2013 Wife’s Gift Guide to Knock Your Hubby’s Socks Off

If you’re a regular One Flesh Marriage reader, You were probably been wondering where Brad and I have been. We haven’t forgotten you or stopped blogging. Following a long chain of events, of which we were following God’s leading and timing we purchased a house in the beginning of October. It is a lovely home, but needed some TLC before we could move in. So we have been working on that for the past 2 months, every free moment we have had, which sadly has left us very little time for blogging. Fear not, this Saturday is moving day, once again (2nd time in 5 months) and after that, we are looking forward to some lazy days with our kids and talking marriage with you amazing OFM readers. Thank you for your love, support and patience.

Kate says . . .

It’s Christmas Gift Guide Time!Happy woman and Christmas Present

One of the things we have enjoyed doing each year is talking gifts around the holidays. Whether gifts are a love language for you and your hubby or not, it is time to think creatively and with your hubby’s personality in mind. So here are my thoughts for this year’s gift guide, that will knock his socks off!  😉

A picture speaks a thousand words

Men are visual. Yeah God for creating them that way, even if we don’t understand it sometimes. Your hubby loves to look at you. So give him one of the things he loves best – a way to look at you. No I am not suggesting that you stand naked before him all day long, although I am sure he would love that too. What I am suggesting is to have your picture taken of yourself for your husband. This can range from anything to portraits done by a professional, portraits done by a friend, a self-portrait or something fun and sexy. One idea is to have a 1950’s style pin-up picture taken of yourself. They are fun and a bit revealing of your beauty, but not overly showy. If you decide to do this, just make sure your find a women photographer to take them. You will be more comfortable and since these pictures are for your hubby’s male eyes only, this will help that.

Want to take care of your hubby? Take care of yourself!

I have been reading and challenging all your ladies to join me in reading, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. It has been a great encouragement to me and a challenge as well. There are lots of books out there that will challenge you as a daughter of God, but as a wife as well. Find something to challenge you in who you are in Christ. A few ideas:

The Power of a Praying Wife

The God Who Sees You

God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Always Loved

The Sexually Confident Wife

I can smell you from here!!

Well we certainly want that to be a good thing when our hubby’s can smell us from across the room. As I sit here typing this, all snuggled in my bed, I can smell my “Peace” soap that is sitting in my shower. It is from the wonderful all natural soap makers at Day Three Bath and Body. There soaps are the best and they are ALL natural! Someone just the other day, said I smelled great and wanted to know what kind of soap I used. “Why Day Three!” I said. Our five senses are all very important in our marriage and scent is a huge one. Find out what kind of scent your hubby likes and go for it. I love Day Three because although it smells great, it is not overpowering, it is just nice and clean!

Let’s talk about sex

Ha! It always makes the list! Keeping a fresh perspective and an open conversation about intimacy is an amazing way to bless your marriage. Two sex and intimacy bloggers that I highly respect and am blessed to call friends have released eBooks just recently. Gleaning from these two ladies is such a good thing. I love to hear their insights and ideas. Not to mention their humor, which always makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s a chuckle and sometimes it’s a down right roll on the floor laughing. Be sure to check out these books this holiday season and bless your hubby as you connect through sexual intimacy.

Intimacy in Marriage’s Julie Seibert (co-authored)- Pursuit of Passion: Discovering True Intimacy in Your Marriage

Hot, Holy & Humorous’ “J” – Sex Savvy: A Lovemaking Guide for Christian Wives

Sweep Him Away

Give your hubby the gift of you and time alone with you during the busy holiday season might just be better than any gift you could buy at a store. Plan an evening our or an overnight if you can make it happen. I know that it is not easy for many wives, but just the fact that you worked hard to make that time along happen will speak to your hubby’s heart.

I would LOVE to hear from our OFM wives out there about their great ideas (general please, no details we don’t want to give away any surprises 😉 for their hubby’s this year! Share in the comments below. You might just bless a wife today with your idea, when she says, “that’s it!”  🙂

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8 Responses to 2013 Wife’s Gift Guide to Knock Your Hubby’s Socks Off

  1. Congrats on your ‘new’ home! We’ve purchased new homes as well as the ones that need some TLC (there was one that not only needed some TLC, but also lots of therapy too!!) Have fun with it!!

    These were fantastic ideas, thanks. My suggestion would be coupons. I know this idea has been around forever, but it’s the words and ideas on the coupons that keep the idea fresh and exciting. Of course I’m talking about sex coupons!

    They can be on the whole gambit from open ended, “I’ll do it any time (or anytime), any place, any way” to specifics, “(favourite and thrilling positions/activities)”. And if you believe in the term “sexual healing” you could also include one (or some) for, “sex even though we are fighting with each other”

  2. Plan a get away! I “earned” a free night at a local Choice Hotel chain by taking some surveys. Our family chiropractor bills for a certified massage therapist. So for one day- we will go to lunch, get massages, get the kids( our kids are teens) dinner then go to dinner and have a sexy night to ourselves. So Ladies look for ways to “earn” those extras- barter,trade or/and take surveys,etc. then plan a get away

  3. We love the gift idea of a photo he will treasure!
    Scented massage oils are another great way to spoil him while you rub him in all the right places.

  4. I was happy that when my wife saw this list in our inbox she asked me what I thought. She, like me, thought it seemed weird that this list to knock “his” socks off was mainly a list of things for her to buy herself. Some of the ideas were ok for personal projects but as far as Christmas goes this was rather… lame. Usually we think your posts are on point but we were disappointed by this one.

    • Hmm, well Ross, I am not sure what to say. I guess I would start with, we appreciate your thoughts but if the purpose is to be uplifting in marriage, I guess I missed your uplifting point.

      The other thing that I would say is this: I see all of the things I have listed to knock his socks off, because you would be doing them to please and bless him. Getting a picture taken, growing closer in your relationship with Jesus, becoming more sexually confident, smelling nice, learning new techniques for sex and intimacy. I see all of these as doing things this Christmas that will bless him! Not bless you as a wife. As a wife, finding things that bless him, that focus on him are all things that will knock his socks off, because it is all about him! Putting your hubby first. That is always my point in my gift guides. There are however many different ways of reaching that goal! Blessings, Kate