Shopping is not often on the list of favorite activities for most guys! Yet, ever year we trudge out to the mall looking for the gift that will bring that special “wow” smile to our wife’s face! Most guys loath Christmas shopping, and unfortunately guys, just going is not a gift. We also need to thoughtfully pick out the correct present. Last year when I wrote, The Guy’s Gift Guide to Rock Your Wife’s World, I suggested presents to match her “Love Language”. I was shocked by the response the post got! I recognized that many guys are stuck for Christmas ideas but they really want to find their wife that wow factor, perfect present. This year I want to help you hit a home run again! Here we go guys, the ultimate guide to find your wife the perfect Christmas wow, present.
Amazon wish list? Do you know what is in it?
Wow Gift #3: Remember When
Memories are powerfully connected to our emotions. Gifts that trigger old happy memories are a great way to say “I love you!” This might take a bit of mental or even physical searching, but if you think back to some of your first Christmas’ together you might discover the perfect gift. Consider these questions to knock the cobwebs out of your memories.
- What did you do your first Christmas together, either as a married couple or when you were dating?
- What gifts did you give?
- Where did you go?
- Dig out some old pictures and see if there is any gifts that can recreate a piece of your first Christmas’ together.
Wow Gift #4: Let’s Play
Fun is the name of the game for this category. It is so easy to go about the daily tasks of life and not stop and find a time to just have fun! Take some time to really think about ways that you and your wife can enjoy some fun together. Challenge yourself to come up with something more then just a dinner and a movie. Think about these questions to help with some ideas:
- When you were dating what thing did you do that was the most fun?
- Check out the local tourist spots, maybe there is something that you have been avoiding but people actually travel for miles to come see.
- Is there a local theater company? See if there are any shows that might be fun for the two of you to see together?
Sometimes fun together doesn’t just have to be the 2 of you. Does your wife have a best girlfriend she likes to hangout with? Be bold and reach of to her friend’s husband, suggest planning an evening for the 4 of you. You could even just plan a night for the 4 of you to play a board game while someone watches all the kids.
* Wow Sex- for Christmas
I’m guessing that you noticed that sexy gifts was not one of the categories. There is a very simple reason for this. No matter what the sexual intimacy with your wife looks like the first 4 categories are winners for finding great Christmas presents. Each of these categories will help you to develop other areas of intimacy with your wife.
Gift 1- Intellectual Intimacy
Gift 2, 3 & 4 -Emotional Intimacy
If you have great sexual intimacy, Christmas can be an excellent time to “introduce” a new idea into your sex life. If you read my post, “Sexual Assertiveness Training” and you think it applied to you then you might just qualify to add a Sex for Christmas gift. In that case there are a number of place that you can visit without being exposed to pornographic images. The Marriage Bed has a full listing, but 2 that we have explored are The Pure Bed and The Sensuous Wife.
That’s it guys! Spend some time thinking and hopefully you will find the shopping a bit less painful this year!
Have some other excellent ideas? We would all love to hear them, send a comment and help out another husband this year!
** UPDATE** be sure to check out the 2012 Edition of the Guy’s Gift Guide to Wow Your Wife
and the Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Wife – 2013 Edition!
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