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8 Great Gift Ideas To Amaze Your Man For His Birthday

8 Great Gift Ideas To Amaze Your Man For His Birthday

A lot is expected of men in the 21st century, and I know for sure how they struggle to find their place in the world. It’s been quite a subject online and offline — how to be a sensitive guy that will hear out his partner and offer her useful advice, and on the other hand to be the strong mysterious man of her dreams — and the bottom line is that these men need guidance.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s a pretty great idea to do this subtly, and what better way to provide your special man with guidelines than to put them in a box and place a bow on them? Behind every successful man and accomplished gentleman, there’s a woman who has his back, so let’s see what kind of a birthday surprise can help you support him.

1. Tie And Cufflinks

    A gentleman dresses to impress. Sure, not all men see themselves wearing a suit on daily basis, nor should they, but having a classy outfit with the appropriate accessories to complete the look is a smart investment he probably won’t ever make by himself.

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    Getting a whole suit may not be a good idea because you may end up spending a lot of money on something he won’t like. However, surprising him with a classic tie and cufflinks set will do the trick.

    2. Travel

    A gentleman is well educated. Considering the fact that most of us find the usual ways of learning (through textbooks) a bit dull, you should perhaps explore new ones. As far as I’m concerned, traveling is the most exciting and effective way to learn about new cultures, history, and geography, so you should get a couple of tickets and set off to a beautiful place, like Singapore perhaps, or Petra, or Madagascar.

    3. Lingerie

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      Speaking of pleasant surprises, gentlemen like to have their fun, and a birthday is always a great opportunity to do something fresh in the bedroom — and you know for sure he’ll appreciate it. A surefire tactic is to get new lingerie. That way, you both have some birthday fun and you both get a nice present.

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      4. Gadgets

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        A gentleman is efficient. Probably the best way to increase your man’s work performance is through toys — boys love their toys, and work won’t seem like work if it’s fun. You should make your selection depending on your man’s area of expertise. There are many very useful gadgets out there, but make sure you do your research so you don’t end up paying a lot of money for something he doesn’t really need.

        5. Tool Set

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          A gentleman is handy. I know you can change a lightbulb and do stuff around the house, but you should leave it to him to get it done sometimes – that way, he’ll feel good about himself and his role in your life. There’s a nice way for you to let him know you appreciate his handyman abilities — by getting him a nice tool set. It may be a good idea to browse through his toolbox and see what’s missing first, so you can complete it.

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          6. Gym Equipment

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            A gentleman takes care of his body. Men can easily get lazy and put on some weight, but there’s nothing to be alarmed about really — they just need a reminder. Anything from a set of weights to new sneakers will do. If your special man already has a favorite workout, then my suggestion is to get him something that will enrich his experience. For example, if he’s into biking, I’m positive he’ll appreciate any useful accessory you might get him.

            7. Games

            A gentleman plays. Hard working boys deserve their time off, and what better way to let him know he’s been good than getting him that board game he’s been wanting, a new PC or console game, or a chess board, perhaps. If he’s into something that requires a bit more physical activity, you should definitely consider something like a portable table tennis set. It all depends on what he’s into, so pick carefully.

            8. Beer Basket

            This one is a classic that can’t really fail, since a gentleman loves his beer. If you’re in a long relationship and you’ve already gotten him practically everything he needs, getting him a beer basket is always a great option. This set will consist of beers from different countries, so I’m sure you two will have a good time deciding what you like the most. If you’re feeling generous, you can get him a great follow-up gift perfect for any man cave: a beer cap map. With it, he’ll be able to widen his knowledge about his favorite beverage and have fun collecting them all.

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            The secret in getting him a great gift is finding something that has a background story. That way, you’ll get him something he’ll actually like and he’ll know you care about his interests. One last piece of advice: take your time to figure out what to get so you don’t end up wasting a lot of money on a last-minute purchase that he may not like.

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            How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

            How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

            We are given life with many opportunities to make it everything we want it to be and more. If you find that you’ve slipped into living a boring life, it’s time to take a hard look at what you’ve been doing and what you can start doing now to make it more interesting.

            Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list can definitely make any day or life more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

            Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaningful) one!

            1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

            Imagine being a young child. Life was never boring, was it? That’s because children harness every ounce of creativity they have in order to try new things.

            What would your 7-year-old self want to do in this moment? Maybe they’d pick up a paintbrush and try to paint the landscape around them. May they would go outside and build something with random materials around the yard. Maybe they would raid the fridge and put together a dish they’ve never seen before.

            Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play and use your creativity to its fullest.

            2. Go Play With Kids

            Speaking of little kids, if you have your own (or a niece or nephew), go play with them!

            Kids are absolutely hilarious, so it’s simply impossible to be bored when you’re around them. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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            3. Play Cell Phone Roulette

            You’ll need at least one buddy for this, but this is a great way to avoid a boring life. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one, and (if it feels right) call the person.

            You could spark an incredible catch-up session or, at the very least, remind someone that you’re thinking of them. Neither are boring.

            4. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

            This is a great part of a gratitude practice. We often forget to thank the people who do things for us, especially if we have come to expect those things. For example, have you ever thought about thanking your mom for that weekly phone call? Or thanking your sister for always sending you a homemade gift on your birthday?

            Take time to think of at least 5 people you would like to say thank you to and write out a card. You could even write them out for random people in your neighborhood, like the local librarian, a teacher at your child’s school, or the accountant at your bank.

            Anyone and everyone appreciates being thanked for their efforts.

            5. Sign up for a Class

            Nowadays, there are classes for everything. To make it as interesting as possible, try finding one that you wouldn’t normally consider doing, like salsa lessons, improv, or boxing.

            Otherwise, try to find a course on something you’ve always wanted to learn, like pottery, photography, or a foreign language course.

            What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people, which will add even more interest to your life!

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            6. Talk to Your Grandparents About Their Lives

            We often underestimate how interesting the elderly are. You can rest assured that any elderly person you talk to will not have had a boring life! Take some time to talk to them and hear their interesting stories. You may even find that this motivates you to go out and find your own interesting experiences.

            7. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

            Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage. If you’re not into comedy, find an open mic that focuses on reading poetry or short stories and bring your own. These groups tend to be incredibly supportive for anyone who is willing to be brave enough to get up and try.

            8. Do Something for Someone Else

            Showing kindness automatically makes you feel good, but doing these small acts will also help to ensure that you don’t have a boring life. Try doing one or two things each week that are outside your normal routine.

            For example, you could make a batch of cookies for the mailperson or help your elderly neighbor organize one of their rooms. There are a million ways to show kindness to those around you. Tap into your creativity and find your own or use some of the ideas from the image below[1].

            Do random acts of kindness to avoid living a boring life.

              9. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

              If you have your own place, there is always a project that needs to get done. Many people simply pay for someone else to do it in order to avoid the hassle, but taking on a DIY project can make a boring life much more interesting.

              It doesn’t have to be super complicated. Maybe you repaint an old vase or build a spice shelf out of used pallets.

              If you need ideas, you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

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              10. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

              This will give you something to look forward to. One study actually found that most travelers are happiest before a vacation[2]. Therefore, simply planning a trip will boost your mood, even if you can’t actually take the vacation right now.

              Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is also fun and relaxing!

              11. Go People Watching

              Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops, and train stations are great for this!) and just observe[3].

              People are infinitely interesting. Try to imagine what their lives are like, what they’re thinking, or where they’re going. You’ll never know if you’re right, but it will give you something to focus on and also help you practice empathy.

              12. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

              You can try that new Moroccan restaurant down the street and pick the most interesting dish on the menu. Or, you can raid your own fridge and throw together a dish you’ve never made before.

              If you’re up for a trip to the grocery store, try picking up a new fruit or veggie from the produce section. You may find a new food that you love!

              13. Dance

              You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

              If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public or join a flash mob.

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              14. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

              Reading a good book can keep you occupied for hours. It will also transport you to a life that isn’t your own, and one that likely will be the opposite of a boring life. You’ll be amazed by what you can learn from those pages.

              Pick on of these inspirational books to start reading: 10 Best Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

              15. Spend Some Time With People You Care About

              Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. Call up a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or bring a coffee over to your parent’s place and catch up. They’ll appreciate the gesture, and you’ll avoid boredom.

              16. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to

              Some people are bored by museums, so if that’s you, skip to the next one. However, if you love art, history, or culture, this one is for you!

              17. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

              This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

              Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then, start taking your first step to make it happen.

              Now, go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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              Reference

              [1] FECAVA: Random Acts of Kindness
              [2] Applied Research in Quality of Life: Vacationers Happier, but Most not Happier After a Holiday
              [3] Psychology Today: The Expert’s Guide to People Watching

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