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13 Unique Gift Ideas For The Holidays

13 Unique Gift Ideas For The Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that gift planning has officially started. Getting the right gift to the right person isn’t always easy, especially when you want to be original. I mean, what is better than to give an unexpected, yet useful present to a loved one? You can even give these for someone’s birthday or as a thank you for a service they’ve done for you, since they’re not holiday specific! Take note of everything listed below to have the perfect gift ideas for this holiday season.

1. Strength Stack 52

Have someone in your family who wants to get fit but doesn’t have the time, energy, or motivation to get started? Strength Stack 52 takes care of all this with its low cost, no equipment, small time commitment, and fun features! Designed by an ex-army Sergeant, known as The Volkinator, the card concept brings together competition and body-weight exercises to create a motivating game that will work out every muscle in your body, from your legs to your shoulders. You can do these exercises at home, in your backyard, in your office space, or even add them to your gym training routine if you want to. The game is played with 52 cards, each differentiated by color to represent the body part used in the exercise and skill level. Sure, you can just take the cards one by one and do the exercises that are listed on the cards for 30 minutes, or you can make it twice as fun and challenge others.

Whether you’re at home, work, or school, you can challenge your friends and family to a game of Strength Stack where each individual has to perform the exercise that the other draws. For example, if you have a friend at work who you’re just dying to get back at for taking your stapler without asking, you draw a Strength Stack card, and they have no other choice but to do the exercise! Not only can the game help relieve some tension at work, but it can also create stronger bonds between co-workers as a friendly competition takes flame.

It’s not just fun and games though, Strength Stack 52 was designed to bring your body to the next level by targeting specific muscles while still working out your cardio. Whether you’re using it for fun games with others or for serious training at home, the body-weight exercises are guaranteed to make you sweat and work like never before. The cards also come with a free workout guide divided in different circuit for you to try at home. No need for the gym, your New Year resolutions can start right at home!

Get one for you and a loved one this year and reach your fitness goals together with a smile on your face! Whoever said fitness is serious business obviously never tried Strength Stack 52.

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    2. Sol Republic Tracks Air

    Ever took your headphones and had to battle through dozens of tangles in the wire? Ever thought it was because of little trolls in your pockets doing everything they could to just piss you off? Makes two of us! With Sol Republic Tracks Air, the tangles are officially over. You can now listen to your music wire-free with the bluetooth feature installed in the headphones. With a 150 ft maximum distance from the earplugs and your device, you can listen to music freely when you’re running without worrying about tackling the headphones wire and lose both your music and your headphones. This is a very practical gift to give anyone who enjoys music and could use a break from untangling headphone wires. You can get the Sol Republic Tracks Air in various colors for a more personalized gift!

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      3. Bluetooth earmuffs

      In the same concept as the bluetooth headphones comes the bluetooth earmuffs! Whether we like it or not, winter is coming closer than ever. For some of us, this means a lot of snow and shivers as we’re waiting for the car to heat up. These earmuffs are extremely fashionable, keep your ears warm, and plays music for you without any wires getting tangled in your coat buttons. Perfect gift to give your loved one who had the bright idea to move up North and forgot how cold it can get during the winter. Attach a nice picture of you in a t-shirt enjoying the sun, and you just got them the best gift anyone could ask for!

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        4. Digital door peephole

        This is a great gift for anyone who is a fan of technology and could use a little visual of who is knocking on their door. This Digital door peephole allows you to see a video of who is behind your door without letting them know that you’re there! All they see is the a little dot, the camera, and that’s it. You, on the other hand, can see everything about them clearly and can decide whether you want to answer the door or not. No more squinting to see through the small door peephole, we’re officially in the 21st Century. Perfect gift for students and adults alike.

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          5. Floating Speaker

          If you know someone who spend a lot of time in the pool and blasts music from inside the house to hear it while swimming, this floating speaker needs to be on your gift list. Whether it’s a neighbor your want to send a subtle message to or a friend who could really benefit from this unique gift, it’s a must-have for anyone with a pool. The speaker is completely waterproof and just floats around the pool without bother, which makes it the perfect accessory to any pool party. 

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            6. Juicer

            Everyone loves those fresh pressed juice cleanses, but they can get a little expensive overtime. Give the gift of health to your loved ones with an amazing masticating juicer for juice preparation. You can make green and colorful juices alike without worrying about the hole it might create in your wallet. All you have to purchase to bring this juicer to life is fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s it! Add this to your gift list right away, especially if you know someone who just started their healthy lifestyle. This juicer can show the love and support you have for them, which will motivate them to keep going.

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              7. AK47 Ice Cubes

              Have a loved one who is a big fan of video games? What better way to show that you know them than to give them an AK47 ice cube mold? Make a killer cold drink by throwing these personalized ice cubes into your water, lemonade or scotch. All you have to do is fill up the mold with water and put it in the freezer until the water turns to ice. Open the mold and be amazed. Great gift for kids and adults alike.

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                8. Auto refill dog bowl

                Have someone who has a dog and isn’t home for a long period of the day? This auto refill dog bowl takes care of the water bowl by always filling it up when it reaches a certain level. Therefore, your loved one can leave for the day without worrying about whether or not their pet has enough water in his bowl. It also avoids the owner from spilling the water as they’re walking from the sink to the bowl area all the time. Win-Win! 

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                  9. Automatic Snack Dispenser

                  This is an awesome gift to give to the snacker in your group! If you see them opening drawers left and right whenever they’re home or in the office’s kitchen, this is the best gift you can give them. You don’t have to touch anything to make the snacks (or candy) start rolling into your palm, just hold you cupped hand under the dispenser to have it filled with deliciousness. You can even give it as a gift to the office, to put in the office kitchen for everyone to enjoy while they’re running quickly to a meeting.

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                    10. Bear shaped pan

                    Don’t know what to get your child for the holidays? How about a wonderfully-designed bear shaped pancake pan? Easy to use and safe for children, this bear shaped pan can turn a normal pancake into a cute design. Your child will have the opportunity to make his or her own breakfast and add to it by replacing the ears with strawberries or using maple syrup to line the mouth. It can even become a fun Sunday family tradition! 

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                      11. Bra With Hidden Liquid Pouch

                      Great for runner and wine fanatics alike. This special bra contains a hidden pouch that you can fill with any liquid you’d like. Even filled, the pouch is comfortable and barely felt by the person wearing it. The runner can enjoy this gift to fill up the pouch with water while on longer runs, and the parent can enjoy a hidden stash of wine while reading or watching a movie. The biggest perk really lies in the hands-free feature, since you can put the tube on your shoulder and simple turn your head to take a sip of your favorite liquid!

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                        12. Cake Pop Maker

                        Everyone loves these devilish desserts, so why not offer your friends and family the opportunity to make them at home? This cake pop maker is easy to use and creates the perfect dessert for people to enjoy while at a gathering. Get it for your friend who’s a fan of desserts or your mother who is always looking for new snacks and desserts to add to the table when guests arrive. Even children can use this to design their own dessert on a stick by adding chocolate or sprinkles.

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                          13. Chalk board mug

                          This is an amazing gift to add to your holiday list as it can be personalized for everyone! Get out your chalk and add a little message to your loved one in the morning as they drink their coffee, or label your mugs to know which one is yours and which one is his. Your kids can even draw on their mug to let everyone know that it’s theirs. Regardless of how you use the chalk board on the mug, everyone can enjoy this thoughtful gift. Everyone drinks something in the morning, so why not make it fun by giving them the chance to personalize their own mug?

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                            Last Updated on December 2, 2019

                            10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

                            10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

                            Plato knew that the body and mind are intimately linked. And in the late 1800s, the Mayo brothers, famous physicians, estimated that over half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from frustration, anxiety, worry and despair. Causes of worry are everywhere, in our relationships and our jobs, so it’s key we find ways to take charge of the stress.

                            In his classic book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie offers tools to ditch excessive worrying that help you make a worry-free environment for your private and professional life.

                            These are the top 10 tips to grab worry by the horns and wrestle it to the ground:

                            1. Make Your Decision and Never Look Back

                            Have you ever made a decision in life only to second-guess it afterwards? Of course you have! It’s hard not to wonder whether you’ve done the right thing and whether there might still be time to take another path.

                            But keep this in mind: you’ve already made your decision, so act decisively on it and dismiss all your anxiety about it.

                            Don’t stop to hesitate, to reconsider, or to retrace your steps. Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it and never waver.

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                            2. Live for Today, Package Things up in “Day-Tight Compartments”

                            You know that feeling: tossing, turning and worrying over something that happened or something that might, well into the wee hours. To avoid this pointless worrying, you need “day-tight compartments”. Much as a ship has different watertight compartments, your own “day-tight” ones are a way to limit your attention to the present day.

                            The rule is simple: whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today. Everything else has to wait its turn for tomorrow’s box or stay stuck in the past.

                            3. Embrace the Worst-Case Scenario and Strategize to Offset It

                            If you’re worried about something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Could you lose your job? Be jailed? Get killed?

                            Whatever the “worst” might be, it’s probably not so world-ending. You could probably even bounce back from it!

                            If, for example, you lose your job, you could always find another. Once you accept the worst-case scenario and get thinking about contingency plans, you’ll feel calmer.

                            4. Put a Lid on Your Worrying

                            Sometimes we stress endlessly about negative experiences when just walking away from them would serve us far better.

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                            To make squashing that worry easier, try this strategy, straight from stock traders: it’s called the “stop-loss” order, where shares are bought at a certain price, and then their price development is observed. If things go badly and the share price hits a certain point, they are sold off immediately. This stops the loss from increasing further.

                            In the same manner, you can put a stop-loss order on things that cause you stress and grief.

                            5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It – Happiness, That Is

                            We can’t directly influence how we feel, but we can nudge ourselves to change through how we think and act.

                            If you’re feeling sad or low, slap a big grin on your face and whistle a chipper tune. You’ll find it impossible to be blue when acting cheerful. But you don’t necessarily need to act outwardly happy; you can simply think happier thoughts instead.

                            Marcus Aurelius summed it up aptly:

                            “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

                            6. Give for the Joy of Giving

                            When we perform acts of kindness, we often do so with the expectation of gratitude. But harboring such expectations will probably leave you disappointed.

                            One person well aware of this fact was the lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. Over the course of his career, Leibowitz saved 78 people from going to the electric chair. Guess how many thanked him? None.

                            So stop expecting gratitude when you’re kind to someone. Instead, take joy from the act yourself.

                            7. Dump Envy – Enjoy Being Uniquely You

                            Your genes are completely unique. Even if someone had the same parents as you, the likelihood of someone identical to you being born is just one in 300,000 billion.

                            Despite this amazing fact, many of us long to be someone else, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But living your life this way is pointless. Embrace your uniqueness and get comfortable with who you really are: How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

                            8. Haters Will Hate — It Just Means You’re Doing It Right

                            When you’re criticized, it often means you’re accomplishing something noteworthy. In fact, let’s take it a step further and consider this: the more you’re criticized, the more influential and important a person you likely are.

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                            So the next time somebody talks you down, don’t let it get to you. Take it as a compliment!

                            9. Chill Out! Learn to Rest Before You Get Tired

                            Scientists agree that emotions are the most common cause of fatigue. And it works the other way around, too: fatigue produces more worries and negative emotions.

                            It should be clear, therefore, that you’ve got to relax regularly before you feel tired. Otherwise, worries and fatigue will accumulate on top of each other.

                            It’s impossible to worry when you are relaxed, and regular rest helps you maintain your ability to work effectively.

                            10. Get Organized and Enjoy Your Work

                            There are few greater sources of misery in life than having to work, day in, day out, in a job you despise. It would make sense then that you shouldn’t pick a job you hate, or even just dislike doing.

                            But say you already have a job. How can you make it more enjoyable and worry-free? One way is to stay organized: a desk full of unanswered mails and memos is sure to breed worries.

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                            Better yet, rethink about the job you’re doing: What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Want a Successful Career

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