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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Your Spouse Will Love

  December 18

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Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Your Spouse Will LoveY’all know I’m kind of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. At least, before we had the beans, I could really take it or leave it most of the time.

I never went all out decorating the house, and I certainly didn’t go all out buying Christmas gifts.

But, now that I’m a mom, I have a little more Christmas spirit than I did before, mostly because it’s so fun to watch the beans get excited about Christmas now that they are more of what is going on…even if that means just being aware enough of ornaments to chuck them down the stairs…

Even though I am more into Christmas now than I was before, I still like to keep gifts to a minimum. We stick to the 4 gift rule for the kids, and my husband and I tend to keep gifts to a minimum for each other too. After all, there’s not much “stuff” we truly need.

Still, my husband and I still like to give each other a little something for Christmas and other holidays and special occasions.

If you aren’t quite sure what to get your spouse for Christmas this year, here are some ideas to help you get started:

For Him

Personalized Brass Luggage Tags – Nothing is more frustrating than not knowing which bag is yours at the baggage claim after a long flight. It’s even worse when your paper luggage tag is nowhere to be seen. You can help solve this issue with personalized brass luggage tags. They are a whole lot sturdier and much more classy.

Copper Mugs – Copper mugs are the epitome of retro-modern style, thus they are easy to find, and mugs make a practical gift too. While actual copper mugs were used in the 1940s, today most copper mugs are actually stainless steel with a copper finish. The best part is, they are totally baby-proof because they won’t break into a million little pieces like most coffee mugs.

“Double Your Money” Money Clip – If your husband is big on saving money, or if you want to gently remind him to be better about saving money, this is the perfect gift. This aluminum money clip is engraved with the saying, “The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” -Kin Hubbard

For Her

Aromatherapy Shower Kit – All wives love to relax, but we don’t always have time to take a luxurious bubble bath. With this aromatherapy shower kit, we can get some relaxing done during our regular shower thanks to the essential oil blends included in this kit.

Copper-topped Jewelry Box – This is not just any old jewelry box, this copper-topped box is sleek and modern but still has tons of storage. It’s an easy way to add a modern touch to a dresser or nightstand.

Glamorous Compact Mirror – Fixing your lipstick is way more fun when you have a gorgeous compact. This one by Kate Spade is gold with turquoise enamel and even has a sweet saying engraved on it. Sigh, I sure do love me some Kate Spade!

Ultimately, you don’t have to spend a fortune on your spouse to let them know you care about them and are thinking of them this Christmas season. All it takes a little creativity to make sure you get them something within your budget that they will love.

Have you finished shopping for your spouse’s Christmas gifts? Feel like spilling it and telling us what you got them?

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18 responses to “Inexpensive Christmas Gifts Your Spouse Will Love

  1. Great post Cat. Awesome ideas! Folks go way overboard on buying gifts, these days. My wife and I have actually stopped giving each other gifts at Christmas. We figure each year we’re together, (34 this year) is gift enough. Thanks for the good stuff!

  2. The longer I’m married, the easier I find it to select gifts for my wife. I listen throughout the year when she says she really wants something, and buy something she really wants for Christmas. If there are no major wants, I can still come up with something creative and fun based on her interests.

    I don’t think Christmas shopping is as difficult as some people think it is, especially if you put some thought into what would make the receiver happy. Time doing something together, is the best gift.

    Merry Christmas, Cat.

    1. Great tips, Aaron. I listen to my hubs all year too and try to pay attention when he says he wants something or wishes he had X, Y, or Z. Then I know exactly what to get him. 🙂

  3. Got my husband an engraved money clip before and he loved it! One year he casually mentioned he wanted a heater, so I went out and got him a heater. He opened it with a confused look. I said you wanted a heater no? He said he wanted this specific heater…for his fish tank! -_-

  4. The last few years we have decided to shop with and for each other for our mutual benefit. This year we are looking at a new TV – so we can move the current one to the basement with all it’s associated video games. 🙂

  5. Great ideas Catherine. I put off finding a gift for my wife until the last minute (par the course)..

    I’m going to go look for a compact mirror tonight to go along with the family recipe book I’ve been working on!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Nice tips! I always consume a lot of time in finding perfect gifts. I wanna make sure I bought something they would really like.

  7. Cath, I’d like to thank you for giving that suggestion. My husband loved the personalized brass luggage tags. He was surprised and least expected it. He actually asked me to get more for his colleagues.

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