Valentine’s Present Ideas

Some find it so easy to pick out the perfect Valentines present while other really struggle. Should you spend a lot of money? Should you stick with flowers and candy? It all depends on your relationship and how tight your budget is. There are many great gift ideas out there, some classics and some new things that you should consider.

Classic gifts include flowers, candy, cards, and jewelry. Flowers have been a gift from men on February 14th since as early as the 1700s. These gifts you can use if you want to slide by. Women love and expect them, and they are a safe bet.

A newer version of these classics is singing cards, edible arrangements, and personalized jewelry. No longer do you have to pay $5 for a card that will be read and tossed. For $5 to $10 you can find a card that sings songs such as “Wild Thing”, “I’m Too Sexy”, and many more of your favorite lovey dovey and funny songs.

Skip the roses and send her an arrangement of chocolate dipped strawberries. The cost is the same, but she can eat the fruit instead of throwing away the flowers after a few days. If she’s not a fan of fruit get her cookie or candy bouquet.

Ten years ago you would get your wife or girlfriend a locket, bracelet, or necklace and expect her to be impressed. Now days girls want your gifts to come from the heart, your heart in particular. It’s easy to find rings, bracelets, and necklaces that can be inscribed with a personal message. If you can’t afford jewelry, why not get her a personalized charm or keychain. A simple silver circle inscribed with “I Love You” can be found at the mall for around $12.

A t-shirt with a photo of the two of you is also a great idea. Have one made at your local photo center or online for less than twenty dollars. Order early, as it can take three days to two weeks for your shirt to come in.

Now you should have plenty of great Valentines present ideas. While you don’t have to spend a lot of money, or buy the expected roses, your gift should come from your heart and be personalized.

Cool Present Ideas For That Special Man On Your List

Are you having trouble coming up with the perfect gift for that special man in your life? Mens presents ideas can quite often be hard to come by, especially for the men we want to impress the most. What does he want for Christmas gifts, and what are some cool present ideas are just two of the questions we tend to ask ourselves. Thankfully, there are ways to discover the ideal gift for that particular man who means so much to us.

Make a list of the first five outstanding traits that come to mind when you think about the man you want to purchase the perfect gift for. From these traits, you should be able to see a pattern that will help you decide what gift giving direction you want to follow. Remember that buying a special gift for someone is all about giving them what they want, not about what you think they should want. We often make the mistake of following our own desires when we go to pick out a present for someone, and this really should be avoided.

Some Cool Present Ideas

Does your man love the gothic realms? Perhaps he is a big fan of dragons, castles and damsels in distress. If this is the case, why not purchase him a dragon in armour clock? These clocks are gorgeous desk clocks that will look perfect in his office at home or at work. They are also an excellent conversation piece. If he doesn’t need a clock, you might also consider dragon figurines and statues, or perhaps beautiful wine goblets with ethereal fairies swirling around the handles.

Instead of Christmas, perhaps you are thinking of Valentines gifts UK. Valentine’s Day will arrive before you know it, and you certainly do not want to get him just another tie or paper weight. Does your man enjoy working in the garden? Gardening gifts are always well received. Why not get him a lovely bird bath to place under a tree or around shrubs? Bird baths are very popular garden decorations.

Japanese Money Box

Included in cool present ideas for men are Japanese money boxes. A Japanese money box is a token of good will and is said to bring its owner good luck. You can find handsome Japanese money boxes in many different styles, so it will not be difficult to find a marvellous money box that will bring a smile to your man’s face.

If your man loves being playful, toys might be the perfect gifts for him. Chattering wind up teeth are a funny way to break the tension and he will probably welcome these as an office accessory. You could also get him his own Egyptian Queen pen to sign his documents with. Novelty toys always make excellent Christmas gifts, as well as Valentines gifts UK.

Mens Presents Ideas

If you want to let your man know just how much you love him, include a note with your gift. It can be a simple and short note, as long as it is handwritten. Your attention to this small detail will let him know that the gift you are offering him is truly from the heart.

When Negotiating – Don’t Accept the First Offer

I enjoy the show “Shark Tank” and when I was watching a recorded episode last night, I thought it was pretty gutsy for an eleven year old boy to ask for more money when the Sharks made him an offer. The move almost cost the boy and his sisters (they were the business owners, though Mom and Dad were there too, and had financed the business to this point) a deal. The family ended up taking the initial offer, and when asked whose idea it was to ask for more money, because it almost cost them, the boy answered that they did get a deal, and that’s what mattered. And the boy was right, he did get the deal, and in fact I believe the Sharks respected the guts the boy showed. After all, the group of investors wouldn’t have massed billions between them if it weren’t for negotiating and taking risks. It does bring me to an important aspect of negotiations. As a general rule, don’t accept first offers.

Some people would insist that you never take the first offer, but I don’t like to say never, so I’ll stick with it being a general rule. There is a concern, like on the episode of “Shark Tank,” that if you make a counteroffer, they will refuse and you have given them a reason to back out of the deal altogether and you get nothing. And this is a valid concern, and could very well happen. In some cases, it may be that the person wasn’t serious about negotiating in the first place, and in others such as the above television show, the shrewd negotiators opened with their one and final option. That or they were just good at negotiation and knew their stance would make the family reconsider. Regardless, the refusal of the initial offer does have the potential to stop the deal. However, more often, the acceptance of the first offer will create the feeling in the initial party that they could have done better. Otherwise, why would you jump at the first offer so quickly? This feeling could turn to remorse and second thoughts, and they may want to change their mind about the deal.

This is especially true when negotiating products or services that are routinely negotiated upon. If you accept the first offer right off the bat, the other side may wonder what you are up to, and suspect that something is being hidden, or that they are missing something about the deal. An exception to this is when negotiating with an unsophisticated or novice negotiator. They may accept the first offer you make and you can just be happy they did so. But in most negotiations, it is not only normal, but expected, that offers and counteroffers will go back and forth until a deal is made. There will be less remorseful and suspicious feelings and both parties will feel better about the negotiated deal. So just remember, as a general rule, when bargaining is expected, don’t accept the first offer.