3 V-Day presents you can buy on the way home

first_img 60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Aw, crap! It’s Valentine’s Day!All of the restaurants are booked. That concert she’s been hinting about for months is sold out. Not even Amazon can save you now.It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working really hard or you’re known for your forgetfulness, Valentine’s Day is a holiday of zero excuses. If you don’t want to spend tonight on the sofa, try to find these last-minute gifts you can snap up on your drive home from work.Veuve Clicquot yellow label champagneThis stuff isn’t cheap, but you can’t afford to pinch pennies today. In fact, because Veuve Clicquot runs about $50 a bottle, there might actually be some left at BevMo, nicer grocery stores or maybe even Costco. Veuve Clicquot tastes delicious, but the secret ingredient is its social media posting power. A photo shot of the label posted on Instagram tells the world, “my Valentine spoils me.” And that’s really all anybody wants on Valentine’s Day.KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand MixerKitchenAid stand mixers are iconic kitchen appliances. If your sweetie watches a lot of cooking shows on TV and doesn’t have one of these, you’re in luck. Yes, they’re pricey – anywhere from $200 to $400 depending upon where you find them and which model you buy. But if you wanted to save money, you would have planned ahead. And like Veuve Clicquot, this gift is fancy enough to brag about on social media. Consider yourself lucky if you can find one at Target, Fry’s Electronics or Kohl’s. Be prepared: they come in several different colors. Which color should you get? If you have no idea, make sure you get a gift receipt.Sunglass Hut gift certificateNothing makes a woman feel more like Beyoncé than a pair of fierce shades. Most people would love to have a pair of expensive designer sunglasses, but would never spoil themselves by spending that kind of money. Which is why this gift is perfect for the clod who forgot today is Valentine’s Day. There are more than 1,500 Sunglass Hut stores in the U.S., so chances are, there’s one within driving distance. When you get there, don’t be a cheapskate. Sunglasses really cost $300? Yes, they do. You know what costs more? A divorce.Whatever you do, don’t swing by the supermarket on the way home and think some raggedy roses and a standard box of candy will cut it. Your Valentine might smile sweetly and say thank you, but when she shares tonight’s details with her friends tomorrow, you’ll get a big fat #fail. If you come home with one of these three gifts, you’ll be #winning instead.last_img read more

UCL: Ajax Amsterdam produce powerful reminder of their promise against Lille

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Ajax Amsterdam gave a powerful reminder of their Champions League potential with a resounding 3-0 win over Lille in Amsterdam on Tuesday at the start of the group phase. Last season’s surprise package look hellbent on a repeat of their heroics, which got them all the way from the preliminary rounds to the semi-finals. And goals from Quincy Promes, Edson Alvarez and Nicolas Tagliafico ensured an emphatic start to Group H. Having come through the preliminary rounds again, Ajax went ahead when Promes, one of their new signings, powered home a header after 18 minutes. He got in-between two Lille defenders at the back post to finish off Tagliafico’s cross. Alvarez, also bought since last season’s run to the final four of the Champions League, added the second goal in the 50th minute. David Neres slipped him in with a short pass and the Mexican international hooked a stinging shot in from a tight angle. Fullback Tagliafico, one of the smallest on the pitch at 1.73 metres, then rose majestically to head home Hakim Ziyech’s 62nd-minute corner and extend the Dutch club’s lead. Lille, back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2012-13 season, had chances. The visitors saw Jonathan Ikone, Victor Osimhen and Mehmet Zeki Celik all hit good efforts straight at Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. In the last minute, substitute Yusuf Yazici crashed a shot against the upright but then hit the rebound over the top in the closest that last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up came to scoring. Ajax are next away at Valencia on October 2 while Lille host Chelsea the same night. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Ajax AmsterdamLilleUEFA Champions LeagueVictor Osimehnlast_img read more