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Top 10 Coolest Holiday Gifts to Buy

Top 10 Coolest Holiday Gifts to Buy

Every year, there is always at least one person on your holiday gift list that is extremely difficult to buy for. They either already have everything that they need, or they are very picky about things and it can be difficult to make the best choice for them. No matter who you are shopping for, there are always things you can find that will be perfect, even for the most quirky of personalities. For instance, check out our top 10 coolest holiday gifts to buy.

1. Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

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    We all need to drink at least eight glasses of water daily, but it is not always easy to find clean water, especially if one is camping or hiking. Give your friends the gift of clean water. This cool gift is the only one of its kind that meets all EPA standards.

    2. Galaxy Lollipops

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      If you have someone on your gift list who has a sweet tooth, they will love SparkoSweets Galaxy Lollipops. In fact, some people may even think that these are way too pretty to eat, because they are basically edible art.

      3. Adult Yoda Socks

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        Who doesn’t love the Star Wars series of movies? You don’t have to be a kid to love this series, and these socks prove it. Give Yoda socks to the adult Star Wars fan on your gift list this year, and they can wear “the force” every day.

        4. Dancing Water LED Fountains Speakers

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          Music lovers on your list will really love these low-priced, quality speakers that feature hypnotizing water beats that they can control. They can crank their favorite tunes, and watch the water dance in four beautiful colors to the beat of the music. The louder the music is, the more the water dances.

          5. Go Bookmark

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            These hand-crafted bookmarks are ideal for the avid readers on your holiday gift list. They are made with polymer clay, acrylic paint, metal, and varnish, and there are five awesome designs to choose from. These are great for both adults and children who are into reading and gaming.

            6. Christmas Pattern Engraved Rolling Pin

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              The cooks on your gift list will love being able to make engraved holiday cookies and other treats when they use this rolling pin. With the rolling pin comes a gift pack with advice on how to get the best looking cookies, and there are loads of great recipes for recipients to try out.

              7. Cardboard Mugs

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                Surprise your friends with ceramic coffee mugs that look like they are made out of cardboard. At first glance, no one would ever know that they are not actually cardboard, making this a fun gift idea for any coffee lover.

                8. Dried Pressed Flowers Phone Case

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                  Most people have iPhones these days, and most iPhone owners like to keep their devices in cases. This beautiful case is made with real, dried, and pressed flowers, and is the perfect gift for your friends who love flowers and want to keep their devices protected.

                  9. Cute Manatee Planter

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                    This adorable little planter is perfect for small plants. Gift it by itself to a friend, or plant a succulent, cacti, etc. in it. This has no drainage hole, so it is best for plants that do not require a lot of water. It is ideal for a windowsill, office desk, shelf, etc.

                    10. Personalized Docking Station

                    10. Personalized Docking Station

                      This charging station is great for the men in your life who are difficult to buy for. Each station can be personalized, and each one is one hundred percent hand-crafted in a smoke-free and pet-free studio. This is a gift that the ladies on your list will like as well.

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                      Last Updated on September 17, 2019

                      10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                      10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                      Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

                      But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

                      Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

                      1. Spend Time with Positive People

                      If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

                      Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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                      2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

                      When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

                      Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

                      3. Contribute to the Community

                      One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

                      Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

                      4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

                      Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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                      5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

                      You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

                      If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

                      There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

                      6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

                      It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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                      Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

                      7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

                      Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

                      For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

                      Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

                      8. Offer Compliments to Others

                      Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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                      9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

                      If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

                      Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

                      10. Practice Self-Care

                      Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

                      Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

                      Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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