10 “Marriage” Gifts Your HUSBAND Would Love

A few days ago we did a post for the wives (“10 Things Your Wife Would Love”), so here’s one for the husbands too. Marriage isn’t about having a trophy mate, but having a trophy marriage. If you get any of these things for your husband this Christmas, you’re sure to get a thumbs up. Wives, none of these things cost a lot of money, but they are invaluable to your husband … and marriage. So here are a few tips to make your husband one happy boy this Christmas …

  1. Promise to never use the silent treatment again. This silent treatment is about the most unhealthy  form of communication that there is. Instead of the silent treatment, just try sharing your heart in a kind way.
  2. Give your husband lots of praise, both privately and publicly. Your husband LOVES to be bragged on, and if you can’t find something to brag on him about, you’re not looking hard enough. You should be your husband’s biggest fan … and let him know it.  Lea is my biggest cheerleader. I love it when she tells me I look nice, that I’m a good dad or after 22 years I still turn her on. Husbands are motivated by your praise. While we’re on the subject, NEVER belittle or criticize your husband in public or to your girlfriends.
  3. Put your marriage on the front burner. Jobs, children, and hobbies all come second to your relationship with your husband. The only relationship more important than your marriage is your relationship with God.
  4. Make your love life sizzle. Most likely your husband’s number one need is sexual fulfillment. Fulfilling his needs should never come across as a chore, but as a priority. Choose to be the instigator when it comes to sex in your marriage, and never withhold sex from your husband as a punishment for something he’s done wrong.
  5. Dress to please your husband. Believe it or not, like it or not, your husband first took notice of you because of your physical appearance, and I’m guessing he still likes to notice your physical appearance so don’t ever take for granted your physical appearance. Everyone knows that men are visually stimulated so dress with the goal of pleasing him. I’m not saying you have to be a trophy wife, but do the best with what you have. Pick out clothes that he’s particularly fond of and remember that face cream, rollers in your hair and an old pink bathrobe should not be the norm for how he sees you.
  6. Take an interest in something he likes to do. Educate yourself on your husband’s hobbies so you can talk about things he likes to talk about.  If your husband likes to fish, hunt, golf, work on cars, etc. … learn to take interest in those things. Be your husband’s best friend and spend time doing things he likes to do. Lea has learned to love baseball, talk running and take interest in things that I find interesting. Some of the best memories you can make together are when you’re spending time together doing things he loves to do.
  7. Get rid of an item of clothing he hates. Remember how we talked about men being visually stimulated? I’m going to guess there’s something in your closet that does the opposite of visually stimulating your husband. An old bathrobe, full-bodied footed pajamas, an ugly pair of shoes. Ask him sometime, “What’s one thing I wear that you’d love for me to get rid of?” and then get rid of it without getting your feelings hurt.
  8. Make him a coupon book for Christmas. Whether they’re naughty or nice, every husband would love a little book of hand made coupons for everything from a night out on the town to a massage.
  9. Be a godly woman. Put as much effort into being as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside (1 Peter 3:1-4).
  10. Make it a habit to start every day with a kiss … and then greet him with a hug and kiss when he arrives home too.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , , , Read 1151 articles by
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  1. Amy Walker says:

    Thank you Trey. I linked your blog to mine today. I hope you don’t mind! Blessings. Amy

  2. Sarah S. says:

    So… #5… running shoes? Ponytail? No make-up? That’s how a runner would LOVE to see me, right?… *sigh* Okay… point made. I may actually brush my hair. And teeth. :-)

    These are awesome. Thanks as always!

  3. Alana says:

    Love both lists…we are keeping it very simple (aka inexpensive) in the gift giving department this year. I mentioned to Cody some of your ideas for the ladies last night. He nodded and said, “Have you seen the post about cutting out 50 things?”. Then looked towards my closet….was that suppose to be a hint? :) I am going to work on giving up 50 things…and we are going to give each other some of the gifts on your list. As always you are very inspiring. Thank you!

  4. Tina Hare says:

    Thanks!! I needed some ideas!

  5. Vicki says:

    great lists….now if I could just find a good husband of my own to try it out on….Thanks Trey

  6. L.C.T. says:

    Good to read and be reminded – thanks!

  7. janice says:

    As i was looking for something exciting and finding some funny christmas jokes.. i was so surprised to be in this page.. Maybe god is showing me how i could use the internet that would benefit me and my relationship to my family.. I was not reading yet the full story but i was blessed that i reach your spot.. Merry x-mas and Happy new year.. godbless and thanks for reaching out..

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