PRESENTS FOR HIM – UNDER €10

Christmas time is THE time for giving and receiving presents, and it’s lovely, most of the time.

I love buying presents for family and friends. I love thinking about what they might like, what they have, what they need, what they would use…. it’s just lovely putting time and effort into buying those presents.

There are other presents that are hard to buy, like the office Secret Santa where you have got someone you don’t really know all that well, a very limited budget and not a whole lot of inspiration. You are looking for presents that are both nice and impersonal, lovely but not offensive. I don’t like the idea of just buying something, wasting money in something that you know will end up in a drawer – it’s such a waste of money! I just can’t.

I have made up a list with ideas of things to buy that are thoughtful, in budget and will not end up in a dark corner.

For the guy who likes to work out at home – Hand weights
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who is always taking photos in his phone – 3 in 1 Lens Set
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who has not grown up yet fully – a Rubber Band Gun
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy into Superheroes and coffee – a Batman mug
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the football aficionado – a Football Beanie
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the gambler in your office – a poker set
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy with the vintage look – SuspendersOrganising Chaos - Presents for him under €10  For the guy who wants to save the world – a Cooking Stove
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who knows how to look after himself –  beauty products
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the foodie in your office – a cooking book
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

I hope that this list will provide you with some inspiration to go out and buy a nice gift for all the men in your life, including the newbie in the office, and thus freeing some time to enjoy the Christmas chaos and shenanigans with loved ones.

Happy shopping!
Chaotic Itzi

LAST DAY OF HOLIDAYS

Yesterday was the last day of the school holidays.
I can’t complain. We have had an amazing time. We have been in Spain for most of the summer and before that in beautiful West Cork with friends. But it has gone too fast. Way too fast.
The boys are ready to go back to school, they are even looking forward to it. They can’t wait to catch up with all their friends and tell them all about the summer. I think they are even looking forward to some routine.
Last Day of Holidays - lunch & cinema
I am also looking forward to school starting. I am really going to miss the boys deeply but it is going to be good to have some time for projects, for crafting, for meditation, for the blog, for me.
Last Day of Holidays
To mark the last day of the holidays, we decided to have a lunch and cinema date. It was lovely.
Last Day of Holidays - lunch & cinema
They picked their favorite coffee shop for lunch and we took a sit by the window.
While Big Monkey was in playful mood for the photos, Chaotic Monkey kept posing. They really got into it. I like that they are taking an interest in photography. These silly moments and random dates are about making memories but also about capturing them, no matter how silly or normal they are.
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We then went on to the cinema to see AntMan. The boys and I really enjoyed it (although it may not look like that in the photo). It’s Marvel and it’s Paul Rudd, all good.
Last Day of holidays - cinema date
After dinner, we made sure the uniforms fitted. They went to bed at a reasonable time. School lunches are ready. School bag is ready. Everything is ready to go back to normality. Bittersweet.

What about you? Are you ready for routine?
Chaotic Itzi
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