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The Secret to Keeping the Spark: Surprise Gifts

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Now, I know a lot of these posts on here are about keeping the love alive through dates and physical contact, but am I really the only one that loves to give and receive surprise gifts? Honestly, it is one of the best ways that I've found to keep a little spark alive without having to get a babysitter for a date night.

Ladies, if you're interested in this idea but unsure where to start. One of the easiest things to get a husband is clothes, especially if he has a favorite sports team.

Yet, if you're husband is like mine, he would rather spend the night reading Finnegans Wake than watch NFL. So if that is the case, don't worry! I always gather the latest mens fashion trends in case I ever want to spice up our romance and show my man I care!

Wooden Watches

If you're looking for a gorgeous gift yet trying to remain eco-friendly at the same time? Wooden watches are the way to go! The eco-friendly movement has created new products and manufacturing procedures that pose no harm on the environment or its inhabitants. Everyone now has the opportunity to choose products that can help save the environment. One of products being created is wooden accessories including watches. The interest in sustainable wooden watches has been on the rise since 2012, because many brands are creating durable timepieces that are wooden works of art.

Wooden watches are lightweight and versatile, so my husband can wear it with almost any outfit. Plus since brands are using a variety of different kinds of wood, these watches can even match your husband's skin tone.

To help with sustainability efforts and create zero waste, most of the watches are made from recycled, repurposed or reclaimed wood. Some brands have taken ethical standards a step further and partnered with other environmentally friendly organizations promising to plant a tree for every watch sold.

Beard Care

Ladies, are you a fan of beards? At first, I wasn't. But I have to say the beard trend has grown on me. Maybe it's because of the increase in beard care maintenance products, which helps my husband keep his beard all year long. This year’s facial trend is to keep beards nice and tidy and the easiest way to do that is with a beard care routine.

Men should be using a facial cleanser to scrub away the dead skin. If they have trouble reaching the skin under their beards, they can try using a toothbrush to get beneath the hair. Men should also be using a shaving product that doesn’t dry out the skin and prevents razor burn. A shave oil or gel that doesn’t foam will help men see where they are shaving to create crisp lines. The sun dries out beard hair and dulls the color, so it’s important to use a moisturizer particularly one with SPF protection to keep facial hair soft and the skin protected underneath. Before heading out the door, men should use an oil or balm to keep their beard fresh, clean and smelling good all day long.

Floral Prints

Everyone loves a good floral print and now it’s more sophisticated than ever. Even men have gotten in on the floral trend, because it is versatile and can be worn for any occasion. Men can make an unexpected fashion statement by wearing floral patterns on their pants, shirts or jackets. Male celebrities have started taking a more flamboyant approach to the red carpet with floral details on their suits. Friday night shirts were Hawaiian in the 90s and until recently consisted of colorful, angular designs. Now you can tone down your shirt with blacks, whites and subtle gothy floral designs. Succulents have become popular as well with large green foliage prints hitting the runway. The leaves are sometime over the top, but green is a very wearable color.

If you are looking for even more ideas for a surprise gift for your husband, don't hesitate to reach out and message me! I'd love to help out.

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