Colby Ivey

Food with Love

Month: June 2016

Tips To Choose The Perfect Gifts For A New Mom

Choosing a gift for a new mom can be quite a challenge because there are so many cute gifts out there and you might wonder what to buy. From toddler gifts to special mom gifts there’s a huge range. Even if you are going for a baby shower, you will still be in this problem. If the mom has already given a list of gift ideas for the guests to buy, you still want to make your gift a special one. You want to make her happy and give that warm welcome for the coming baby. So, here are some tips that we collected for you so you don’t have to break your mind on thinking what to buy and end up with something dull.
It has t be practical
Being a mom is not so easy and its time where you need lots of help. A mom who has a two month or say, one month year old baby, can be weighed down with so many tasks of the baby and at home plus she will feel tired, sleep deprived and stressed as well. She needs a lift up and some motivation. This is where you can throw some light to her life. Gifts that can make work easer for her help her to do several tasks as a time is amazing. She will be so thankful for you for the clever idea of a practical gift. These gifts can be easy cooking utensils, baby items and much more.
She can take it with her
If these gifts you buy are portable then it’s simply amazing because the mom doesn’t have to spend time carrying it from here and there with the utmost impossibility. You might be surprised on how much these baby items can quickly fill up a baby bag. This is why parents always shop for portable items that are lightweight, small, and compact can be great. So, if you are looking for baby blankets or other items, make sure that they are not so heavy and can be neatly folded and packed.

Something made just for her
Personalized gifts can be so unique and they are specially created for her and her baby. Things like this can be great gift ideas. So, check for toys, books, blankets, accessories, shoes, usable skip hop and wearable’s for babies with their names or even sweet quotes.
Cuteness of the gift
Your gift can be practical, personalized and so useful but remember the looks do matter always. For a baby gift, cuteness should be a must have because you will be presenting this to the mom and also for the baby to come. Babies love things that are really attractive to their eyes. So, when you are shopping for baby shower gifts or gifts for the new mom, it’s important that you look for cute prints, styles, designs and colors to make everyone go “awwww”.

What To Consider When Buying A Flash Drive

There are so many new products being unleashed into the market that it’s hard to know what is best, most affordable, and most useful for your needs. There are a few things you should consider when shopping for external storage.

How it Looks

This actually shouldn’t be something you consider when looking for a flash drive. Although these drives have become smaller and smaller, storing bigger and bigger amounts, but a pen drive that is smaller tends to be slower than one that is bigger with the same space. Smaller drives don’t have space for important parts that enable higher speeds.

Lifespan

Most thumb drives are not built to last long, so be aware of how long your drive is said to survive. Chances are you’ll damage it before it dies naturally, so don’t worry about this too much. Just make sure it’s not a cheap product which will die in a year or two.

Security

If you’re going to be using this flash drive for some serious and important work, look for the kind that is designed for safety and security. There are special secure USB drives that you have to input a password to in order to access what’s on it.

Size

No, not physical size, but storage capacity. If you’re thinking about getting hundreds of gigs, you might as well go for an external drive. But if you want something pocket sized that you can fit onto your key chain, shop around for a good generic model, as storage can go up to about 256GB.

Generation

You might want to be aware of the generational differences in the drives available today. You may have head the words “USB 2.0” and “third gen drives” thrown around. This is really a matter of storage capacity and rates at which the drives read and write the data. If you need a high rates and a lot of space, then you’ll want a third generation drive.

Other Concerns

Make sure you get a durable drive, or you’ll risk easy damage, especially if you have it on a keychain. It is useful to have a lanyard attached so you can hang it around your neck for safety and easy access.

If you have these few things in mind when you’re shopping for a good flash drive, you should have no trouble finding one that suits your needs and budget. Just don’t settle for something just because it’s cheap, you won’t be doing yourself any favours.

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