Home and Family

4 Original Gift Ideas For Your Spouse This Christmas

Unlike your children who write down every item they’d like from Santa in a nice precise letter, your spouse may be trickier to choose a gift for.  Often our husbands and wives don’t want to hurt our feelings, so even when they don’t like a gift, they may put on a poker face to convince us that they love it.

The idea is to give them a gift that they love, however!  Since Christmas is the season of giving and sharing, it’s a great feeling to know that your gift made their holidays extra special.  If you’re stumped on what to give your spouse this year, but know that you want it to be unique, take a look at some of the best original gift ideas.

Home Repairs

Has your spouse been complaining about the leaking roof or rotting deck that needs to be replaced?  Forget about buying them a pair of socks or pajamas this Christmas and make home repairs that they’ve been begging for!

Since your home is the space where you share and create memories together, it can be incredibly meaningful to make improvements on it. Showing that you care about the home you share together may even cause them to shed a tear!

Personalized Item

Giving a gift which has an extra personalized flair is a great way to show that you put thought into your gift.  The nice thing about personalizing a gift is that it can be anything you want it to be that you think they may find useful or desirable.

You can do a DIY version of a personalized gift or pay for a service which will add their name or a special message to the item of your choice.

A Portrait

When was the last time that you had a portrait painted of yourself? If you’re like the rest of the people on the planet, the answer is probably not in a very long time.  Gifting a professional painting of your spouse is one of the most romantic and original gifts out there.

Not only is it a gift for them to enjoy in the present, but it can be a wonderful gift to pass down to your children one day to help them remember their parents fondly.

A Subscription

Once upon a time subscriptions were only for magazines.  However, nowadays you can get a membership or subscription for just about anything from movies to a monthly hot sauce.

It’s worth looking into whether there is a monthly subscription for whatever your spouse’s hobby or interest is.

Showing that you pay attention to what they like and encourage their interests is a wonderful way to say “I love you!”