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Holiday Gifts For Him 2015


Shopping for the men in your life, during the busy holiday season and for occasions throughout the year, can be a unique challenge.

Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. The music is deep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it’s just he and his music—or simply peace and quiet.

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise CancellingBose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® iOS Headphones, ($299.90, bose.com)

Deliciously designed and sturdy to match, Men and Work Melamine Set contains a perfectly formed baby mug, plate and bowl- plus it comes in a practical but ever so stylish suitcase.

Men At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set SuitcaseMen At Work 3 Piece Melamine Set Suitcase, (£19.95, emmabridgewater.co.uk)

A sleek, sporty watch motivates he to achieve his fitness goals by calculating GPS distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and steps taken throughout the day and features a low-profile touchscreen display to indicate his real-time progress.

Fitbit 'Surge' Wireless Fitness WatchFitbit ‘Surge’ Wireless Fitness Watch, ($250, nordstrom.com)

When it comes to making those tricky everyday decisions, turn to Paul Smith and these playful spinning cufflinks. Revealing the words ‘Yes’, ‘No’ ‘Maybe’ and ‘Never’ etched in enamel, the multi-sided accessories feature a silver-tone finish and embossed T-bar fastening, proving a stylish talking point.

Paul Smith Men's Spinning Decision CufflinksPaul Smith Men’s Spinning Decision Cufflinks, (£85.00, paulsmith.co.uk)

Featuring a water-resistant zip and all-weather leather, the Elements Travel keeps his essentials protected in tricky situations. Inside, there’s a travel pen for customs forms, a slot specifically for his passport, room for multiple currencies, and even enough space for his smartphone.

ELEMENTS TRAVEL WALLETBellroy Elements Travel Wallet, ($139.95, huckberry.com)


Aesop Perseus – Men’s Essentials is a collection of superlative staples for well-kempt men.

AESOP Perseus Men's Essential KitAESOP Perseus Men’s Essential Kit, ($90,barneys.com)

Super soft, super warm and super nice: this chunky scarf in a brushed fabric with multicoloured checks is the resistance to the cold he always wanted.

Scotch & SodaScotch & Soda Brushed Chunky Scarf, (€49.95,scotch-soda.com)

A style that’s sure to bowl him over, MAZEBAG makes toting his everyday essentials a suave affair. Colour block trims lend Ted’s amazingly versatile holdall thoroughly modern appeal.

Ted Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bagTed Baker MAZEBAG Colour block leather bowler bag, (£265, tedbaker.com)

A seductive fragrance for men, Armani Code is a sexy blend of fresh lemon and bergamot softened with hints of orange tree blossom and warmed with soothing guaiac wood and tonka bean.

3614271202000_Code-Men-Gift-Set_01Giorgio Armani Armani Code Gift Set, ($84, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)

The Ball Storm Chaser Pro pays homage to the brave people that dedicate themselves to extreme weather, studying and understanding it.

Ball Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather WatchBall Fireman Storm Chaser Pro Automatic Chronograph Leather Watch, (£2,170, watchshop.com)

A consistently popular style of wallet, featuring nine credit or business card slots, one clear ID window, one cash sleeve, and two hidden compartments that can be used for receipts or notes. Neatly compact, this men’s wallet will fit perfectly in a jacket or trouser pocket.

Mulberry mini tri fold walletMulberry mini tri fold wallet, (£195, mulberry.com)

A festive scene of Santa and his reindeer flying over snow-capped mountains styles a crewneck sweater perfect for family get-togethers and holiday sweater parties.

Topman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas SweaterTopman Navy Snow Scene Crew Neck Christmas Sweater, ($55, topman.com)

For the guy who’s serious about his home bar, give him this elegant, hand-blown glass decanter. He can offer guests a tumbler of his favorite liquor in style. And for a personalized, classic touch, take advantage of the free monogram service.

Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set,Old Fashioned Deep Etched Whiskey Decanter & Glass Set, ($179.95, wineenthusiast.com)



Tips On How To Pick A Jewellery For Her

Jewellery is a wonderful gift that is timeless and can fit into any woman’s busy schedule. It can be a mark of sophistication, status, and even a statement that they are adorned by somebody who loves them. It is often intimidating for men to pick-out jewellery for women, but the effort is well worth how much she will appreciate her new jewellery.

Tips on how to pick jewellery for her

  • Start by looking through her current jewellery collection to get a good idea of her style. Take note of what metals and gemstones she prefers, the style themes she follows, and how many pieces she has. Look for jewellery that fits in with her style but avoid getting her a certain piece if she already has a lot of them.
  • You can also observe your partner while window shopping at jewellery store or browsing through jewellery magazine and try to find out from her reaction what she would like to wear.

 

  • Does she predominantly wear platinum, gold or silver? Most important is you need to make sure the lady is not allergic to your selected metal alloy.
  • Notice the size of her neck and wrists. If she is average sized, most jewellery should fit her. For necklaces, lengths of 16” to 18” are likely to fit. If she likes to wear low hanging necklaces, 20” or longer may be appropriate. If her wrists are particularly petite or large, you may want to contact the designer or jeweller to see if the size can be specially modified.
  • V-shape necklaces look good on women with heart-shaped faces, while long drop earrings elongate a square face. Chokers look best on long necks, and Y-shape necklaces favour women with short necks. Delicate earrings and necklaces are a better choice for petite women than large, jangly jewellerys.
  • Observe the style of her clothing, including what she is wearing to work and also for going out. It is likely that she will want her jewellery to coordinate with her clothing. If you are looking to purchase jewellery with a more unique presence, you might consider one-of-a-kind or limited edition designer pieces.
  • Your desired piece of jewellery should be chosen within the limits of your financial options, so set a maximum amount and stick to it. Remember, you are giving an emotional value which the jewellery represents, not the amount you spent buying the jewellery.
  • Last, but not least, you have to consider the amount of time you have available before giving the gift of jewellery. If you plan couple of months ahead, you can choose a custom made jewellery, which will naturally require more time before it is completed. On the other hand, if the time is short and you have just a week to get the jewellery, it will be better, if you choose one of the existing pieces, which the jeweller has in stock.

Remember, choose quality over quantity. It’s better to get one small, good piece of jewelry than a cheap large piece or matching set. ‘Good’ jewellery doesn’t have to be extravagant. A well-made piece of costume jewellery, or a bauble from an up-and-coming designer, is often a better choice than a precious gem you need a magnifying glass to see.

Flying A Radio Controlled Airplane

A radio-controlled airplane, often called RC aircraft or RC plane, is a small flying machine that is controlled remotely by an operator on the ground using a hand-held radio transmitter. Radio-controlled airplanes can rack up quite a bill when you consider all of the different things you have to buy in order to enjoy the hobby. You have to buy the plane model itself, as well as all the radio and motor equipment to keep it in the air. Then you have to buy gasoline, or pay for electricity to charge the battery. All in all it can be a very expensive venture. After you spend all of this money, nothing is worse than seeing your investment crash to the ground and erupt into a huge fireball (well, maybe not the fireball part; however, you can expect all of your components to be smashed beyond any working state). So when you fly your plane for the first time, you have to use extreme caution in making sure that you don’t ruin your plane and consequently waste your money.

The most important part is to choose the day and the place carefully. On the ideal day, there are perfectly clear skies, with little to no wind. Hopefully it is also warm, but if it isn’t that won’t jeopardize your mission (unless you are shivering so much that you can’t effectively control the plane). You should go to a place that offers some sort of good take-off point. Sidewalks and roads are perfect for this. You should also try to look for an area that is low on houses, trees, and preferably doesn’t have many people around.

First you need to check all of your equipment. Even if you are a pro at handling radio controlled planes, nothing can save you from faulty equipment. Check and double-check everything before you send the plane up. Be sure to pay special attention to the landing gear. Make sure it is secure, and that it will be able to withstand the force of impact when the plane touches the ground after you are done flying. Also check all of the connections between the motor and the fuel supply or batteries. Test all of the radio equipment to make sure that every motion is interpreted by the plane. Hold it in your hand as you or a friend tries all of the levers and knobs.

Set your plane on some sort of surface that will act as a good runway. If you’re in a park with sidewalks, find a large strip of sidewalk that will give your plane plenty of room to roll, gather speed, and take off. Just make sure there are no people walking in the way. Get up to speed, and if everything goes right you should lift smoothly in the air. Hopefully you will have read through the manual that came with your plane. Every radio controller is slightly different, so I can’t give you detailed instructions on that aspect of the flight. You will have to read your manual to find out how to do it well.

After the flight you need to do yet another inspection of the equipment. If it was in good shape at the beginning of the flight and the flight went by without a hitch, it isn’t likely to have some sort of new problem that has suddenly shown up. However, you should always investigate anyways, and save yourself some grief in the future. If you notice something wrong, you can take the plane directly home and take care of it, rather than wait until you notice it the next time you come out to fly.

Follow all of these procedures, along with any local laws or regulations that may affect your flying session. Flying is a fun hobby, and if you are able to follow all of the guidelines that I have provided, as well as any other factors that may affect you personally, then you will find it to be a very enjoyable and worthy pastime.

 

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Perfumes & Colognes For Him During This Holiday Season

Perfumes have long remained a favorite when it comes to giving someone you love a present. It doesn’t matter if they are a woman or a man; everyone loves a delicate scent that shares something extra about their personality. Every man is unique, and his preferences are unique too. Here are some recommended perfumes and colognes in gift set for him during this festive season. Pick the scent that suit his personality.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Gift SetRalph Lauren Polo Red Gift Set, ($86,ralphlauren.com)
Notes: Red Grapefruit, Red Saffron, Redwood.
Style: Daring. Seducing. Thrill-Seeking.

Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau De Toilette Gift Set 100ml,(£57, debenhams.com)
Notes: Frosted Grapefruit, Blood Mandarin, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Musk, Cinnamon Bark, Blond Leather, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, White Wood, Amber Ketal.
Style: Fresh. Spicy. Leather.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift SetJean Paul Gaultier Le Male 75ml Eau de Toilette Gift Set, (£42, debenhams.com)
Notes: Wormwood, Bergamot, Cardamom, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Wood, Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.
Style: The fragrance for the man who would be many men at once.

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift SetJohn Varvatos Artisan Acqua Gift Set, ($90, johnvarvatos.com)
Notes: Tangelo, Mandarin, Paradisamide, Galbanum, Lentisque, Angelica Root, Sage, Lavender, Coriander, Toscanol®, Basil, Geranium, Palmarosa, Jasmine Sambac, Moss, Patchouli, Fir Balsam.
Style: Fresh. Effortless. Enlightened.

Versace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift SetVersace Eau Fraiche Deluxe Gift Set, ($106, shopstyle.com)
Notes: White Lemon, Rosewood, Carambola, Tarragon, Cedar Leaves, Clary Sage, Musk, Amber, Sycamore Wood.
Style: Elegant. Seductive. Charismatic.

Montblanc Legend Deluxe Gift SetMontblanc Legend Deluxe Gift Set, ($89, ulta.com)
Notes: Italian Bergamot, French Lavandin, Pineapple Leaves, White Cedar, Rose, Fresh Jasmine, Pomarose™, Evernyl, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans.
Style: Confident. Charismatic. Seductive.

bvlgariBvlgari Bvlgari Man In Black 60ml Gift Set, (£54.00,johnlewis.com)
Notes: Spicy Amber-Rum Accord, Tuberose-Iris-Leather Accord, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood Resin.
Style: Intense. Magnetic. Irresistable.

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift SetGiorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Gift Set, ($85, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)
Notes: Marine Notes, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Persimmon, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Cistus.
Style: Transparent. Modern. Masculine.

Dolce & GabbanaDolce & Gabbana The One For Men Gift Set, ($88, sephora.com)
Notes: Grapefruit, Coriander, Basil, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange Blossom, Cedar, Tobacco, Ambergris.
Style: Confident. Sexy. Refined.

BOSS Bottled gift setHugo Boss BOSS Bottled gift set, (£43, hugoboss.com)
Notes: Apple, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Tagetes, Geranium, Clove, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Olivewood.
Style: A badge of success for the man whose interests are many.

Dior SAUVAGE Gift Set, ($149, nordstrom.com)
Notes: Reggio Bergamot, Sichuan Pepper, Ambroxan.
Style: Raw. Noble.

Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent L’Homme Gift Set, ($90, sephora.com)
Notes: Bergamot, Cedar, Ozonic Notes, White Ginger, Basil Flower, White Pepper, Violet Leaves, Cedarwood, Haiti Vetiver, Tonka Bean.
Style: Magnetic. Sensual. Intriguing.

CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift SetCALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Gift Set, ($43, ulta.com)
Notes: Grapefruit, Black Pepper, Ocean Air Accord, Fig Leaf, Cypress, Juniper Berry, Driftwood, Sensual Musk, Amber.
Style: Exotic. Vibrant. Infinitely Inspiring.

Holiday Beauty Gifts For Her


Many women say it’s the thought that counts in a gift. That’s why finding the perfect gift for a woman can be tricky. Find out more about the beauty gift here, one of them might suits her.

advent calendar
L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar, ($49)
pai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery CollectionPai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery Collection, ($40)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Kiss & Love Edition

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Kiss & Love Edition, ($50)
PHILOSOPHY amazing grace

PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Collection, ($57)

Fresh Skincare Heroes Fresh Skincare Heroes, ($58)
LANCÔMELANCÔME Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Set, ($125)

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Charlotte Tilbury The Book of Makeup Magic, ($190)
Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma Colonia Christmas Gift Set, ($133.90)

     Butter LondonButter London Invite Only 6 Pc. Nail Lacquer Collection, ($39)
THE BODY SHOPTHE BODY SHOP Best Of Body Butter Festive Dome, ($29)
GLAMGLOWGLAMGLOW Giftsexy Ultimate Anti-Aging Set, ($69)
bareMinerals Storybook Romance All Over Face CollectiobareMinerals Storybook Romance All Over Face Collection, ($79)
CLINIQUECLINIQUE Holiday Helpers, ($39.50)
Too Faced Le Grand PalaisToo Faced Le Grand Palais, ($59)

 

“Christmas is an opportunity to dream about styling up the dressing table with the best, the blingiest, the most beautiful pampering products and accessories that will last for the rest of the year.”
– Notebook magazine’s Deputy Beauty Editor, Octavia Lillywhite

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