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Father`s Day is this Sunday!

 

DAD text letters with white and red hearts over blue wooden background

This Sunday in many countries is Father’s Day. Every June we remember the first man we loved and try to compensate all the learning and achievements he helped us through.

Being a father is not an easy task. They do not get easily prepared as moms are to be a parent. A mom has the hormonal help and the whole 9 months of pregnancy to get used to being a mother. The father, on the other hand, practically gets thrown into a new life of being extremely responsible for another person’s life. Picture it: when your father discovered he was going to be a father, he suddenly had to get used to the pressure of providing to a new human being; and also be there for you, contributing to your self-development. Have you ever thought of how heavy did this burden feel to him?

Above all that, the father, which was number one priority for the wife, your mother, is now secondary in her thoughts!

So, on this Sunday, do not forget to tell him how much you love him, appreciate the hard work he has put in for you – even though you might think your mother did so much more! – and give him a present.

 father and son playing together at the park

So now comes the hard task. What should I give to my father? There are so many things that would please him but as we think about it, they already have everything! As we are always trying to give something different and creative, when it comes to the father, it really does get hard! So, again, try to find out what kind of things make him smile.

  • Does he appreciate dining out? A nice lunch or brunch out is very welcome. Surprise him picking a place you know will definitely get to his heart – my father loves meat, what better place to go other than a steakhouse?
  • Does he drink specialty drinks? For example, is he a beer person? Try to find some exotic labels so he can try something different;
  • Write a card with a personal and meaningful phrase – it is always nice for him to know why he is important for you;
  • Is your father a fan of sports? Buy tickets and give him on Father`s Day – it is okay if the game is in a month, that day will be all yours to celebrate his great parenting;
  • Is your father fashion-forward? If not, give him something he could wear but doesn’t have the patience to browse.

Everybody goes through the same path of thinking that giving presents to mothers is hard, but when it comes to finding the perfect gift or something that would somehow repay all of what your father has done to you, you will be facing a very hard task. So, keep it simple and show with your actions everything he has meant to you.

We hope you have an amazing Father`s Day this Sunday and if you are also a father reading this, our congratulations, keep doing your amazing job!

Usual and Unusual Gifts for Mother’s Day

 

mothers day flower

Have you already thought about what you are going to give your mother on Sunday for Mother’s Day?

Apart from spending some quality time with her on Sunday (don’t you dare travel or plan something that will take you away from seeing her on this day!) we prepared some ideas that will certainly make her smile.

Since there are many options out there for you to choose and many different types of mom, we divided all ideas into USUAL and UNUSUAL.

USUAL

Usual gifts are popular items people always give to their moms, year after year. But believe me, these ones are very welcome.

  • Flowers – never mistaken unless you know your mother hates it (which is really uncommon).
  • Jewelry – women love jewelry, it only depends on your budget.
  • A card – don’t forget to put some handwriting of yours in it.
  • A book – when in doubt of what she likes reading, try finding what types she has at home. Get something of the same genre that is trending at your local bookstore.
  • Fancy candy – for example: if she likes chocolate, try finding an exotic brand/origin of cocoa beans for her to try – which is something she wouldn’t think of spending her money into it.
  • A nice bottle of wine – here you will have many options in the red or white wine range.

mothers day gifts

UNUSUAL

When I say unusual I mean getting a present for her will not be as easy as just going out and buying any nice looking flowers you find.  You will have to think about your mother, her personality, her taste and in what she does that makes you smile.

Example: my mother loves doing her nails different each week and she always has a bright different color on them. I would give her either a paid manicure/pedicure OR new nail polishers. It is up to you to decide what you prefer doing or paying. Also, don’t forget to analyze what exactly she would wear! Don’t even think of getting her a brown nail polisher if you only see her wearing pink and red!

Here are some ideas:

  • If your mom loves drinking fancy at all times, give her a special set of glasses, mugs/cups for coffee or jars.
  • If your mom loves pampering herself, think of a body moisturize or special products for a hot bath at the tub.
  • If your mom is always wearing lipstick whenever she goes, give her one that will look good on her. Tip: Just show a picture of your mother to the attendant at the makeup store, and ask a basic color that will match her skin and hair color.
  • If your mom loves cooking different meals, give her some nice apparel for the display of whatever she cooks that you like best. If it is a chocolate cake, give her a nice cake stand where next time she cooks a cake she will make it look prettier and she will remember you. Something similar to this one. She could even have a tea time with her dear friends and use it to display the sandwiches, scones and biscuits just as the British do for their well-known afternoon tea.

If none of the ideas above would suit your mom well, just think of her personality and her tendencies when shopping. Women in general usually like anything they get as a gift.

Also it is always nice inviting her for brunch or dinner and telling her you will pay it as a gift. After all, what she really wants is your company.

Like any of these ideas? Comment here for any other you think we missed!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Things!

Neolive Marketing shares last minute thanksgiving tips

With Thanksgiving right around the corner (tomorrow!), it’s important to keep a few things in mind that will make this special day even better!

The person writing this blog is a girl so, naturally all these things have to do with “Girl Things”

  1. Touch-up your eyebrows so you look extra pretty
  2. Nails! Put some color on them
  3. Drinks. There’s always wine during dinner but what about fun cocktail drinks? I like my Thanksgiving dinner to be fun, maybe you do too?
  4. Flowy tops. EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, if you plan on eating 🙂
  5. Flowers. This works for GUYS too. Buy your girl some flowers; they will make her happy and the dinner table will look beautiful.
  6. Snacks. I think we wrap our heads around the dinner that we forget the before dinner foods. Don’t starve, go to the grocery store and grab something quick.
  7. Mini-workout. You have all day to prepare for dinner, get a little workout in. It will make you feel good even when you can’t move after dinner.

Have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Remember to be safe 🙂