Top MEN Must Have Gift Ideas

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Hi guys! It’s been a few minutes since I wrote a new post. In all honestly, life has been SO busy. Between the kids and my full time job and just everything else in my life I have been in a bit of rut and my blog has gone to the back burner. I am excited to be back though and really hoping to post more consistently over the next few months. I have some fun post ideas in the works and I can’t wait to share them with you! I am starting off with a fun post about MEN gift ideas! If you are anything like me then you struggle with finding a good gift for the men in your life. I swear I always resort to gift cards because I just don’t know what “man” things to buy. I worked with my husband on this post to get some of his input because men deserve some fun new items too!

I actually got the idea for this post when I was searching for a good “just because” gift for my husband. Warner does so much for me and our family and a lot of times I get busy ordering things for the kids or myself (in all honesty) and forget to check on the “man” items in stores or online. So I have compiled a list of some great options for the great men in our lives. I really tried to make this list as all inclusive as possible. There is something for everyone and most of these items we have! I ended up going with the apple watch for my hubs and he loves it!

  1. Shaving Brush // This is a must for a man with a beard! I have actually heard my husband mention on multiple occasions how much he wants one of these. It would make a wonderful stocking stuffer!
  2. Tech Gloves // I actually really want a pair of these for myself. I hate taking my gloves off in the winter when it is cold out and these gloves allow you to still keep warm and text!!
  3. Roll-Up Travel Bag // I love this, especially if you have a man in your life who travels frequently. This can be hung on a door and it rolls down to allow access to all shaving, shampoo, toothbrush etc.!
  4. Engraved Silver Cuff Bracelet // I bought my husband one of these and had it engraved with our kids initials one year. It is a unique and meaningful gift if you are looking for something like that!
  5. Tie Bar // I loved this “Best Dad” tie bar. This would make a great gift for a husband or a dad and it could even be father’s day or Christmas present from the kids!
  6. Duffel Bag // This is a duffel bag you don’t have to be embarrassed to carry! I love the style and the marled grey color. Warner really liked this one also!
  7. Phone & Card Case // I loved the cognac color of this case and the pocket for sticking a card in. Sometimes it is a paid to carry a wallet (at least for my husband) so this is super convenient!
  8. Lingerie // Look away mom and dad! Sometimes, a gift for you is also a gift for him 😉 Pair this with a date night and you have a winning gift combo!
  9. Kiehl’s Grooming Set //  I personally love anything Kiehl’s brand and I have bought my husband this exact set as a Christmas present. It smells SO good & the price point isn’t bad!
  10. Cooling Pillow // This pillow is so cool! It is perfect for the techy husband or just any guy that get’s hot when they sleep.
  11. Portable Grill // We have a similar grill that always goes with us when we tailgate. It is a perfect size and easily packed into the car!
  12. Running Sneakers // Need I say more? It can’t only be my husband who is shoe OBSESSED! I loved the neutral style of these.
  13. Patagonia Zip-Up // We are big Patagonia fans, they are just so warm and the quality can’t be beat. My husband has a similar one to this and he lives in it all fall & winter!
  14. Apple Watch // This is the gift I ended up going with and my husband loves it! It is worth every penny and would make a great gift for any holiday or “just because” to show your man some love!

I also linked all items below! Share a great gift you have given to a man in your life in the comments, I love hearing new ideas!

4 Tips for Soon-To-Be-Parents

They say that you can’t prepare for becoming a parent, but is that really true? It can’t be. While you can’t prepare fully for the madness and joy that comes with parenthood, that doesn’t mean that you should just sit back and do nothing. There are absolutely ways you can prepare for parenthood, which will make the process all the more smooth when it eventually happens. Below, we take a look at some useful ways to prepare, which will take your “absolutely clueless” to “slightly less clueless.”

 

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Ease Out Of Old Lifestyle

You’re going to have a long list of responsibilities when you become a parent, and that means there will be an even longer list of things that you can’t do. If you’ve been making a habit of staying out late or otherwise being social, then you might want to slowly ease out of that routine. If you only go cold turkey – when it comes to socializing – when the pregnancy becomes “real”, then you might find the process pretty difficult. Enjoy the process of being at home, of settling into motherhood or fatherhood before the baby has arrived.

Read Up On What to Expect

How difficult parenting would be – actually, how difficult everything would be – if there weren’t useful advice from people who have already done it available to read. While your circumstances will be unique, you can get some general advice on how to manage your forthcoming bundle of joy by reading some parenting tips for newborns. They’ll be an invaluable source of guidance and know-how knowledge when it comes to making sure your child has everything they need. No-one has all the answers, but between all of us, we’re getting pretty close.

Monitor Your Temperament

The number one fear among soon to be parents is that they’re going to be a bad mother or father. If it’s a concern, then it’s highly likely it’s going to come to pass. Still, there’s always room for improvement, in all aspects of our lives. Take a look at yourself; what are your flaws? No matter what they are, there will be a way to improve them. If you’re not a patient person now, you might not automatically become a patient person when your child arrives. Read up on how to improve yourself. It might just be your saving grace when the baby arrives.

Talk To Your Parents

It’s your first child. You’re going to be nervous, and have a sense that you’re going to get everything wrong. But don’t worry, because everyone feels that way. To drive the point home, just talk to your parents about their experiences as first-time parents. They’ll fill you in all of the horror stories and uncertainty that was part and parcel of raising you and any siblings you have. And if you turned out just fine, then that’ll show you that there’s nothing to worry about.

 

Apart from the tips above, take the time to enjoy the experience. You only become a mother or father for the first time once!