Husbands, use this gift list for your wife’s Christmas gifts. It is better than embarrassing yourself by asking her for a list and showing her that you haven’t paid much attention to her throughout the year and all the hints she has given you or left out for you to see.
Buy Tickets for a Concert or Play
Purchase tickets for the two of you to go see a concert or theater play of HER choice, even if it isn’t exactly the one you would want to see. And go a step further with this gift, if the show is coming before Christmas, have the tickets delivered by courier or mail service where she has to sign for it in front of co-workers. I saw this happen once and oh did the hubby make huge points that day that has lasted the whole next year.
With Dinner, You Can’t Go Wrong
Obtain a gift card from the new restaurant she has begging you to try with her for months now. Don’t worry about not using the card in a timely fashion because new laws state that these cards cannot expire for 5 years. Or better yet, pick her up from work and surprise her and take her there (best to have made reservations ahead of time.)
Sign Her Up for a Fun Class
You know that class she’s been hinting toward taking? Sign her up for the class. This may be the new dance/exercise Zumba, a scrap booking class, weekly music lessons, book discussion or whatever else she has mentioned. This is a great stocking stuffer gift, no wrapping required.
Spy on Her Catalogs
Take a look around the house at the catalogs and magazines she has lying around. You will probably find a few pages dog-eared. Review these and surprise her and pick out a gift from one of the catalogs, order it, wrap it and place it under the tree. She will think you are so observant and in tune with her.
Woman Love Electronics Too
Your wife has probably been talking about a new hand-held electronic. This is not the time to argue with her about how it isn’t the one you would pick or the one you want. It is the time to consider the fact that she maybe has done her research (or admit that she might be better at electronics than you are-even if this is an “ouch”) and she has settled on the right one. If she really wants one, this will be a great gift-not a “why did he get me this”. But only get if she has been talking about it and it isn’t just you that wants something for her that you would really want. Christmas is a time for giving-not getting what you want disguised as what she wants.
All That Glitters
And for the WOW factor, I saved the glitz for last. Have you ever given her a heart shaped necklace? If not, now is the time. A piece of jewelry under the tree is always a hit. Even if you don’t like “hearts” per se, she probably does, as it is one of the biggest signs of love.
I am aware of a painful situation where one guy gave a girl a heart necklace when they were dating. Come to find out, his mother had purchased it for him to give her and then after they were married, told the new bride this. The guy still has yet to get her a heart necklace-where’s the love?
So, don’t be this guy, go and get a bit of bling and have a terrific Christmas because you got the right gift this year.