Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Guest Post: Arianna at ariannaknowsbest

Hey Everyone!

I'm so excited to have Ariana over at ariannaknowsbest guest posting for me! Arianna is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her blog HERE

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My name is Arianna, being that I’m a full-time mom and part-time blogger (Arianna Knows Best), I thought with the holidays right around the corner, I’ve started to think about what to get my husband and decided that I might do things a little differently this year. I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for gifts that we can both enjoy (maybe without him knowing it!) and wanted to highlight some of these gift ideas.

Even when you've been together for years, finding the right holiday gift for your significant other can still prove to be quite difficult. If you're finding that your gift-giving well of creativity has run dry, then perhaps it's time to try something a little different. This year, why not try giving a gift that both of you can enjoy? Here are five ideas you might want to consider.

Five Gifts That Benefit You Both

Kitchen Gadgets
Are you tired of having the sole responsibility of handling dinner? If so, get a gift that makes the man in your life actually want to cook! A good way to approach this is by getting him a kitchen gadget that appeals to his sense of masculinity. New carving knives for the Christmas roast, a set of meat cleavers or even a grill may well prove irresistible. Plus, while he's playing with his new toys, you get to kick back, relax and wait for dinner!

Tropical Paradise
Pine trees are usually found in cold places, and who wants to be reminded of that when the weather outside is frightful? This year, ditch the traditional Christmas tree and swap it out for a palm tree. Surprise your other half this Christmas with a vacation getaway to someplace warm and sunny, like Miami. Instead of huddling around the fireplace drinking hot cocoa and wearing ridiculous sweaters, you could be relaxing on a sandy beach in your swimsuits and drinking Pina Coladas.

“Guy Time” Bonding
With all of the stresses of work, sometimes it can feel like your husband needs a little push to spend time getting away from it all. Take this as your opportunity to drop a big hint by giving your husband a gift certificate to someplace fun and manly. It can be a sports game, go-kart track or a round of putt-putt golf. The benefit to you is that you get the house to yourself for an entire day!

Home Theater
Another gift that the man in your life will love is a home theater. Get a new LCD or 3D TV, install surround sound speakers and a new wi-fi capable Blu-Ray player. You can even consider getting a subscription to one of those DVD-by-mail rental services to ensure you've always got something different to watch. Black Friday always has great deals on electronics, with many places offering as much as half off original prices! This provides a great opportunity for both of you to spend some quality time alone “at the movies” without the noisy chewing and prying eyes of other theatergoers!

Dual Gym Membership
Have you been lifting more desserts than weights this holiday season? Has your daily exercise been consisting mostly of walking to and from the refrigerator? If so, you might want to consider giving the gift of a dual gym membership. You could even enroll in a six-week fitness program to help you get back in shape together while having fun and getting back into the shape you were in during your “dating days.”

It's often hard to find the perfect gift for your special someone, and they probably feel the same way. This year, make it easier on yourself by giving them something that you can both benefit from!

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