On Monday I wrote a post on Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband, and a number of men wrote back and said, “what about suggestions for wives?”
And I know that despite the pink all over this blog, a lot of men actually come here quite frequently, and many are faithful commenters. I talk a lot about marriage & sex & intimacy, and so men find it interesting, too! And so I thought I’d better give you guys a bit of a hand when it comes to figuring out how to make your wife happy this Christmas.
So I did an extremely scientific survey. I asked the women on my Facebook Page, what would you like in your stocking? And I compiled their answers below.
Now, if you’re a woman, and you’re reading this, can I make a suggestion? Forward this post to your best friend’s husband, even if you’re not comfortable forwarding it to YOUR husband. The least we can do for our best friends is to help them out this Christmas by giving their husbands a bit of a hint! So right now: email your best friend’s husband this post. (And then ask her to do the same for your husband!)
So here goes:
Guys, when I asked women what they wanted, over and over again women said, “I don’t want stuff. I want coupons of something he can do for me”, like letting me sleep in on Saturday and he gets the kids, or planning a date night when I don’t have to do anything, or doing something girly with me (like watching a chick flick).
It was so apparent that this was women’s #1 desire that I created a downloadable collection of coupons that you can give your wife this Christmas (or Valentine’s Day, or anniversary, etc.) And I’ve also included some pages where you can write “love notes”, since that was another big desire. It’s a fill-in-the-blank deal, so it’s easier than you may think. You just list your ten favourite memories, or ten reasons why you love her. And then you fold it up and stick it in her stocking. Trust me–she’ll like this more than something that costs a lot, because you’ll be sharing her heart!
I’d love to offer them free, but I had to hire a designer since I can’t do these things myself, so I’m charging a minimal amount. Let’s get these going around, because these will help solidify marriages! Get them here.
31 Days to Great Sex – $4.99
And, of course, the 31 Days to Great Sex is so much fun to work through together! Tell her, “I want to make our life amazing in every way”, and for the next month I want to spend some time with you everyday, even if we’re just talking about how to improve our relationship. It really will do wonders!
Lindt Chocolate Truffles – $5.68
Chocolates were a huge request! And you can’t really go wrong with them.
Aveeno Hand Cream – $5.89
Women love hand cream! And this stuff works. And if you’d rather buy the travel sized kind she can put in her purse, you can do that here.
Many women said, “fuzzy socks!” Here are some warm ones relatively inexpensively.
Cinnamon Vanilla Scented Candle – $9.25
Candles were big on many women’s lists!
Gift Cards – $10, $25, etc.
Women love to treat themselves, but often feel guilty about spending the money. If you buy her a gift card, then you’re saying, I WANT you to spend this. And that’s freeing! So pick her up an Amazon card for her Kindle, or a Starbucks card, iTunes card, or a gift card to any store she loves.
Russell Stover Chocolate Truffles – $13.95
These ones are my personal favourite. I like them even more than the Lindt ones!
Set of Three Estee Lauder Lip Gloss – $18.99
Makeup was huge on women’s lists, but they wanted something luxurious they would never buy for themselves. Now, personally, I never advise men to buy their wives makeup, because usually they’ll choose the wrong colours. But you can’t really go wrong with lip gloss. So here’s a set of three Estee Lauder lip glosses that she’ll consider a treat!
Gifts $20 +
Pink Swiss Army Knife – $20.59
Hey, guys aren’t the only ones who need an emergency screw driver or an emergency corkscrew! Here’s a Swiss Army Knife just for her–because it’s pink. And that almost guarantees you won’t try to borrow it, either!
Many women mentioned a nice pair of warm gloves. Here’s a leather pair that will stand up to cold winters.
Okay, guys, that’s it! Women also requested earrings and some necklaces, but you’ll have to find those yourself. But these are the things that women mentioned, over and over again. And so many women said, “what I really want is a love note”, or “what I really want is a coupon from him for something he’ll do for me.”
So buy her stuff if you want to pamper her, but the biggest thing she likely wants is those coupons!