This the season where we give gifts. Don’t you love it? The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. I like the way the streets light up with Christmas decorations. My family likes to drive around our neighborhood during the night to watch Christmas lights/decorations. It is usually a beautiful scene to behold.
Lastly, I love Christmas, not just that we get to give gifts to our families, loved ones, and even strangers; I love it because it is time we remember the greatest gift that was ever given; the gift of Jesus. John 3:16 says that for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, and whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. The beautiful story that changed the world is Jesus.
Although Christmas is a time we give a gift, I find it challenging to find the right gifts to gift my family. You know my love language is not giving gifts. Gift giving is #3 on my list of love languages. Quality time comes on top of my list. With that, it is almost hard finding the right presents to give to my loved ones and family, especially my husband.
“For women, only” a book by Shaunti Fieldhahn, inspired me. It got me thinking that sometimes we focus mostly on tangible gifts for people, but what about some intangible things we can give to people, especially our husbands? I will draw some stuff from the text on the best gifts you can give to your husband this Christmas.
5 Gifts to give your Husband this Christmas
Gift 1 -Give him respect.
One of the ways you can honor your husband this season is to give him the gift of respect. Just as our men can choose to demonstrate love toward us even if they don’t feel it at the moment, we can and should decide to show respect.
Respect his judgment
Your husband wants to know that you can respect his knowledge, opinions, and decisions. We always fall into the trap of proving to our husbands that we are equally knowledgeable about what we are discussing. This Christmas, show your husband that you respect his judgment.
Respect his Abilities
Every day a man is asking the question, am I adequate? Am I enough? Men feel appreciated at work and may not feel the same at home. Let’s help our men to know that we respect them as the head of our household and father of our children. Eph 5:22
Respect him as you communicate
Speak highly of your husband. When you speak highly of him, he will rise to what you say of him. You build him up. You adore him. Speak highly of your husband anytime you go out with him.
Respect him in Public
I don’t care if you guys fought before an event. If you decide to go to that event, you need to act right. Praise him in public. Show him honor.
Gift 2 to give your Husband this Christmas
Your husband wants your understanding.
More than anything, we all want to be understood. Your husband wants your understanding. He wants to know that you can listen and make him feel heard. It is quite challenging for us ladies to give our men a listening ear; this is an area where I am praying and working towards being a better listener, especially to my husband.
So this Christmas, give your husband understanding. When he speaks, listen before interrupting. When he makes decisions, evaluate it before giving your own opinions. When he says, honey, listen to me, give him your undivided attention.
Gift 3 to give your Husband, this Christmas.
Your husband wants your Affirmation.
Affirmation is a form of emotional support or encouragement. This Christmas, your husband needs your Affirmation. He needs you to encourage him in the areas of his weakness. He needs to affirm that you love and respect him. He needs you to tell him that he is still the best thing that happened to you. He needs you to show him that he is your man, and you are proud to be his wife. When you affirm your husband, he becomes what you say about him.
Gift 4 to give your Husband this Christmas.
Your husband wants the chance to lead.
Allow and give your husband the chance to lead. The Bible says that husbands are the head of the homes. Nowadays, it has not been easy for them to be the head because we are always getting in the way of their leadership. We still think we will do better if we lead, but we see many broken homes because the wives have not given their husbands the leadership mantle in their homes. Give your husband the chance to guide you and make decisions for your family.
Gift 5 to give your Husband this Christmas
Your husband wants your prayers.
Above all things, your husband wants your prayers. How much do you pray for him? So many times, prayer does not change the situation, but prayer changes you.
When you pray for your husband, you are saying I love and cherish you, and I honor the gift of God you are to me. You say that they mean so much to you that you would ask God to protect and guide them. How do you feel when someone genuinely tells you they are praying for you? For me, it makes me feel valued. It makes me feel wanted and loved. So when you pray for your husband, it means so much and a lot to them. There is nothing that proves you love someone more than mentioning them in your prayers. This Christmas, give your husband a gift of prayers.
What other gifts can you add to the list?
Chandy is a Wife and a Mom who Loves God and people. Love ❤️ Marriage blogger sharing lil bits of her life and hoping to inspire you. Chandy is passionate, creative and love ministering to women. Chandy is a certified relationship and marriage coach. She lives with her husband and three kids in Atlanta, GA