Monthly Archives: February 2023

Five Gift Ideas for the Discerning Man in Your Life

When you love someone, you probably know their taste, which should make buying them gifts a pleasant experience. Unlike shopping for someone you don’t know well, you can use your knowledge of their likes and dislikes to help you purchase the perfect present. However, this can bring with it pressures – after all, you want to make sure that they’ll like whatever you choose.

If you are looking for the ideal gift for the discerning gent in your life, whether that’s a partner, father or brother, these five ideas are an excellent starting point.

A Favourite Tipple

Whether the man you’re buying for enjoys a pint of craft beer or a malt whisky, there is plenty of choice out there when it comes to buying alcohol. If you know their favourite brand then that’s an excellent starting point. If you aren’t sure, local independents breweries and distilleries can be a good option. Some also offer tours, which can be an excellent way to try before you buy.

Classic Clothing

When buying clothes for someone else, you want to ensure you’re getting top quality products that will stand the test of time. Choose a curated store such as which offers classic items with a modern twist to be sure your man will be the best dressed in town! Best of all, your loved one will think of you every time they wear the item you’ve selected for them.

Experience Days

It can feel like people have all they need already and this is especially true for those with a minimalist aesthetic. An ideal gift for those who have it all (or have all they want) is an experience day – not only will this mean there’s no unwanted clutter, but it promises to provide memories that will last a lifetime. There are so many options available to suit all budgets, from hot air ballooning to drag racing and axe throwing to skydiving! An experience day can also be a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved one, so why not make it a joint experience? Some packages offer discounts when booking for multiple people, so always ask when you enquire.

A Special Watch

Both practical and stylish, watches are a fashion statement in their own right. With collectable limited editions perfect for those looking to blow the budget and quality designer-inspired timepieces on the high street, a watch is a great option for anyone looking to buy a gift that is both useful and beautiful. To add the personal touch, why not get a message engraved?


If your special someone loves a gadget then a technological gift could be the ideal gift. Whether this is the latest iPhone, tablet or laptop or you choose to go retro and gift them a games console they loved in their youth, this is a great choice for anyone who loves spending time gaming or on social media.

Whatever gift you choose, remember the most important thing is that it’s given with love – and that will mean more than any present ever could.


Vadym Novynskyi Opens Trust for His Ownership Stake in the Smart Holding Group

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Smart Holding Group, founded by Vadym Novynskyi, has recently gone through several rounds of restructuring. The goal of these changes is to give the organization the resources to thrive both during and after the war in Ukraine. The company has announced some ambitious efforts to stabilize the economy while readying itself for post-war reconstruction. Because Novynskyi would like to focus on private interests, he’s disposing of his shares in the company and opened a trust with his ownership stake.

Novynskyi finalized the agreements in the fall of 2022, in full compliance with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. Every trustee has been thoroughly vetted and approved by Cypriot legislation, an essential step to helping the organization run as smoothly as possible. Vadym Novynskyi hasn’t been a part of the management team since the early 2010s, meaning there will be no significant changes within the leadership hierarchy of Smart Holding Group. The trustees will control, manage, and own the various assets of the group to protect and increase the value of the organization’s net worth.

‘Come Out Stronger’

Julia Kiryanova, CEO of Smart Holding, has pledged to use the company for the good of the country. Novynskyi started his organization with mining and metal projects, but left the business model open enough for vertical integration. Today, the investment and industrial group has been optimized for maximum production yield.

As Kiryanova looks to the future, she foresees long-term success and prosperity based on the latest restructuring rounds. “Smart Holding has a mission to support the Ukrainian economy to withstand the devastation of the war and will actively participate in the post-war reconstruction. We also have ambitious investment goals as part of our growth strategy internationally.

“We believe that with the talent and experience that we have accumulated in the management team, the company will rebuild its assets and come out stronger.” Vadym Novynskyi’s organization has been a beacon for individuals, families, and communities in Ukraine, supporting employees with living wages and benefits. The diverse portfolio, with significant stakes in real estate, mining, metals, oil, gas, and infrastructure, is carefully balanced to ensure the best chance of success — both now and after the war.

Private Interests

Vadym Novynskyi immigrated to Ukraine from Russia in the 1990s and started the Smart Holding Group in 1999. He has a degree in engineering management systems and spent a number of years working for a prominent oil producer in Russia. One of his first strategic decisions after arriving in Ukraine was to unite different metallurgy companies. After receiving his citizenship in 2012, he became a member of Ukraine’s Parliament. He was one of the more vocal proponents of peace in Ukraine before the war, meeting with Russian leaders to broker an agreement.

As a member of Parliament, Novynskyi co-authored or authored more than 100 draft laws, all of which aimed to help everyday citizens lead better lives. He’s not a member of any political party, but rather looks at the bigger picture to solve economic or civil problems. He’s been especially vocal about securing rights for displaced people in Ukraine and maintaining religious freedom in occupied territories.

He’s also won many awards for his charitable work, receiving accolades and honors from both secular and religious organizations. From health care to family, his mission is about helping as many people as possible as opposed to catering to the privileged few. He looks forward to continuing his mission in 2023 and beyond.