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Most people enjoy receiving presents, especially when the gifts are unique, instead of cliché. You can always go for the relatively easier choices, but why not make it more special for your beloved?

In addition to your budget and her preference, you also should consider the occasion when selecting a gift. For some men, answers to questions like the period of time that they have known their partner can matter. The ground rule for selecting the right gift, however, is simple: While a birthday gift should be personal, an anniversary gift can be picked from the expensive label stores.

When it comes to preferences, by now you should be well aware of what your special lady likes. Some women love jewelry, while others are passionate about new cuisines. A lot of women enjoy owning the latest gadgets in town, while some cannot get enough of knitting or handicrafts. With a multitude of preferences to factor in, finding that perfect gift for your wife/girlfriend can take a lot of time. You’ll have to analyze what your partner is inclined towards: a perfectly cooked, romantic meal, a movie-marathon, or a beautiful gold necklace?

Here’s a list of items that can make for useful gifts for your romantic partner:

Pop-Up Photo Strip Box

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Whether it is a Polaroid camera, a camera reel, or digitized snapshots, photography has come a long way since the past century. We have reached a point where we can now capture and print photos instantaneously.

Search old photo albums to pick out some of the best photographs of the two of you. They deserve to be displayed in a special manner. Get creative and arrange for a pop-up photo strip box. This gifting option will work for all occasions.

So, buy or make a special photo strip box for your loved one. The photo box is certainly something that attracts attention to the special moments in your life together. If you’re short of time, you can always buy a ready-made photo strip box and paste the photos in the space provided.

 

Fish Hotel Aquarium

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Numerous people are fond of pets, but are unable to bring them home due to certain reasons. Pet fish can make for a wonderful gift for your pet-loving partner. You can purchase a fish hotel aquarium that can double up as a home décor piece. These ‘fish condos’ are based on modernist concepts of designing, and can be used as standalone pieces, or stacked into towers to house multiple fish.

The fish hotel aquarium is easy to manage structurally and it comes with a detachable outer cover that can also be painted. You can work with your partner to decorate the aquarium for a quirky look. You can even use one to house Siamese fighting fish (betta fish), so that they are unable to see other fish and get agitated.

Huggable Body Pillow

 

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Most of us live stressful lifestyles and have extremely strenuous days, which lead to tired nights. If your special lady is looking for some relaxation and peaceful sleep, a soft, soothing body pillow is the perfect pampering present you can give her. At the end of a long day, she can hold on to it for comfort and rest.

Buy one that is made of plush fleece with an organic wheat insert and an anti-hypoallergenic cover. This material keeps the pillow in shape even when a person twists and turns it when sleeping.

 

Infuser Water Bottle

 

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Wishing for your partner’s good health is certainly among the top gifting themes. Bearing this in mind, you can buy her an infuser water bottle that helps her stay hydrated throughout the day. Studies have shown that drinking infused water encourages people to stay hydrated. One can include fresh produce like cucumbers that are full of antioxidants, vitamin K and electrolytes to make water healthier.

With a fruit infuser bottle, your partner can refill the water multiple times and the flavor of the fruits and herbs will be intact. This gift is undeniably worth the investment towards her health!

 

 

A Pair of Alpaca Wool

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Planning to go all out on her gift this year? Consider getting her a pair of Alpaca mittens. They are great for women who live in cold climates and like to keep their fingers warm in mittens when indulging in daily activities like reading a book, using her phone, and the like.

Gloves made from Alpaca and sheep’s wool are extremely soft on the skin and light on the hands. Invest in a pair which is handmade and feature a mitten flap that can be opened or closed. Take things a notch higher and buy her a matching hat and scarf to add to her kitty. She’ll definitely be showing off the whole ensemble and thanking you in no time.

To Summarize

Pampering your special woman with outstanding gifts on a special occasion is always a great idea. The challenge lies in selecting the best from a long list of options. Going with your instinct may not work in your favor all the time. That’s why spend some time and think through your choices before investing in any of them.

Kobe Bryant Healthy

Your body and your health are the most important things in your life. Or at least they should be. Some of you might not agree; and say that the most important thing in your life is your partner, your job or kids, but it’s actually your body. Because without your health everything else is at risk as well. So, if they’re not already in your daily routine, here are 9 healthier habits that you should pick up as soon as possible.

#1. Stop eating junk food

It might be difficult at first, but once you realize this is actually the worst type of food you could feed your body with, you’ll get on board. They are basically salt, grease and preservatives, which all ruin your stomach, your liver and your skin. The way to pick up this habit is by simply staying clear of these types of foods.

#2.  Drink more water

When it comes to water, you should drink a minimum of 2 liters per day, as many doctors recommend. Given the fact that our bodies are made primarily of water, depriving your organism of it is not a good idea. It maintains our muscles and lubricates our joints. The key to picking up this healthy habit, is to always carry a bottle with you.

#3. Get as much sleep as you can

There is a saying that the more you sleep, the more productive you will be and that saying is true. When you rest your body and your mind well-enough, you will function a lot better than when you are tired. Quality is as important as quantity when it comes to sleep, so make sure you turn off all the lights and keep your bedroom quiet during the night.

#4. Plan your day

Many people don’t necessarily associate the idea of healthier habits with a planned-out day, but it’s actually very important. Switch to a schedule where you plan your day the night before. Think about the exact time you want to have your meals during the day and keep to it, also plan, when you need to wake-up and go to sleep.

#5. Exercise more

This means exercising at least 3 or 4 times a week. Depending on your body type and needs, exercise can mean anything, from taking long walks to playing basketball for two hours. If you cannot decide which type of exercise you need, you can always consult a trainer at your local gym.

#6. Walk to work

This is a great way of staying in shape and keeping mobile. Actually, you can start walking or even biking, not just to work, but everywhere else as well. Try walking to the grocery store, to your favorite pub or cinema and to your best friend’s house. In almost no time, you will see and be amazed by the results.

#7. Consume less sugar

Maybe, when you read this piece of advice on healthier habits you will immediately think that you don’t eat cake or doughnuts. But, even if you don’t, your sugar intake is still high, because sugar is found in almost everything. This is why it’s better to avoid adding dressings to your salads, eating ketchup, drinking sodas or eating large quantity of fruit.

#8. Focus on what you are doing at the moment

This is one piece of advice meant for your psychological health. One way of avoiding stress and excessive worrying is by always staying in the present and eliminating distractions. In order to do this, you should stop listening to music or watching TV when you eat, don’t use your phone or tablet before you go to sleep and generally think about the activity you’re doing ‘now’ rather than the ones you need to do later.

#9. Reduce your alcohol intake

This might not sound like such a fun piece of advice, but once you see how beneficial it is regarding your health, you will be thankful you picked it up. Alcohol is actually healthy, as many studies show, but when consumed moderately. Reduce your normal intake to one or two glasses of wine, a few beers and only drink spirits seldom.

Here is the Dude’s short guide to picking up healthier habits. From drinking more water to eating less cheeseburgers, these tricks will keep you in perfect shape and make sure you are not only fit, but healthy as well.