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15 gift ideas for guys

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Hey everyone!

Well, I don’t know about you, but personally I always panic when one of my male friends/relatives celebrates a special occasion and I need to get him a gift. If it is a gift for a female friend, you can never go wrong with high quality cosmetics/skin care products, or pretty and feminine accessories -at least, in most of the cases. But if it is for a guy? All I can think of is the case of my cousin: I used to get him an aftershave, for every special occasion, for many, many years. Name day. Birthday. Christmas. Easter. Successful examination.  And many other times. No kidding, one day I visited him and I discovered a shelf full of aftershaves. It seems that I was not the only one who was going for the easy solution and was getting this particular gift for him. It was so embarrassing, I never bought an aftershave for anyone, after that!

So, over the years, I have made a small list of gift ideas for guys. Of course, not everyone is the same and not everyone is going to like everything out of this list. However, you can get some ideas and judge by yourselves if they match the particular person you have in mind.

And one last thing: you can adjust most of these ideas, according to your own budget. A gift doesn’t have to be expensive. Just the thought of it has a great value and it is something that must be greatly appreciated, no matter how much it costs. Thoughts and feelings are much more important than objects. 🙂

Let us start!

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10 movie night ideas

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Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog! Happy 2017!

It’s crystal clear (-8°C “crystal”, to be precise) that winter is here and doesn’t seem to leave anytime soon. What better excuse do you have, to wrap yourself around your warmest blanket and enjoy a good film? Or invite your friends over and have a beer&popcorn movie marathon?

In this entry, I am going to give you some movie recommendations. Just a quick list of good movies, in case you are too bored to google around. Animations are not included here -I have a whole bunch of favourites, so I’ll make another list for them.

Here we go, then! (I have linked all the titles to imdb, so click on them for more info)

 

1. Interstellar

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If anyone tells me “Hey, I was thinking of watching a movie tonight. Any suggestions?”, this is the one I will say immediately. Enough said.

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DIY: Halloween candle holders

Meet Frankie, Mr. Pumpkin and Ghost Boo!

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Ok, let me set things straight. I was never a big-Halloween-fan -i.e. I am not doing the dressing-up thing, nor the treat-or-trick thing. I haven’t even carved a pumpkin. But these days, I got really pumped up about making something Halloweenish -but something that can find a place in my home for more than the 31st of October.

So when I stumbled upon this recipe here, I thought “Well, well! These would be make some pretty neat candle holders!”

They are soooo incredibly simple and such a wonderful, warm addition to your house. I made all 3 of them in under 30 minutes, and you can certainly make them even faster. Just pop some spooky-wooky Halloween music on, and let’s get started!

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Blog alert!

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⌈ Bleekend = Blog + Weekend ⌋,

so as you may have already guessed, it means that every now and then I am going to blog my weekend.

After a long pause (hm, it’s been almost a month), I am back, with many new ideas for this blog. The academic schedule may be tough and exhausting, but I will try to find time for more entries and more ideas for all of you.

Let the #Bleekend begin!

-xoxo

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BratisLove: Visit to the Slovak National Museum (SNM)

Hey everyone!

I have already left the South and have returned to the North. I am now in Bratislava, and I have to say that the weather is unexpectedly warm here. Last Saturday, we decided to visit the Slovak National Museum. The day was quite eventful and we kept postponing the visit, but in the end we made it!

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5 *basic* decoration ideas for a small balcony

Get out in the balcony, right now!

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If you are one of the lucky ones who have a balcony in their apartment, don’t let it go unused.  During summertime, it can be a perfect spot for relaxation, reading a book, drinking cocktails or just hang out with your S.O. or friends. Even if it is a small one, you can still take some steps to pump it up and get the most out of it. In this entry, I will give you some basic tips, which you can alter to match your personal style.

Drumroll, please. And… here we go!

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3 (old) things that I have kept

Out of all the words in the dictionary, one that I really like is “change”. I like change and I am enthusiastically going after it, especially when it comes to my personal space. I keep on changing the decoration every now and then, sometimes radically, some other times at a more basic level. In any of these cases, change comes as a breath of fresh air to me, I just adore how refreshed my personal space looks afterwards -and it also gives my working/studying attitude a huge boost and inspiration!

Being in my hometown these past weeks, I can’t help but notice how much my room has changed. As I moved from childhood to my teen years, and then to my adult years, the decoration of my room -as a direct manifestation of my personal taste- has changed, to express my individual style.

However, there are a few things that I have kept throughout the years, and I still enjoy having. Here are 3 of them!

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10 things to do at home (on a lazy afternoon!)

Are you too bored to go out this afternoon? Perhaps it’s raining too much? Or you just decided to stay at home and relax after a very tiring day?

No matter what your reasons are, staying at home doesn’t have to be boring at all -you can actually use this chance to spend some quality time with your S.O./friends/family and come closer to them. Here are 10 fun things you can do!

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Lazy summer days

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You know these long and lazy summer days when you wake up and there is nothing written on your daily organiser? No responsibilities, no chores, nothing, zero.

As a uni student I can *luckily* still enjoy some days like that. However, after a few days the gap schedule gets boring -after all, being restless and fully occupied is super exhausting, but being absolutely unproductive is also exhausting.

So! To fight the spirit of unproductiveness I decided to start writing down the “Goal of the day”. As the name conveys, from today and till the end of my summer holidays I will try to fulfil one special goal every day! It doesn’t have to be something big, just something special that I don’t usually do. Moreover, because I am feeling super productive today, I will set and try to fulfil 3 goals. Oooh yeah!

The goals are:

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