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Christmas is a time to reflect on the promises that God has in store for us. The promises that began with the birth of our Savior in a manger long ago. It is also a time to show those we love just how much we care. Oftentimes that means giving and receiving gifts.
Husbands and boyfriends, don’t fret — if you are looking for a gift that will dazzle the woman you love, check this list for some ideas to add to your sweetheart’s wish list.
1. Handcrafted Nativity Bracelet
What could be more precious than a lovely piece of jewelry that also tells the story of our Savior’s birth? Each bracelet is handmade with earth tone and silver plated beads.
2. A New Bible
A Bible is the most precious book that anyone will ever read. If your wife or girlfriend could use a new Bible consider something like the Bible for Mothers or the Daily Study Bible for Women.
If your better half is a bookworm, consider checking out some of the bestselling Christian books to add to her reading list. Add a variety of gourmet coffees, teas and a cozy pair of slippers and you have created the perfect gift to promote a little relaxation! Looking for some bonus points? Grab your favorite photo of the two of you and have it laminated so she can use it as a bookmark. Here’s a handy guide.
4. Jewelry with Meaning
You can’t go wrong with sparkle. Consider a beautiful cross pendant or Fair Trade bracelet.
Fontanini offers truly breathtaking nativity pieces to adorn your home during the Christmas season. Purchase a new piece each year to build a meaningful collection that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Give a gift that lasts far beyond Christmas. No matter what your loved one’s interests are, whether they be flowers, gourmet food, movies or chocolates, there’s sure to be a monthly club you can sign her up for. Browse different “gift of the month” selections and surprise her with an ongoing delivery of gifts to enjoy throughout the year.
7. Family Keepsakes
Create a personalized gift that will act as a treasured family keepsake.
8. Romantic Getaway
Plan a romantic getaway in a cozy cabin, or a breezy beach destination. Take time to reconnect and fall in love all over again with that woman who gave you goosebumps when you adoringly watched her walking down the aisle years ago. Is there a place the two of you have always wanted to travel to? Why not now
9. Purchase a Class
Does your wife have a hobby she adores and would love to master? Pottery? Gardening? Tennis? Consider purchasing a series of classes to encourage her to follow her dreams and pursue something that makes her happy.
10. Re-Create a Favorite Date
Gifts don’t have to be expensive, or even tangible. They just have to be given with thought and love. The greatest gift we can give is our time.
11. Family Photo Shoot
We all love family photos, especially us moms. Gather the family together and surprise her with a family photo shoot. Fun will be had, memories will be made and there will be photos to prove it.
No matter what you end up gifting this Christmas, try not to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. Spend time with those you love, rejoice in the love our Savior has given us, and be thankful for all that is good in your life.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. —Luke 2:9-14, KJV