I used to have the philosophy that I would only buy presents for other people if I liked those gifts myself. I understand where I was coming from, not wanting to spend money on something that I personally thought was silly or uninteresting, but I’m proud to say that I’ve matured since that time and now have a different perspective. I’ve realized that giving someone a gift is really all about celebrating that person, and part of that is celebrating the kinds of things that bring them joy. When you give a gift that makes someone smile, that’s a gift coming right back to you…it doesn’t matter if what you gave is not something that you would have put on your wish list, too!
One of my brothers-in-law LOVES to have a lot of ties. But not just any old tie will do for him. He loves to have novelty ties (think cartoon characters, funny sayings, etc.). I’ll just come right out and tell you that novelty ties are my least favorite kind of tie, with bow ties coming in a very close second. But you know what? I’m not wearing them, so who cares what I think?! My brother-in-law lost almost all of his worldly possessions in a house fire this past April, and among his losses were all those crazy ties that made him smile. I knew that I wanted to get him a really fun tie and I knew exactly where to look.
I went to ABC Neckties, which is an online tie mega store! They have every kind of tie for every kind of style. Tim owns a tie from the company and he looks SO sharp in it! I knew that I would be able to get something of good quality by going back. This time, I was looking in the novelty tie section, which as you have read is a new adventure for me.
You know what? Once I made peace with buying a novelty tie and just thought about my brother-in-law and what he might like, I had a ton of fun picking out something! I ended up with this trumpet tie. It was priced very nicely, at just $10! That’s a steal, people! I’ve received the tie and already wrapped it up. The quality is excellent and the tie is bold and bright. He’s going to love it, I just know it.
ABC Neckties is such an excellent resource for gifts for men. I love their patterns, their prices and their speedy service. We will definitely shop there again! They also just launched a very helpful page on how to tie a tie. Definitely check it out if you need to brush up on your skills in this area or if you want to learn a new style (they have 15 different ways!).
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.