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Christmas: Gift Guide (Male|More Expensive)

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Today’s gift guide is going to consist of some more expensive gifts with a male orientation. This doesn’t mean, of c1ourse, that some of the gifts can’t be given to women. To see the gift guide for Males but with less expensive gifts visit my blog again on Thursday. To find the items I’m recommending, click the orange links that will be displayed on certain words. Enjoy!

Males are often notoriously hard to buy for because it’s not as simple as buying an eye shadow palette or a necklace. Typically men also buy2 what they want when they want it. But I’m here to offer you a starting point. You can take my ideas for your brother, father, son, nephew, best friend – any male you need to buy a holiday present for but have no idea what. When it comes to males think gaming, gadgets, watches, tablets, grooming and experiences.3

 Let’s start with gaming, since all of my male friends right now are raving about all the new consoles and games that have come out recently. I have found three console bundles that may help you if you need inspiration for presents for your male friend 4or relative: First, the Mario Kart Wii U Console Bundle for £235. The second bundle is a PlayStation 4 Grand Theft Auto 5 Bundle for £339. My last bundle is the most exciting in my opinion, and it is the Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle for £349. All of these can be found for these prices on the Tesco Direct website.

For a similar price, you could buy your male friend or relative a 16gb, iPad Mini 3 for between £319 and £399. 5

 All men need to shave so you could buy this super stylish set, The Modern Gent’s Shaving Kit, from The Body Shop for £25. It contains Macaroot Shaving Cream, Razor Relief and a Shaving Brush. In addition to buying a present, you’ll be 6providing a child with the money to go to class: ‘The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child, the global charity for children affected by war, to grant children the wish of education. Every specially selected gift you buy, no matter how big or small, will enable a child in a country affected by war to attend a class.’ Alternatively, you could buy a fragrance such as the 7MontBlanc Emblem Eau De Toilette, £24.65 for 40ml from Feel Unique.

For fashion, you could buy this Herschel Heritage Backpack in Dusty Blush Colourblock for £55 from ASOS or this super trendy Red Doubled Sided Check Woven Scarf for £14 from TOPMAN.  You could 8even buy your friend or relative a Pebble Steel Smartwatch for £179.95 from Argos, if you wanted to spend that much.

For another gadget idea10, you could buy a 3 in 1 Powerbank, Torch and Handwarmer for £17.99 from IWOOT which is ‘designed to work universally on any phone’.

From Urban Outfitters, I have found the Globe Bantam ST 23 Inch Skateboard for £75 – this is a personal favourite of mine from this gift guide.

Lastly, if you are struggling to find the perfect gift, why not try finding the perfect experience? Tesco Direct offers several, from driving (from £38) to paint balling (£15).

Hopefully, this has helped you if you are still struggling finding something for your male friends and relatives.

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Disclaimers:

1. Some of my inspiration came from Fleur’s gift guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Md_vBiMLk

2. All images in this post came from the links already inserted – I do not own these pictures.

3. I am not sponsored by any of these companies nor have I been asked to comment on these products.

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Tradition: Remembrance Day

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remembrance In England, and perhaps for many across the world, it is once again the time of year where we remember those who have fallen and wear a poppy to show our support of those dead  from war and of those still fighting wars.

For those who are not familiar with the Remembrance Day tradition, it is a day ‘to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts’. Traditionally, Remembrance Day is celebrated on the closest Sunday to the 11th of November but two minute silences are held on both the Sunday and on the 11th, known as Armistice Day. The Nation takes the time around the 11th of November to create memorials, lay and wear poppies which are sold to raise money for The Royal British Legion (which provide welfare for our service men and women, veterans, and their families).

It always makes me incredibly proud to see the effort that everyone puts into showing respect during this time and along with many, I will be having a two minute silence at 11am tomorrow with my poppy proudly displayed.

The reason for this blog post is that I find Remembrance day extremely important and a day that deserves so much respect as do the men and women it commemorates. I could not have posted any other blog so close to the 11th of November.In-Flanders-Fields

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PS. For more information do not hesitate to visit these websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day and http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved

Disclaimer – I do not own the images, they are from: https://www.gwc.org.uk/news/lest-we-forget/ and http://runninggrooveshark.com/tag/in-flanders-fields/ and I gained information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Sunday and http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal