A Personal Post

Hello, friends. As you all know, I’ve had a lot going on recently. This is just a post to get my feelings out. Blogging has started to become a really great outlet for me. I love writing. So much. I just feel so much better after I can put in words and completely convey the way I’m feeling. That’s what this post is going to be. Buckle up. Here we go.

My Mom

Okay, so my mom is doing great. I’m not sure where I last left off with you guys, but they weaned her off of the sedation and hen the ventilator and she spent a little while in the hospital and eventually she was well enough to go home. The only lasting damage is her memory. She remembers a lot, but not also doesn’t remember a lot. She’s remembering slowly but surely. For instance she forgot Nicks name the other day. But I’m happy with where she is overall.

Pregnancy

There has been a lot of back and forth and stress surrounding my Surrogacy journey since the chemical pregnancy back in December, but I think we are going to move forward. I’ll be doing a test called an ERA here soon then I’ll cycle and do a double embryo transfer with added meds like blood thinners and antibiotics just as a precaution because they couldn’t hurt. With all of that out of the way, I’m sad that I’m not pregnant, you guys. I see pregnant women everywhere. I dream that I’m pregnant. Everything just reminds me of it and my heart breaks every time I realize that I’m not pregnant. I want to be pregnant for these IPs. I enjoy being pregnant. Idk how to explain it. Like this journey is an uphill battle to get pregnant and maintain the pregnancy and all those things I mentioned just remind me that I’m losing this battle right now. I’m trying so hard. I want this so bad. It just sucks seeing people posting about their due dates when you’re trying with everything in you to get pregnant and you’re just not pregnant yet. Surrogacy is a big part of my life. It’s made me a better person. I’m thankful for what I have and what I’ve been given. Hopefully we will transfer again and this will be our lucky charm. Pray for us you guys.

Nick

I’m sure you guys are tired of hearing about Nick but I just want to explain how much I count on him. He is so sweet to me. He knows I want to be pregnant and he tries to protect me from any hurt feelings. He doesn’t bring up things that he knows will trigger me. He tries to make me happy. He’s my sunshine on my darkest days. I am trying to find the right words to convey the passion I have for this subject. He is just so good to me. I’m so thankful. He’s there to calm me down when I’m freaking out. He is just the best part of me. He makes me better. I feel like I come alive when I see him. He’s home to me. I know I’m safe and loved and I’m comfortable and happy. I really honestly believe God made him for me.

That’s all for today guys. I’m sorry this was a boring, emotional post, but I needed to get that out. And honestly, there may be another one of these coming soon.

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An Easy Everyday Makeup Look For Beginners

Hello, loves! Today I was looking back on photos that were taken around the era that I was getting into makeup and really trying to do it everyday. I was trying to do things that my skill set just wasn’t ready for yet. I was feeling this emoji the whole time: 🤦🏻‍♀️ and wondering why in the world anyone let me out in public like that. So I decided to make this post. This is a full face of makeup for beginners. Simple, easy, and quick. Of course you can change and/or omit any steps here to make it your style. Also, if I didn’t have the drugstore brand, I just showed the high end version I had of that type of product. Okay, enough talking, let’s get into it!

1. Moisturizer

The first step is always moisturizer. I like Illuminating moisturizers like the L’Oréal Glotion but anything will suffice. I like Cetaphil a lot too!

2. Brows

I always do my brows before I move on to my face to give the moisturizer time to sink into the skin. For brows, I recommend a pencil for starting out, just because I think you will be more comfortable with that. You’re used to holding and using a pencil. I think that will make it easier for you. I usually just grab a cheap pencil that also has a spooly end. I’ve heard great things about the NYX Micro pencil I believe it’s called. However, I think powder is easier to apply. Mine is from a subscription box, but I know you can get some in the drugstore. No matter what product you use, all you do is fill in and shape your brow the way you want it. You can build brow powder up easily, so it can be as light or dark as you’d like. It’s also really easy to clean up if you make a mistake. Just take some concealer on a small detail brush and go over the mistake. Then pretend it never happened. 🙂

3. Primer

I’m not picky when it comes to primer. I’ve used the Maybelline Age Rewind Primer and it did what I needed it to. It was a typical silicone primer. It filled pores and made my skin nice and smooth for foundation application. Just rub this all over your face using your fingers. For eyeshadow primer I still usually just use some of whatever concealer I’m using. Just put a little dot on each eye lid and blend it out.

4. Foundation

As you guys know, I don’t wear foundation everyday. But when I did, I like the L’Oréal Lumi foundation. It was cheap and of course, as a dry girl, I loved it’s dewy finish. Just pump this out on the back of your hand to warm it up a little. That makes it blend into your skin easier. Then just use a brush or a sponge and put it all over your face and blend it on in! I personally prefer a sponge over a brush. I’ve heard great things about the Real Techniques beauty sponge.

5. Concealer

I like FULL COVERAGE concealers. Before I got hooked on the Tarte Shape Tape, I was a huge fan of the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer. It’s extremely full coverage, although it’s a little drying. It’s beautiful and definitely does what you want it to do. Just put this under your eyes, and on any blemishes you may have. Use a brush or a sponge to blend it out.

6. Setting Powder

You can use any translucent powder for this. I personally like the ELF Illuminating Powder. It just brings more life to the skin and makes you glow. I love it. Just sweep this all over the face with a big powder brush.

7. Eyeshadow

Here, you can go as simple or as complex as you want. Sometimes I just throw some of whatever bronzer I’m wearing in the crease and some of whatever highlight I’m wearing on the lid and I’m out the door. No matter what kind of look you’re doing, always start by taking a big, fluffy brush and applying a matte cream shade all over the lid. Anywhere you primed for eyeshadow with either concealer or eyeshadow primer. This will help the shadow you use after this to blend easier. I love Creme Brûlée from Wet ‘N’ Wild for this job. I always find this at my local dollar tree. To start the look, I recommend a nice, middle of the road brown shade for the crease. Something like Frappe from Make Up Geek. That’s a warm toned brown that’s pigmented so it’s quick to apply because you don’t have to build it up. But it’s not so dark that it looks odd in the crease. Use a fluffy brush and put it where the crease is in your eyelid, using windshield wiper motions. Don’t use too much product, and make sure you do the windshield wiper motions a lot. That’s the key to beautiful eyeshadow: blending. You can just stop there if you want, or you can go into a shimmer shade for your lid. Go with one that with blend easily into your crease shade. For instance, when I use Frappe in my crease, I like to pair it with Amber Rush from the L’Oréal Infallible line. That blends easily and compliments Frappe, so it doesn’t look awkward if I accidentally don’t blend well enough. I like to use a concealer brush for this. And if you want, you can take a pencil brush or a thin eyeshadow brush and run some of your transition shade along you lower lash line. This will take the look to a whole new level! And lastly, take a light shimmer shade, like Iced Latte from the L’Oréal Infallible line on any kind of eye brush really. Pop that right under the brow and right on the inner corner of the eyes. Don’t make it too intense, make sure it blends with the transition shade.

8. Liner

I always like to take a black pencil liner and put that in my waterline and tightline. Any waterproof black pencil will do for this. I liked the L’Oréal Infallible Liner before I found Urban Decays 24/7 Waterliner. If you want to be bold and try a wing, I have a how to here. One of my favorite liners to do a wing with is the Physicans Formula Eye Booster Liner. It has a brush tip applicator and is very comparable to the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper.

9. Lash Curling/Mascara

I’ve always curled my lashes and up until a couple years ago, I just used the cheapest curler at the drugstore. It will do the job just fine. I recommend warming it up by putting it under your leg or in your bra while you do the rest of your makeup. A warm lash curler will make the lashes curl more and make the curl last longer. Just like a hot curling iron for your hair. Next is mascara. You all know exactly what mascara I’m going to recommend. Yes, the Covergirl Lash Blast. This is my holy grail, ride or die, tried and true mascara. I can’t even count how many tubes of this I’ve gone through. Just apply this normally to the upper and lover lashes. If any mascara accidentally gets on your skin, just leave it for a few minutes so it dries then just take a brush and swipe it off. It should come off cleanly after it dries.

10. Contouring

I like to use a cool toned shade for contouring. I’ve never used one from the drugstore, but I’ve seen contour kits there a million times. I just take a small face brush and run the contour shade along the hollows of my cheeks. (Think from the top of your ear to the corner of your lip.) And down the sides of your nose. (Around in between your eyes down around the tip.) Or you can check out my How To Contour Like A Pro post here.

11. Blush

I’m not picky when it comes to shades of blush. I love them all. Just make sure you don’t go too have handed, because you can go from chic to clown real quick. I’ve been meaning to pick up some Milani blushes, as I’ve heard great things about them. Just take a big, fluffy brush and apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks and up. (Basically right above of your contour.) make sure you don’t lose your contour in all that!

12. Bronzer

You guys know what I’m going to recommend for this product, too. Yes, Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer. It never fails me! It smells divine and blends like a dream. Just take a middle of the road face brush (not too big, not too small) and blend this all along the perimeter of the face, into the hair line, and I like to take it on top of my contour a little bit, just to warm it up and blend it all together some.

13. Highlight

My favorite part! Maybelline has their Master Chrome line and Wet ‘N’ Wild has come out with some good ones, too! Just take a decent amount of product on a smaller face brush and pop that highlight right on the tops of your cheek bones. (Right above your blush.)

14. Lips

I recommend a nude lip color because you can never go wrong with a nude lip. I like the L’Oréal Infallible line of matte liquid lipsticks. (I’m realizing how much of the L’Oréal Infallible line I like. Sorry! Lol.) Or even just a balm, like EOS.

15. Setting Spray

L’Oréal has a great setting spray, and I’ve heard great things about the Wet ‘N’ Wild and ELF ones! Just spritz this generously all over your face, locking everything in place for all day wear.

And that’s it, lovelies. That’s my recommended full face of makeup for a newbie to the makeup world. It’s simple, and really the base for any look. You could take this tutorial and go any way you wanted to with it. Throw on some false lashes, change up the lip color, or add some deeper shadow shades. That would change this whole look! And you could just follow the tutorial for a casual, everyday makeup look that won’t make you look like you were trying too hard or doing anything outside of your skill level. (AKA you won’t be going out looking crazy.) I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know if you did down in the comments. Thank y’all so much for reading and hanging out with me today. I’ll see you guys next time!

What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag

Hello, pretties! Recently, Nick and I took the kids down to Florida to see a friend that moved down there. I obviously brought makeup and I thought I would share with you guys what I brought. Keep in mind, I did fly. I kept some of my makeup with me in my carry on because I’m paranoid that my powders will shatter in my checked bag. I did however put my non fragile items in my checked bag.

Moisturizer: Glotion by L’Oréal in Fair Glow

Primers: Pore-fessional by Benefit for my face and Shadow Insurance by Too Faced for my eyes.

Brows: ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown and ABH Clear Brow Gel

Concealer: Shape Tape by Tarte

Powder: RCMA No Color Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit

Bronzer: Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Paaarty

Highlighter: Cover FX Custom Enhancing Drops in Moonlight and Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition and Golden State Of Mind by ColourPop

Eyeliner: Clinque’s Pretty Easy Liquid Eyeliner Pen and MUFE Aqualiner

Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast and obviously my Tarte Lash Curler

Lips: ABH Gloss in Kristen and Too Faced Peach Oil Gloss

And yeah, that’s all I took. I tried to keep things minimal. I took my tried and true, with the exception of the ColourPop palette. I just got that recently but I wanted to play with it and I figured if I ended up wanting something else I would have my Huda palette there which I love and I was taking the Huda palette anyway for the mattes. Other than that, it’s was all my trusted products that I knew would perform the way I want them to.

I hope you liked this post. I would love to know what you take in your travel makeup bag. And am I the only one that only carries powder and palettes in my carry on because I’m scared they’ll break in my checked bag?? Thank you guys so my for reading and hanging out with me today. I’ll see you next time!!

How To Blog No 2

Hiya there! The other day someone liked my first post in his How To Blog series and it reminded me of how much of a hit it was. Since you guys seemed to like it, I decided to write the second post! (Finally! I know, I know. Haha)

Okay, so obviously I’m no blogging genius. I do it for fun, although I love writing and hope to make a career out of it one day. I think I got the hang of blogging a little bit. The tips I give in this series are always things that I wish I knew when I first started blogging.

Today’s topic is going to be make blogging friends. When you like and comment on someone’s posts, chances are they will return the gesture and you’ll become blogging friends. There are so many great benefits of making blogging friends.

For instance they will follow, read, like, and comment on your posts when they see them. That’s traffic. Which is obviously what you want when you’re writing a blog. That will hopefully attract more people and you’ll get even more follows and reads and likes and comments.

You’ll also have friends there if you decide you want to do a guest post or collab with someone. Those are always fun posts and get both parties more followers. It’s a win/win situation!

You will always have new, fun stuff to read and look forward to reading. Hopefully your blogging friends write blogs that interest you, and you like their work. Then you get to appreciate their awesome posts, too!

You have a friendship. This one sounds obvious, but to me, it’s the best part of having blogging friends. My blogging friends have seen me at my lowest and helped me. They gave me encouraging words and made sure I knew I wasn’t alone. I love them.

Some of my blogging friends include Brittney, Angela, Amelia, Chloe, Charlie, and Joy just to name a few. Make sure you check out their blogs because they’re great blogs as well as friends. ❤️

Well, that’s all for this How To Blog post. I hope you guys liked it and learned from it. Thank you guys so much for reading and hanging out with me today. I’ll see you guys next time!

My Favorite Drugstore Makeup

Hello, lovelies! Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of new stuff is coming out at the drugstore? Yeah, I scroll through my newsfeed on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube and all I see is reviews on new drugstore makeup! I thought I would give my two cents on my all time fave drugstore makeup. Here we go!

1. L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadows

I have this Shadow in the shades Amber Rush and Iced Latte. They are so pigmented and smooth and beautiful. Amber Rush is part of my go to makeup look. It’s my tried and true, it never lets me down. I need to try more shades of this shadow!

2. Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

It’s no secret that this is my all time favorite mascara. I love the volume and length this gives tour while separating the lashes. I will choose this over any high end mascara. Every. Single. Time.

3. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liner

The main reason I love this liner is the brush tip applicator. I love brush tip applicators (like KVD Tattoo Liner). This formula is really nice though. It stays in place but removes easily when you try to take it off. What else can I ask for?

4. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I tried this bronzer because everyone was losing their minds over it and I wanted to know why. Now I do. This is one of the best bronzers I’ve ever put on my face. Including high end. It is buttery soft and applies so smoothly. Plus it smells delicious!

5. ELF Illuminating Setting Powder

I actually got this by accident. I thought I was getting the Translucent Setting Powder. This has a very subtle glow to it. I like to use this when I’m extra tired or sick to try to bring a little life back to my skin. It works great.

6. Brushes

I love brushes from Real Techniques, Ecotools, ELF, Wet n Wild, everything. I think you can find some great quality brushes at the drugstore! A lot of people swear by the RT sponge as wel, but I’ve never tried that. I will though!

7. L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara

Going back to L’Oréal, I love the Lash Paradise! It comes in second to my Lash Blast, but I still really like this mascara. It’s like a better version of the Better Than Sex Mascara.

8. L’Oréal Lumi Glotion

This is a new find for me but I really like it! It’s an Illuminating Moisturizer. It gives the skin a beautiful “glow from within” look when you put it under foundation or concealer. I really think you just can’t go wrong with this Moisturizer!

9. NYX Duochromatic Highlights

These are the best Duochromatic highlights I could find that are fun colors. I tried I high end and was disappointed. These are bright but wearable and smooth. They don’t skip and aren’t patchy or chunky. I really recommend trying these!

I think that’s all, but I’ll definitely update y’all if I think of something else. These are all of my tried and true, absolutely amazing favorites from the drugstore (not including Morphe or ColourPop, only what’s sold at like Walmart or target. There’s a lot of stuff I want to try also. Like some lashes, the master chrome highlight in the shade holographic, and the butter blushes and highlights. Let me know if you guys want a review on those things and I’ll go to ulta ASAP and get them! Thank y’all so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see y’all next time!

Glam Valentines Date Makeup Look

Hello, friends! I did this look a couple days ago and thought it was perfect for a date night. The shimmer lid shade makes this look so romantic in my opinion. I love it. Let’s get started.

Brows:

  • ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown
  • ABH Clear Brow Gel

Face:

  • Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair
  • Rcma No Color Powder under the eyes
  • ELF Illuminating Translucent Powder on the rest of the face
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer for bronzing and contouring.
  • A mix of I will always love you and justify my love blushes also by Too Faced
  • Cover FX custom enhancing drops in the shade moonlight for my highlight

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance for eyeshadow primer
  • I used Bae from the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition to set the primer
  • The first transition shade I used was Flamingo I went so light on that. I didn’t want it to be too bold.
  • The second transition shade I use was Sandalwood. I just threw that in the crease and blended it out.
  • Next I used a combination of Maneater and Henna. That went on the outer 1/3 of my lid as well as in the crease. I made sure to blend that out really well. No harsh lines!
  • Then I used a combination of Bossy and Coco on the outer 1/3 of the lid and blended that into the crease shades to make sure there were no harsh lines.
  • I cleaned up my inner eye socket with some concealer and blended the crease into that concealer a little bit to again, make sure there was no harsh lines.
  • I used Moondust as my brow bone highlight.
  • Then I jumped into the Golden State of Mind palette from ColourPop and I used Mind Tricks. I wet my brush to apply the shade and blended it into the darker outer lid colors.
  • I used Zero Clue as my inner corner highlight
  • I used my Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen for my top liner and wings.
  • I applied my MUFE Aqua Liner in my waterline.
  • I went back into the Huda palette and ran Henna and Maneater all along my lower lash line then applied Bossy and Coco but I kept that very close to the lash line and blended it all out.
  • I curled my lashes and applied my tried and true Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

Lips:

  • Marc Jacobs Lipstick in Kiss kiss bang bang with a really light hand
  • Too Faced Peach Oil Gloss on topand mix it with the lipstick to sheer it out a little.

And that’s all! I love this look. I think the pinky colors and the Smokey-ness of the look make it so sexy and romantic. All of the blending made it a really blown out, Smokey look. Which I think adds to the drama and sultry nature of the look, making it perfect for a date night. What do you guys think of this look? I hope y’all liked this post. I love reading these kinds of posts. What makeup did you do for Valentines Day? I’d love to see your looks! Thank you all so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see you guys soon!

My Birthday Wishlist

Hiya, dolls! My birthday is coming up in March, so I thought I would make a list for myself (or Nick) to refer to. It may not all be makeup or makeup related, but a lot of it will be. Because I love makeup. Lol. Okay, let’s get to it!

1. The Morphe 3502 or the 24G palette(s)

These are amazing quality, affordable palettes that house an array of warm tones, which we all know I love by now. I’ve been wanting these palettes for a while, so I think I might grab one! (Or both!)

2. Become self hosted

I love this blog and I want to become self hosted. A lot of my blogging friends have done it, so I’m sure they would be happy to help!

3. The Cheek Parade Palette from Benefit

This was on my beauty wishlist that posted sometime early last year. It comes with a few different iconic shades of blush and bronzer. I’ve never tried any benefit Blush or bronzer, so I would love to try it!

4. A new rug and curtains

I want an area rug and curtains for my living room. I’ve been re decorating that space since last year and I think that will be the finishing touches!!

5. A new steam vacuum

I would love a steam vacuum that I can clean my floors, carpet, furniture, etc with. I’m just tired of having to use different tools for everything. It’s monotonous to have to borrow Ami‘s steam cleaner for the carpets and furniture and having to sweep/vacuum then mop then scrub my floors downstairs on my hands and knees.

6. Get my wedding set fitted

My most prized possession is my wedding set. Since I had the surro babe, I haven’t been able to fit in them and that’s been devastating to me. I want to get them fitted so I can wear them again.

7. A night away

I would love to have a night away with Nick. Have a nice dinner, dress up, drink some delicious wine, then go spend the night at a hotel. That sounds fabulous.

8. A down comforter set

I’ve always wanted one of these. The fancy down duvet sets. Actually just the comforter. I can deal with plain sheets, I just want the cozy and cute comforter that I can put duvet covers on and be cute.

9. Some makeup from Ulta

There’s a few things I want from ulta. Like the new butter highlighters and blushes from physicians Formula and some makeup revolution items.

10. Black opium by YSL or Light Blue by D&G

I love these perfumes and have only ever owned samples. I would love to get the full size!

11. A Sephora gift card

There’s a couple things I want at Sephora right now. Like the Nudestix creamy lip + eye pencil in the shade Whisper, and the Creamy lip stain in the shade 05 medium nude by YSL I believe.

I’m sure there are more things I would want, as everything I listed is just small, attainable things, but I figured I would stop at 11. Lol. But when is your birthdays? Is love to know in the comments! Thank you guys so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see you next time!

Why I Never Wear Foundation (And Why You Shouldn’t, Either!)

Hello, beauties. I know you’re all going to be shocked by the title of this post. Yes, true true. I never wear foundation. And here’s why.

Of course this is subjective, but I don’t like the look of a lot of face makeup, aka cake face. My skin looks so much better without it. I have dry skin so no matter how much moisturizer I use and no matter how dewy or luminous the foundation formula, eventually it’ll get dry and flakey. I use Shape Tape Concealer by Tarte. That is the definition of a full coverage concealer. I can use that, covering my dark circles and blemishes, making sure to blend that well. I do have freckles and small imperfections, but I like those things peeking through. I think it makes my face makeup look more natural and those small things don’t bother me anyway. And after bronzer, blush, and highlight, it all comes together and you can’t even tell.

This reason, however, is fact and not subjective. It’s better for your skin. Obviously, when you wear makeup, that clogs pores and causes breakouts. Less makeup = less breakouts. It’s that simple. And once you aren’t breaking out so often, you don’t have a need for foundation as much.

Another reason is because it’s cost effective. I think this ones an obvious one, too. Foundation can be really expensive! I used to use foundation and I liked the NARS one, which runs about $40. That’s a lot.

Yeah, those are the basic reasons why I don’t wear foundation. There are so many pros to not wearing foundation. I highly recommend trying it. Even for just a week. Thank you guys so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see you next time!!

10 Never Fail Gift Ideas For Him

Hello, beauties! Being that Valentines Day is coming up, I started thinking about plans for Nick and I. This will be our 8th Valentines Day together, so it’s a little easier for me to get gifts for him. It hasn’t always been that way though. I remember back when we first started dating and I was googling, “gift ideas for my boyfriend”. It was harder to find something for him because I didn’t know him as well as I do now. I also think I was overthinking it to begin with because I liked him so much and I didn’t want to disappoint him. Since I’m a little more seasoned in the gift giving department now, here are some gift ideas for the man in your life. I think all of these are great ideas, no matter if you’re newly dating or have been married for years! Let’s jump into it.

1. A gift card

Yes, this seems so impersonal, but you can make it personal! Maybe get a few gift cards, one to his favorite restaurant, one to a movie theatre, and one to a fun activity place like paintball or laser tag or go carts. That would be a fun date night. It would show that you care about what he likes, cause you got his favorite restaurants gift card, but also that you want to spend time with him. Or maybe just get him a gift card to his favorite spot so he can have some alone time.

2. Something that has to do with his interests

What does he like? Okay, get him something that has to do with that! For instance, Nick loves bowling. He’s actually part of a league. One Christmas I got him a new bowling bag for his bowling balls and shoes and towels and all that. Or if he likes football, maybe get him a jersey of his favorite player. If he likes cooking maybe get him a pan set or an apron. If he likes a certain movie or video game, maybe get him a T-shirt or poster or something. If he really likes cars, maybe get him something for his car. I got my dad a baseball signed by his favorite team one time. That would be a good idea for any man in your life.

3. An experience

There have been a few times I’ve gotten Nick gifts like this. I’ve gotten him tickets to concerts, basketball games, football games, everything. Those are fun because it shows that you pay attention and know what he likes plus he has an event to look forward to! This doesn’t even have to be something expensive like a concert or something. It could just be a little get away. Maybe dinner and a night in a hotel. Something that you guys can look back on in years to come and think, “That was nice.”

4. Something homemade

I went this route a lot when we were younger and didn’t have two pennies to rub together. I did things like make dinners for him, complete with his favorite dessert, cheesecake. One time I got him some boxers and used fabric paint to decorate them. That was fun and every time he wore them, he thought of me. Lol.

5. Something new

New things are fun! Something like a couples cooking class or a new video game could be a great gift. Obviously use your best judgement and if he hates zombies then don’t get him a zombie game. But who knows maybe that will become his favorite new hobby!

6. Something he needs

Maybe he needs a new wallet or a new phone case. You can’t go wrong with that because he would buy it if you didn’t. Maybe even personalize it with your anniversary date or his initials!

7. Something you like

Is there a certain cologne you love the smell of or a certain shirt that you think would look perfect on him? Get it! You gotta use your best judgement with this one too. (If he hates v neck shirts, don’t get him a vneck!) Hopefully he will love it too and it’ll become a staple in his life.

8. Spoil him

You know that handbag or eyeshadow palette you’ve had your eye on forever, but just never bought? Maybe it’s because money is right, maybe you just didn’t get around to buying it, but if someone got it for you, you’d love it, right? Maybe he is the same way. If there’s something he’s had his eye on for a while, get it for him! Spoil him in a way that he won’t spoil himself. If you guys go to the mall and 3/4 time he looks at a certain hat or pair of shoes, I’d say he likes them enough that he wouldn’t be upset if he was gifted them.

9. Something special

I’ve done this gift idea before and it was great. To explain what I did, I have to give you a little back story. Nick has asthma. When he was younger, his dad took him to a basketball game. That was really special because money doesn’t grow on trees and those tickets were expensive. Nick started having an asthma attack but tried to conceal it as long as possible because he didn’t want to ruin the game for his dad. Eventually (after a few minutes) he couldn’t breathe and had to be taken out by ambulance. Nick always felt like he ruined that game for his dad. So one year, I got him two tickets to a basketball game. One for him and one for his dad. They finally got to go and see the whole game. That was really special for Nick. I’m glad I could do that for him. You have to know if your guy has something special like that, if not maybe just get him something off his bucket list, like in A Walk To Remember.

10. Something low key

Maybe you guys just started dating and you feel like a big gift would be too much right now. Maybe a date night would suffice. Dinner and dancing? A stay in movie night? Maybe make dinner together? Those things are always fun, at any point of the relationship!

And that’s it, y’all. That’s ten never fail gift ideas for your guy. I think I’ve included gift ideas appropriate for any stage your relationship is in. No matter if you started dating yesterday or yesterday was your ten year wedding anniversary. I hope you guys enjoyed it. What have you gotten for the man in your life? I’d love some new, fresh ideas! Thank you guys so much for reading and hanging out with me. I’ll see you soon!