The Gift Your Husband REALLY Wants For Christmas

BY: - 20 Dec '13 | Marriage

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With Christmas rapidly approaching, many of us are still unsure about what to get for the special man in our lives. We look in his closest, we listen to his words, we watch his moves – all in the hopes of figuring out what the perfect gift will be. But maybe we go through all of that trouble for nothing, because for most men, what they want for Christmas can’t be placed under a nicely trimmed tree.  What your husband wants most for Christmas is you.

Sure, men love gadgets (mine sure does), tools and other cool things.  But most men are only interested in two things for Christmas: an incredible experience they’ve always wanted to have or you, and if they had to choose between those two, they would choose you.

You see, if a man loves a gadget so much that he must have it, he’s not waiting for you to buy it for him.  He’ll get it for himself.   If he needs new clothes, you are better off going shopping with him than throwing a sweater in a box (but please take him to just one department store… no need to torture him).

Don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that your husband won’t be grateful for a toolkit, a hat or the newest smart phone, because he will be.  I’m just saying that your husband would be a lot happier with a few things that can spice up your relationship and will actually cost you less money and stress than shopping around town for some ideal gift. And if you insist on getting him that gadget or tool, add one of the suggestions below as a special bonus gift.

Here are a few creative ideas to help you add a little spice and a lot of fun to your husband’s Christmas gift this year.  Enjoy!

Get something very sexy to wear.  Instead of unwrapping a beautiful box with a new pair of gloves in it, your man would rather be unwrapping you.  Get something sexy, set the mood, and enjoy Christmas evening in a way that will surprise him and make him one happy man.

Plan a weekend at home or away, without the kids.  As a mom, I have to admit that I get really caught up in the day-to-day details of parenting and I have to constantly make it a point to connect with my husband.  Of course, you both love your children dearly, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have time away from them.  Take some time to remind your husband how much you love him and enjoy a few days living your BC (before children) lives.

Step outside of your comfort zone.  Whether it’s having sexy professional boudoir photographs taken for your man, getting a pole for your bedroom, or cooking every night for a week (when you typically don’t cook), do something that you wouldn’t normally do, but that just might add some spice (and fun) to your marriage.

A coupon book (not for groceries).  Coupon books that allow your husband to redeem fun or seductive experiences with you can be fun.  Don’t put too many in there unless you have a ton of energy, because he will try to redeem all of them. Coupons are fun, affordable and can actually be a way to add romance to your relationship.

A fun experience centered around something he loves. Of course, your man loves to just kick it with his boys, but believe it or not, he likes to just kick it with you, too.  The catch is, he doesn’t want to kick it at the mall or a chick flick all the time.  Think about getting tickets to a sporting event or for him to see his favorite artist perform.  It makes a great gift, as well as a great date night.

BMWK Ladies, what are you getting your man for Christmas this year?

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Martine Foreman wrote 438 articles on this blog.

Martine Foreman is a lifestyle consultant who specializes in helping moms who want more out of life but feel overwhelmed and confused. Through her content and services, Martine is committed to helping women embrace their personal truth, gain clarity, and take action to create lives they love. For more on Martine's candid views on life and love, visit her at candidbelle.com. Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, two kids and sassy cat Pepper.

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7 WordPress comments on “The Gift Your Husband REALLY Wants For Christmas

  1. Anna

    Great read. Men are “simple”. Not in a negative way, but they don’t want much. Most just want a meal, your time, attention, and alone time in a man cave. At the end of the day, if you don’t put him on a short leash, he will always find his way back home(to you).

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4 Ways to Tell If You’re a Ride Or Die Wife

BY: - 20 Dec '13 | Marriage

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4 Ways to Tell If You're a Ride Or Die Wife

In today’s world, some couples break up at the first sign of distress. Before I got married I decided that I would do my best to stay married. I vowed to do my part to keep the marriage strong. So after 16 years of marriage, I labeled myself a ride or die wife. I have my husband’s back and I’m staying through thick and thin. You want to know what makes me a ride or die wife? I’m honoring my vows.

1. For better or for worse –  I have stayed with my husband. We have had plenty of better and worse.  Our marriage has had great times when I fall in love with him over and over. And our marriage has had times where I questioned marrying him. We have had plenty of arguments and disagreements and yes I’ve had thoughts of leaving, but I never did…so I’m a ride or die wife.

2. For richer or for poorer –  We have both been employed, one of us unemployed, and both of us unemployed.  Since money is the number one reason for divorce and I’m still in the marriage, I’m a ride or die wife.

3. In sickness and in health –  We are going through that now. My husband has an illness that rendered him temporarily disabled. It has been a hard road, but he is on the way to being healed. Some may not be able to handle an illness or disability, but because I’m honoring that vow, I’m a ride or die wife.

4. To love and to cherish –  Yes I will love my husband even when I’m mad at him. He is the head of our household, the father of my children and a man of God. To cherish means to value and appreciate. I do cherish my husband because he is indeed valuable.  Since I love and cherish my husband, I’m a ride or die wife.

Marriage is a ride for two. There will be smooth roads where you can close your eyes and relax and there will be bumpy roads where you have to hold on a little tighter and work with your husband to get over the humps. Don’t be so quick to jump off the ride when it gets scary, hold on and ride that ride.

So BMWK ladies are you a ride or die wife?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Latoya Irving is a former Air Force brat who loves writing about relationships, and family. She believes God should be the center of both. She is married with two kids and currently live in Texas.

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