LOVE. Will you celebrate? Valentine’s Day is traditionally geared towards women, but what about the men? Us women are showered with gifts, from flowers and chocolates to personalized photo blankets and everything in between but men need to be showered with gifts too! I pride myself on being a good gift giver to Babe. I don’t believe in soap on a rope and lame holiday ties. For example, if there is one thing Babe loves, it’s his gadgets! If your man loves playing with the latest technology, then Coolest Gadgets made a list for men filled with gadget gift ideas and inspiration.
If you struggle in this area then let me hip you to some ideas that I shared on ABC 7/News Channel 8.
Men’s Subscription Box by Harrison Blake Apparel: I put you on to them before Christmas. However, Valentine’s Day is another great chance to style up Bae.
This subscription box is a great bang for your buck. Each month you get a tie + four items. This image displays the January Box (left) and the February Box (right). The subscription box only cost $25 + free shipping but is valued at more than two times that amount.
Deluxe Beard Kit by Koils by Nature: The beard gang has been inducting members like crazy over the past couple of years. Let me be the first to say, I am here for it. As sexy as it looks it is still hair and it requires grooming. This kit is exactly what you need, especially if you aren’t sure how to properly care for your beard.
This kit includes (Cleanse) Beard & Face Cleanser & Shaving Foam, (Moisturize) Beard & Face Moisturizer, (Seal) Beard Butter, (No more scratchy beard) Beard Oil, Grooming Comb and a beard t-shirt towel. They offer smaller kits and sample size products if you want to try them out before you fully commit. This kit retails for $60. Make sure that you buy moisturizer that caters to the skin of your husband or boyfriend so they are able to feel the full effects of the cream without needing to worry about their skin being irritated.
Deluxe Weekender Embroidered Duffel Bag by Personalization Mall:
A duffel bag is a perfect gift for a guy; it is thoughtful yet manly. Although this is called the “weekender” for a man he can pack way more than a weekends worth of clothes. I like pockets and this bag has five pockets; two large side pockets, large gusset front pocket with an additional front zippered pocket. This bag can be personalized with a name or a monogram; you can choose from 13 thread colors and 9 font options. I decided to go with the initials because Babe is super private and stuff. The bag measures a generous 27″W x 13″H x 14″D with an adjustable/detachable padded shoulder strap. This bag retails for $54.95
Tutorial for the Dad Canvas HERE.
Tutorial for the Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn HERE.
This is an easy one yet thoughtful. I filled a tackle box with his favorite things. I put one can soda and one bottle of water but you can easily put beer in here. It is the thought that counts, gift your Babe gets to keep the tackle box or tool box. To take it up a bit you can include tickets and or gift cards. This tackle box cost less than $10
Lots of love to Babe for taking great care of me while I was on set. You are appreciated.