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It’s a Jolly old time to shop for gifts. DO’s and Don’ts for Buying for you special someone.

(This was an article I wrote for someone else. but was never published.

I do hope you enjoy my gift guide)

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It’s the Holidays! Trying to find a gift for your significant other today is extremely difficult. Gift guides are everywhere. There is a great deal information out there and what to buy for your significant other, it becomes a ‘job’. According to figures derived from a national survey completed by the HuffPost, the average couple spend up to $300 on their partner.  Here are 3 tips for taking a daunting project, and making it easy to do;

Do’s

  1. Make it from the heart. Always think about the person first. It’s not about what they need, it’s about who they are. Don’t buy an impersonal gift.

 

  1. Customized gifts for your significant other makes people happy. Every girl loves jewelry. Or get a customized watch or cufflinks for him. If you are married get your rings engraved to commemorate a special moment you shared.

 

  1. Experiences mean more to people than things often do. Want to really surprise your love? Get tickets to Paris. Go hot air ballooning in Napa. Or just go simple and local. A 15 minute  romantic walk alone with your hunny during the holidays madness. An experience,  like no other,  means you love them AND want to spend time with them.

There are lots of right gifts to buy for your special someone, but what about the wrong? This leaves the problem of finding what you want.

Stay away from boring basics.  Instead, put a gift card from her favorite store under the tree with card telling her you will take her shopping. Perfume and lingerie bought by you for her can be difficult to get right. Why not, make her own custom perfume at a perfumery. Ask the sales girl for help to get it just right. If you want to get lingerie, don’t go low end. Try La Perla or Cosabella for great lingerie that fits. It’s available online, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

For him, tie’s, socks and tools are a huge no-no. There are better ways to say, “I love you”. In today’s market, boys want toys.  If you are unsure what to buy him, try nice clothing. A custom tailoring appointment for your favorite business man, buying him custom jeans, even shoes.  Men in the U.S. spent $26.2 billion on footwear in 2016, an increase of $2.4 billion since 2014, the Boston Globe reported. There is a serious market for shoe’s and it’s the one thing you know he will he love. Often the best policy is to ask what they want. They may just answer you.

The best holiday gift you can give your significant other?  Listen to what they say, what makes them truly happy and seeing them smile.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Recipe for Men #GiveGoodFace #FathersDay #GiftGuide #TeamSweden

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If there is one lesson I have learned in Los Angeles, it is that men are just as worried about skin care as women. In fact, in Los Angeles they are often more high maintenance than the women.

Father’s Day, an evil spin-off holiday from Hallmark, is just around the corner. Dad’s everywhere will be suffering ‘man gifts’, like ties, Old Spice and socks.

Why make Dad suffer this holiday? Why not be original, health oriented and give your dad something that does not suck, is directly imported from the brilliant mastermind’s in Sweden and DOES NOT smell like or smell like Old Spice (like Old Spice).

Why go to Sephora and buy a an overly smarmy man product with 90 bi-products you can’t pronounce?

Instead, why not grab some Recipe for Men’s natural line?

Recipe for men, traditionally has had a huge amount of product for her.  I could by something from a high end beauty store in their collection for my Dad BUT, I don’t think my dad wants to smell like vanilla, lavender and tea tree oil.

The people at Recipe for Men are mind readers. They decided Father’s Day was the perfect time to introduce new, clean, and fresh smelling products.

Recipe for Men tackles the common misconception that men can’t take care of their skin by giving them a simple product without smelly fragrances and natural ingredients. Easy to use each bottle comes with directions, and effects on the face. This is a no-brainer.

Behold a Father’s Day savior!

Although I love a good man product, I wanted to make sure this is actually worth shelling out for. It is. They are.

The boxes offer you way more than average product.They are nicely packaged and look sleek. All the ingredients are high quality. this makes it worth the price.Ranging between $22-48 Recipe for Men is very affordable for such luxe item’s.

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Of course I needed to get up close and personal with this stuff to give you the skinny and deet’s on this new line.

The under eye gel is perfect, small and compact. Easy on, and yes, it works. I LOVE product that works. It has caffeine in it to minimize puffiness and black tea and zinc with a cache of other minerals to make the skin baby soft. In other words he’ll go from DAD to dude in no time flat.

The Anti-Shine Moisturizer is brilliant!! I do not want my dad walking into a board meeting looking shinier than Nicole Kidman’s forehead after Botox. It’s made for oily to combination skin so it’s got a thumb’s up and OK for every Dad out there.

Lastly the shave gel. I know that most guys worry that a shave gel will be slimy and unmanageable.

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No problem there. It is easy to use and nice for a clean shave. You may even want to get yourself and extra tube. It has an easy to use pump top, comes out light blue to clear and smells really nice. There is a touch of lemon extract and menthol in it AND comes with anti-irritating allantonin and aloe. No razor burn and no MAN SMELL. And it’s not a tie or socks!

Even better it as just released  across the country making it readily available online or in store.

Skip the Old Spice centaur, bypass black socks. If you thought Father’s Day was going to give you an aneurysm or drain your wallet, you are in the clear.

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