I remember when I was a little girl my neighbor sat down and helped me draft my very first Christmas wish list. It was the first one I had ever made. It was quite thorough too — so thorough that I referred to it for my birthday and the next Christmas.
Then one day I grew up and became a mother. And suddenly my Christmas wish was one filled with a desire to make memories with my daughter and give her the things her little heart desired. Later, I became a wife and my Christmas wish was simply to celebrate the season as a family, to enjoy seeing the magic of Christmas through our child’s eyes and to not lose sight of what it really was all about.
Over the years, my husband and I have exchanged gifts with the exception of last year, the year we decided to refrain from exchanging gifts. Some years we challenged each other to come up with something creative, something on a budget, or to share an experience together. For us, Christmas was about children — ours, those we could bless through acts of giving, and of course, God’s son. As I have said before, we may not have had everything we wanted but we certainly had everything that we needed. We still do.
This year, we’ve decided to exchange gifts. My husband even told me what he wanted. But then he ran out and bought it after he got wind of a massive sale. So I’m back to the drawing board. I’ve definitely been thinking of gifting him one (or all!) of these free gifts, but I kind of want to see him unwrap something, even if I had to use a million strips of tape to keep the paper from jumping off the box.
Recently, I took to Facebook and Instagram to ask some friends and readers what they wanted their significant others to get them for Christmas. They requested gifts ranging from jewelry to experiences; their Christmas wants are sure to give you plenty to consider when pondering what to get your own significant other. Many of their answers were sweet, thoughtful, and say a lot about them. So many of the requests were tied to memories, moments, and sentiments. In a sense, they are tangible reminders of what this season is about – making spirits bright, blessing others, and dancing in the joy that abounds.
Take a look at 11 gifts Babble readers and bloggers really want their significant others to get them for Christmas.
Do you and your significant other exchange presents? If so, what do you hope to receive from them this holiday?