Christmas is just around the corner. What better way to kick off the holiday cheer than to start making a list and buying gifts before the shopping rush kicks in? Here are some Christmas gift ideas for the important man in your life, whether he’s your boyfriend, husband, dad, grandpa, or son!
Leos are playful, so it would be great if you buy your man something that could bring in lots of fun. What you buy him should definitely be something he is interested in, though.
Remote Control Toys
What’s your man been eyeing when you go to the mall? Most men appear to not like shopping but that’s just in the clothes department. Put a man inside a toy store with remote control items for sale – he’s bound to stay there for at least an hour.
It seems that no matter how old a man is, he never really gets too old for a remote control toys. You can find a decent RC car below P1,000. If your budget is above that, then you must choose the monster truck version; the meaner-looking, the better. You might also pick a helicopter or boat, instead.
A ‘Branded’ Bag
Men don’t want to admit it but they can be quite picky about bags. Buy them something that suits their personality and job. Most men can’t resist a good backpack, though, so you can play safe by buying him a ‘branded’ one.
Don’t worry because your man would surely be happy with a nice Hawk or Jansport bag. Buy the one that would suit your budget but make sure you don’t sacrifice quality.
Buy your man a good pair of headphones or a cool speaker, so they can enjoy their favorite music using their phone.
Personalized phone cases also make a good option; though you might want to ask your man if he’s planning to buy a new gadget for Christmas. It wouldn’t be good if you bought him a new Otterbox for his BlackBerry if he’s switching to iPhone soon.
Tickets to His Favorite Sports’ Team’s Game
What’s your man’s favorite sports team? It might be too late in the season to view a game but you could also be lucky if you can find a match; for example if the the team joins a Christmas fundraiser.
Of course, you’ll have to know what team he is vying for, else you end up watching a match featuring the rival of his favorite team instead.
If your man has a collection, it might be good to give him something to add there. Surely, that would be appreciated. Men have different ideas about collectible items than women. Make sure you know what he likes to collect and which items he already has in his collection. That might sound like a lot of work, but you can probably take a snapshot of his collection as guide so you won’t be buying the same pieces he has.
We hope you found our Christmas gift ideas useful.
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Winning Bidder Takes Home the Winning Bid for a 114-Year-Old Carousel; Later Claims That the Bid Was a Mistake
A British national who recently bought a disused fairground carousel for a whopping £180,000 claims that he made a big mistake. According to him, he clicked the bid button by mistake.
According to the winning bidder, he accidentally clicked on the button while he was trying to close the browser. He was trying to bid on several items at the same time.
Built in 1904
The carousel, which was built back in 1904, was among the hundreds of items from the former Pleasure Island Theme Park. The theme park is being auctioned off by Prestige Auctions.
During the bidding, the said ride did not receive any bids from the bidding room. However, one sole bid came from the internet just before the bidding was closed. It prompted cheers from the audience.
Prestige Auctions Grimsby’s owner, Carl Vince, cannot contain his happiness after the sale of the historic theme park attraction at a great price.
I’m so proud to be stood here today and to say I’m selling the carousel at Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes for £180,000.
Turning His Back
However, it looks like the bidder was the only person left not happy with the sale. The unnamed person later claimed that it was all a mistake after he received a bill amounting to £245,000 – that includes the total bid price, various taxes, and fees.
But the winning bidder may not be able to get back his money. According to Mr. Vince, despite the alleged error made by the person, he still insisted that the sale is still legally binding.
We are having a meeting with our online bidding partner today.
However, as far as we are concerned, the carousel is sold. We are not sure how people can make such a mistake.
Although he sympathized with the gentleman, who is reportedly from Lincolnshire, he is still firm that the bid is a valid one.
The bid button is very clear and is in the middle of the page.
The auction house also confirmed that if someone is prepared to put a new bid in another item, it would look at canceling the internet bid.
Still a Successful Event
Despite the carousel controversy, the two-day auction was a success. It sold more than 1,200 items. A lot of buyers were happy with their purchases.
The auction attracted a lot of international buyers, many of which traveled from as far as China to bid on equipment and memorabilia from the team park which closed in October 2016.
Given a chance, which item would you want to get your hands on? Are you willing to shed a large amount of money to buy a carousel that will help bring back memories of your childhood?
Boy Helps Blind Dad Sell Ice Cream, Gets Help from Kind Netizens
Last February 24, netizen Archel Novecio Reli shared photos of a man selling ice cream, accompanied by a boy who turned out to be his son.
According to Reli, the father is actually blind but because he had to provide for his family, he continues to sell ice cream despite his condition. Such can be very dangerous, especially with so many speeding vehicles and open canals in the streets but he had a very trusty guide, his son.
Of course, that is also quite dangerous for the boy but the two were left with no choice. Poverty has driven them to do this. But they gained praise from many netizens, with the post going viral and people asking whether they can do something to help these two.
Many expressed admiration to this dad for not giving up despite his condition; they also felt pity on the kid but also pride that he’s doing what he could to help his dad. We could only hope that he’s still studying so he could later provide a better life for his family when he gets older.
Since it was posted, the Facebook post has gained over 66k shares and 4.4k reactions from netizens, many of whom tagged the program “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” in hopes that these two would get featured on TV and find more help.
But even when the two have not been featured on the show yet, there were already a lot of netizens who contacted Reli to donate what they could for the boy and his blind dad.
Help poured in from various places, with people saying they are willing to help this duo because they are not just waiting for handouts from the government and from other people but were doing their best to alleviate their life and earn money for their food and other expenses. Admirable pair, yes?
Man Receives Tissues Instead of Samsung Note 8 Ordered from Online Store
Today, there are so many things you can do from home that you don’t even have to go out to buy something because online stores offer door-to-door deliveries of just about anything, from groceries to smartphones to just about anything you can think of (that can be delivered, of course).
Ivan Liew of Selangor, Malaysia was excited to get his hands on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for Christmas. So, he put an order for the smartphone on Lazada, an online store, last December 12. The delivery date was anytime from December 16 to 20.
On December 15, he checked the status of his order and was surprised to see that the site marked that they failed to deliver the item. The following day, his older brother received the packaged delivered by a man in a white private car.
But when they checked the contents of the package, the box contained two packs of wet tissues and no sign of the smartphone! He immediately called Lazada’s hotline and returned the package via courier Pos Laju.
He also filed a report regarding the wrong order at the police station.
On January 16, nearly a month after shipping the returned item, the customer confirmed with Pos Laju that the package had been delivered back to Lazada but the online store could not locate the code of the returned parcel.
The customer angrily called the store 10 days later when the status remained at a limbo. The parcel was marked returned then but nothing happened in the next days.
So, on February 24, Ivan took to Facebook to complain. He’s had enough of the online store’s slow response on his complaint – and the RM3,000 ($765) he paid for the phone wasn’t exactly a small amount of money.
After the post went viral, Lazada finally responded. He received a call from the online store on February 25 and was told that he will be refunded the full amount. Lazada’s Chief Commercial Officer Christophe Lejeune met with Ivan to apologize. They promised to investigate the matter so it won’t happen again.
On March 1, Ivan posted an update: the money has finally been refunded to his bank account. Whew!
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