The Perfect Gift for Your Perfect Man

The holidays have rolled around again. Ladies, this means it’s time to find a gift for your man.

If you’re anything like me, I never know what to get him.  I’m searching on the internet, taking hours in stores, walking around in circles until I finally just give up and buy something last minute. Well, I have come up with a list of perfect gifts for your perfect man so you don’t have the same problem.  

 

The Detailed Man

Wax on Wax off!

The Meguiar’s Gold Class Wash & Wax kit is the perfect way to wax the exterior of his vehicle and clean the interior.
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For a smooth and shiny finish, the Makita 7” polisher kit is the way to go.
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Another great detailing gift pack for the enthusiast is made by Wizard…it even comes with a super cool hat!
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The Travelin’ Man

Make sure he is prepared for a bump in the road.

Know a frequent traveler with kids? Get them this first aid kit to fix those boo boos on the road.
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Don’t let him get stuck without a jump. This Red Fuel Lithium Power Pack from Schumacher would make an awesome gift. Not only will it start your vehicle, it will charge any USB device!
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What if he gets a flat tire in the dark? This Alkaline Lantern by StreamLight will light his way! It has a 360° light distribution, a handle for hanging, its waterproof and it floats!
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The Tech-Savvy Man

Bring out his inner geek with these tech-savvy suggestions.

You two could jam out with the new Beat Block Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker is LOUD, portable, has a long battery life and comes with a box for storing it safely.
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How about this portable solar powered charger that is small enough to fit in his pocket! He can charge his USB devices on it and it even has a built in flashlight.
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This portable power source/mini jump starter would make a sweet gift. He could take this anywhere because it is also small enough to fit in his pocket. Not only does it charge phones, laptops, cameras and other personal devices, but it can also jump start his vehicle!
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The DIYer

Got a handy man around the house?  Here are a few handy items.

The Milwaukee M18 2 tool combo kit is the perfect set of compact drills for those around-the-house projects. They even come with a handy bag for storage.
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This screwdriver set by KD Tools/GearWrench is sure to have any size he will need for his next DIY project.
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Working on his vehicle? This tool set has a little bit of everything he may need. Check it out…
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Alright, now I have done the hard part for you. Hopefully, this list will help you, and lessen your stress, during the upcoming holidays.  Now it’s time for me to figure out which of these items will be perfect for my perfect man.

Written By: Cheri Shue

 

Got Gas?

Gas prices have been outrageous in the recent past.  Luckily, I have seen they have been dropping a bit but with the upcoming holidays I will not be surprised if they go through the roof again.

Here are some helpful tips that can save you gas and money.

Do not accelerate and brake hard – I tell my boyfriend this every time he drives my car. He thinks I’m full of it but anytime you slam on your brakes or floor it you can literally watch your gas tank drop. Go ahead, try it. When you come to a stop or accelerating slowly, fuel economy can actually increase by as much as 20%.

Don’t use your A/C unless you have to – Okay, in the summer time there is NO WAY I’m not using my A/C but on nice cool days it can actually save you some gas by not using it. Using the A/C puts an extra load on the motor causing it to have to use more fuel. On most vehicles, even the defroster you use on cold mornings when you go out to start your car, yea, that uses more gas too.

Keep your windows closed – No A/C AND your windows closed?  (It’s getting a little claustrophobic in here.)   Keeping your windows open, especially on the highway, will cause more drag and use up to 10% more gas than if you had them shut.

Don’t sit and idle – I was always told that turning off then starting your car used more gas than keeping on. Not true. If you are going to idle for more than one minute you should actually turn off your car.

Use cruise control – I never hit the highway without using my cruise. If you are going to be traveling a long distance, it’s best to use it to maintain a constant speed. Speeding up and slowing down will use up more of your gas.

Keep your car in good shape –I think it’s been a few years since my car has had one of these…but having a frequent “tune up” on your car and making sure the tires, filters, spark plugs, fluid levels etc. are all in good shape will save  you on gas in the long run.  If the car is not running at tip top shape then it is using extra fuel to make up for the lack.  

I think I will try to start using these gas saving tips from now on. They might not make a HUGE difference but every little bit helps, right?

Written by: Cheri Shue, Guest Blogger
Source: www.gasbuddy.com