Reseller Tips & Tricks

Spend Less Time Sharing: Poshmark Success

We all know that sharing is critical to successful sales on Poshmark. But with four parties a day, 5 million other sellers to compete against, and millions of items out there, how do you spend less time sharing and still be successful on Poshmark?

The easy answer is cloning yourself, but that’s not so easy. The next best thing is getting a reseller assistant, who will share your items throughout the day and overnight. This helps ensure your items are coming up high in the “just in” search results. Potential buyers shop all day and night, so a virtual assistant who shares multiple times a day really pays off. You still need great inventory to be successful, but more about that later.

Free up your time

I started with Reseller Assistant with their $25 a week deal, and was pleasantly surprised by the results. As I continued to grow my closet, I wanted to keep my costs down. I started conservatively, and simply did the special about once a month. The Reseller Assistant program will NOT automatically renew you, or notify you when the week is over. You will notice the difference! I signed up with a promise that each day I paid for the service, I would list at least 2-3 items. It worked!

The combination of listing more, having a closet with more inventory, and having someone else focus on sharing for me, I was able to watch the metrics better, and see sales start to grow more consistently. By listing 2-3 items a day, I began to have daily sales. More people would visit my closet for one item, and then shop around for other items too. Free time allowed me to better view the diversity of my inventory, and see what sold well and what didn’t. And by selling higher value items, even with a higher cost of goods, I was able to limit my total inventory (necessary with my limited space), and still have the sales that I wanted.

I started one week at a time

Finally, I bit the bullet, and bought their lowest monthly plan, and did it for the quarterly purchase to save 10 percent. I now feel so much freer to go shopping (my favorite!!), take photos and measurements, and list. So by spending less time sharing, I was able to still be successful on Poshmark. In fact, it’s brought my sales to the next level.

One of the biggest recommendations you’ll hear when you start a business is that you need to be able to clone yourself because you can’t do it all. Find out what someone else can do for you so you can focus on what you want to do, or you do best. In my case, I really enjoy thrifting, and washing everything is easy, so the tougher work for me now is the photography and listing, but with so much freedom by no longer having to share, share, share, I have no excuses!

To learn more about Reseller Assistant, and their plans, click here. I recommend the one-week special for $25 to try it out if you’re ready to start now. Sign up for their mailing list to hear about their 10% off sales.

I’ve found that the investment has been well worth it, as my sales have been consistently higher, and I’m happier feeling less tied to sharing, sharing and more sharing in order to be successful.

Spend less time sharing on Poshmark and still be successful – how to guide in a nutshell

  1. Clone yourself – think about what someone else can do for you, so you’re freed up to do other things
  2. Easiest thing to delegate is sharing
  3. Choose a reliable, vetted person or company to assist you
  4. Commit to how you’re going to use that free time to continue to grow your company
  5. Add metrics to your to-do list: understand what is selling and what is not, and try to figure out why. Buy more only of what sells!

Reseller Assistant does offer an affiliate program, of which I have become a member. I joined only because it truly works for me, and I believe in sharing what works with others so we can all be successful. I do receive a small commission if you sign up using my links. The commission helps my small business reduce expenses. I hope you found this blog helpful, and that Reseller Assistant can help your business grow, too!

This information is true and accurate based on my personal experience.

Want to learn more about how I’ve been successful? Check out Top Tips for How to Sell More on Poshmark.

Top Tips: How to sell More on Poshmark

Whether you’re simply cleaning out your closet, or looking to resell beyond your closet, top tips & tricks for how to sell more on Poshmark will help. Maximize your Poshmark selling opportunities by learning more about pricing, sharing, listing, selling fees, and more with these top tips for how to sell more on Poshmark. Happy poshing!

Fast Tips for How to Sell More on Poshmark

TIP #1: PRICING to sell more on Poshmark

Quick Pricing Tip: Price with Poshmark discounting and filters in mind

Pricing on Poshmark can be a challenge. If you want to sell more, you need to get pricing right. Start by thinking about what you realistically think you can get for an item. Do this based on supply and demand, trends, recent comparable sales, etc. Once you have a number in mind, price your item so you can drop the price a at least once and still ultimately get to that number.

Dropping the price will help provide incentive for people to pull the trigger and buy. For example, if you think you can sell an item for $20, price it at $23. When you do a private or public price reduction of at least 10%, Poshmark will send the likers a notification. If you want to be able to do this multiple times, you will need to price it higher.

Often shoppers like to feel like they’re getting a special deal, so want an offer at a lower price. That being said, do not price too low or people will think that something is wrong with the item. A deal that’s “too good to be true” often rings true.

If you will not allow discounting, and do not want to entertain offers, mark your prices as firm. Shoppers on Poshmark often have an expectation for further discounting. The other thing to keep in mind when pricing is the filters available for shoppers. The filter ranges for pricing are $0-$25, $25 to $50, $50 to $100. For example, if you have an item priced at $55, it will only show up in one filter. It may make sense to reduce the item to $50 so your item shows up in both searches. More visibility means more shoppers, and potentially more sales!

TIP #2: SHARING on Poshmark to get more sales

High level quick sharing tip: Poshmark encourages sharing. Sharing your OWN closet is more important than sharing the items in other people’s closets to sell more on Poshmark

One of the most tedious parts of selling through Poshmark is the need to repeatedly share your items for sale. But one of the best parts about selling through Poshmark is the amazing search engine optimization (SEO). Post an item and then search for the title on Google and it nearly immediately shows up in search results! I recommend sharing your items at minimum twice a day, and ideally three times a day. I typically try to share in the morning, midday, and again in the 10 pm (eastern time) party. When you share the items in your closet, they come up higher in the filtered results when people are searching. For example, try searching for Nike shorts. The results will default to show the items most recently shared. So this “sharing tip” is to make sure you share the items in your closet, and to share them often.

Don’t have time to share so often, want to spend more time on listing or shopping? Check out our blog to learn how to spend less time sharing and still be successful on Poshmark.

Social media promotion is very encouraged! There are many Poshers on Instagram, many of whom offer great tips for selling on Poshmark. The more you share, the more people see your items, the more sales you will have.

TIP #3: DISCOUNTING to sell more on Poshmark

Discounting Quick Tip: Poshmark requires a 10 percent discount to promote

As mentioned above, pricing can be a challenge. Poshmark looks at pricing history, so start higher to allow room in your pricing to promote discounts. Many people just need that extra push with a discount offer to buy. I recommend offering a discount to likers soon after they like your items to help encourage impulse buys. If you do not want to offer discounts, mark your prices as firm as buyers who use Poshmark frequently expect discounts.

Another area you can provide incentives to shoppers is through discounts on bundles, and reduced shipping rates. In other words, you can encourage buyers to get two or more items at once by offering a discount. There is a setting to allow Poshmark to do this discounting automatically for you. Encouraging bundles saves the buyer money through the discounted rate and reduced shipping cost. The buyer will only be charged for shipping once if they buy the items together.

You can also add a shipping discount for the buyer, but you do not have to when working within a bundle. Outside of a bundle, if you want to offer the private discount, you must drop the price by at least 10% and offer a shipping discount. Watch the net revenue level to make sure you’re still making money – or at minimum, breaking even in the beginning!

TIP # 4: NEGOTIATING on Poshmark WILL help you sell more on Poshmark

Negotiating Quick Tip: Poshmark is a resale platform, where shoppers are coming for deals, so expect to negotiate

Let me say it again. Negotiating with buyers on Poshmark will help you sell more on Poshmark.

One of the biggest traps I’ve seen people fall into when it comes to Poshmark is taking sales tactics personally. As with anything in business, always stay professional and do not take things personally. If someone offers you a “low-ball” offer, simply counter offer with a price you are comfortable with. I often will come down a small amount, and then the person will continue to come back until we meet in the middle. I never ignore or decline offers, but will counter offer with a minimal discount if I feel the item is already priced low enough.

Do not engage in negative language or discussions that are not helpful to your business. If negotiating is not something you want to do, indicate that your prices are firm. You are your brand on Poshmark. Do not engage in negative conversations on Poshmark or social media platforms that you use to promote your business, as they poorly reflect on you, and your closet, even when you may be in the right.

Some users “block” potential buyers because they are insulted by a “low-ball” offer. Remember these are potential buyers, and many cultures encourage negotiation, and some see it as an art. If you don’t want to engage, or simply block potential buyers, you’re leaving money on the table. I’ve had some of my biggest bundle sales from people who started off with offers that were definitely too low to start! This is one of the most important top tips on how to sell more on Poshmark, so please make sure you are open to negotiating.

TIP #5: SHIPPING on Poshmark

Shipping Quick Tip: Poshmark buyers typically pay for shipping; sellers pay difference when over 5 lbs so sell more, but don’t get stuck with extra fees

On Poshmark, the buyer pays for shipping unless the seller specifically offers it at a reduced rate through a private offer or bundled deal. The seller can offer a partial shipping discount or free shipping. Free shipping is not common or typically expected on Poshmark. Discounted shipping is expected by frequent Poshmark shoppers.

NOTE, if a buyers bundled items add up to above 5 pounds, the additional shipping cost will be taken out of your sales revenue (when requesting a modified shipping label). Letting buyers know when items cannot be bundled together due to shipping weight limits will help avoid overage fees. To avoid shipping discounts, create a bundle of your customer, and give them a discounted rate from the bundle, where shipping discounts are not required.

Learn more about upgrading your shipping label on Poshmark (necessary if your package weighs over 5 pounds).

TIP #6: LISTING on Poshmark

Quick Tips for Listing to get more sales: Poshmark wants you to list more items

I haven’t found any official notes from Poshmark about listing more items each day, but there are many of us who swear it helps sales! So not only is it important to have items in your closet, and to share those items, but it’s also important to add more items to your closet, and ideally on a daily basis. You can also relist items (using the copy functionality) to get items featured up near the top of the “Just in” search results lists.

I’ve had the best luck listing new items daily whenever possible, and listing items with brands that are well known. The more you list, the more you will sell. It’s definitely a numbers game!

Higher quality brands, and items with unique and fun styles tend to sell well. Some brands have sold surprisingly slowly or not at all for me. Brands that do NOT do well for me in the reseller space include: Chico’s, Life is Good, Banana Republic, Gap. Brands that seem to do consistently well include: Dr. Martens, Rothy’s, Tieks, Vans for shoes, and for clothing, Lily Pulitzer, Nike, Lululemon, Torrid, and Free People. Jeans vary, with American Eagle Outfitters often flying out of my closet as fast as I list them (maybe I need to raise my prices!). ūüôā

Quick tips for selling listings on Poshmark – what will help my listing sell faster.

Tip #7: FEES on Poshmark

Fees Quick Tip: Poshmark charges per sale, not listing

Poshmark takes 20% for each sale, but a minimum of $2.95. It’s one of the more expensive platforms, but there’s a reason many still use it. Poshmark makes it incredibly easy for buyers and sellers. They also have excellent search engine optimization (SEO), which essentially means your items come up in Google search results well.

Note these tips are offered in good faith based on information available at time of posting. Always follow guidelines posted on the Poshmark website.

What are your favorite things to sell? Where do you source your items? My favorite items to sell are J. McLaughlin dresses. I absolutely love them! Connect with me on Instagram – I’m happy to follow you back to learn great tips for how to sell more on Poshmark from you, too!

J. Mclaughlin dresses – my favorite

J Mclaughlin Fall Orange Sage Dress

If you don’t love J. McLaughlin dresses, you obviously haven’t been introduced to them yet. They are my hands down absolute favorite dresses of all time. Their amazingly soft, comfortable and extremely flattering Catalina Cloth continues to impress me.

J. McLaughlin Dresses come in a variety of styles, with pockets and without, collared necks and v-necks, and more. They are perfect for work, a night out, or a casual day at the beach. They are the dress I get the most compliments on, hands down!

A few of my favorite J. McLaughlin Dress Styles include:

The J. McLaughlin Emma Dress. A truly timeless dress, the Emma features two front pockets and an easy pullover style. It comes with the choice of cap sleeves or 3/4 sleeves, a square neck, banded waist details, and is about 36″ in length.

The J. McLaughlin Sage Dress. Classic and contemporary, the J. McLaughlin Sage dress comes in 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless. It is ruched on the right side to offer a bit of fun sass to a streamlined easy dress. Approximate length is 39″, and it has a boat neck.

The J. McLaughlin Lola Dress was my first J. McLaughlin dress ever(!), and began my obsession. It features a figure-flattering wide waistband with ruched details, and is about 38″ in length. It comes with the choice of 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless.

View my sale on J. McLaughlin gently used dresses – below are a few screen shots of J. McLaughlin dresses available for sales at discounted prices as of this posting – happy shopping!

Interested in learning how to sell items from your own closet? Check out our top tips for selling more on Poshmark post.

Best hair dryer for smooth straight hair

Best hair dryer for smooth straight hair

For those on the hunt for smooth straight hair, having the best hair dryer can save you hours each week.¬† The best hair dryer for smooth straight hair is definitely going to be one with ionic technology. Most of the ionic blow dryers claim to cut drying time in half, and while we didn’t see a 50% decrease in drying time, we did see significant time savings, and smoother straighter hair without additional straightening tools or products.

The prices on ionic hair dryers range significantly from a low of $11 to upwards of $300. We tried many, and found the best hair dryer in the categories of time, value, travel and overall.

Best hair dryers for smooth straight hair by overall winner, fastest drying time, value and travel.

Overall Best Hair Dryer for Smooth Straight Hair 2020:

BaByliss Pro BABNT5548 2000 Watt Ionic Nano Titanium with Integrated Ion Generator Hair Dryer is our favorite again for 2020. After reading many reviews comparing this to the Harry Josh Pro Tools Dyer 2000, we had to try it out. For less than 1/3 of the price, it was best blow dryer overall¬†worth a shot, and we lucked out as the normal $120 price was on sale for only $60. What we were surprised most about with this little beauty was the size – it’s large enough to do the job and small enough to travel with you. It does weigh in a bit more than the average hair dryer, but we’ve read that’s due to the motor, which allows you to switch from hot to cool instantly, and is supposed to outlast an average hair dryer. When we timed the drying efficiency we did see two things – faster drying time and smoother hair.

Best Overall Value:

Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer. For those with shoulder length hair or shorter, this is a great quick hair dryer. It’s also very reasonably priced for the time saved versus a regular non ionic dryer. We found this Revlon hair dryer for about $20. If you’re on a budget or just want something decent that works well and doesn’t require much of an investment, this may be the best hair dryer to get you that smooth straight hair.

Best Dryer for Travel:

BaByliss. This hair dryer made by well-known brand BaByliss Best blow dryer Babybliss travelpacks well, is light, and will work better than most hotel dryers by far. Also very reasonably priced at $30 or so, this may be the best hair dryer option for you if you’re in need of a travel dryer that packs well, works well and is well priced.

Best Blow Dryer for Smooth Straight Hair FAST!

The best hair dryer by far for fast results was the Dyson SuperSonic hair dryer. Made for speed and precision, this hair dryer does not disappoint. A heavy price point, it gave us pause to even consider the dryer. Testing quickly showed that it’s worth every penny if time is money, and you want smooth straight hair that’s silky smooth in record time.¬†Dyson Supersonic hair dryer fastest dry time

In summary, we found these to be the best hair dryers for smooth straight hair. All three did the job well enough, but have positives and negatives. So what are we using now? We have the BaByliss Pro BABNT558 2000 Watt Ionic Nano Titanium as the daily work horse, the Revlon Hair Dryer as the back up (also used for the kids a few times a week), and the BaByliss Travel dryer as the travel hair dryer.

The hair these were tested on is fine, but wavy, and very plentiful. The kind of hair the stylists say after getting their hands on it, “wow, you have a ton of hair!” (Be glad perms aren’t back in style!)

Looking for more hair tips? Find out the Best Dry Shampoo out there!

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Best Yoga Mat

When it comes to yoga mats, personal preferences go a long way. Some people prefer a thicker yoga mat, with a firm cushiony feel, while others prefer something thin and firm. One thing is for sure across the board – we want a non-slip surface and a great comfortable mat. Although there may not be a one-mat-fits-all, we think these yoga mats stack up as the best overall.

Overall: Best Mat for Yoga

1.Manduka PROlight Yoga and Pilates Mat. As the name suggests, this mat is lightweight, but it also offers stability and cushion without feeling too soft. It’s sticky Best Yoga mat #1enough to stay put on the floor, and the cushion offers less stress on your joints than cheaper, mats. The PROlight yoga mat feels supportive without too much thickness, and features the closed cell technology, making it less likely to capture bacteria and spread germs. Manduka has excellent customer service, and offers a lifetime warranty on their mats. This mat can’t be beat.

Seeking Additional Grip? 

2.The Combo Mat. If you’re looking for a mat that will allow you to glide through your workouts and grip more as you sweat, The Combo Mat is the best choice. The mat is unique in that it includes a built-in microfiber towel-like top layer. Even better, it’s machine washable, so you can really feel like it’s clean and ready for your next workout. It’s made with biodegradable natural tree rubber and water based print inks! If you sweat like a fountain, you may still want that extra towel for hot yoga!

What about Sustainability? Check out these mats!

3.Jade Harmony Professional 3/16 Inch Yoga Mat.¬†Jade Yoga is a well-known name in yoga mats, and the Harmony Professional is well liked among many professional yoga instructors and frequent yoga participants. Made with open-cell, natural rubber, it offers excellent stickiness, with slip resistance even while you sweat. Known as the mat that keeps yoga teachers confident and secure sticking poses, many instructors argue this is the best mat for their students. Jade is well known for good customer service, and the mats are made in the United States . If that’s not enough, they plant a tree for every mat sold, and they are biodegradable!

4.PrAna E.C.O Yoga Mat.¬†The ECO mat is more anti-slip than a standard mat, adhering well to the floor and your feet. They have great designs and a good amount of cushion to lift you from the¬†Best Yoga mat #4solid floor below. If you sweat a lot, you may still need a towel, although most users will be fine without one. The two sided mat benefit, cushioning, toxic-free production, nice grip and great price led us to choose this as the best mat from prAna’s Earth Conscious Offering collection.

Best for Less – Why Pay More?

5.Gaiam Print Yoga Mat. If you’re looking for a good, cheap mat, the Gaiam is the best yoga mat for you. Priced at a very reasonable $20 or so, the mat Best Yoga mat #5 cheapwill hold¬†up well for the occasional yoga practice, and look great on the floor. It’s non-slip¬†traction holds up well, and it’s pretty lightweight. There are more than a dozen designs to choose from, and they clean easily with soap and water. They are sticky and thin, which work well for beginning or infrequent yoga.

Looking for more yoga accessories? Yoga bags are a great way to store your yoga mat when it’s not in use – be sure to order the right size to matchbest yoga mat - yoga bag your yoga mat’s width! A larger yoga bag may be needed best yoga mat - yoga mat slingsdepending on the size you use. Another accessory you may enjoy having from day one is a yoga mat sling to carry your mat with. You’ll notice most people who frequently practice yoga are fanatics about two things – their mats and their slings!

There are a number of additional accessories, such as Yoga Wheels, DVDs, Books, Pants, Socks found on Amazon’s most highly recommended yoga list.


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Best electric toothbrush

A good electric toothbrush can make your mouth feel really clean and fresh. Great toothbrushes are an important part of good dental hygiene, and may help make those dentist visits a little less painful (both for you and your pocketbook!). Which is the best electric toothbrush? These are our top picks.

Overall Winner

1.The¬†Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30Best electric toothbrush overall winner¬†made it squarely on the top of our list for the best electric toothbrush. It’s light, convenient, and very simple and easy to use. Most Sonicare toothbrushes are similar – they vibrate and use the same brush heads. The way this one stands out is in its simplicity. You don’t need all the bells and whistles to have a great toothbrush that cleans well, doesn’t break easily, and holds the charge a good long time.

They are built to take a beating, so they’re also great for the kids. They last much longer than the average $20 or less disposable electric toothbrush. They’re well worth the additional investment. The simple design leaves less to break, and they stand up well.

Best Value

2.Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush¬†–¬†It’s easy to see why this model often tops the list for Best Electric Toothbrush as it’s simple, inexpensive, and works well. If you’sonicare best toothbrush overall valuere looking for the cheapest good¬†electric toothbrush, this is likely your model. It cleans the teeth well, helping to reduce gum disease, tooth decay and tartar build-up – all table stakes¬†for today’s electric toothbrushes.

It holds a charge well, and works like a charm. The only complaint is around the handle, as it does seem to get dirty and need to be cleaned. This was still a seemingly small price to pay for a cheaper version of a great toothbrush.

Best Connected Toothbrush

3.Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black Electronic Power Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun РThe Oral-B Pro 7000 is one of the latest electric toothbrushes in technology with its Bluetooth connectivity. If you love your FitBit, wait until you get a hold of this gem! The only brush on our list to reach up to the $100 club, the Oral-B Pro 7000 is sophistication in a brush.

The Bluetooth technology allows you to track your brushing habits and customize your brushing experience. It’s a great way to get more involved in understanding your brushing. Yet even without connecting it to your phone, the brush alerts you to move on from that same area you like to get stuck in to make sure you’re brushing all of your teeth well. It also will slow down the pulsations if you’re brushing too hard. This feature is a great way to help train users on the proper use of an electric toothbrush, no app needed. If you want clean teeth with some insights, this is the brush for you.

Now that you’ve got those teeth in shape, how about protecting your skin with the best sun protection out there?

Best Gifts for Mom

Best Gifts for Mom Avid Book Reader

Each year, the challenge of what to get for mom seems most heightened as Mother’s Day and birthdays approach. We all want to get the best¬†gifts for mom, and maybe even get better gifts than our siblings! Here’s a list of great gifts for mom depending on the type of mom you’re buying for this year.

Best gifts for mom – Stylish

Stylish Great Gifts for Mom. Small Harmony in Straw

Small Harmony in Straw (more expensive than regular Small Harmony but beautiful!)

One of my favorite hand bags is the Small Harmony by Kate Spade. I do not treat purses with care, often overloading them with water bottles, snacks, along with a host of other items. They hold up very well, look great, have the look of a very expensive stylish bag, but the price still comes in as pretty reasonable for the value of the bag. If you are comfortable paying a bit more, you can get the Kate Space Cedar Street Small Harmony bag (see photo) as it’s a gorgeous bag with a lot of life.

If your mom isn’t into bags or purses, many of the stylish items Kate Spade offers are great gifts for mom as they hold up great, and look simple yet sophisticated.

Best gifts for mom – Book Lover

The new kindle - for mom!If your mom loves books and has had a Kindle for awhile, this is a great upgrade for her – with a battery that lasts for months instead of weeks, a lighter weight, and all the same great benefits of her current Kindle, the new Kindle Oasis is a great option. They are not in stock until June 1, but you can pre-order it now, and show her that the order is on its way soon (you know mom secretly wants it first!).

If your mom loves books and hasn’t tried out the Kindle yet, this is a Kindle as a Mother's Day gift ideagreat low-cost option to try. Every avid reader I know who has tried the Kindle has loved it! It’s lighter weight than holding or carrying around a book, and it’s much easier to read at night with a built-in light. In addition to these benefits, if she’s off to a vacation and will read more than one book, the Kindle can be stocked up with hundreds of books without adding any bulk. There are a number of different Kindles out there now, but the basic one is still my favorite escape (I use my iPad for everything else – my Kindle is for my me-time with the books!).

If you do go with the Kindle – be sure to get her the 30 days of Kindle Unlimited – it’s like access to a virtual library via Amazon! Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Great Gifts for Mom – When You’re on a Budget

Great earrings for Mother's Day giftOne of my most favorite pair of earrings look like pearls with small diamonds and are absolutely stunning. Best of all, they cost less than $20. No one ever would guess! I’ve bought these multiple times as gifts, and have a pair myself. I love them! Definitely a great low cost gift idea for mom.

Best Gifts for Mom –¬†Fitness Fun

FitBit bracelet for mom
For the moms who want it all and want to track it, the fitness market has opened up a great range of opportunities. From the FitBit¬†clip on (my favorite, and great for women who don’t want to wear the bracelet style – hint: clip on bra so don’t throw in wash) to the many stylish bracelets, the fitness tracking and now sleep tracking opportunities are just getting started. I see this market continuing to grow as an ever-growing number of people continue to work to better their fitness. Mom will love to challenge herself to take even more steps and compare with friends.

Hope these ideas help you find the best gifts for mom this Mother’s Day!

 

Great Watches for Men Under $200

best watches for men

If you’re looking to step up your watch game to the next level, these¬†great watches for men are a great place to start. Although many great watches for men are offered at higher and lower levels, a watch just under the $200 price point offers a lot for the money.

One of my most favorite watch brands at any price is Citizen. They are smart, sleek, sophisticated, priced fairly, and built to last.

Seiko: Great Watches for Men under $200

. Seiko, a well-known watch brand, offers many different price points for their watches, and when you spend in the $100-$200 range, you get a lot for the money.

The Seiko SKA413 Adventure stainless steel kinetic diver watch is an excellent choice for divers. It is not only rugged, but high quality and sophisticated. It’s resilient to bumps and great watches for men Seikoscratches, and the strap is ample and comfortable. It’s not quite Omega diver quality, but the price isn’t Omega style either. And it’s quite precise!¬†After three months of daily wear the watch has gained only 5 seconds.¬†Its style, workmanship, quality are all superior to others in similar price points. It’s a great¬†watch at a great price, especially for divers.

The Men’s Seiko SNA411 Flight Alarm Chronograph watch¬†is a beautiful watch for the pilot or aviation lover – or the engineer or anyone who loves things precise! At less than 5% of the cost of a Breitling watch, the Seiko SNA411¬†¬†is a wonderful alternative. The photo does not do it justice – the face has depth and it has much more pizzazz than the photo offers. Seiko great watches for menThe face is almost 1/2″ thick – so it’s very substantial. The look is classy, and the raised sides likens the watch to a much more expensive version. It features an alarm, date window, and a stopwatch that can measure in 1/5 of a second increments. The face is Hardlex crystal, and very scratch resistant. Water resistance is to 200 meters, so swimming, showering, snorkeling, and even skin diving or water sports are not a problem with this great watch.

Citizen: Great Watches for Men under $200.

Citizen, known throughout the world as a high-quality watch, offers great watches under the $200 price point. And the newish Eco-Drive uses the power of light from the sun or other sources of light and converts it into energy so the watches never need a battery.

The¬†Citizen Mens AT0200-05E Eco-Drive stainless steel watch¬†¬†was inspired by the military, with its green canvas band and round dial and red contrasting second hand. As great watches for men citizenan eco-drive watch, it runs on natural sunlight or indoor light and does not need batteries. It’s water resistant to 330 feet – great for snorkeling, swimming or showering, but not for scuba diving. It’s very easy to set and forget – and because it’s an eco-drive watch, you don’t have to wear it every day, and the light will help it keep it’s charge. The lighting is subtle for viewing in the dark. The wristband isn’t very big, so those with larger wrists may need an upgrade on the watch band. All in all, it’s a great watch for under $200.

Another great Citizen watch is the AO9000-06B Eco-drive stainless steel watch. Its simple beauty¬†lends to a timeless look of sophistication and class. Most people will guess you spent about $1,000 on this watch, it’s that gorgeous. ¬†This is a simple watch for telling time without all the fuss and ruggedness of other watches. Like a fine piece of jewelry, it must Citizen great watches for menbe catered to, but only to protect it from water. Otherwise it’s fairly rugged, and as an eco-drive, no batteries are required. This is a great watch for someone who appreciates simple sophistication and has class without the excessive bling. The watch looks great with business casual or professional attire. The price point is excellent.

Want something under $100, try these watches for men under $100.

Great Watches for Men under $100

Men's watches under $100

There are a number of great men’s watches for under $100

Seiko Watches for men under $100. Offering a number of options, Seiko is a timeless choice that ignites a love of watches for many men. They are durable, look great, and last. When you buy a Seiko, you know you’re getting a good quality watch.¬†¬†There are a number of options for under $100, and many options for if/when you’re interested in spending more. Note – the retail value of many of these watches is over $100, but they are often on sale for the price point under $100. As of this publish date, all are under $100.

The Seiko SNK805¬†green / SNK807¬†blue / SNK809 black is a great watch. As with most watches, the photo online doesn’t do it justice. The watch has a nice weight to it, and is a great bargain for a Seiko. The luminous hands last for a good 20 minutes, and the watch comes with a three-year warranty. With a slight military influence, it has a rugged yet sophisticated look and feel.

The Seiko SNDC33 with the chronograph dial watch is another great option for a Seiko under $100. If you want a chronograph but one that isn’t the size of NASA, this is a great option. Most men will find this the perfect in size – not huge, but not too small either. The time and date are easy to set, the luminescence is great making the three hands easily visible in the dark. The band is stiff as you need to break it in a bit, but it’s built to last, and is a great first “real” watch.

The Seiko SNE098 two-tone stainless steel watch usually hovers right around the $100 price point, and offers the sleek bracelet styling. This is a gorgeous watch with the gunmetal sun ray dial and steel band. It’s water resistant to 330 feet, so great for pool play and showers or snorkeling. It’s also a great choice if you want something beyond the metal or canvas band, as it’s a great comfortable choice.¬†If you prefer a Seiko with all silver or all gold coloring, those are available as well.

G-Shock Watches for Men under $100. Casio has made a great comeback with their G-Shock watches hitting the style market not long ago. They are sleek, fun and very practical as they are extremely rugged.

If you want a watch for under $50 that’s easy to read and rugged, the¬†Casio Men’s DW9052-1V G-Shock Black Stainless Steel and Resin Digital Watch¬†is a great choice.¬†It has a great durability, excellent time functions, it’s easy to read the display, has a comfortable band, and is an overall fantastic value. The battery is rated for two years, and the water resistance includes recreational scuba diving and water sports. It’s a great first watch, or a great simple reliably rugged watch.

 

The Casio GA-110TS-1A4 G-Shock analog digital watch¬†¬†is another great G-Shock under $100 to consider, and especially for those who travel frequently and who prefer an analog watch. It’s shock-resistant like all the G-Shocks, but also features 29 time zones (48 cities), daylight savings on/off, home city/world time city toggling, plus five daily alerts with one snooze alarm. It’s water resistance goes to 660 feet, so serious water sports are not a problem.

 

The Casio G-Shock Limited Edition GA110GB-1A men’s watch is usually hovering around the $100 price point, and offers a lot of watch for the money. Its rugged and stylish look offers¬†a lot of watch for the money. If having a statement watch on your¬†wrist is important, this is a great watch to consider. It has multiple alarms and a snooze alarm, all the bells and whistles of a typical G-Shock, and it looks great. For all the flash included, it’s actually not super easy to actually read the time, so it may be suited best for¬†those who don’t need reading glasses quite yet.

Still not sure what to get? There are many watches for men under $100 to choose from, and this blog simply focuses on watches for men under $100 – willing to spend a little more? Here’s a list of men’s watches under $200!

 

 

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Men 2016

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I’ve found that the best way to find the best Valentine’s Day gifts for men is to ask other men! Luckily, I have a brother and great coworkers, making my Valentine’s Day gift shopping much easier. Men are hard to shop for! And I don’t care what others say, they are often much more picky than woman. Give me some chocolate and I’m happy!

Here are the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men:

#1 I think the hands down Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men is a watch. It’s a great way to give a thoughtful gift, the price range is up to you, and you can buy upgrade as time goes on! My husband has more than a dozen watches now, and he’s super picky. See our post about men’s watches under $100 if you want to help keep the price point down.

#2¬†Go electronic. Mos guys love gadgets and electronic toys. My husband recently got me great gifts for menthe Amazon Echo¬†and I love it. And I know he does too. If you know anyone who owns one, I’d bet they love it. The commercials are horrible; the product is great. [update! the newer commercials are much better and finally selling the value of the product!]

#3 Techie with fun. Guys love technology (see #2), and any excuse to play with new

Best Valentine's Day Gifts for men

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technology is a great one. If you want to up the price point a little this Valentine’s Day, consider the GoPro HERO4 SILVER.¬†I got this for my husband this Christmas, and he loves, loves, loves it! I got the Neewer 50-In-1 Sport Accessory Kit¬†along with it – it includes most of the items he could ever want with the GoPro and will keep him busy for days if not weeks or months! Seriously, he will love it. Read more about the GoPro reviews here.

 

#4 Got a huge sports fan? ¬†How about a Denver Broncos 2015 AFC Conference Champions Framed 23″ x 27″ Collage with a Piece of Game-Used Football – Limited Edition of 100¬†Not great gifts for men sportsa Broncos fan? How about baseball – a¬†MLB Series 31 Derek Jeter Figure¬†Or check out the other sports collectibles available online¬†– if he’s a true sports fan, he’ll want some mementos of the big day.

 

#5 Not a sports fan? There are how about Star Wars items? There are dozens of options Рgreat gifts for men star warsfrom a Darth Vader Signed Helmet | Autographed Star Wars Memorabilia item to a Darth Vader Signed Return Of The Jedi Poster. In Gift Box  Рthere are options for every fan!

#5 Already exhausted the ideas above? How about a Watch Box 10 Mens Black Leather Display Glass Top Jewelry Case Organizer? Yes, it’s a jewelry box for watches, but bear with me a moment – it’s a case for all of those great watches you’ve bought! I think my husband was a little surprised at first, but after he went over 10 watches, he asked for another one!

When in doubt, add chocolate.

I hope this list helped you find Valentine’s Day Gifts for men a bit easier this year! Have a great day, and hope you find the Best Valentine’s Day gift – and get one yourself!

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