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?