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As much as we’re fascinated by smartwatches and their ever-increasing influence on technology and fashion, we still believe in the traditional wristwatch as a punctuation mark of men’s style. In fact, watches are less and less about being simple instruments of timekeeping and have increasingly become a statement of quality and individualism.
Here are just a few we thought you might like :
1.Bulova Precisionist 96B158
If you’re man who desires utter precision and accuracy on time, then Bulova Men’s 96B158 Precisionist Leather Strap Watch is the watch for you. It has smooth Japanese quartz, with perpetually running second hand. It has a classically beautiful appearancel; grey dial with white markers and hands, a date window at the 3 o’clock location, flat mineral crystal protected window, and a stainless steel case. It also has an attached durable buckle clasped, black leather. This timepiece is said to be water resistant down to 99 feet, enduring small splashes but not submersion. Costs around $300.00.
A great looking watch that looks expensive but supplied at a great price.The SSC013 is a real eye-catcher. The white face provides a striking contrast to the dark slide-rule bezel and the fine brown leather band, which fits very comfortably on your wrist. It also includes an alarm chronograph and date window, stainless steel case which is water-resistant up to 100m/330ft/10ATM, fold-over claps with push button release, luminescent dials. Costs around $250.00
3.Citizen Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar
Equal parts classic and technologically advanced, this Japanese chronograph has both daring rose gold style and movement that’s powered by the sun with no battery required. It has a 1/20 second chronometer function, dual time zones, and a perpetual calendar which means you’ll never have to manually set it. The fact that it makes you look like a wealthy pilot is just icing on the cake. Costs About $283.00.
4. Swiss Army 241519 Men’s Infantry Brown Dial Brown Leather Strap Swiss Automatic Watch
Swiss Army 241519 men’s Infantry brown dial brown leather strap Swiss automatic watch is offered, in a gunmetal ion plated solid stainless steel case. This model is made in dimensions of 38mm across and 11mm high. This watch has a fixed bezel and a textured push/pull main crown. Swiss Army 241519 is equipped with a brown genuine leather strap. Securing the strap is a pin buckle clasp made in stainless steel. Costs around $300.00
5. Accurist Men’s Chronograph Brown Leather Watch
Accurist is another brand that should be familiar to those “in-the-know” about watches. Headquartered in West Hamstead, London a British brand with watches now produced in the classic tradition, Oozing with manly appeal and equipped with a choreographers precision dial with GMT window, the Sub Quartz is every bit a man’s watch. The $499 price tag gets you a sunburst dial and a classic brown leather strap as well.
When men say they need space, some mean it quite literally so and this is where the concept of “man cave” comes in. Men need their own safe space in order for them to have some quality time alone or with their friends. It’s both for personal and entertainment purposes—a place where they could unwind, be themselves, regulate their emotions and thoughts, as well as focus on their interests such as hobbies, games, drinks, movies, and so on.
We have the top 6 most common types of man cave there are: bar, game room, entertainment room, workout room, work room, and the lounge and library. The thing about these is that man cave décor need not be expensive at all. So long as you have the allotted space for it, you can come up with different creative ideas on how you can personalize that area to make it your own space—starting with our top suggestions for affordable décor and items that you can buy to make it more legit.
Having a bar room is one of the most common types of man cave there is. For the most part, bars are where men usually hang out and let loose after a long day’s work or simply just to chill and relax. Having a bar room for a man cave or a bar inside a man cave could be a great way for men to relax and unwind while having a sip of their favorite drinks. Click here to check out man cave lighting to add to your bar.
Spirited Wisdom Rocks Glasses
Add some scholarly character to your bar using this 4-piece set of 13.5 oz glasses. Each glass features one famous quotes from prominent personalities including Benjamin Franklin, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Eames, and Picasso.
Copper Bar Set
This sleek and dapper-looking bar set is all you need to mix your favorite concoctions. It features a cocktail shaker, double jigger, strainer, and ice tongs. Its copper-plated make could instantly transform your casual bar into a gentleman’s lounge.
Ultimate Cocktail Mixing Kit
There’s nothing more ultimate than this ultimate cocktail mixing kit. From mojito to long island, you can easily mix and drink the night away with cocktail instructional manuals, as well as several necessities in creating and serving different kinds of cocktails.
UKEG 64 Oz
This mini keg, which comes in the size of a half-gallon growler, is a great item to have in your bar for those casual nights with beer and lots of fun with your friends. It’s made of stainless steel, has a brass handle, and also has a CO2 regulator cap with a customizable tap handle and gauge.
Homemade Gin Kit
Want to make your own gin concoction? This homemade gin kit is just what you need for nights that you want to experiment. It comes with two 375ml glass bottles, stainless steel strainer, funnel, as well as 1 tin of juniper berries, and 1 tin of a “secret” botanical blend.
The Game Room
Even when boys grow up to be men, they still want to play around with their kind of grown-up toys from time to time—hence the need for a game room. Game nights perfect during weekends and days off where you can just gather up your friends for a night of fun, games, and laughter.
PPK Rubber Band Gun
Shooting elastic rubber bands never looked this good. You can use this wooden gun to fire up 5 rubber bands and can shoot it up to 20 feet. It’s very easy to use and load, and you also get to have 50 bands included.
Hathaway Maverick Table Tennis & Pool Table
Who could say no to a convertible table tennis and pool table in one? This table has a 7 ft. playing surface and if you’re feeling a game of pool or something more physical like table tennis, you can easily do so with this versatile piece. It also comes with all the accessories you’ll need to properly play billiards and table tennis.
Cards Against Humanity
If you just want to play a game that’s nonsensical and non-strategic but ultimately fun and interesting, then Cards Against Humanity is your game. It comes with 550 cards (460 white cards & 90 black cards) and all there is to it is when a player asks using a black card, everyone else will answer with their funniest white card.
Sega Genesis Classic Game Console 2016
Looking for some throwback games that remind you of your childhood? The Sega Genesis Classic Game Console is perfect for grown-up men missing their favorite video games such as Mortal Kombat and 79 other classic games.
TG Dart Game Set With 6 Darts & Board
A game of darts is always a perfect way to relax and have fun while having good conversation with your friends. This dart set includes an 18”x1” Paper Wound Dart Boards and 6 17g brass darts. You can play two games in one: classic 20-point darts and target bulls-eye game.
The Entertainment Room
Music, movies, TV series, and whatnot—the entertainment room is another great idea for a man cave where they could just sit back and relax listening to their favorite artists or watching their favorite movies and most anticipated shows.
Instead of buying a wide screen television, having a projector gives more of a cinematic feel and it costs way cheaper as well. It’s like a diy movie house inside your house and with this Crenova LED projector, it’ll surely feel like one. You can connect to a laptop, iPad, or even mobile phone in order to watch movies and shows. It can also support up to 1080P HD so you have nothing to worry about the quality of what you’re watching.
Home Theater System
Having an entertainment room would not be complete without a high quality theater system. This Sony home theater system includes two 50-watt front speakers, two 50-watt surround sound speakers, 50-watt center speaker, and 50-watt subwoofer. You’ll surely have the best time listening to your favorite tunes and watching your favorite shows and movies
The Bow Tie Print
Including little décor pieces such as this bow tie print to your man cave can add more charm to the overall vibe of the place. You can hang this on the wall and have a more vintage appeal to your beloved space.
Roxant Pulse Strobe Light
Want a little crazy fun within the confines of your own space? Feel like you’re in a rave with this pulse strobe light that has 108 bright LED lights, which are also sound activated. You can use this for some wild fun and it can also double as deterrent for pests in your house.
Elvis Presley Elvis’ Gold Records
Your music collection would not be complete without the presence of the king himself. Featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest hits between 1956-57, this Gold Records album is suitable for a chill night with some whiskey on your hand.
New Black Keyboard Area Rug
Complete your entertainment/music room with this cool and cheap Keyboard rug that you can place at the entrance. This affordable rug would surely add more character and it’s a great way to make your space look more personalized as well. It’s machine woven and makes use of olefin yarn with a durable jute backing.
The Workout Room
Not a big fan of gyms? Having your own gym at home can already be classified as a man cave. You can have a gym for a man cave or you can also have a diy gym within your man cave as well.
Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym
When it comes to home gyms, you have to look for versatile equipment that you can use. Perfect example is this Marcy home gym, which you can use for different types of body workout such as chest press arms, vertical butterflies, leg curls, as well as lower body, abs, and tricep exercises.
Gym Equipment and Cushion for Workouts
Safety first! Make sure that your gym area is covered with these black puzzle exercise mats by ProSource. Not only does this protect your flooring if you have gym equipment, but you can also use this when you do conditioning exercises as well.
Heavy Duty Gym Quality Resistance Bands & Pump - Improves Balance
If you’re looking to strengthen your core and improve your balance and posture, then you better get this exercise ball from an online store. The great thing about this is that it also comes with high quality resistance bands and a pump. Use it for various core and back exercises and even for yoga, if that’s your thing.
INSANITY Base Kit - DVD Workout
If you’re all about high intensity workouts that will push you to your very limits, then you could take on the Insanity workout with this complete kit. It includes 10 workout DVDs, as well as free gifts such as the Elite Nutrition Plan, Fitness Guide, Insanity Calendar, and Free Online Support Tools.
NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill
If you’re really focused on completing your gym, then better get a treadmill as high quality as this NordicTrack treadmill. You can digitally adjust the intensity of your workout even up to the point that you can run a marathon, and you can do it right in the comfort of your man cave.
The Work Room
One of men’s favorite hobbies is woodworking. There’s just something so undeniably therapeutic in hard manual labor and actually building pieces of furniture or what have you using their hands—and some machinery and equipment, of course. If you have your man cave located at your garage, then you might as well include a spot for your woodworking there as well. interested in keeping your work room warm. Click here to read about an amazing heating unit that will change the way you work.
Organize all your tools and make sure that your workspace is clutter-free and functioning smoothly with this garage workbench. This heavy duty workbench is made of steel and it’s so durable that you can put it through even for the heaviest jobs you can come up with. And with its drawers and bottom shelf, you’ll have everything you need well within your reach.
Every man needs a reliable and complete tool box and this 65-piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit from Stanley is a great (and very cheap) choice. It contains all the tools you need to complete and finish basic diy projects at home. Such tools include a tape rule, hammer, pliers, screwdriver set, among many other essentials.
Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
If you’re really serious about your woodworking project, then you’ll need a reliable saw such as this Hitachi Miter Saw. It has a 15-amp motor that can surely accommodate even the toughest cutting jobs. It also comes with miter angle and bevel range for more versatility and efficiency for your cutting jobs.
Toolbox Socket Organizer
Organize your socket tools with this ultimate socket organizer. You can easily arrange and organize up to 171 popular socket tools with this board and place it on your tool drawers.
Craftsman 9-33300 Professional Tool Set
This 300-piece professional tool set by Craftsman may as well be considered as the holy grail of tools. It has 168 stamped sockets, 19 drive tools, 53 wrenches, 6 screwdrivers, and 54 specialty tools. What more could you ask for in completing your diy work room right?
The Lounge and Library
If you’re more of the dapper, scholarly, and educated kind of gentleman, then you might prefer transforming your man cave into a sleek lounge and library area with that unmistakable vintage vibe. You can relax and unwind in piece, while reading your favorite book or listening to some classic songs, all while sipping on scotch on the rocks. Not only that, but you can also use this room as your home office space when you just need some peace and quiet to do all your work right in the comfort of your home.
Multimedia Storage Tower
A library area would not be complete without a bookshelf. Not only can you use this as a bookshelf, but you can also place picture frames, DVDs, games, and what have you. It can hold up to 280 DVDs and 426 CDs and all for a very reasonable and cheap price tag. Its dimensions are: 32.4” width x 9.4” depth x 45.4” height. LeisureMod Modern
Lounge Chair & Ottoman
If you’re looking to invest in a piece of furniture that can last you for many years to come then this lounge chair and ottoman would be a great candidate. It features high quality wool fabric upholstery covering 6-inch urethane foam cushions, which are set on molded plywood and balanced on a five-star, die-cast steel base. A classic choice befitting your classic and timeless style.
Bearskin Brown Grizzly Accent Area
Take your lounge room to the next level by adding bold accents such as this faux fur bearskin shaggy rug. It’s realistic-looking and it’s completely animal friendly as well. You can place it as a focal accent of the room for a more gentleman’s club feel.
If you have a more modern and minimalistic take on decorating your lounge room, then an L-shaped desk made of wood and glass may be just what you need to complete and personalize it. This table by Whalen is a perfect work table for when you need to really get things done.
Serta Executive Office Chair
Of course, what’s a work table without a professional-looking yet comfortable chair, right? This office chair by Serta is fully cushioned and even has a pillow headrest for added support for when you get too tired and stressed out. It’s also adjustable and provides proper support for your back and lower extremities.
To sum it up, men do need their own safe space just as women need their own spot for themselves. These man cave ideas are very easy to DIY and it doesn’t have to cost much because it’s all a matter of knowing how to find and where to get cheap man cave decoration. And if space is a problem, just do it as other have done so—when in doubt, just transform the garage. Check out more man cave ideas!
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With the holidays around the corner, it’s that time of year where you start searching for that special gift your girlfriend will remember forever. Check out the list below for some cute gift ideas your girlfriend will love.
Jewelry is a good way to make this Christmas one to remember. If your girlfriend is anything like mine, love all things sparkly that she can show off to her friends! Check out the list below for some great gift ideas for your girlfriend.
Alex and Ani Bracelet
The Birthstone Alex and Ani Bracelet is a great gift for your girlfriend. This bracelet is a beautiful handcrafted brass bangle bracelet with Alex and Ani’s patented expandable wire which promises a perfect fit every time. You have the choice of any month’s birthstone in this amazing custom made bracelet so it’s the perfect gift for any gal.
A 10k Gold Solitaire Swarovski Zirconia Pendant Necklace is a good choice if your girlfriend loves big sparkly stones! The Swarovski Zirconia pendant is a great diamond substitute. With a 2 carat stone complimented by white gold prongs and chain makes for a perfect gift for your girlfriend this Christmas!
The Personalized Name Plate Necklace is a fantastic choice if you are after a cute, DIY type gift with a personal touch. This necklace is available in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver and you can select chain sizes in 16”, 17.5” and 19” lengths. You can add up to 15 letters so you have plenty of options to tailor your needs.
Mother and Child Initial Necklace
Mother and Child Initial Necklace with Swarovski Birthstone Crystals is a great gift if your girlfriend is a mother! This necklace gives you the option to have your girlfriend’s initials along with her birthstone put on a pendant, along with their child’s initials and birthstone, all in one package. This is a great gift idea for your girlfriend with an added personal touch!
Before you panic at the thought of shopping for clothes for your girlfriend, hear me out! This holiday season grants you many cute modern fashion items so fret not, we will cover the newest, latest and greatest trends in fashion now.
Calvin Klein’s Wool Coat
Calvin Klein’s Women’s Single-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat is a big, warm, comfy coat that will keep your girlfriend warm in the winter weather this year. This single-breasted coat is belted at the waist so she can bundle up, hand pockets at the hips and button tabs. Calvin Klein ensures this jacket is top quality so it will look great and last for years to come.
Michael Kors Wallet
If your girlfriend is into designer fashion items, check out Michael Kors Jet Set Around Continental Wallet. This great wallet by Michael Kors features 8 card slots, a coin purse and 2 bill compartments, accented with gold tone. Michael Kors is one of the most popular fashion designers right now so it’s almost an absolute certainty this wallet is the perfect gift for your girlfriend.
Kate Spade Bag
Kate Spade is another huge name in great designer fashion items, the Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Mini Harmony Shoulder Bag is another great gift idea! This cute leather purse comes in 6 different color schemes and features a zip closure to keep her belongings safe and secure. She will love the fact you knew Kate Spade is one of the biggest names in fashion right now.
UGG Women’s Bailey Bow Tall Boots
Did your girlfriend tell you she needs a new pair of boots for Christmas? If so, check out the UGG Women’s Bailey Bow Tall Boots. Constructed with the best quality sheepskin, the Bailey Bow Tall boots are about twice as tall as the conventional Bailey Bow boots so they’re perfect for keeping the elements out.
Scents and candles can be the way to a girl’s heart or it can get a “eh, it smells okay” so being tactful will spare you an upset girlfriend, trust me, I know. Let’s check out some popular scents to avoid a potential disaster and a return trip to the store.
Bath and Body Works 3-wick Candle
Bath and Body Works is legendary in the way of candles. A 3-wick candle really gets a room smelling nice (I have one going beside me) so with that in mind, let’s check out the Bath and Body Works 3-wick 2016 winter edition candle. Loaded with fragrance oils and an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and wicks that won’t burn out. Bath and Body Works designs their candles so they melt evenly across so they last for days on burning time.
Marc Jacobs Daisy
Picking a perfume that smells good to your girlfriend can be a daunting task but with a blend of grapefruit, vanilla, jasmine and strawberry, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume is a very popular perfume. I’ve smelled this exact perfume when I went to see my girlfriend at the salon she works at and I should tell you, it smells amazing.
Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana
Another great perfume to check out is Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana. D&G is one of the most raved over fashion companies in history, their perfumes hold true to the standard they set with their products. With its feminine, clean scent, your girlfriend will absolutely love this upscale perfume. You can’t go wrong when buying designer.
Pop Quiz, do you know which flower is your girlfriend’s favorite? If Lilies just so happen to be the one, then check out ProFlower’s 25 Count Multi-Colored 100 Blooms of Peruvian Lilies with chocolates. This floral arrangement also includes a great, modern square vase. The flowers are delivered while they’re in bud form and blossom in a few days, allowing them to stay fresh as long as possible.
Fitness products are starting to become some of the most popular buys nowadays with emerging fitness trends, If your girlfriend hits the gym or the pavement, check out the list below for some great fitness gift ideas.
Under Armour Women's HeatGear Armour Crop
If you’re familiar with Under Armour’s HeatGear, you know it’s no joke. Check out Under Armour’s Women’s HeatGear Armour Crops. These leggings are great because they’re super light and keep your girlfriend warm when she’s outside. The moisture wicking technology in these pants keeps you warm and dry.
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband
With wearable technology taking the world by storm, Fitbit Charge 2 is a great gift idea for your girlfriend. With the ability to link your smartphone to your Fitbit, you can receive texts, notifications, monitor your heartrate and even your sleeping patterns. I love Fitbit’s because they give you such an insightful look at your health and you can better understand your body, Talk about the perfect gift for body in motion.
Nike Women's Roshe
Does your girlfriend love to run? If she goes through running shoes like they’re going out of style, check out Nike’s Women’s Roshe One Running Shoes. Nike is always a great gift because of the quality of their product, made of lightweight and breathable mesh and rubber, your feet feel weightless but offer protection to your feet, ankles and knees.
Adidas Defender II Duffel Bag
If you’re going to the gym, save yourself the hassle of carrying all your gear in and losing half of it and get a gym bag. If your girlfriend only want’s cute workout gear, pick her up an adidas Defender II Duffel bag. The Defender II comes in about 22 different patterns so you have some choices. It’s a simple and sturdy duffel bag with one huge interior zip up pouch and 2 outer zip up pouches. Your girlfriend will appreciate you for getting her this for a place to stow all her gear.
With the constant development of new technologies, they make a great gift for your girlfriend because they make performing tasks more fun and enjoyable plus it’s really cool! Check the list out below for some creative entertainment ideas for your girlfriend.
Though this next idea seems like something straight out of a science fiction movie, the All New Echo Dot is a voice controlled device that can play music, interact with other smart devices in your home, reads you the news, provides information and plays music. The Echo Dot uses far field micro phones to listen to every command, even from across the room. With the right set up, you can even control fans, lights, thermostats and so much more. This is a unique and thoughtful gift idea, look it up and prepare to be wowed.
Me Before You
If your girlfriend is a movie buff, get her a copy of “Me Before You” on DVD and snuggle up on the couch with her. I know it’s a chick flick but I promise it’s worth the watch. My girlfriend made me watch it and it was actually a great movie!
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphone
Is your girlfriend a music fan? Has she had her earbuds yanked out? Get her a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in gold. Beats are awesome because they’re wireless, battery life is 40 hours so they last for days before requiring a charge and you can take calls, talk to Siri and control your music with the on-ear control’s.
Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display
Another great gift idea for your girlfriend is the brand-new Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display. This iPad features the new Retina display which shows 3.1 million pixels at a time. This iPad is much smaller and packs more of a punch with 16 GB of memory.
Food and Appliances
One things for certain, everyone loves food. You can’t go wrong getting your girlfriend a delicious gift for Christmas. If she loves to cook and bake, getting an appliance or two is another great gift idea. Let’s look at some amazing food and appliance ideas.
Shari’s Berries has a delicious gift box of a dozen Gourmet Dipped Swizzled Strawberries available to share with your girlfriend on Christmas day. This is a great gift because Shari’s Berries individually dips each strawberry in either dark or white chocolate, then they swizzle each berry with even more chocolate. If your girlfriend loves chocolate covered strawberries, look no further
Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
If your girlfriend loves to cook, get her a copy of Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. Authored by professional super model Chrissy Teigen, who is a passionate home cook, gives the reader a fresh outlook on some new recipe’s. Chrissy makes this book a great read with her humor, charm and talents in the kitchen.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer is yet another appliance I can personally vouch for, I got my girlfriend one for Christmas last year and she loves it! KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer comes in an astounding 42 colors, 15 optional attachments and a head tilt design allows you to stay messy free. This is a great gift idea for your girlfriend.
Magic Bullet NutriBullet
The next gift idea for your girlfriend is another I own personally, The Magic Bullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System is perfect for making smoothies on the go. With a high torque power base and a 600 watt-motor, protein, veggies and fruits are easily blended. This set comes with the power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade, 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, a manual and recipes. This is an amazing product your girlfriend will get use out of every day.
All men know how important make up is to their girlfriend’s, figuring out what kind she uses most and getting her some new palettes and beauty products is a fantastic gift idea, check out the list below for some popular beauty items.
Le Beaute 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set
Does your girlfriend spend hours in front of the mirror, making sure her hair is perfect? If so why don’t you make it a little easier on here and pick her up the Le Beaute 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand Set with 5 Interchangeable Tourmaline Ceramic Barrels. The Le Beaute 5-in-1 Curling Iron and Wand set offers her countless new methods for styling her hair and showing off her beauty. With 3 clipped and 2 clipless barrels and rapid heating technology, this is one of the most innovate curling irons on the market today.
Dead Sea Mud Mask
If your girlfriend loves to treat herself, Aria Starr’s Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask for Face, Acne, Oily Skin & Blackheads is one of the top spa formulas used by professionals but now you can get her that same spa treatment right at home. Aria Starr’s Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask exfoliates, cleanses and detoxifies deep beneath the skin and helps keep acne and blackheads away.
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits
The Koko K Lip Kit by Kylie Cosmetics is a brand new liquid lipstick guarantees her lips will look full and make them pop. The Koko K Lip Kit comes in a .11 fl oz. in a matte finish. Kylie Cosmetics always delivers high quality cosmetics so this is a great gift for your girlfriend.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow
The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette is a great gift idea because it offers 18 shades of eyeshadow, has an amazing peach scent and an authentication code on the tin to prove its quality. Some of the featured shades include pinks, corals, bronzes and purples.
If your girlfriend is a bit of a tomboy then you know not just any regular gift will do, check out the list below for a great guide on how to shop for your tomboy.
Mini Stun Gun
Self-defense is a very important skill to have, sometimes you need something to help protect yourself. The VIPERTEK VTS-880 35,000,000 V Mini Stun Gun with a Rechargeable with LED Flashlight is the perfect gift idea for your girlfriend’s self-defense needs. The VIPERTEK VTS-880 is a very formidable weapon to carry with a 35,000,000-volt discharge in a tiny package. Another great perk is the LED flashlight, making this a very versatile, multipurpose weapon.
Xbox One 500GB Console
If your girlfriend is a tomboy, the odds are she loves video games. If you don’t have one already, the 500GB Xbox one is one of the most popular video game consoles on the market right now. The 500GB hard drive allows you to store about 15 games on its internal hard drive at a time. You can also stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and thousands of other apps.
Compact Portable Pop-Up Tent
Does your girlfriend love to be outdoors? If you answered yes, then a great gift for her is the Outsunny Compact Portable Pop-Up Tent/Camping Cot with an Air Mattress and cot. Talk about an awesome package all in one. This portable pop up tent and cot is super easy to set up and break down and can even separate into its own tent. This is the perfect gift for a girlfriend who loves the outdoors.
If your girlfriend is a bit of a daredevil, consider the SWAGTRON T5 Certified Hoverboard. This electric, self-balancing scooter supports weights of up to 187 lbs, reaches speeds of up to 7 mph and has a range of up to 7 miles. This scooter also has rubber bumpers, a learning mode and 200-watt motor. This is a great gift for the adrenaline junky.
Home is where the heart is. Having all the amenities will make home much more cozy and relaxing. Check out some of these cool items for the home that make great gifts for your girlfriend.
Pop Plus Suitcase, 3 Piece Set
If you’re an adventurous couple, I bet you love to travel. The American Tourister 645901041 Pop Plus Suitcase, 3 Piece Set will give your girlfriend all the space she needs to pack up everything she’ll need to have a great vacation. Getting her this luggage set and a few plane tickets are the ultimate gift ideas!!
Fur Throw Blanket
If your girlfriend is anything like mine, she’s always bundled up with blankets. If you’re going all out and want to treat your girlfriend with a classy blanket, check out the Chanasya Super Soft Fuzzy Sherpa Dark Gray Fur Throw Blanket. This elegant Plush throw is super soft and fuzzy, keeping your girlfriend warm. A great perk is these blankets don’t shed fuzz all over the place so there is an ease of cleaning.
With the New Year approaching, an organizer will make a perfect gift for the busy woman in your life. A great little planner like the Orange Circle Studio 17-Month 2017 On-Time Weekly Planner. This beautifully artistic cover with “Be your own kind of beautiful” will keep your girlfriend confident and successful in during the new year.
Having a nice set of dinnerware on your dining table will make your house a home. A great gift idea for your girlfriend Teal Medallion 12-Piece Dinnerware Set to help tie your dining room together. Even if it’s just updating your set, the Teal Medallion 12-Piece Dinnerware set features 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates and 4 bowls. This set will make your dining room feel more like home.
In this article, we have covered so many great gift ideas in so many categories for your girlfriend this Christmas. I hope you find the perfect gift for your girlfriend this year and you make it her best Christmas ever!!!
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With the holidays right around the corner, you may be wondering what to get your favorite guy to put a smile on his face or even show him how much you pay attention to the things he likes. If he’s any man at all he does the same for you which is why your wanting to find something special for him in the first place. Well, we’re here to help and below are some helpful subscription boxes for men that may just take care of all gift-shopping your needs in one fail swoop.
Or if you’re a guy shopping for yourself or another guy friend, this guide is for you, too!
So, get ready and read on as we detail the best subscription boxes for men, the monthly cost, and what you get for each one whether it be food, his favorite spirits of choice, or a good book you’re sure to find something on the list to make him smile and to keep him smiling because it’s a monthly subscription that keeps on giving the whole year through.
The subscription boxes are easy to purchase monthly subscriptions that have a variety of selections that provide variations monthly and can be cancelled at any time should you need to do so.
Does he like Whiskey, Bourbon, or Scotch? Well then Taster’s Club offers a subscription box that’s perfect for him. It will keep the selections coming every month. They have four different monthly subscriptions to choose from and if you join now, new members receive a fine whiskey glass engraved with his initials from October 5th until Christmas Day December 25th, 2016.
Taster's Club is not the only alcohol subscriptions out there, but it is one of the best.
All members are automatically enrolled in Tasters Club’s Whiskey101 course. Though this complimentary course each month, members are provided with a variety of informative material such as whiskey profiles, tasting notes, how the bottle was produced, and plenty more.
Taster’s Club monthly subscriptions and what they entail are listed below:
Whiskey of the Month Club
Regularly $79/month (Holiday 2016 special: $69/month)
Every month he will get a carefully selected bottle to try with a good mixture of Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, and Japanese whiskey. He is sure to find tasting these exquisite selections an enjoyable a rewarding experience.
Bourbon of the Month Club
Regularly $79/month (Holiday 2016 special: $69/month)
Every month, your bourbon lover will receive a 750ml bottle of carefully selected Bourbon for his and your tasting pleasure. Taster’s Club Bourbons don’t just come from Kentucky folks they are also selected from the finest whiskey makers in California, Colorado, Texas, and New York.
Scotch of the Month Club
Regularly $89/month (Holiday 2016 special: $79/month)
So, Scotch is his spirit of choice? Then he won’t be able to wait to receive a 750ml bottle of Single Malt Scotch, specially selected from one of Scotland’s famous regions like Lowland, Speyside, Highland, Campbeltown, and Islay.
Regularly $200/month (Holiday 2016 special: $186/month)
Members of this exclusive and prestigious club will receive a truly unique and amazing Scotch Whiskey each month. If he is not familiar with Scotch, t hen this monthly subscription may not be for him though. Only the experienced and true Scotch fans will find this club a welcomed surprise.
Gift cards are also available if you’d like to let him choose what club he’d like to enroll in himself. Taster’s Club understands the art of surprise so they never announce ahead of time the next month’s offering and if this is a gift for him they won’t ruin the surprise and will provide you with a welcome certificate as part of the surprise to him.
Like your guy with a nice 5 o’clock shadow? Or has he let it go just a little bit and is taking after the dudes off Duck Dynasty? No worries either way, because we have one of the best monthly subscription boxes for men for you!
With the Dollar Shave Club, you start off the subscription paying only $1 for the first month then depending on what plan you select to go with you can pay anywhere from $1 to $9 a month after that.
While there are other really cool shaving-related subscription offers out there, such as 99 Cent Razor, Dollar Shave Club was one of the first and has definitely lead the industry so far.
The plans are flexible so if he doesn’t like his first selection then he can switch it for the next month and the new handle he needs will be shipped free. What a Deal! No commitments either, so you can cancel anytime with no hidden fees, and everything is up front and easy to understand. Also, you can change the frequency of the shipments to every other month if he’s just not shaving as often. Add shaving creams and other additions to his box to make a complete shaving experience he will enjoy. Check out the packages below:
The Humble Twin
- $1 the first month and $1 every month thereafter
- Two stainless steel blades
- 5 cartridges per month
- The cartridge has a lubricating strip for his face to stay smooth and comfortable… no razor burn please
- High quality, reliable blades.
- $1 the first month and $6 a month after that.
- This bad boy has 4 stainless steel blades
- He gets 4 cartridges per month
- A 90-degree pivot head gives him full shaving range for those contours you know and love
- Hey you can use this one too for a shared experience to keep your nooks and crannies smooth as well
- $1 for the first month and $9 a month thereafter
- Ok this is the big daddy of them all with 6 stainless steel blades of shaving smoothness
- He gets 4 cartridges a month
- This one has a special trimmer edge to really get that closeness he sometimes needs.
- The Executive is a Member Favorite and keeps him close shaved as he and you like.
You can’t go wrong signing up for this subscription and he will thank you time and time again for getting him something that keeps him looking like a million bucks and lets you get a little bit closer every time you want a smooch.
Next on our list of best subscription boxes for men is an offering from the folks over at Birchbox called Birchbox Man. Each month they will delight your guy with a sampling of four different grooming items along with a lifestyle item that is sure to delight.
Pricing: $60 every 3 months or $110 every 6 months
No hassles and a monthly treat that he’s sure to remember and thank you for every chance he gets.
Is your guy always on the go and pressed for time but still wants to look good all the time? We think Sprezzabox just might be the right fit for your guy. For $28 a month or $300 for the year (that’s a savings of $3 a month paid out for the year), your guy will get the best 5-6 carefully selected items that will surely keep him looking and feeling good.
- $28 a month billed every month gets your started
- $25 a month paid in one installment of $300 keeps it painless and easy
Stylists select 5-6 pieces for his box everything from:
- Pocket squares
- Grooming products
- ...and more
These items are guaranteed to be valued at over $100 each month, and it's all his to keep!
In The Mailbox
- Mailbox delivery every month it’ll be like Christmas all year round
- Easy cancelation policy as well
Ok we know we already had a best subscription box for men that shave but this truly is a different experience for the guy that likes to do it like the barbers in the days of old. Each month the people over at the Wet Shave Club will deliver hand-picked selections of the best wet shave products on the market to dazzle the man who likes a close and perfect wet shave.
- Easy cancellation at any time.
Your First Box Includes
- Shaving Soap that will feel silky smooth going on with various scents available.
- 10 blades from their current selection of high quality blades
- Skin soothing and great smelling aftershave
- A couple other grooming extras just for good measure.
Every month Thereafter:
- Wet Shave Club will send you a different selection for you to try and enjoy.
- Each month has a different feel for you to get a taste of the Wet Shave world.
A truly unique experience with everything from cigars, candles, shaving, and clothing, you never know what great stuff you might find in the best subscription boxes for men selection. The folks at Bespoke Post promise to deliver a truly unique and varied experience for your monthly pleasure.
- Cancel at any time.
- Your guy will receive a monthly email with options for that month's box.
- He can select which box he wants, choose to skip a month, change his decision, or let Bespoke Post automatically select one for him.
The folks over at Loot Crate have a bunch of boxes for you the geeky side of your man. With a wide selection of Shirts, Compic books, figurines, and everything you can think of for the guy that loves Superheroes to Anime.
Pick a Crate
Plans starting at $13.95 a month up to $44.99 a month with 1 – 6 month plans as well:
- 4-6 items in every crate
- Carefully selected items your guy will love
- T-shirt size selections
The folks at Bestowed have a healthy offering of snacks for $20 a month that will surely sate that munch craving you have without all the unhealthy calories.
In the Box
- Each month they will send you an assortment of nutritionist approved snacks that will make your tummy full but not make it grow with unnecessary calories.
- New healthy foods and beverages each month
Does your guy love delicious sauces, chocolate, and gourmet BBQ and other food that he would not normally be able to get his hands on well the folks at Mantry got you covered! Every 2 months he can expect a delightful and carefully selected assortment of goodies that will keep him happy and cooking good stuff for you.
– Gets you 6 perfectly tasty food items to your door every 2 months.
– Gets you 3 boxes of 6 carefully selected food items for him and yourself to enjoy over a 6-month period
– Gets you 6 boxes of 6 tasty and perfect food items for you all to enjoy over a 12-month period.
Here's our full review of Mantry, or click the button below to start your subscription now.
If clothing is your guys games then Bombfell has what you need. Stylists will select an assortment of cloths based on the height, weight, and style preferences your guy has then every month their stylists will select and send a full outfit selection for him to keep or send back. You only pay for what you keep. Various pricing options are available.
- Average price of $89 per item
- High-end brands including Grayers, Descendant of Thieves, Maker & Company, and 7 Diamonds
Now were talking, something to make him smell good on date night or just around the house Scentbird has your selection of designer colognes that may just want to make you and he stay in the for night.
$14.95 a month gets you:
- Select your style and scent profile preferences and your designer fragrances will be on their way
- .27 oz/8ml spray bottle delivered to your door every month until you cancel
Ok so your guy is a coffee drinker and you want to get him something hip and cool for the holidays well MistoBox is your game. Select the strength he prefers, the type of coffee from single origins and expresso to blends, then how many cups you have, lastly your plan either Basic or Deluxe and away it goes from them to your door.
- 15.99 a month
- 24 cups a week of basic goodness
- 18.99 a month
- 24 cups a week of variety and coffee greatness
Subscription boxes for men is a unique and perfect way to treat your man with everything he needs for the holidays. It offers a surprise that keeps on giving and he will be thanking you for months and possibly even years to come. Check them all out and pick out the one you think he'll love.
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Everyone wants to be healthy, maintain their perfect weight, and feel good about themselves. For many it involves having to constantly watch their weight and remain vigilant at all times as far as food is concerned. Many super foods available allow you to enjoy eating great tasting food while maintaining your perfect weight and living a healthy lifestyle. If you feel as if you are doomed to be a forever dieter and never be able to eat the foods that you enjoy without feeling guilty, you are not alone. Dieters often feel they are being tortured just trying to keep calories in check. It is extremely difficult to stick to a diet if you feel hungry and this hunger leads to giving into to cravings. These cravings just add to more hunger and a feeling of failure. It is a vicious cycle, but it is one that can be broken by choosing the right foods that fill you up and keep you full for a longer period.
The Secret of High Fiber
High-fiber foods are touted for their ability to make you feel full while you consume fewer calories. Any foods high in fiber and water content allow you to eat as much of these super foods as you want and avoid that unpleasant feeling of being deprived. Feelings of deprivation lead to giving up on eating healthy foods and thus eating the wrong foods that make you want to eat more. You never feel full and continually reach for comfort foods to satisfy cravings. Eating more fiber-filled foods can help solve this problem.
The Power of Lean Protein
You can lose more weight and maintain that weight by balancing out your fiber intake by eating plenty of lean protein. Many lean protein foods such as eggs, fish, poultry, lean meats, and soybeans can help curb your hunger. These appetite-suppressing foods help you stay on a healthy diet by preventing that nagging hunger that causes you to fall back into that old overeating habit. Make a delicious dinner of grilled chicken and whole-wheat pasta for a satisfying meal. Combining lean meat and high-fiber foods help you shed pounds and feel satisfied at the same time.
Keep the Doctor Away and Feel Full with Apples
All fruits make great snacks, but some provide you with extra fiber that makes you feel full. Raspberries contain a high amount of fiber and are very low in calories. Eating raspberries, helps prevent hunger. Apples have a reputation for being one of the healthiest foods you can eat. When consumed before a meal, you will feel fuller and it will take fewer calories to fill you up. The fullness produced by an apple lasts longer than many other high-fiber fruits. Apples make a great snack that helps balance blood sugar as it suppresses your appetite for other snacks. If you prefer to pair your apple with another healthy food, try spreading it with a spoonful of almond butter or eat it will a piece of low fat cheese. These tasty additions enhance the appeal of foods that make you feel full.
Love Your Greens to Feel Full
One of the most popular salad greens today is kale. Not only is it extremely high in fiber, but it takes longer to chew which make you eat slower. This gives your body extra time to feel full. Kale also makes a salad more appealing by adding an extra crunch not found in most salad greens. Add some slices of lean meat to give your salad that extra punch of high protein that helps fill you up even faster and keeps you satisfied longer. Foods that make you feel full are a real plus for dieters.
Fill Up with Super Soups
You can combine plenty of different kinds of vegetables to make a very healthy and hearty meal of delicious soup. Make a vegetable-based broth, and then add white beans, chicken, quinoa, and many other kinds of veggies such as spinach, leeks, and onions. Because the soup is high in water and fibrous veggies, it helps curb your appetite and makes you feel the fullness effect longer.
Nuts about Nuts
Nuts represent one of the healthiest and purest foods available. Almonds contain monounsaturated fat and tons of fiber. It only takes eating a few to feel satisfied. These healthy nuts are not only delicious and convenient for munching, but they have been recognized for their ability to lower cholesterol and help maintain a healthy heart. They taste great in their natural state and do not require the addition of salt to enhance their flavor. Pistachios are heart-healthy nuts that contain polyunsaturated fats that also help reduce the risk of some diseases of the heart. They are one of the lowest-calorie nuts available. Eating a handful of pistachios can make you feel full and satisfied for a long time.
Unlike some other snacks such as pretzels or chips, popcorn is a very healthy food that is high in fiber. This delicious snack is great when you crave a filling snack. Just eliminate the salt and butter to enjoy a healthy snack that is low calorie that gives you a full feeling that lasts for a long time. This guilt-free, filling snack makes it easier to feel full and avoid giving in to fattening snacks.
Be a Kid Again – Eat Cereal
Cereal is not just for kids anymore. It can provide you with a healthy meal that is rich in fiber from whole grains. Most cereals are rich in magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. By adding skim milk and not adding sugar, a single one-cup serving of a fiber-enriched cereal fills you up and helps you stay full longer than many other breakfast foods such as yogurt. The addition of sliced almonds helps extend the appetite-suppression benefits of cereal without addition empty calories.
This blog will help to clarify your self-image. You’ll also see how self-esteem equips you to fulfill ambitions.
Self Respect Definition
First, let’s clearly define self respect. What are the indicators of this attribute?
- You appreciate your personality.
- You’re at peace with its character flaws.
- You trust your judgment.
- You know you’re worthy of being treated well.
- You don’t compromise your values and principles.
- You consider yourself capable of handling challenges.
Do you lack self-worth?
Now let’s examine the other end of the spectrum. When you’re short in self-assurance, here are the signs:
- You habitually criticize yourself.
- You may be driven by perfectionism.
- Chronic indecision is a constant companion since you fear making mistakes.
- You often feel guilty for your behavior.
- You’re hyper-sensitive to what people think of you.
- Your overall view of life is pessimistic.
How do you regard yourself?
One way to discern your self-image is observing your inner dialogue. If you have self-respect, your mental conversation contains affirmations:
“I’m skilled at handling problems.”
“I’m responsive to the needs of others.”
“I have sound judgment.”
“I’m fun to be around.”
Low self-esteem sounds like this:
“I make lousy decisions.”
“I’m always missing opportunities.”
“My life is a mess.”
What are the root causes of self-sabotage?
Before tracing the source of a poor self-image, let’s discuss why it’s important to do this. If you don’t know why a harmful record keeps playing in your head, you won’t be able to stop it. Your negative self-conceptions will magnetically attract unpleasant conditions. Renowned life coach John Kreiter suggests this exercise to determine why you may not like yourself:
1. Schedule a 15-minute block of quiet time. Close your eyes and think of an aspect of your life that’s causing unhappiness. Perhaps it’s a job situation or relationship.
2. Watch the thoughts that float across your mental screen.
3. Ask yourself why you think this way.
4. Determine whether your thought is true or a misconception.
5. If the belief is true, think about what you can do to change it. If it’s false, replace the myth with a constructive thought.
6. By substituting positive self-dialogue, your mind will open to new possibilities. Then you’ll be psyched to modify behavior.
7. When the lie resurfaces, swap it for your upbeat thought.
8. When you see good results from adopting new mental habits, it creates a positive feedback loop. Now you’ll be inspired to repeat those actions. In effect, you’re sowing the seeds of discipline.
How do you cultivate self-worth?
First, post this quote in a place where you’ll see it often:
Respect yourself enough to walk away from what’s unhealthy for you.
Then, follow the suggestions of Dani DiPirro, creator of PositivelyPresent.com.
1. Don’t compromise your aspirations.
Another way of saying this is, “Don’t settle for less than your best effort.”
2. Overlook your bloopers.
Remember, all men make mistakes. Try to view them as learning experiences rather than cause for regret. Self-reproach wastes the energy you need to move forward.
3. Forgive those who’ve hurt you.
Granted, it isn’t easy to release the pain of injustice. Remembering the benefits of amnesty helps:
- You hone the ability to manage unpleasant emotions.
- Troubled relationships become agreeable.
- Others’ actions are easier to understand.
- You forge tolerance.
- Shedding the weight of negativity is uplifting.
4. Keep the company of supportive people.
Spending time with those who value you reinforces a positive self-image. It underscores the fact that you’re worth knowing. When people compliment you, savor their praise. When you’re commended for doing something well, soak up the verbal sunshine. Periodically, take stock of your abilities. Confidence increases self-esteem.
5. Be kind to your body.
Let’s face it, guys. We tend to be either excessive or negligent when it comes to self-care. Try to aim for moderation with food, exercise, work, and recreation. Find healthy ways to release tension.
6. Don’t compare yourself to other men.
When you measure your lifestyle against that of other guys, you lose sight of what makes you great. Live by your own values. Then, celebrate your personal accomplishments!
How do you acquire discipline?
Now that we’ve defined self-respect, how does it relate to achieving goals? Self-worth fosters the self-control required for discipline. We can express this concept as an equation:
Self Respect Definition x Self Control = Discipline
Here’s a light bulb moment! By trading encouraging dialogue for self-degradation, you’re developing self-control. Do you see the link?
If the idea of discipline elicits dread, think of it this way instead. Combating resistance is in your best interest. Think of the prize at the end of your climb! When tempted to succumb to weakness, visualize the reward. You have the inborn willpower to overthrow all obstacles.
By now, you have a precise definition of self respect. Aware of your special abilities, you’ll naturally want to preserve them. Discipline is taking the steps that ensure success. Think well of yourself to realize your dreams!
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Forget newspapers and magazines, blogs are where we get our information from nowadays. We keep up to date with what’s hip and happening and unlike the days of old, like 2000BB (Before Blogging) where we’d wait for a seasonal list of ‘what’s hot and what’s not’ from our favorite glossies, we now have top fashion bloggers telling us what’s in and what’s out every other day.
The blogosphere has exploded and you can subscribe to or follow blogs on dogs, photography, hobbies and past times, sports and pop culture, but guess what the most followed blogs are? Yup, fashion blogs. And it seems we can’t get enough of them. Whether it’s famous fashion bloggers or just well-dressed peeps around town, being stylish and keeping up with the trends is no longer for gals and metrosexuals. After all, like ZZ Top said ‘every girl is crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man’!
That’s the good news. The bad news is that unless you’re living in a cave or under a rock, you no longer have any excuses for not being on fleek when it comes down to what you’re wearing. You have been warnedz! To bring you the most popular fashion blogs for men we narrowed our search down to about 300. That’s 300 blogs about men’s clothes, and that’s not even counting blogs from well-known designers or celebrities. And we haven’t even touched fashion vlogs or profiles of fashion focused accounts on Instagram, Pinterest or Tumblr.
Our global village has allowed us to change the way we shop and with online stores it doesn’t really matter if you’ve seen a pair of shoes in London that you really really want and you’re in the States; where there’s a web there’s a way.
To inspire you and get you looking sharp we’re sharing our top 5 popular fashion blogs that will change the way you see fashion and hopefully change the wear you wear it.
Top 5 List
Finding out about Fashion Beans could be the best thing you ever did. One of the popular fashion blogs with a focus on trends and lifestyle for men, the site offers everything from simple ‘how to’ and ‘101’ articles, as well as up to date look books, and fashion that’s doable for the everyday man. Fashion Beans is featured on many a top list and is fast becoming the one stop dot com shop for guys wanting to find out more about grooming and getting style tips. The stand-out page for us is ‘street style’ dedicated to really cool guys from all around the world; meant to inspire and have its readers aspire to be the very best fashionista they can be.
He Spoke Style
Certainly one of the most popular fashion blog, launched in 2013 He Spoke Style is considered to be the go-to site for original content for men and their interests, from careers and grooming products to fashion and lifestyle . The website has a team of contributors based in New York, Milan and Baltimore and the focus is real style advice, with relatable articles for guys, young and old, who are interested in up to date looks and great tips and advice. What appeals to us is that it’s got something for everyone and if you were to pop over there now you would be able to find out what to wear for your first job interview, get must-have closet checklists and even read an article on how to fold a pocket square. Who knew there was a way? The site also includes videos and podcasts as well as an advice section.
Now this is an interesting one and perhaps some of you might feel it shouldn’t be included here but we think it’s clever and definitely has a target audience. Style Girlfriend is a website for men but not by men. It’s a fresh take on men’s fashion blogs with a girl giving advice on what men could and should wear to impress the female species, if that’s what you’re into. Already a popular fashion blog with guys and gals popping over to find out what’s new and how to style it, Style Girlfriend has also set up an online store, where you can shop the looks as featured. As far as we’re concerned it’s like the eBible of fashion.
Another website that’s a little off the beaten track is The Sartorialist, one of the first men’s fashion blogs to be launched, the site is considered a pioneer. Representing street style at its best from around the world, the website’s main aim is to bridge the gap between haute couture or high fashion and street trends in real life situations. The content is fresh and updated enough for you to visit every day. It’s well put together and visually it’s a winner. It is suggested however that if you take yourself and fashion too seriously then rather give it a miss.
The Gentleman’s Standard
Launched in 2008 The Gentlemen’s Standard is a blog for men of color. Unhappy with the way they were represented in the media, and how some men of color represented themselves, founder Glen Antoine Palmer, decided to create a website and fashion blog that would offer a different perspective, a place where young men can learn what to wear for an interview, be influenced by positive role models and aspire to be more than what society expects them to be. The website celebrates what it is to be a modern gentleman. ‘Gent Hints’ offers readers real advice for specific situations and the blog includes product reviews and features especially for distinguished gents of color. The audience is engaged and scrolling down the pages the first thing you notice is the comments and feedback. Clearly The Gentleman’s Standard is doing something very right.
From the sheer volume of fashion blogs targeting men it’s clear there is a need for them. Whether you’re looking for relationship advice, wanting to see what new grooming products are available or checking out the styles and trends, blogs by men for men are here to stay
Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard to make! You can make yourself a delicious, filling breakfast with just a few ingredients and a few minutes. Check out the list below for some easy breakfast sandwich ideas you can make any day of the week.
1. Classic Breakfast Sandwich
Don’t spend time in line at the fast food restaurant when you can easily make one of these at home! First, invest in a breakfast sandwich maker. It cooks all parts of your sandwich at once and pops out a fully-assembled breakfast in no time. For a classic sandwich, use an English muffin, cheddar cheese, egg, and bacon.
2. Pancake Breakfast Sandwich
Another great way to use that breakfast sandwich maker is a pancake breakfast sandwich. Pop some leftover pancakes into the bread spots, then use scrambled eggs and a pre-cooked sausage patty for a sweet and savory take on breakfast on the go.
3. Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
If you have time to make a more involved breakfast sandwich, try this portable twist on chicken and waffles! Whip up a batch of fluffy buttermilk waffles and fry some chicken cutlets in a spicy breading. Then pile the chicken, a few slices of bacon, and coleslaw between two waffles for what is sure to be a new breakfast favorite.
4. Breakfast Reuben Sandwich
Who says you have to wait until lunch time to enjoy a Reuben sandwich? Simply toast an English muffin, then top one half with corned beef and the other with Swiss cheese. Broil until the cheese gets melty and gooey. Add a generous amount of sauerkraut, some Russian dressing, and a fried egg, then put the halves together. This is the perfect breakfast sandwich for guys!
5. Donut Breakfast Sandwich
When you want to indulge, try this sweet and salty start to your day! Instead of bread, this one uses your favorite glazed donut. Slice the donut in half, then sandwich cheese, strawberry jam, avocado, tomato, a fried egg, and Canadian bacon in between. This treat is full of flavors to wake up your taste buds in the morning.
6. Eggplant Pita Sandwich
If you want a healthier start to your day, try this veggie-packed sandwich. It features hard-boiled eggs, fried eggplant, and a tomato and cucumber salad all stuffed in a pita with a touch of your favorite hummus. This sandwich will give you a taste of the Mediterranean any time of day.
7. Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
There is nothing more comforting than a soft, crumbly buttermilk biscuit. Why not bake a batch, then use them for breakfast sandwiches all week long? A great idea for a biscuit breakfast sandwich is to add scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted tomato, and asiago cheese.
8. Breakfast Banh Mi
Can’t get enough of these delicious Vietnamese sandwiches? Try making a breakfast version at home! Your taste buds won’t know what hit them when you eat this sandwich of pickled vegetables, bacon, fried eggs, cucumber, and cilantro. Buy a soft banh mi bun from a Vietnamese bakery or use a regular sub roll.
9. Banana French Toast Sandwiches
Want to feel like a kid again? Make this sweet breakfast sandwich. The soft French toast and sweet bananas will make you think of the weekend breakfasts of your childhood. Enjoy it while watching Saturday morning cartoons or as a late night snack.
10. Waffle Grilled Cheese
If you can’t decide between a savory or sweet breakfast, try this sandwich. The Swiss cheese, deli ham, and raspberry jam taste so good together and the waffles make it more fun to eat than plain old bread. Make this even easier by using frozen waffles instead of homemade! This grilled cheese variation would taste great morning, noon, or night.
11. Monte Cristo
This is a great recipe to have in your arsenal to impress dates. This sandwich might seem fancy, but it’s actually really easy to make! First, dip your bread in egg like you would for French toast. Then slather one slice of bread with mayonnaise, the other with mustard. Slap some gruyere cheese and thick-sliced baked ham on one slice of bread, top with the other slice, and fry it up French toast style. Top with maple syrup or honey to balance the salt with some sweetness.
If you want to look like a rock star (or even like a competent adult) when you carve your turkey, you’ll need to start before the bird ever goes in the oven. While fighting over the wishbone might be a time-honored tradition, it’s actually better for you to get this bone out of the way before cooking ever starts. Get in the bird, and make a series of vertical cuts parallel to each side of the top of the wishbone, and then one horizontal cut where they meet. One quick pull later, and you’ll not only have a bird that’s free of its wishbone, but a turkey that’s infinitely easier for you to carve up when it hits the table.
Pick the Right Knife
When it comes time to do battle with the turkey, there’s nothing more important than having the right weapon. Knives are poor, neglected pieces of equipment in most kitchens, with most people dealing only with a few tiny steak knives during the year. When Thanksgiving hits, though, it’s time to break out one of the centerpieces. If you’re prepared, you’ve got a carver – a big, long, well-balanced knife that’s actually designed for cutting meat, but that most people now think of as the turkey carving knife. You might have one in your knife block, but it’s just as likely it’s hanging out with all of the other fancy kitchen gear you might have gotten when you got married. This is the perfect piece of equipment for carving, so make sure you take it out this year. If you’ve failed to get a carver in time, you can always use a typical chef’s knife – it’ll work, if not as well, and you should probably feel a little bit of shame for using it. As with any other projects, your end results are only going to be as good as the tools that you choose to use.
Get Rid of the Legs
While you’ve probably seen a million movies that feature a happy dad cutting apart a turkey that’s still got the legs on it (as well as those weird little white boots), this isn’t the best solution for anyone looking for how to carve a turkey and get the most meat out of the noble fowl. Instead, you’re going to want to get the legs out of the way as soon as possible so you can get on with your life. This part’s deceptively easy – just take your knife and cut through the skin connecting the breast with the legs, and then cut right through the hip joints. A quick pull later and you’ll have nicely separated turkey legs. Next, you’ll separate the thigh and the drumstick with another quick cut through the joint, freeing up a good bit of meat and separating out the drumsticks.
Reward yourself by keeping these for yourself, or magnanimously gift them to someone suitable at the table.
Play With the Wings
Yes, you’re going to look weird doing this – but it works. You’ll need to remove the wings, and that means finding the joints again. The best way to do this is by moving the wings a little bit – once you figure out where they’re hinged, you’ve found the joint and you can remove them with a quick bit of cutting. You’ll actually separate these pieces again (drummettes and flats), but there’s not any real skill to that part. What you’ll have is a few more bits of meat for the table, as well as the great feeling that comes with knowing that you got to play with the turkey before you started slicing it up.
The Easy Part
Now that you’ve done all the surgical work, you can do the part that makes you look like a turkey master. When carving the breast, just carve along the contour of the breastbone. There’s no art here, and the meat should come away fairly easily. Your most difficult work should come when you separate the meat away, but this shouldn’t be too tough if you can remember to cut it away at the bottom. This kind of carving is not only easy, but it’s what gets you to most of the meat.
Perhaps the worst part of carving a turkey is that it won’t net you any applause. If you follow the guide above, you’ll learn how to carve a turkey and how to get the most meat from your bird. At the end of the day, isn’t getting the most meat what Thanksgiving is really about?
Men’s fashion has seen incredible changes over the years. It is now not just a matter of getting ready for any event or occasion, but a very important aspect of determining the personality of an individual. The attire and the look contributes a great deal in leaving the very first impression on the onlookers. The article has consolidated the list of things that can help you get the best possible formal look. This may help the working professionals seeking promotion and even the recent graduates who are looking for a job.
Either you’ve got an opportunity to interview for your dream job or you have a meeting with your potential client, you have got to look good. There is no doubt about it that your talent is the key for such situations, but you are not the only talented person around. There are others as well and you have got to have an edge over them. You can get that edge with your attire. This article has compiled all the essentials for the upcoming winter that can help in getting ready in the best possible way. If you have these basic things in your wardrobe then half your job is done.
The must-haves for a formal look for the upcoming fall is listed below.
Thermal inner wear
Starting from the basic, a thermal inner wear is very important to keep you warm. This is the best way to get rid of the bulky jackets and sweaters. This will keep you warm, layered and insulated. The key is to look stylish without compromising with warmth. With this warm inner wear, you can have the sleek look which is otherwise not possible if you are wearing multi-layer clothes.
A trendy men’s underwear can grace your personality by boosting up your confidence. Thus, be careful while choosing your underneath clothing. Wear boxers if you prioritize comfort. While in case, you want style and comfort, both at the same time, then, you can go for boxer briefs or even bikini briefs. You can even get a thermal underwear for yourself. Apart from wool, even polyester and nylon are the recommended fabric as they absorb moisture and keeps you warm.
If you are wearing a cotton for the day then a waistcoat is a must. It offers enough room to be experimental and at the same time remain stylish. Waistcoats are becoming increasingly popular, owing to the eye-catchy look it provides. It’s color should perfectly compliment your suit. Get it stitched in the right way and you can don the suit in the best way possible.
Tie and other accessories
Wearing a tie is not an obligation during summer, but during winter it is important to complete the look of a person. The color of the tie should always be contrasting to the color of the shirt. Other than this, accessories such as pocket square and wristwatches are equally important. Don’t wear the casual and colorful watch with your formal wear. However, make sure that you are not over-accessorizing your outfit. Keep it as subtle as possible. A leather belt matching to the color of your shoes will give an in-trend look. Along with this, you can even cuff buttons and finger ring. Sunglasses are optional as you will definitely not wear them during the interview or in the meeting.
Scarves do an excellent job of protecting the neck of the wearer. Not only this, it can add a strong element of style to the simplest outfit. The thumb rule of donning a colorful scarf is to keep the entire outfit simple, so that, it provides a contrasting combination.
Shoes and socks
For formals, opt for the simple and classic leather shoes. Great and well-polished shoes will broadcast your personal style effectively. However, a footwear that is not clean will destroy the entire look single-handedly. In the case of socks, opt for the darker shades that compliment the suits and make sure that they are not too short.
You need to smell good when you are such meetings. It is obvious that you must have showered, shaved and used after shave lotion. The major mistake is committed in choosing the fragrance. Avoid using deodorant or perfumes with a strong smell. It should be soothing and pleasant. Otherwise, it will distract the attention of people.
Your appearance should be as strong as your presentation and handshake. Get these few essentials for the upcoming winter fall and leave a professional as well as formal impression.