I know you all are busy searching high and low for that perfect gift for your wife—that gift that says, “I love you, I treasure you, and care about your spiritual and emotional well-being.” Well, I’ve got just the thing for you.

No, it’s not a Lexus, and you don’t need to go to Jared’s. (Go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief.)

OK, so truly, there is not “perfect” gift out there. But, we women love it when you all get creative and take the time to buy something meaningful—the element of surprise is always nice, too.

I also know that we women aren’t exactly the easiest creatures to figure out. So, just for you, here is an “insiders” list of things you may not have thought to put on your list.

  • Starbucks gift card. Designated for her to spend time away. Extended time to journal, study her Bible, read a book and do whatever-the-heck she wants to do as she enjoys a warm cup of her favorite latte—uninterrupted.
  • A good study bible. Alright, now I’m bringing in the big dogs. If she doesn’t already have a good study Bible, she needs one. Here are my two most-used and highly recommended study bibles: ESV Study Bible and The New Inductive Study Bible.
  • Savoring Living Water: How to have an effective quiet time. Lara Williams and I wrote this book. We share practical tools for spending time in the Bible, along with our own stories and struggles. This book with help her know how to spend that time away at Starbucks you just gave her for Christmas. It will also help her in the day-to-day journey of finding time to spend in the Word. You can get her a spiral-bound copy or an e-version. It is also available for her Kindle or Nook.

Now, don’t forget to have a morning already in mind where you can watch the kids and hold down the fort while she is gone—she is going to be eager to use her Christmas gift!

And husbands, not to worry, we all know what’s on your list…

Ladies, what would you add to the list?

{And, feel free to share this post with your hubby.} *wink-wink*

4 replies
  1. Christin @ Joyful Mothering
    Christin @ Joyful Mothering says:

    I offer up a YES to all of this! I love my moleskins!!!!

    But honestly? This year, I’m giving up my gift for Compassion International. My children are choosing gifts from the gift catalog. I still have empty Moleskins and he already pays for my Starbucks each Friday when I go to write for the week. 😉

    But they are definitely great, simple, inexpensive gits!! 🙂

  2. Jennifer@A Blog of My Very Own!
    Jennifer@A Blog of My Very Own! says:

    Regardless of what my hubby gives me for Christmas (probably the Starbucks card you recommended), I am so grateful to have a husband, partner, soul-mate who loves me and cares for me each and every day, and who would take this list to heart if I chose to send it to him.

    Merry Christmas!


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