7 Last-Minute (Free) Gifts for your Spouse

I’m reprinting these tips from last year. I can’t encourage you enough to do the #1 tip and write a love note to your spouse. Especially for those whose love language is affirming words, this can set the tone for a great holiday.

Christmas is just around the corner, but it’s not to late for a gift that conveys your love. If you want to avoid the malls or the large credit card bills in January, consider some of these thoughtful gifts for your honey:

  1. Write a love letter—Always my favorite choice. (Read the link for helpful hints.)
  2. Schedule a night away with your spouse, and make a coupon or card with the details. If you don’t want to spend the money on a hotel or a sitter, offer to trade overnight childcare with a friend so that you each get a night at home alone.
  3. Make coupons for things you provide that your spouse loves—massages, their favorite dinner, breakfast in bed, ironing for a week, etc. Coupons for “intimate” services will probably be your hubby’s favorite gift.
  4. Offer to watch the kids while your spouse takes a long bubble bath or goes shopping or watches football with friends.
  5. Vacuum and wash the car.
  6. Ask your spouse what would make their holiday special or memorable this year, then try to make that happen.
  7. Even if you have to wait until after Christmas, spend some quality time with just the two of you reconnecting. Sip a warm drink by the fire, take a drive to look at Christmas lights, play your favorite game together, or go to bed early.
  8. BONUS tip! Collect photos or videos into a tribute for your mate. Or record messages or video from family and loved ones.

What’s your favorite gift to give or receive? I’ll be taking a short blogging break to enjoy Christmas with my family. Wishing you and your family a great holiday season filled with love!

Photo credit:  ©Micah Jared/PhotoXpress.com

2 responses to “7 Last-Minute (Free) Gifts for your Spouse

  1. Dear Lori,

    I wanted to stop by today to wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmases. God has certainly been good to us this year, and we are grateful to have come to know you through your blog. Thank you!

    Be sure to check our blog today for a special gift to our readers! Merry Christmas!! http://theromanticvineyard.com/2010/12/24/our-gift-to-you/


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