Inspirational figures your kids will look up to

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When a person has a profound level of success in the business world, they can sometimes use this success to help others achieve their hopes and dreams. Investment in great up and coming companies gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed and grow their own businesses. On the other side, the investor can experience fantastic returns on their initial investment. This is a great way for investors to expand their investment portfolio.

Be diverse

M1 Group was created by Taha and Najb Mikati and is currently managed by Azmi T. Mikati BSc, Taha’s son. Azmi has been influential in helping M1 grow to be one of the leading investment holding companies in the western world. He continues his father’s and uncle’s influence of being invested in many different sectors. M1 has investments in the aviation, telecommunications, fashion, and real estate sectors. They continue to look for great investment opportunities in other areas. A diverse portfolio means the risk is reduced and they can enjoy the ability to get steady returns for their investors. Azmi is a great example of a child that grew up learning a family business and helped it succeed more than ever before.

Look at the company as well as market trends

Warren Buffett has long been an investor in a wide variety of sectors and start-ups. Sometimes, a company can be a real winner despite market trends. This kind of out-of-the-box thinking is what has led Buffet to be one of the most successful investors of all time; he has shown that at times a good feeling about a company can pay off. If there is exceptional talent behind an idea, it may be a lucrative venture.

Follow your passion

If you are passionate about something, then you will work harder to meet your goals. Just look at the success of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté: he started out with nothing but a passion and talent in the performing arts. His circus group were a wild success at the Los Angeles Arts Festival in 1987, and now his net worth is more than $2.5 billion. Not bad for a group that didn’t have even enough money for the return ticket home if the festival didn’t yield good results for them!

Working hard can pay off

Some investors had some pretty tough times before they had success. This can be inspirational because it shows that hard work and dedication can pay off in big ways. John Paul Dejoria is the genius entrepreneur behind John Paul Mitchell Systems, one of the bestselling lines of salon products in the world. Before his success, he was a Redken employee and even briefly lived out of his car. Now his success has led to further investments, such as the luxury tequila brand, Patron. His story is an example of how once investment wealth is accrued it can be used to branch out into other sectors.

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Showing kids early on in their lives that following passion, putting in hard work, and looking up to mentors, can result in their long-term success in a wide variety of professions and fields.

8 Awesome Activities for the Ultimate Father’s Day

8 Awesome Activities for the Ultimate Fathers Day

Father’s Day is the one time of year when dads are honored and rewarded with a day that they can have all to themselves. This is the perfect time for families to show their appreciation for their fathers and give them a day they will always remember.

Though every dad will have a different idea of what the perfect Father’s Day would look like, there are some ideas that every dad can appreciate. Any family can use these tips to create the best day for dad. Here are eight awesome activities for the ultimate Father’s Day.

Plan an action movie day

A lot of times, dads do not get to pick out the movies that the family watches. This can be the perfect day for dads to watch all the movies they haven’t gotten to enjoy yet with their TV deals for Massachusetts.

Head to the golf course

Golfing is another great activity to help dads relax and enjoy a great view. Families can golf together by going to a mini golf course for a fun and relaxed day.

Try go-karting

For a high-energy and exciting day, it might be fun to try something new. Take dad to a go-kart track to race around and unleash everyone’s inner Evil Knievel. Some families might even be able to rent out the entire track so they can have fun racing each other.

Do some volunteering

For an out of the ordinary activity that can make everyone feel good about how they are spending the day is to try a volunteering event. Consider maybe building a home for a family in need to have a great experience to share as a family.

Make him a homemade treat

Many families try to eat healthy every day of the week, but for this special occasion, it can be fun for everyone to splurge a little. Families can try making a fun dessert together, like ice cream, as a great way to spend time together doing something everyone will be able to enjoy.

Hit the trails

Whether it is hiking, walking, biking or running, getting outside to enjoy nature and get a little exercise can be the perfect Father’s Day activity. Everyone can enjoy a little time in the sunshine getting as much exercise as they want.

Take him out to the game

No matter what sport dad loves, surprising him with tickets can be the best way to give him a day he will always remember. Look into Father’s Day specials for lower prices or group rates for families.

Do some luxury window shopping

Though it may not be possible to get dad the luxury sports car or other toy of his dreams, families can give him a fun day of window shopping at the latest models. Some dealers may even let families test drive some high-end cars. These can all be a great way to show dad how much he is appreciated every single day.

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What To Look For When Renting A Family Home

When renting a family home the things you must look for are different than if you were buying. This is because rental properties are far less flexible and adaptable than rental properties. For example, if you notice a problem when you are viewing a home to buy, it’s not as serious because you know you can sort it out if you were to purchase it. However, in rental accommodation, you are living in someone else’s property and, therefore, you have much less control over any issues. That’s why it is important to have a good idea of the things to look out for when renting a home so that you can avoid properties that are unsuitable for your family.

  • Safety

Safety is the number one concern when viewing rental properties. If you have young children, you will want to make sure that the layout and features of the property will not cause accidents and that the security of the property is up to scratch. You must also check that the fire detectors, fire extinguishers and any gas and electrical appliances are safe and in good working order.

  • Furniture

If the accommodation is furnished, ensure that the furnishings are adequate for your family. For example, if there is only one small sofa, but five of you, this will not be practical and may mean you need to purchase additional furniture. You should also check that the furniture is clean and in good condition. There’s nothing worse than sitting on an old smelly armchair or eating at a wobbly table.

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  • Decor

Has the property been decorated to a good standard? Look out for poor paint jobs, carpets that haven’t been fitted well and torn wallpaper. These problems could be an indication of the kind of services the landlord uses to complete maintenance and other work on the property.

  • Appliances

All families rely on washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, kettles, etc. on a daily basis and therefore it’s vital that they are in good condition. Test as many as you can yourself, and ask the landlord for information on the age and condition of these appliances. If they are exceptionally old, this could lead to much inconvenience for you if they need regular maintenance.

  • Pets

A lot of rental properties will not allow pets, or at least certain breeds of animal. If you have a family pet or want the option to get one you should check whether this is permitted. Housing communities like Ultris Patriot Park tend to take a much more pet-friendly approach than many other rental properties.

  • Cleanliness

Ensure that the property is clean. If it is not, this should raise serious concerns about whether the property owner takes good care of the property.

There are many things to look out for in rental accommodation for your family. However, many landlords will be willing to adapt their property to meet your needs, providing they are reasonable. So, it’s worth asking.

I hope this information leads you to your perfect family home.

 

Dealing With Skin Issues At Any Age

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There are some skin issues we have at almost age. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin you can still have issues with environmental factors, growing/hormone factors and even aging factors. You don’t have to just gracefully take the skin issues you do suffer from in stride. You can do something about them that can help you feel more confident about your face, hands, or wherever on your body you’re having the issues.

Some areas may be harder to take care of than others, like around your eyes where some products could cause harm. This is one reason why it helps to use products that use natural and safe ingredients. You may also notice different issues during different times of the year, such as back acne when winter has you dressing in sweaty layers. So, what can you do to take care of some of your skin issues and have healthier happier skin?

Acne Issues

Tea tree oil has been used for many years to treat a variety of of skin issues, acne being one of the major ones. For facial acne, you can add a couple drops to your cleanser to clean acne and help clear up flare ups quicker. For back acne you can mix it in with your body wash and just make sure to use a washing brush of some sort to make sure you get your back cleaned well with the oil.

Aging Issues

Age spots and wrinkles are two of the most prevalent issues that appear as aging sets in. You can find different creams that help lighten age spots, but you’re better using fresh lemon juice to help lighten them which is a much safer and more skin friendly treatment.

For wrinkles, there are an array of anti-aging creams and treatments out there, but you may find the best treatments inside your own pantry. Both olive oil and coconut oil can help with dry skin and help get rid of those annoying wrinkles, and they are both safe enough to even use by your eyes (just don’t get any in them).

Allergy Issues

If you get hives from allergies or contact dermatitis, you know that the itching can drive you crazy. This treatment is also great for any dry and itchy skin issues. Get some oatmeal and soak in a bath of oatmeal, or wet it and put a poultice on the itchy area and let it sit for a while. Oatmeal is soothing and helps relieve itch.

Other Skin Issues

There are many other skin issues that different people come across. If you suffer from plantar warts during the summer, whether they are on your feet or hands, you can use all sorts of tricks, like rubbing banana peels on them or covering them with duct tape. These classic tricks work for some, and not for others.

If you suffer from skin tags you know they aren’t life threatening, but depending on where they are located they could be annoying. Look for natural ingredient based skin tag removal products that can be used on sensitive skin and even around the eyes.

You don’t have to accept that your skin is flawed when there are so many great products, and even great items already in your home, that can help your skin look gorgeous even when you have a breakout or an allergic reaction to something.

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Snoring

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Snoring is something we witness at multiple stages in our life, whether it is listening to granddad fast asleep next to the fire or whether it is us after a heavy night of drinking.

There are a lot of things people don’t know about snoring, which is why we have created this blog. Ten facts about snoring are below:

1. A lot of people snore

Snoring is very common, about 40% of us snore in our sleep.

2. Obstruction causes snoring

Snoring occurs when we inhale for air in our sleep but an obstruction causes the soft palate at the roof of the mouth to vibrate.

3. Our choices can lead to snoring

There can be many reasons why we might snore including: Taking sleeping pills, drinking alcohol, being overweight, sleeping on our back.

4. Snoring can mean there is a serious problem

Snoring can be a sign of a medical condition called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This condition means you stop breathing in your sleep for periods between a few seconds to a couple of minutes. The resulting lack of oxygen in the blood can lead to headaches and fatigue on waking. It can also lead to more serious chronic medical conditions.

5. Tonsils can cause snoring

Children might snore because their tonsils are enlarged.

6. Allergies can trigger snoring

If you have allergies they can trigger snoring so work out if there is anything in the bedroom that could affect you, it might be wise to make sure pets are not in the room, for instance.

7. There are various treatments available

For less serious snoring issues the solution can be as simple as sleeping on your side or not taking an alcoholic drink three hours before bedtime. For serious snoring problems there are non-surgical and surgical options to help prevent snoring – but surgery is seen as the last resort. A treatment for OSA that has proven effective is called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

8. There is a scale for measuring snoring

Healthcare professionals have a system for grading your snoring. The louder the snore, the higher the grade.

9. Snoring can be incredibly loud

Very loud snoring can reach up to 69 decibels – close to a pneumatic drill at 70-90 decibels.

10. Snoring can affect relationships

If one person in a relationship snores this can have negative effects on the relationship. Studies indicate that from 25% – 40% of couples are regularly sleeping in separate rooms. Also people who share a bed with snorers see their GP more frequently than bed partners of non-snorers.

 

Snoring is a serious matter and, although annoying, it does need to be addressed. So, if you have any snorers in your household or want to learn any more information, please visit: http://www.eu-pap.co.uk/cpap-help-and-advice.html

 

5 Top Tips for Organising a Child’s Birthday Party

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Children’s birthday parties are supposed to be fun, but all that planning and preparation can often get in the way of what is supposed to be a celebration for both you and your child. So what’s the secret to organising a successful kids’ party? Keeping things as simple as possible, and finding fun activities that will keep your young guests entertained, and won’t leave you exhausted in the process. From playlists and party bags, to cats, crafts and card tricks for kids – here are our top 5 tips to help you put on a party to remember (for all the right reasons).

1. Invitations: Keep numbers low

Given the opportunity, many children will invite their entire school to their birthday party so it’s important that you give them a clear limit on how many friends they can invite. Parents often feel pressured into inviting their child’s whole class to their party but this isn’t always practical, and shouldn’t be considered the norm. If you’re concerned about upsetting or alienating other children, deliver your invitations discreetly (handing them out in class will inevitably lead to upset) or simply invite either all the girls or all the boys to avoid anyone taking the rejection personally. However many people you choose to invite, send out the invitations well in advance to give your guests as much notice as possible.

2. Food: Fuss-free (not fancy)

A hungry child is rarely a happy child, so make sure you have more than enough food to cater for all your guests. Here, simple snacks and finger foods work best: sandwiches, cocktails sausages and carrot sticks are all moderately healthy and tasty options. Putting on a good spread doesn’t have to cost a fortune either – bulk-buying a small variety of foods will keep costs low, and don’t worry about venturing away from fail-safe favourites such as chocolate fingers, mini pizzas, and ready-salted crisps. If you can’t enjoy a few treats at a birthday party, when can you? Ultimately, there’s really nothing better than a classic slice of cake or good old jelly and ice cream.

3. Fun for free: Simple crafts and card tricks for kids

You don’t need to rent a bouncy castle or hire a clown to put on a fab party. The more you spend, the more stressed you’re likely to become and often the best children’s parties are those which encourage kids to be creative and have fun in a relaxed environment. Prepare yourself with a few of your child’s favourite party games or why not learn a few simple crafts or card tricks for kids, and encourage them to put on their own magic show? Another great idea is to give your party a fancy dress theme. ‘Cats and dogs’, ‘Pirates and Princesses’ or ‘Under the Sea’ will appeal to both sexes, as well as help you decide on what music and activities to organise for the day.

4. Music: Child-friendly soundtracks

Every party needs a good soundtrack, but you don’t need to own an impressive record collection or expensive sound system to get everybody singing and dancing along. Choose tracks that are upbeat and child-friendly, listening out for any offensive lyrics so that you can remove anything which other parents may deem inappropriate. Disney soundtracks are always popular, though the best person to ask for help is the birthday boy or girl themselves. Not only will they have a good idea of what their friends enjoy listening to, it will also take the pressure off you and ensure every song is a hit with the young crowd.

5. Party bags: Quality over quantity

It’s lovely to be able to send your young guests home with a memento from your fabulous party, but don’t feel pressured into giving elaborate presents or full-on goodie bags laden with gifts. Small, surprise treats such as glow sticks, indoor sparklers or sweets stuffed into a balloon will leave any child with a huge grin on their face, while personalised gifts will make any guest feel special. One easy and delicious idea is to decorate biscuits with their name in icing, either before they arrive or as an activity during the party itself. Just don’t forget that all-important slice of birthday cake!

How to Choose a Marvelous Family Health Care Provider

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Whether you select a doctor that focuses primarily on natural ways to prevent illness and disease, or stick to a standard pediatrician when it comes to caring for your children, it’s worth recognizing that there are plenty of different boxes to check today when selecting a health care provider for your family.

Although the fact that there are more options than ever can make some people feel more comfortable about the versatility open to them, it can lead to confusion for other individuals. After all, providers like USH Advisors can give you a certain degree of assistance when it comes to making that all important decision, but you’ve got to put in the necessary research. With that in mind, here are some questions that you can ask yourself to make the choice a little simpler.

1. What is the right philosophy for your family?

Most of the time, many families feel perfectly happy sticking to a traditional pediatrician when choosing their health care option. However, it’s worth noting that there are several different alternatives to primary care physicians that are now licensed to practice medicine legally within the United States. All of these practitioners are capable of diagnosing and treating individuals in a primary care capacity―however, they each bring a different factor to their practice.

2. How Reputable is Your Chosen Practitioner

Make sure that you check with the association website of your practice to find out whether the practitioner you are considering choosing has been appropriately licensed. If you are considering an integrated physician, it’s a judicious idea to check whether that individual has accreditation in the medical fields as directed by the American Board of Holistic Medicine.

3. Will I be covered by insurance?

If you’re not 100% sure that the health care box you choose will be covered by your current health insurance plan, the best thing that you can do is either look for alternatives with the help of USH Advisors or a similar company, or simply speak to your current insurance provider. Coverage for certain practitioners can vary dramatically, and in some cases, your insurance plan may demand that you approach an approved list of family health practitioners.

4. How can I be sure my practitioner understands me?

Perhaps the most important consideration to take into account when you are making a decision between qualified health care practitioners, is who can understand you best. This means figuring out which practitioners are on the same page as you when it comes to crucial health care concerns.

Fortunately, many doctors’ offices will provide introductory free interviews that allow you to tour the facilities and meet the people you will be trusting you’re your health needs. Make sure that you speak to your chosen doctor about how he or she feels regarding the things that matter most to you, such as immunizations and alternative treatments.

Often times, the most important part of making health care decisions for your family is ensuring you are comfortable with the practitioner you select and their approach to medicine. You should be able to trust your doctor completely if you are relying on them to care for your child’s health.

What Are the Various Treatments for Cerebral Palsy in Babies

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Cerebral palsy is the term used for a number of neurological disorders that are caused by the central nervous system and brain. The condition involves the parts of the brain that are responsible for the control of muscles, and it can occur when something happens that causes damage or abnormal development in the brain. Although the condition is incurable, the right cerebral palsy treatment can improve quality of life significantly.

What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?

In most cases, cerebral palsy will become apparent during the first three years of a child’s life. Among the symptoms are muscle weakness, stiff or flaccid muscles, involuntary movements and co-ordination problems. There are varying degrees of the condition, so some children will display only very mild symptoms, while others will be profoundly disabled. Among the symptoms of cerebral palsy during the advanced stages of the condition are seizures, swallowing difficulties and drooling problems. However, many sufferers can communicate and learn completely normally.

What treatments are available for cerebral palsy sufferers?

Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, there are a number of treatments available that improve quality of life and give sufferers a degree of independence.

Physiotherapy

A course of physiotherapy is usually started from the moment a diagnosis is made. It is a critical part of managing this debilitating condition, and it includes exercises aimed at strengthening little-used muscles. A physiotherapist will also work on certain muscle groups in order to stop them shortening and eventually losing their full movement range. Contracture is the shortening of muscles, which can lead to deformities and extreme pain if it is not treated regularly. Some children will need to wear specially designed leg and arm braces to stretch muscles and maintain a healthy posture.

Speech therapy

One of the symptoms of cerebral palsy is slurred speech. Speech therapists work with children in order to help them speak as clearly as possible. It may be necessary for some children to learn sign language, however. And in some rare cases, children may be given a special piece of technology that includes a computer which is connected to a speech synthesiser.

Occupational therapy

One of the key goals during any treatment plan for cerebral palsy is to maximise the quality of life for the child. One way to do this is to take steps to ensure that the sufferer can lead as independent a life as their cerebral palsy allows. Occupational therapists teach children coping mechanisms that can be relied upon during day-to-day life. Occupational therapy also includes home visits, in order that living environments and family life can be modified according to the needs of the sufferer.

Medication

Where the muscles of a child become particularly stiff, a course of medication may be needed in order to relax them as much as possible. In most cases, diazepam will be administered. However, baclofen may be recommended depending on the side-effects caused by diazepam. Where localised muscle stiffness has been identified, botulinum toxin injections may be administered.

 

Surgery

If previous treatments have failed, and scans have shown damage to the brain’s white matter, a selective dorsal rhizotomy may be recommended. This step is only taken when medication and physiotherapy have failed to relieve the symptoms of muscle stiffness. It involves the cutting of nerves in the spine, which can often deliver instant relief to stiffness in the legs. A comprehensive programme of physiotherapy is needed after this operation, however, as children will need to ‘relearn’ how to use their legs again.

A leading children’s hospital may recommend a child has single event multilevel surgery (SEMLS), which involves a single surgical event that addresses several bone and muscle issues at the same time. Although a specialist team of orthopaedic surgeons is required to carry out this complex surgery, it means the patient only has one period of rehabilitation and recuperation, rather than several. The procedures carried out during such an operation involve the lengthening of key muscles and tendons in order to increase the mobility of the patient.

Cerebral palsy in babies can be difficult to spot during the first few months after childbirth. If you notice muscle stiffness, rapid, uncontrolled muscle movements or floppiness in your child’s limbs, you should contact a doctor immediately. A quick diagnosis and the immediate start of treatment can greatly reduce the effects of this debilitating condition.

 

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Creating the perfect Hogwarts themed interior

The unique look of the Harry Potter films inspires many to re-create the magic in home interiors that both parents and children can enjoy. Doing this with any measure of success requires a light touch. The iconic imagery, wealth of ideas and sheer invention of the Harry Potter stories could never be contained within the decor of one room. The trick to success is choosing a few favorite themes and keeping a tight focus on the overall look.

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Hogwarts School is a great place to start looking for style cues. The high Gothic attitude, arched windows, heraldic references, suits of armor, portraits and acres of ancient stone can all be referenced in a Potter-esque bedroom. Start with a background theme such as the planets, or stars and magic, then overlay with extra detail. A midnight blue ceiling painted with a celestial scene such as the Milky Way or decorated with glow in the dark star decals, creates the perfect mood. Depending on allegiances, banners bearing the house names suspended from the ceiling will add drama and authenticity to a Potter-pad. Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Gryffindor all deserve a mention, and colorful fabric banners work as wall art or can accentuate ceiling height if hung from above. Basic banners can be customized with extra decorations such as crystals and golden threads that catch the light.

Spellbinding furnishings

Furnishings at Hogwarts are dark and solid; think of the mile long wooden refectory tables in the great hall or the fine cabinetry in Dumbledore’s office. A dark wooden chest of drawers will fit perfectly, providing storage for clothing as well as Potter memorabilia. A wardrobe with arched, Gothic detailing and great depth (big enough to house a Boggart?) is ideal for storing capes, cloaks and all manner of witchcraft and wizardry apparel. Consider also a dramatic bed, possibly four-poster or at the least with an ornately carved wooden headboard. Atmospheric lighting is achieved with wall sconces fitted with flickering candle-flame bulbs.

Accent on accessories

For a stylish homage to Hogwarts, use subtlety. Avoid the obvious such as bedding emblazoned with Harry’s face and seek out richly colored vintage style quilts in satin, tasseled velvet bolster cushions and richly embroidered textiles in shades of deep violet, gold and magenta. Conjure up the eccentric steam-punk look of Dumbledore’s office by raiding thrift stores for old timepieces, star gazing equipment and chemistry sets. Buy up a selection of old picture frames and spray them all a uniform gold, then fill with portraits of favorite characters. All bedrooms need a mirror, but why not make it extra special and turn it into the Mirror of Erised? Look out for a large antique looking glass with ornate frame and clawed feet – spray the frame gold and paint the famous quote above in elegant script “I show not your face but your heart’s desire” – backwards if preferred, exactly like the books. Finally, for a dramatic visual treat, source old fashioned brooms from the hardware store, paint them in rich colors and suspend them on invisible twine from the ceiling.

There’s a rich seam of ideas to mine for a Hogwarts themed interior. And if it’s proving difficult choosing exactly which ideas to embrace, ask the Sorting Hat for a second opinion…

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Great Father’s Day Gifts for Your Dad and Theirs

Father’s Day is during the summer, which means it’s time to show the men in our lives how much we love and appreciate them. It also means you need a gift both for your own father and your kids’ dad too. Because, let’s face it, it’s up to you to make sure he gets a gift he can use, as well as what the children make him. Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas is easy if he’s a typical “man of the house”, who enjoys DIY and drinking beer. But we all know that men are often more complicated than that, and they have all sorts of interests. Here are some great ideas to get the men in your life something they’ll love, no matter what their personality is.

For the Geek

Everyone knows a man who has his pop-culture obsessions, whether it’s Doctor Who, Star Trek or James Bond. If you know a father like this, you can’t go wrong with a gift related to his favourite book, TV show or film. How about a mug shaped like the TARDIS or a sonic screwdriver remote control for lovers of Doctor Who? A DVD or Bluray box set will go down well too, even if it’s a special edition of something they already own. Just think of their favourite thing to watch, read or play and put it into Google. You’ll find lots of fun and unique gifts.

For the Drinks Connoisseur

If your man likes a drink (in a classy way), there are lots of gifts you could bestow upon him. Wine lovers will enjoy a special bottle, perhaps personalised with their name, or a bottle holder, opener or stopper. For beer and ale drinkers, you could buy them a special glass, some imported beer or even some fancy new coasters. If he prefers the harder stuff, a bottle of his favourite tipple is a good idea. But you could also get him a hip flask like the ones available from http://www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk/. He’ll love something that makes his drink more portable whether he takes it to the shed or out on a walk.

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For the Sports Obsessed

If it’s sports and fitness he loves, it can sometimes be a struggle to buy something. But there are lots of options. You could buy him a biography of one of his sporting heroes, or a book about keeping fit. Fitness tracking gadgets are all the rage at the moment, so buy him a Fitbit or similar device to help him with his workouts.

For the Technology Lover

Any man who’s gadget obsessed will appreciate a new toy to play with. If you’ve seen him eyeing up the latest release, it makes it much easier to buy him something he’ll like. Otherwise, take note of whether he’s loyal to any particular brand to help you pick something. For example, if he only ever buys Apple products, it might be best to steer away from a Samsung smart watch. You could get him something for everyday use, like a tablet or phone, or get him a toy like a drone to play with.

It’s not difficult to buy your dad or your children’s dad a present once you start thinking about what he likes. Use your imagination and shop around, and you’ll find the perfect gift.