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10 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

In all of our years together, my husband and I have not had Christmas stockings. Yep, that’s right. Even when I’ve been writing posts like 10 Sexy Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband and 10 Sexy, Manly Items for Your Hubby’s Christmas Stocking, I had no place to put such items for my own hubby.

I’m planning to remedy that soon. But whether you drop these items in an actual stocking, in a gift box or bag, or just plop them onto his pillow on Christmas Eve, I’ve come up with a few more ideas. Not all of these are sex-related, but some are. (Click on the picture to open a link to the product.)

10 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

1. Secret Love Letters Invisible Ink Writing Set

Secret Love Letters Ink

I found this cute set in my local Barnes & Noble (where you might also find my book, by the way), at the front of the store. Ever wish you could write sexy notes to your guy without others — like your kids — seeing your words? This ink set allows you to write invisible messages that can then be read with a UV flashlight in the pen’s cap.

2. Package of Gum or Mints

Five Gum

Face it: Sometimes you’re not kissing him because he smells like barbecue potato chips or extra onions. How about a package of gum or mints to freshen his breath and make him particularly kissable?

3. Hand-held Massager

Hand-held Massager

Target, Wal-Mart, Academy, and even your local grocery store should have options for a small hand-held massager. Some are pronged like this one for pressure points, some are roller balls, some have spikes. You’ll have to decide which version would be best for your husband, but a good massager can help you deliver a muscle-relaxing rub-down to your man.

4. Personalized Candy Bar

Thanks to Intimate Weddings website for editable and printable templates, as well as instructions to create your own personalized candy bar wrapper. You can use your names as shown here, or edit to include any romantic or passionate message you want. Like: For Your Mouth: This Chocolate & My Lips.

(And if you don’t like this idea or template, trust me — Pinterest has you covered. Just run a search and prepare to spend some time eyeballing all the choices.)

5. Sneaker Balls

Sneaker Balls

Yes, I’m using the word balls on my blog without meaning “his jewels.” (Aren’t you proud?) These are shoe deodorizers in the shape of balls, and some of them even look like soccer balls or basketballs. You can easily find them at a sporting goods store, like Academy or Dick’s Sporting Goods.

6. Personal Lubricant

Wet® Boink N’ Oink bacon lube

The above picture is simply to show you that there is no end to the number of choices in the personal lubricant market. Really? Did we need Boink n’ Oink Bacon Flavored Lubricant? (Although the website says it is paraben-free and kosher. Good to know.) Go online or hit your local store to find your favorite or something you haven’t tried before, then slip it into your husband’s stocking with the obvious message that you two will try it out later.

7. Superhero Underwear

Capt America Boxer Briefs

Want to let your husband know he’s your superhero? How about putting it on his undies? I easily found briefs, boxers, and boxer briefs online and in stores with your choice of superheroes — Batman, Captain America, Superman, Hulk, etc. Or you could ride the wave and go with a Star Wars theme.

8. Dirty Dice

Dirty Dice

I’m not in love with the title of this dice, but they are effective. Essentially this game is played by rolling the dice and matching the instruction (lick, suck) to the body part (lips, ear). Amazon might be your best bet to get them in time for Christmas, but Married Dance (a Christian retailer) carries them as well and you can find knock-offs in various places too.

9. Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Can’t miss the message if you give your sweetheart a sprig of mistletoe! You can find real or fake mistletoe at craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, home improvement stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot, or basic retailers like Target and Wal-Mart. You might want to make things even clearer by attaching a message like “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!” Song of Songs 1:2.

10. Love Letter

Love Letter

All this takes is a piece of paper, a pen or pencil, and a little creativity. But wouldn’t your husband love to hear straight from you how much you love him? Or to read how committed you are to your future? How about something playful or passionate? I have tips for you here.

That’s it! Ten more ideas for your hubby’s stocking. Now go forth and finish up that last-minute shopping. I’ll be doing the same this week!

5 Fresh Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Husband

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a roundup of all of my previous gift ideas, which you can find here: A Sleigh-ful of Gift Ideas for Your Spouse. But what else have I got? Any other ideas?

As a matter of fact, I was feeling a bit tapped out last month, which prompted me to post this on Facebook:

I do a Christmas gift post every year, and I'm wondering what to do this year. I mean, really, how many sex-related gifts can I come up with us spouses to give one another? I'm just wondering how to shake things up this year. Is there a different angle you'd like to see? Any fresh thoughts on how I can address the gift-giving thing this holiday season?

And y’all gave me some great ideas! I’m going to cover them in categories (including a couple more I came up with myself).

Red background, green wrapped present, title of post

1. Romantic Messages for Your Bedroom. Deuteronomy encourages us to write God’s commandments “on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates” (6:9). Because displaying important messages in front of our eyes on a daily basis practically guarantees we’ll remember their content and their importance.

Wouldn’t that also be true of your marriage? A few months ago, I finally put up wall art in our bedroom that looks like this:

"I have found the one whom my soul loves." Song of Solomon 3:4

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read that message, and how often it makes me smile. It reminds me that I believe that and to believe that. How about a bedroom decor gift that celebrates your marital love or intimacy?

Gifts.com has a number of wall art options that can be personalized for a couple. Here are two of my favorites (click on the picture to find the item):

And Etsy.com features many shops that make beautiful wall art, including Song of Solomon themed options like these:

I have found the one whom my soul loves, I have found the one my soul loves, Song of Solomon Wall Decal, Song of Solomon Wall Art

EADY TO SHIP,My Beloved Is Mine And I am His,Song Of Solomon 2:16, Scripture Art,Scripture Wall Art,Wood Sign,Wedding Gift, Weddings

2. Date Nights for the Year. Just type that into the Pinterest search bar, and I bet you can find a gazillion ideas. But here’s how Hannah said it on my Facebook page:

I made a date jar for this Christmas. Hubby doesn’t like planning dates because, I’ll be honest, I can be moody and wishy washy. So I made him a date jar with different colored popsicle sticks. Each color represents how expensive that type of date would be so if we are broke he can still pick a date and “plan” it. Takes the stress off of him and gives me what I want, a date I didn’t have to plan. 

What a great idea, Hannah!

To help you get started, Oh Simple Joys provides a good list with DIY Date Night Jar (52 Almost Free Ideas), Freshly Married has an impressive master list of date night ideas, and The Dating Divas has a Steamy Bucket List you could make as a gift.

3. An Outside-the-Box Activity. I recently listened to an interview of clinical psychologist and marriage author Dr. Les Parrott on The Art of Manliness podcast, and he mentioned an amazing finding. Remember those fluttery feelings when you were first falling in love? Some of that is fueled by the novelty of getting to know your now-spouse, and after a while, that part of the romance seems to fade. Yet you can tap into that by doing novel activities as a couple. You get that same rush of excitement and it’s paired with your beloved when you do something fresh together, whether it’s exploring a new garden or skydiving from a plane.

So how about a gift that isn’t tangible but rather an experience? (Thanks to Ambrosia for this idea.) Book that weekend trip or last-minute cruise deal, buy those tickets to a game or concert, make reservations for a couples cooking class or horseback riding, schedule a tour of your local museum or winery, plan a state park visit or beach outing.

There are many creative ways to put your Date Night in a Box together. But just make sure your idea is something outside-the-box that will bring an opportunity to share new memories, engage in fresh conversation, and foster your friendship and romance.

4. A Celebration of His Manhood. Your man is different from you. Manlier. Of course. Sometimes we overlook the importance of celebrating our guy’s masculinity — his particular interests, hobbies, delights. What if your gift instead celebrated his manhood?

Here’s what Debbie said on my Facebook page:

What about gifts speaking to manly or womanly hearts? Just thinking out loud….I think by far my husbands favorite gift was the braveheart sword I got him one year…

Can you get more manly than a replica of William Wallace’s sword?

William Wallace Sword braveheart 51"

Or maybe an Indiana Jones whip.*

Now I don’t actually know what says to your particular husband, I celebrate the man you are, but I bet you could come up with some ideas. It could be a T-shirt with his favorite fantasy character or movie quote. It could be a crossbow and arrows with a gift certificate to an archery range. It could be tickets to an ice hockey game or a men’s worship conference. It could be the newest gadget that seems like a complete waste of time to you but that catches his eye every time you enter Best Buy.

And yes, I know those ideas sound somewhat stereotypical. It’s still true for a lot of husbands, but maybe your hubby’s masculinity comes out in his cooking and he’d appreciate a chef’s hat and new utensils. Or maybe your husband’s a history buff, and a subscription to WWII History magazine would bring him great joy.

You know your husband and what he likes. Give him something he wouldn’t expect you to buy for him, but that celebrates and shows your appreciation for his manhood.

5. A Sex Schedule. So this is for the wives whose husbands want sex fairly often. (I’ll address how higher-drive wives can use this information in a minute.) What if your Christmas gift to your higher-drive spouse was a 2017 calendar on which you’d marked days you committed to have sex?

Maybe your idea is to choose one day of the week and make that your guaranteed, I’m-a-sure-thing promise. So you’d simply take a calendar, decorate every Thursday (or whatever) with markers, stickers, glitter, etc. and encourage him to hang it somewhere he can see it the next year.

Or maybe you want to promise banner sex once a month, one time that will be more special in some way than the other times. You could select your weekend each month and then theme it, like:

January – Exploring Positions
February – New Location
March – Strip Tease Foreplay

…and so on. You can choose what you want to include, increase his (and your) anticipation, and share the commitment to try some new things for your marriage bed this next year. I suspect this gift would make most husbands smile.

Now to the higher-drive wives … can you use an idea like this? You can, but you’d likely have to change its focus. For lower-drive spouses, this could feel like a demand, and it’s better to issue invitations and flirtations. You might gift him a calendar with a note suggesting you together fill in the dates you’ve had sex throughout the year with the idea of celebrating your sexual intimacy. Sometimes tracking it will help you both see sex as a priority and help you know what’s really happening. You could give him the calendar and ask him to mark up when he would like to have sex. But remember, you don’t want this gift to become a point of contention. So if you think conflict is likely to arise, maybe skip this idea and focus on some of the other ones above that foster your relationship … which will hopefully lead to more sex.

That’s it! Five fresh Christmas gift ideas for your husband.

And what have I bought for my husband? Zilch, zero, nada. (And he’s probably reading this, so I need to get busy shopping.) Let’s come up with something great for our hubbies this Christmas!

A Sleigh-ful of Gift Ideas for Your Spouse

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! But I’m figuring by the time you read this post, you will have already consumed all the turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce you can handle — plus a little more. You will have spent time with friends and family talking about everything you have to be thankful for, or perhaps discussed the details of your aunt Josephine’s hip surgery or argued all the particulars of your contrasting political views. (I’m hoping it wasn’t that last one.) And you’ve prayed to God telling him how grateful you are for the blessings in your life, even while they are disappointments as well.

It’s a day for even us natural pessimists to be Glass Half Full people.

And tomorrow begins the Wallet Half Empty season. Also known as Christmas! 🙂

For those who are already finished with their Christmas shopping, you probably don’t need to read any more of this post and we sorta don’t like you anyway. You give us a case of envy the size of our Thanksgiving turkey. (Just kidding.)

But for the rest of us — who start our shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or any other cleverly named days inviting you to spend money — I wanted to give you a single place to access all of my gift ideas.

A Sleigh-ful of Gift Ideas for Your Spouse - sleigh with presents insideFollowing are posts in which I suggested specific items you can give your beloved which might just spark a little Christmas cheer in the marriage bed.

Note: Some of these posts were written a while ago, and if a link doesn’t work, it’s because that item or link is no longer available. Sorry!

10 Sexy, Manly Items for Your Hubby’s Christmas Stocking

Top Marriage Book Picks for Christmas

13 Sexy Valentine’s Gifts from Your Grocery Store (works for Christmas too!)

7 Sexy Valentine’s Gifts You Can Make

8 Cool Valentine’s Gifts for Your Hot Hubby

8 Sweet Valentine’s Gifts for Your Spicy Wife

Favorite Books for Christmas Gifts

Wrap It Up for Hubby: 10 Christmas Gifts for Your Marriage Bed

Love & Sex Coupons for Christmas

10 Sexy Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

Of course, you could always pick up a copy of Hot, Holy, and Humorous: Sex in Marriage by God’s Design! It’s aimed at wives, but there are many tips couples can read about and give a try. Indeed, plenty of husbands would love it if you tuck that book under the tree, open it together on Christmas Eve, and then promise your hubby you’ll read the book and prioritize sexual intimacy in the coming year.

You probably have a friend or family member who could use this book as well. And you could even match it with a couple of other marriage books to show your support for their whole marriage.

Stay safe on the roads and in stores. And enjoy shopping this weekend, this season, or — for those who wait until the last-minute — Christmas Eve.

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