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Can Frequent Gift Giving Lead to a Stronger Relationship With Your Partner?


This is a sponsored guest post. It may or may not represent the values or views of MommyRamblings.org

Gifts Strengthen The Relationship

Giving Gifts frequently in relationships can help to make the bond stronger. This is especially true when the couple is just starting out in the relationship. In fact, most people use gifts as a way to win the admiration of the person they are interested in. Gifts are bought more frequently at the beginning of a relationship, this slows as the relationship progresses, especially for guys who feel secure that they have won the girl they were eyeing. Truth be told, in established relationships, gift buying becomes less frequent or stops altogether. However, this should not be the case. Buying and giving gifts should continue as they help to increase the bond between the two to be even tighter.

Gifts Act As Security

Sometimes gifts work as security in the relationship. Different gifts are typically given at certain stages in relationships. These gifts signify the relationship is moving to the next level or getting more serious. Having said this, it is good to understand the significance of  certain types of gifts to avoid misunderstandings.

Gift Giving Should Be Mutual

Gift giving should be mutual. It is awkward to give a gift to someone who never gives you a gift in return. Look out for hints from your better half to know what type of gift they would like and surprise them with it. No matter the size of the gift, as long as it comes from the heart, it goes a long way to cementing the relationship in ways that can’t be explained. Giftstolast.co.uk has some great deals, check their website for creative, personalised gift ideas.

Gifts Come In  All Shapes & Sizes 

Gifts come in all types and shapes. Whatever your partner gets you, accept it and show them that you appreciate their efforts to make you happy. Take time to learn about your partner as this will help you know the type of gift to buy. Different people want different things. There are partners who want material things, those who want your affection and others who just want to spend time with you. If your significant other is the type that loves spending time with you, give it to the maximum as it worth more than anything. Taking an evening walk together, watching a movie or just sitting together may be your partner’s perfect gift, give it wholeheartedly and watch your relationship flourish.

Gifts Contribute To The Success Of A Relationship

Gifts are crucial when it comes to the development of a successful relationship. It feels good to have your partner do or get something nice for you, no matter if it was expensive or not; all gifts should be appreciated. However, it is also imperative to talk about gifts and the role they play in that relationship.

Gifts Affirm Love And Commitment

Gift giving gives the assurance that the relationship is alive and doing well. Gifts also act as constant reminders that the partners have each other’s back and that they can count on each other. Gifts prove that there is love between the couple. Gifts in relationships don’t have to be demanded, but should come naturally and are be mutual. However, if for some reason you cannot get your partner any gift, don’t feel bad, explain the situation to them and they should understand.

 



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Hollar if you love Hallmark Peanuts Collectibles at Unbelievable Prices!

I love the Peanuts gang. I have been collecting Hallmark Peanuts merchandise for years. I almost passed out when I saw that Hollar has Hallmark Peanuts collectibles at clearance pricing. They are also eligible for free shipping! Check them out below:

Lucy on patrol with her “common sense patrol” box car, ready to join the rest of the Peanuts gang. Regular price $19-Only $6 at Hollar!

  • Cute collectible box car water globe featuring one of your favorite Peanuts characters—Lucy
  • “Common Sense Patrol” written on the side
  • Made from cold-cast resin and 55-mm glass globe
  • Measures 2.4″ x 3.4″ x 4.7″
  • From Hallmark

Pigpen rides in with his pickup truck box car, ready to join the rest of the Peanuts gang. Regular price $19-Only $6 at Hollar!

  • Cute collectible box car water globe featuring on of your favorite Peanuts characters—Pigpen
  • “Peanuts-6” written on the license plate
  • Made from cold-cast resin and 55-mm glass globe
  • Measures 2.2″ x 3.5″ x 4.2″
  • From Hallmark

 

Are you the forgetful sort? Don’t be a blockhead and forget everything. Keep all your tasks on Charlie Brown’s head with this handy memo globe. Only $4 at Hollar!

  • Memo globe is perfect for writing all your “to-do” tasks
  • Features a mini globe design with Charlie Brown’s head
  • Includes dry erase marker
  • Measures 8″ H x 4″ W
  • Peanuts licensed product
  • By Hallmark

Aren’t they adorable? I have to get that Charlie Brown Dry Erase Globe for my daughter, she will love it! Check out all the Hallmark items they have including Muppets and The Wizard of Oz. If you are a Disney Lover check out The Big Disney Shop. They also have Star Wars collectibles and toys as well as Melissa & Doug merchandise and so much more!

While you are at it, check out the whole site, you will be amazed how far your dollar goes at Hollar! Let me know what you think.


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Save Big on Gorgeous, Sterling Silver Charms at Soufeel

What are your favorite things? Your family, hobbies, lifestyle, career and pets are probably some things that come to mind. You might remember past posts where I shared charms that represented my family, hobbies and pets. I really love Soufeel charms because they are beautiful and they have such a wide range of charms. You can add photos to their charms and personalize them with custom engraving which makes them truly unique and so special.

All of Soufeel’s charms are made of 100% 925 sterling silver. Swarovski and colored gems are also used to create stunning, works of art to wear around your wrist.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on Soufeel’s website and ordered several new charms to add to my charm bracelets. I even received a free gift with my order, a Pink Travel Car which you can see below.

Soufeel is having an amazing sale and most of their charms are on sale. The Red Travel Suitcase  that I have been eyeing for a while is 50% off and one of the first I added to my cart.

I chose the Diving Mask because I love swimming, snorkeling and live on a lake.

The Bicycle charm really appealed to me because I love the style and I wanted to have a charm that represented my love of cycling. 

I thought the Travel Car in Blue was a great way to represent the fun and exciting road trips we take as a family.

I received a Pink Travel Car as a free gift and so that was a nice surprise that I can put on my second charm bracelet or give as a gift.

I am a huge tea drinker so the Lemon Tea charm was one I had to have.

I truly believe With God All Things Are Possible so when I saw that beautiful charm, I wasted no time adding it to my cart.

Last but not least, this Pink Forever Love flower charm was on a super sale of only $9.99! No wonder it is sold out but Soufeel has great Charm Deals, where you can find charms at 90% off! 

Soufeel even has a rewards program where you can earn points you can use toward jewelry. They have more than charms, they have a wide selection of necklaces, earrings, rings and more. I hope you check out their website.

Do you like charms? If so, what kind appeal the most to you?

 

Soufeel provided me with the above charms at no cost. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Handmade Stuffed Animals Made From Reclaimed Wool in Canada #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Have you ever felt a stuffed animal so soft you could not stop yourself from touching it over and over? If you have not, you have not been up close and personal with a Cate and Levi’s Stuffed Animal. We recently welcomed a Cate and Levi Handmade Stuffed Bunny into our family. Our bunny is one of a kind because they are all handmade of premium reclaimed wool i Canada, no two are the same! The fun thing is that you never know what your bunny will look like until you open the package. I love the color/pattern combo we were sent.

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This bunny reminds me of a bunny my daughter has had since she was very little. I can see how a child would love a bunny like this for life and how it would find its way to a college dorm room just as my oldest daughter’s bunny did. My little kids love this and I do too. It also makes a lovely room accent. We love it so much we are adding it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2016 Holiday Gift Guide.

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This bunny is no small fry, it is approximately 22″ in height. The bunny can be hand or machine washed and you can machine dry on low.

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Check out my video review of this adorable bunny:

 

Cate and Levi is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Cate and Levi Handmade Stuffed Bunny!  Thank you to Cate and Levi for the review bunny and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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The Perfect Gift For The New Baby! #HolidayGiftGuide

If you have a baby on your Holiday Gift List, I have an adorable gift suggestion for you! I recently connected with a company called Estella in NYC that has the sweetest organic gifts for baby. Sets that include a hat, lovey security blanket and soft rattle are available in a number of different designs.

I really like the MTA Set since my daughter works with the MTA and this is adorable for any MTA baby!

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I also like the Whale Set. See my video unboxing of this great set below:

 

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This set is organic and perfect for summer or water-loving babies. The whale rattle is a winner of the Mom’s Choice Award and The National Parenting Seal of Approval. Everything is handmade n Peru with GOTS certified organic cotton. The rattle is stuffed with polyester filling.

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Blanket measures 14″ X 14″. Rattle measure 4”l X 2”w. Hat fits 0-6 months. All machine washable on gentle, dry flat. Gift giving is easy because these sets ship in a gift box.

We are happy to offer our readers a special discount code that will allow you to get 35% off your orders when you shop at Estella now through December 30th. Use Promo Code MR35Off when you checkout! We are also adding these Estella Baby Gift Sets to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings!

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Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these adorable sets!

 


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A Building Kit That Teaches Kids About Engineering! #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

My kids are very interested in building things, when I saw the Survive the Quake Engineering Kit, I knew they would love it. I was not wrong, this great kit puts their building skills to the ultimate test. They need to build structures that will survive an earthquake! quake

Building on the earthquake simulator that simulates quakes in 5 levels of intensity they have to think about what kind of structures will remain standing despite the shaking. The kit comes with 30 plastic building blocks in a variety of shapes and sizes. quake-1

I really like all the information that is in the activity book. It talks about engineers who design buildings to withstand earthquakes, the reason earthquakes occur and more.quake-book

I think this would be a great kit to have in a classroom as well. My kids really like this and they quickly learned the best way to build buildings that could withstand even a level 5 simulated earthquake.

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See our video below:

We like this set so much we are adding it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. If you think this looks good, you can enter to win one of these kits below.

Giveaway:

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Lakeshore Learning is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Survive the Quake Engineering Kit! Thank you to Lakeshore Learning for the review kit and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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New PJMasks Products Just In Time For Holiday Shopping!

As an Official PJ Masks Blogger, I am really excited to share some new products in the PJ Masks Line. My kids love PJ Masks and if yours do too, you will love these new products. See my video below for the reveal of these newest wonders.

 

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The PJ Masks Collectible Figure Set is available at Toys “R” Us and includes Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, Luna Girl and Romeo. All figures are in dynamic action poses so your kids will be able to act out creative scenes with the characters.

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The PJ Masks Night Sight Game by Wonder Forge is fun for kids and adults to play. I played this with my sons and what I liked best is that we are playing as a team to stop the mischievous Romeo from stealing the city’s toys.
My boys are very competitive so this team game of us against Romeo was a welcome change to the distress that happens when you have one winner. This game also has fun masks that let us see the hidden toy pictures. This is a fun memory team game that would make a great gift.

 

 

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For creative fun the PJ Masks Crayola Color and Sticker Book. There are so many great 2 sided coloring sheets as well as sheets of stickers. My kids love to color so these are perfect for times when they want to just sit down and spend some time creating their own masterpieces.

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Having a budding reader the Ready To Read Book, Time To Be A Hero lets kids join their favorite heroes as they work together to save the day in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior!

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Comment and let me know what you think of the new arrivals.

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Let Me Shed Some Light On Your Holiday Gift List

Are you going crazy trying to think of a really cool gift for someone on your holiday gift list? I just might have the answer you are looking for. I think I may be able to shed some light on your dilemma. Not just any light but a 3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Light!

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These lights come in a full range of styles and appear to be popping right out of the wall. They are battery operated and cool to the touch. Choose from lights that look like comic books, super heroes, Disney Princesses or you might like their sports or car lights.

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They can be placed in so many rooms like bedrooms, dens, basements, playrooms and more. Check out all their amazing products HERE! Lights are available at Target stores and Target.com.

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Mommy Ramblings is putting them on our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide because we think they make an awesome gift!!! What do you think? Do you know someone that would like one of these lights? Let me know.

 

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The Perfect Gift For Your LEGO Brick Lovers!

Do your kids love LEGO Building Kits as much as my kids do? If they do, they are probably something they are asking for all the time. Can you imagine their delight getting a box of their favorite building bricks and figures delivered right to your door? There is a new subscription box company for LEGO and Brick fanatics named Brick Loot! Subscribers receive a monthly box that is packed with unique, custom and never before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Every month when your child opens the box they will find 4-8 items hand-picked by Brick specialists who search the world for the newest, coolest products for kids to collect.

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Brick Loot was founded by a 9-year-old and these boxes are for ages 6-99. If you are 100, I guess you are out of luck.  If you would like to try this great subscription service I have good news. Mommy Ramblings’ readers can save 10% off Brick Loot by using the code “usfamily” at checkout.

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I would love to hear your thoughts. We think it is great and with the holidays coming up, it would be a great gift idea. What do you think?

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See What I Found For The Kitchen, Bath and Bike!

Amazon Roundup

Back today with some great product finds I recently tested and recommend to my readers. First, if you are looking for great coverage in an Oven Mitt. One that really goes the distance up your arm to keep you covered and safe from burns and splatters, Crucible Cookware truly delivers. These are such awesome oven mitts. They are extra long and can be worn on either hand. Mitts are textured for a great grip and provide way more than just hand protection, they cover the lower part of your arm as well. They feel nice too with the cozy, quilted lining. They are quality made and available in red or black. You can order them right on Amazon. Check out my video review below for more:

 

Now back to the classics, classic shaving gear that is. This 100% Badger Bristle Shaving Brush by Perfecto is perfect for achieving that great lather that facilitates an awesome shaving experience. The handle fits so nice in the hand and provides a secure grip. It fits in most shaving stands and can be used for way more than shaving. Did you know you can use them to do detail cleaning of your keyboard, car dash, get deep in the crevices of hand card furniture and decorative moldings, polish shoes, use for powders, great for gun cleaning and much more. See our video below and if you want to learn more or purchase this classic Perfecto Shaving Brush, it is available on Amazon.

 

The final product for today I want to share is the Mocase Bike Bag. This is a great bag that fits over the center bar of your bike. This bag has plenty of room to carry your gear when cycling. It is easy to remove and has a removable strap to carry it. There is even a waterproof cap inside in case you get caught in the rain or want to be more visible. It has reflective trim that allows you to be seen by vehicles at night. There are lots of compartments and a bungee on the top you can secure things under. See my video review below for all the details. If you like it for yourself or someone else, you can check it out or order right on Amazon.

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Let me know what you think.

I was provided with products to facilitate my reviews. As always I only recommend products I love.


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