It’s that time of year again, I’m sharing my yearly gift guide!
This year, I thought I’d make a Christmas gift idea list for three groups of people: one for women, one for men, and one for our parents & in-laws.
For each group, I’m sharing a few options of gifts that fall into the categories of “Want, need, wear, and read.” I hope these ideas help! 🙂
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for a list of free gift ideas that you and your husband can give to one another — some of those are my very favorites!
Gifts for Women:
Gifts for Men:
Want: Portable campfire // Portable speaker (We have this and it’s fantastic — we’ve had it for a few years now, I use it for music in the kitchen and for all of our parties) // St. JP II leather mug holders
Gifts for Parents Or In-Laws:
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If you liked what I put together for these gift guides, you might love what I put together each week in my Catholic Wife, Catholic Life Newsletter. I share those every Monday and they always include: two gluten-free recipes, a reflection from Sunday’s Mass readings, and links to budget-friendly fashion & home decor, including Catholic pieces. You can sign up for it here.
Lastly! I wanted to also share a gift idea list of things that don’t cost anything to give.
And here’s a list I wrote just this week — many of these are experiential type of gifts:
+ Pray a novena for them! We’ll pray the Christmas Novena leading up to Christmas, so that’s a perfect one to do 🙂
+ Look up a choreographed dance (so many on youtube or even Instagram) and learn it together
+ Create a “choose your own adventure” book for local places in town — for a rainy day, a sunny day — places you’ve never been before, and old favorites. It’ll be something you can use for many months or throughout the year!
+ Wrap a shoe box and cut a slit in it, and every day before Christmas, starting on the 1st, write something you’ve grateful for about your spouse — put it in the box and open it on Christmas Day together. You could also write little memories of one another — things you loved about those moments.
+ Choose something to fast from for a specific amount of time before Christmas — make this an offering up type of prayer for your spouse — for something specific for them, but don’t let them know until Christmas.
+ Look up the recipe for a meal you would normally only order at a restaurant and cook it together with some Italian bistro music playing in the background.
+ Find a love song or a poem that makes you think of your spouse and share those with one another on Christmas day, maybe sharing or writing in a letter what about it made you think of them.
+ Recreate one of your first dates — the meal, a movie, a dance.
+ Look through your wedding pictures or videos together and reminisce. Share your favorite moments about that day.
+ Put together a slide show of pics of you two and what you’ve done in the last few years together. Add some music. Then watch it together on Christmas with a dessert or a drink.
Okay, that’s about all for now! 🙂 We’ll get back to our normal 1 blog post per week next Tuesday.