Friday, November 22, 2013

Mutually Beneficial Gifts for the Holiday Season

I am happy to have a visitor today, Arianna from "Arianna Knows Best."
She wrote the following article, and I cannot help but agree wholeheartedly with #1. A relaxing vacation next to the beach sounds just about perfect to me. :)


I hope you'll give Arianna a warm welcome, and if you get a chance, swing on over to her place to say hello.

Thanks for the article, Arianna!


Mutually Beneficial Gifts For The Holiday Season
This year as you are debating on what to get your husband for the holidays, why not get a gift that both of you can enjoy? These gifts can be extravagant or practical, but will certainly be remembered and appreciated. These five ideas will help you find the perfect gift that any couple can enjoy!


1.Relax on a Miami Vacation
Instead of the traditional way of celebrating at home by the Christmas tree, why not consider celebrating the holiday sprawled out on a beach? Surprise your husband with a trip to a sunny locale this year! You can escape the cold weather and enjoy some relaxing time with your husband on the sand, surrounded by palm trees. Consider taking a trip to tropical Miami or to a somewhere a little more exotic like Cancun. Who knows, maybe this surprise vacation will lead to a family tradition of vacationing in a warm locale each year!


2. Guy Time at the Batting Cages
While you are racking your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift for your husband, try to come up with some new and enjoyable experiences he can have with his friends. Buy your husband a gift card to a batting cage, go-karts, or mini golf. He can get some quality time with the boys while you can enjoy some alone time at the house!


3.Join The Country Club
If your husband likes to golf, consider joining your local country club. This gift lasts all year and he can golf and socialize as much as he likes. In the mean time, you can enjoy brunch, the private gym, and (in some cases) the spa with your friends at the club. If a country club isn’t available in your area or out of your price range, consider joining one of the new “super” gyms that are popping up all over. From group classes to rock climbing, staying active has never looked so good!


4. Splurge With a Helicopter Tour
If you are looking for a truly extravagant gift for your husband, book a helicopter tour for two. Make a day of exploring your city from a new angle and end it with a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant. Ask the pilot to fly over areas that are special to you and your husband, such as where you first met and the church you were married. You and your husband will have a hard time forgetting this memorable tour.

5. Organizers Are Always a Great Gift
Some guys may not always be the most organized, and often their desks or dressers become cluttered with items from their day. Spare change, misplaced cufflinks and random receipts are often found on in a mound on end tables or dressers. A great gift for your guy that will help your house look cleaner is an organizer. There are many types of organizers that are attractive and help keep the clutter contained. From a book shape to a simple, attractive box for your dresser , staying organized has never been more stylish!
With these gift ideas, you are sure to find something that will fit into your budget this holiday season. Whether you take a trip down memory lane in a helicopter, relax at the country club, or venture to a sunny destination, you and your husband are sure find a gift to love this holiday season!

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 at http://ariannaknowsbest.blogspot.com/!

64 comments:

  1. I've been trying to drag Chris on a helicopter tour since I met him, but no luck so far. I have always wanted to do one, but he wants no part of it. Odd because he was in the Air Force for 20 years.

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    1. I'd like to fly in one over the Grand Canyon.

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  2. Usually we plan a vacation as our gift to each other. This year there will be none of that. My Hubs will be having knee surgery in January and it will be a long healing time. Next fall, we are headed out to Montana to visit Manzanita.

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    1. Good luck to him with his surgery, Terry.

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  3. I love fun ideas like batting cage or helicopter tours!! An adventure will last more than 1 year and is perfect for many people!

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    1. Agreed. :) Thanks for your visit, Maria.

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  4. A helicopter tour sounds great. I've never been on one and would love to do one. Thanks for the list.

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  5. Okay, I'll take that Miami vacation. Not a mini one either. Love Miami.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥♥♥

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  6. Fun ideas!

    Thanks for the tip on the toy. I think Pierce would be fine with it...seven is close to eight!

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    1. Yay, I'm glad it was a good toy idea. :) I'd never heard of it until my son got it as a gift, and I thought it was cool.

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  7. Thank you for doing this post. I am struggling on what to get my husband.. I think you've helped me decide on some time at the golf range! Awesome! Thanks!

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    1. Arianna did come up w/some good ideas, especially #1...I'm always up for a little travel time. :)

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  8. Miami, I'm all for that one. Except maybe not there, heard it was awful

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    1. We used to live an hour from there... I like Miami. :)

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  9. Jason would love a trip to Florida. Only instead of Miami, he wants to go to Orlando. Just to do Disney again. That's all I hear about lately. We need to go back to Disney lol.

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    1. We need to go back to Disney too but it's so.much.money.

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  10. Great ideas. I particularly like the Helicopter Tour suggestion. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Total Agreement! I'd love a FL vacay right now. :)

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  12. OH this is a great list! I love the creative ideas that I wouldn't have even thought of.

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    1. She's got some good ones, for sure! Thanks for the visit, Brandy.

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  13. #1 is always nice! I also handmake unique, all natural gifts you can check out made with essential oils, check it out: www.silkspacreations.etsy.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the info., Trista.

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  14. I like the way Arianna is thinking. I would definitely enjoy a vacation in a warmer climate this winter! We might just buy each other some cross country skis, which is a something we can both do together and stay (relatively) fit in the process.

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  15. Oh a trip to a beach would definitely be a mutually beneficial gift that I would love to give the Husband! Sounds fantastic.

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    1. We'd prolly do ours just before or after though...Christmas for the kids wouldn't seem Christmas-y w/o Santa. ;)

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  16. Now I have to admit the first one sounds perfect of course as long as he decided to take me lol x

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  17. Great non-traditional gift ideas. I think a trip to the beach would be nice for my family. But it is great to do thing together, memories are the best gifts of all.

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    1. Thanks for offering her the welcome, Melissa, and for stopping by!

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  19. I think a vacation to Cancun would definitely be mutually beneficial. I haven't been in a couple of years and am ready to go back.

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    1. I've never been to Cancun sounds nice to me. :)

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  20. I would love a mutual gift of a vacation!! Some place nice and warm :)

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    1. Warm always sounds good to me when it's cold outside. :)

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  21. I never would have thought of a helicopter tour, but wouldn't that be a total blast? And I do love that organizer gift. :)

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  22. Hi Rosey and Arianna,
    All great tips. Along the lines of the batting cages, they can also do the gun range, if they're into that. Thanks for sharing.

    Sincerely,
    Karina

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  23. I would love organizers for Christmas, I am trying to get my office completely set up and need them. Of course the batting cages would be more fun.

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    1. Practical versus fun... practical usually wins for me, but during the holidays/as a gift, it'd be the fun one. :)

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  24. never thought about batting cage trips (or similar) as a gift idea.. but HELLO, that is awesome:) thanks

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    1. I never did either, but she does have a point.

      Not sure we have any around here, or if they'd even be open, but I do like the idea. :)

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  25. Great tips, I really like the one about giving him some guy time.

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    1. I do too, Karen. Even if it's not batting cages, there's tons of other things I can think of along similar lines too. :)

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  26. My husband went on a helicopter tour once

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  27. Miama sounds oh so welcoming right now! Totally need a vacay!

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    1. Always up for a vacay over here too. :)

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  28. I wish we could take a vacation! We never get away really and it would be a welcomed thing :)

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  29. This would be so nice! Hmmm maybe I should send this link to my husband :D

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  30. What a great idea. We do a fall vacation each year.

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  31. These are some great ideas. Thank so much. A helicopter tour, hmmm wonder if my vertigo would let me do that?

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  32. Really awesome tips for toys on this holiday season. My little girl is already teching me out for a Chromebook, of all things.
    Could definitely use a few thousand more ad clicks for that...lol

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  33. Relax on a Miami Vacation would be SOOOOOO fun especially without the kids....Thanks for sharing all these amazing ideas...

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  34. Great suggestions. I would love a few of these thing.

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  35. I love the ideas. It's sometimes hard to think of a gift for men.

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