If you haven’t yet figured out what to get your spouse for Christmas, it’s not too late to do something creative and thoughtful that will bless their socks off.
How about 12 days of Christmas gifts, one each day leading up to Christmas?! (Or perhaps a few days into the New Year, for those of us procrastinators who are usually late getting started? No judgment. Our husbands will probably appreciate getting gifts well past Christmas anyway.)
There’s no better way to tell someone “I love you” than to show that you’ve thought about them enough to plan a series of surprises specifically tailored to their likes and needs. Your list will look different from mine, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Send love texts. Your words have the power to breathe life into your spouse. Bless your husband with a text that lists 5 things you love about him. Send him a smooch emoticon and tell him you can’t wait for him to get home. Or thank him for something that usually goes unappreciated (like car maintenance or taking care of the bills). If you’re drawing a blank and looking for some inspiration, the Dating Divas have put together a list of love texts to get your creative ideas flowing.
- Plan a Christmas picnic. Who says picnics are only for summertime? Find a sitter for the evening and transform your living room into a cozy winter wonderland. Spread a blanket on the floor and fill a basket with your spouse’s favorite Christmas foods.
- Pray for him/her out loud. Many of us feel uncomfortable praying out loud, but it can be a powerful and intimate experience. Recently I prayed for my husband on his birthday when it was just the two of us, and we both got teary-eyed. There’s something special about bringing our Lord into our relationship in such a forefront way, and prayer can allow you to express your gratitude in ways that may otherwise feel awkward. If praying out loud still makes you feel weird, consider writing out your prayer beforehand and reading it out loud. No one says it has to be spontaneous to be heartfelt.
4. Give cuddles and snuggles. Let’s face it: if you’re a wife planning a surprise for your husband, few things will make him happier than a night of…