9 Surprisingly Awesome Kanye Inspired Men’s Gift Ideas

kanye-westI know what you’re thinking. A gift idea about Kanye West? WTF? How is that going to work? EVERYBODY JUST CALM DOWN. Just hear me out for a second.  Although in recent years Kanye has exhibited some rather unusual behavior, you cannot deny the fact that he is his own character with his own unique attributes.   Remember, Kanye has evolved over the years.

From The College Dropout to weirdo Yeezy, lets take a journey through time and you will see that these Kanye inspired gifts are absolute perfection for your husband’s next birthday. Here… we… go.

1. College Drop Out Kanye

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This men’s gift idea is inspired by the college drop out album of 2004.  At this time, I was just graduating from high school and headed off to school in the south! I attended Dillard University in New Orleans. Where are my NO folks at? WHOOP! Anyway, there is a song on the album called School Spirit.  Gift your hubby with alumni gear from his college or university!  My husband loves the Oregon Ducks, so Duck gear is always a winning gift in this household. Which college team does your man root for?

2. Kanye’s Workout Plan

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This song was also on the College Drop Out, but it had sexual references. Sex is always a good gift idea for your man but in this case gift your dude with a super fly new gym membership or amazing new gym equipment. If you live in the Los Angeles area, Equinox is the most incredible gym I have ever been to. State of the art EVERYTHING! A gym membership to a high class gym would be incredible. Maybe even buy him a personal training session.

3. Katrina Kanye

“George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People.” Um…. Remember that cringe worthy Kanye statement? I remember it extremely clearly because I was someone who was directly affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  I was going to school there and had to evacuate (that’s a whole other blog post) . Anyway, we all cringed but secretly applauded Kanye in this moment. And although it was a shocking statement, he used his celebrity platform to awkwardly and inappropriately give a voice to the black citizens of the New Orleans community.  He was “trying” to do a good thing. So it has inspired this gift idea.

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Why not give your man a gift that gives back?  Donate in his honor to a disaster relief fund and lets prevent another Katrina situation (and Kanye Situation) from happening again.

4. Luxury Dad Kanye

Kanye West is a dedicated father to his absolutely adorable kids North and Saint.  But he is no BBQ’N, New Balance Wear’N dad. He is pretty (in my Guy Fiere voice) “Out of Bounds.” So what kind of luxury gift do you give such a dad? I was inspired by his wife Kim and the extreme gift she gave to him for his birthday in 2015. She actually gifted him a birthday extravaganza at The Staples Center (LA’s Professional Basketball/Sports Complex).  This gift cost a hefty $110,000!!!! You can read the article here.

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Instead of gifting your boyfriend the entire sports center (unless you got it like that. I sure don’t) Give him the gift of a professional sport game at the sports arena in your area. Here in Oregon we have the Portland Trail Blazers and the Portland Timbers.  The sports guy in him with LOVE you for it. Click Here

5. Baby Kanye………….. * Little Man Gift Alert*

Let’s face it, these days there is no Kanye without Kim being somewhere nearby.  Well, I’m excited to see their adorable kid’s line.  Having a child myself, I love shopping for kids clothes.  Keep in mind, this is Kanyashian so it is an expensive line. But OH SO CUTE! Their kids line is called The Kid Supply. Give the little man in your life a cute bomber jacket or graffiti shoes for his big birthday celebration.

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///TRUE STORY: Kanye’s Design team was contacted by Oregon’s Department of Transportation (Tri-Met) because apparently Kimye stole Tri-Met’s logo without their permission and placed it on their kidswear sweatshirts! Ha!  You can read more on this here

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6. Yeezy

If you are unfamiliar with Kanye, he also goes by the name Yeezy.  He has since created a clothing line named after himself called Yeezy Supply.  It is basically an extremely minimalist style of design which could be called boring or just downright weird.  But there are some items that he has that are actually pretty fabulous.  If you have Kanye money, you can gift your man with something from his clothing line.

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Give him a little gift of millenial pop culture to marinate on.  Something to tell your grandkids about!  If the Yeezy Supply line is too spendy, check out Yeezy Boost by Adidas.  The shoes are a bit more “affordable!”

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7. Kanye Food Faves

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Take him on a cheap date to one of Kanye’s favorite places to eat, McDonalds! Apparently, Kanye has a ridiculous obsession with Mickie D’s.  I too can’t get enough of their amazing french fries.  Check out these other known Kanye restaurant faves.

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If you can’t take him out, Kanye is known to be obsessed with junkfood such as, Chips, Sour Skittles, and Ice Cream. Give your junkfood loving man a homemade Junkfood basket as a surprise “for no reason” gift.  #nomnomnom

8. “Beyonce had the Best Video of All Time”

Remember this? Yikes! Cringe! NOOOO!!! So maybe Kanye put his foot in his mouth during Taylor Swift’s moment.  He literally stole the spotlight. How about a gift that puts your man directly in the spotlight with Improve Lessons!!

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Take him out of his comfort zone and into the Kanye Zone with some acting skills.  This would be a fun activity for you both to enjoy.  Take a couple shots before you go to take the nervous edge off and Get out there and get Kanyefied!!!!

9. Kanye the Wrapper

Kanye is first known for being a very intelligent and clever hip hop artist.  He would rap (get it) about some very REAL subjects which I loved about old Kanye. When all is said and done, if you are giving someone a physical gift you typically wrap it up in some sort of way.  Why not wrap your gift to grandpa in this Kanye wrapping paper?

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Gramps will probably ask you who he is (I know mine would LOL)  but to me that’s the best part. Creating fun memories with your family!  How fun is this?

You see!!  Kanye isn’t as crazy as they make him seem. He just needs to be reimagined as a gift idea. Whether you choose one or all of these gift ideas I hope you were inspired to think outside of the box and create something truly imaginative that your loved one will really enjoy.

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Cheers,
Sarah

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12 Tips for Getting your First Brazilian Wax

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YOU GUYSSSSSSS! I did the unthinkable. That’s right. I actually got my first brazilian wax.  I have an odd sense of accomplishment from doing it. It was something that I have always wondered about, so for my trip to Bermuda I thought I might as well try it.

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The Result. I will never do anything else. This is the best thing that has ever happend to beautify my genital region. Now don’t go getting all weird. We are all adults here and we all have to deal with that region on a daily basis, so why not talk about it?!

For me it is the part of my body that I would prefer to keep SUPER clean. And for me this is a way to do it.  Here are my tips for going to European Wax Center and getting a brazilian…

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1. Take Advantage of your First Wax

I did a lot of research about Brazilian waxes and the location I decided to go with was European Wax Centers.  They are located all around the country.  I went to the Clackamas location located here in Oregon. Here’s why I chose it.  First of all, as a first time waxer you get a free wax (anything other than Brazilian) or a discount on a Brazilian wax.  What would have cost me around $50 only cost me $25!!  WINNING!!!! This is only a 1 time thing though.

2. Read about Other People’s  Experiences

I  was on YouTube for like 3 days straight just reading  about  other people’s experiences. It helped me realize what I was getting myself into. I will post a video next time I go. Stay tuned. Next appointment September 22!!!

3. It hurts but only for a few seconds

Don’t go into this thinking it doesn’t hurt. It absolutely DOES. But only for a second. LITERALLY.  Have you ever had your eyebrows waxed? Its exactly the same as that but on your vag. It hurts for only the second that they are ripping the hair out and it goes away. You are not in pain for 3 days or anything like that. I walked out of there on a smooth skin HIGH! I cannot tell you enough, IT ONLY HURTS FOR 1 SECOND! YOU WILL TOTALLY SURVIVE.  There are things that are WAY WAAAAAAAAY worse than getting a brazilian wax. Like a paper cut. Paper cuts hurt like a… well you know.

4. Be ready for the technician to talk a lot

I’m not sure if this is true for other women, but you know one of the most annoying things for me is when I  go to the OBGYN for a  pap test, the gynecologist is suddenly very interested in MY life and everything I’m doing. Just won’t stop talking to me. Like really? You are all up in my vag and you want to discuss my Friday night dinner plans?!  Why am I suddenly more interesting in THIS circumstance? Well… its the same thing when you are getting waxed.  She will be talking your ear off, so just be ready to have a long life conversation while you are spread eagle.

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5. They DO NOT use wax strips

I kind of assumed that  they would be using wax strips but they didn’t! They use a hard wax. This means the wax sticks directly to the hair rather than to the skin. So when the wax begins to harden they just strip it right off without strips! Pretty cool. The wax is super warm and feels a little weird but kinda great at the same time lol

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6. It doesn’t take long

I went in thinking it would take like an hour. I was in and out of the place in like 15-20 minutes! Quick and easy.

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7. Grow out your hair for 4 weeks before your first Brazilian wax

You want to make sure that your hair is long before your first wax. Why? Because waxing removes hair from the follicle.  So the longer your hair, the easier it is to remove the follicle and the longer the wax will last and the smoother you will be.  YES!!

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8. You are waxed from Front to Back

Yep. A brazilian means they get it ALL!! Vag & Booty… is that a song? (Bad and Boujee comes to mind. LOL)

 

9. Don’t get talked into buying the products

After your wax, the people working there will try to talk you into buying their expensive products. I unfortunately fell for it and bought some little “ingrown hair wipes” and I’ve only used them one time and have seen no difference.  They have what seems to be good products, so purchase if you want. I just don’t see any need moving forward.

 

10. Prepare to be tweezed

I was NOT expecting this. But they actually tweeze you down there too.  I mean they are super on point about removing ALL hairs even if that means you need a tweeze. Again, not really painful.

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11. They DO NOT numb you

There are some myths out there that you get numbed before they wax you. NOT TRUE!! And you really don’t need it. I promise its not as bad as it seems.

12.  Do not use any lotions or creams after your first wax

After your wax you willl be VERY sensitive down there. Any types of lotions or oils may sting a little. Just be gentle to yourself and make sure to wear cotton panties (granny panties). You will be thankful you did.

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Well, there you have it. My little insightful information for those of you interested in taking the plunge. My biggest tip is to just GO FOR IT!!!! You will be so happy that you did. I will never shave again. Waxing is definitely worth the money.  Two HUUUUUUUUGE thumbs up for European Wax Center!!!

Cheers,

Sarah