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20 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him

20 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him

Valentine’s day is nearly upon us, yet again. Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be a challenge. Following is a guide to the perfect gift for the perfect man you care about.

1. Monopoly Top Hat Cuff Links

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    A very nice way for him to show off his love of the game with these genuine silver game pieces.  They are also officially licensed from Hasbro©.

    2. Mad Libs In Love

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      Share your “mad” love for him with these “mad libs.”  He’ll simply fill in the blanks with a noun, verb, or adjective.  An easy and fun way to express your love for him.

      3. Adidas Samba

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        Does baby need a new pair of kicks? He will simply love the thought behind this perfect gift.  These shoes are classic, he is sure to love them.

        4. Northern Brewer’s White House Honey Ale Kit

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          Is your honey a beer lover?  Set him up with this delightful ale he is sure to love.  He will become the ultimate brew master of the home.  A unique gift sure to put him over the moon.

          5. Men’s Dollar Shave Club

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            Love a smooth face?  Keep him nice and soft by enrolling him in this service.  He’ll receive a little reminder of how much you love him all year long.

            6. Framed Album Art

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              Show him that you really do pay attention when he listens to his favorite music or talks about his favorite band.  He will simply adore this untimely gift.

              7. Ballpark Blueprints

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                A gift for the bluest of blue baseball fans, a blueprint of his favorite baseball stadium. Each blueprint comes with that particular stadium’s design and game highlights.

                8. Doctor Who 11th Doctor Fleece Robe

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                  Let him revel in his geekiness in the comfort of home with this plush fleece robe. Keep him warm the winter through and comfortable during the summer.

                  9. Swipe Tie

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                    This is no normal tie for him to wear on the job. This silk tie looks great and can be used to swipe a smart phone clean. The microfiber keeps electronics free of smudges and fingerprints.

                    10. Zombie Survival Crate

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                      This gift is extraordinary and imaginative. Deck him out for the next installment in The Walking Dead franchise.  Just so he won’t be caught unawares, get him this Zombie Survival Crate; absolutely no person should be without one.

                      11. Vintage Text Cufflinks

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                        Is hubby a true bibliophile? A lover of all things fiction and non? Gift him these unique cuff links made from the pages of vintage books. Each of the four cuff links has a very visible short word.

                        12. BBQ Tool Kit With Carrying Case

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                          Rednecks and grilling go together, well like, you and him. Gift him this kit, and he’ll be grilling in no time. Cooking tools, including a spatula, a bottle opener and two knives are part of the set.

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                          13. Grilling Gift Set

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                            This basket has a sample of meat rubs and sauces that he may want to use again and again. Serve refreshing watermelon mint tea at your next get-together. A pineapple grilling sauce gives meats an extra zest.

                            14. The Complete Meat Cookbook

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                              Whether he is a master chef or a beginner, this meat-only cookbook will only enhance his skills. Tips are included to make him an expert in choosing the best cuts of meat, as well.

                              15. NASCAR Illustrated

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                                He’ll love learning about his favorite cars and drivers with this magazine. Gift him all year long with the NASCAR Illustrated magazine. He’ll receive all of the driver’s profiles along with award-winning photographs of the drivers, their cars and famous tracks.

                                16. White Water Rafting Experience

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                                  Appeal to the adventurer in him and gift him with an outdoor experience. He will love that you recognize his wild side and know just how to appease it.

                                  17. Old Fashioned Cocktail Set

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                                    Sit back and relax while he plays the role of bartender for an evening. He’ll have the chance to make the perfect old fashioned bourbon, complete with bitters.

                                    18. Smartphone Film Scanner

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                                      Now he can digitize all of the family films that are lying around unwatched. The film scanner converts film negatives and 35 mm film to digital form for safer storage.

                                      19. The “Sure I’ll Try It” Box

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                                        Is your man particularly adventurous?  Or the “I’ll try anything type?”  This gift will test his resolve.  Scorpion lollipops, pickle chapstick, and more await him.

                                        20. Shotgun Stock-Car Ride-Along Experience

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                                          This is an experience any stock car fan would love.  And the experience is less than you would think, excluding travel expenses.  Give him the gift he’ll never forget.

                                          Featured photo credit: couple via autostraddle.com

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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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