I have never been a big gift giver. It has never really been my thing. Rather than spend money on something, I have always been more comfortable giving my heart. I know that is sappy for a guy to say. But I remember when I was in college I would drive 10 hours home, and just show up on my parent’s doorstep (with my laundry). That was the gift that I had to give at that time, as a broke college student. But even now, I find that the best gifts are not the ones that come from the mall, from a jewelry store or off a car dealer’s showroom floor. Here are a few priceless gifts that you can give this Christmas:
- Write a letter. Tell them how you feel, from the heart and in your own handwriting.
- Show up unexpected. Surprise your love one. Pick them up early from work or something unexpected.
- Sacrifice time. The busiest time of year for just about all of us is Christmastime. By clearing your schedule to spend some time even if just a few minutes, sends a clear message.
- Go for a walk. Take your spouse by the hand and go for a winter stroll through the neighborhood or park. Something about s good brisk walk, brings about memories and conversation that might not normally have come about.
- Take time to laugh. We have a tendency to make that holidays into such a stress-filled time. But really there is just so much to be thankful for so laugh your way through it – together.
- Make their favorite meal. Nothing says I love you, like food. Whenever my wife goes out of her way to make something I like, I am reminded of just how much I am loved.
- Make love. No need to add to this one.
- Write a song.
- Fix something around the house. A recent study says that the more housework a man does has a direct correlation to the intimate relationship he shares with his wife. Likewise, husbands are won when they see their wife’s dedication to the household. So make it a shares activity, do something together around the house.
- Tell them how you really feel. Sometime a card just can not tell it all. So…tell him or her yourself.
- Pray for them. The greatest gift of all is to know your spouse is praying with and for you. Once we leave our front door, we are entered into a world of confusion but knowing someone is praying, is an enormous gift that can not be replaced.
This Christmas give the best gift you have – YOU!
So EYM, what is the bet gift you have to give to your spouse?