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Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts for My Husband

Regardless of the size of our Christmas budget, our kids get the most of it.

12 days of Christmas group shot

Every year, my husband and I sit down and discuss what our Christmas budget will be.  Every year, we squeeze in money for family, some friends, our favorite charities, but we always seem to leave each other off of the list.  This leads to creative thinking.

For the last few years, I have been giving my husband 12 days of Christmas.

I know, 12 gifts instead of one seems more expensive rather than less, but it is not.  I really don’t spend much at all.  It isn’t the price of the gifts, but the thrill of getting some little something each day leading up to Christmas.

I like to “surprise” him, so to speak since this isn’t exactly a surprise anymore, by leaving the gifts in unexpected places and times.  He may get up from his recliner to get something to drink and find his gift sitting in his chair when he returns.  It may be hanging from the hook he uses to hang his laptop bag or keys.  It might be waiting in his vehicle when he leaves for work in the morning.  His gift might be laying in his bed waiting for him.  Not knowing when it is coming or how is part of the fun!

This is what he’s getting this year:

tea infuser
This adorable manatee is a tea infuser.
This t-shirt is a fun way to tell him what we think of him.
This t-shirt is a fun way to tell him what we think of him.
Something he always needs.
Something he always needs.
He loves sweet peanuts. He also loves caramel. I'm thinking that this should be perfect.
He loves sweet peanuts. He also loves caramel. I’m thinking that this should be perfect.
This is one of his favorite candies.
This is one of his favorite candies.
He loves to have gum around.
He loves to have gum around.
Tootsie Rolls are another of his favorite treats.
Tootsie Rolls are another of his favorite treats.
I saw this at Cracker Barrel and had to grab it. He loves root beer so this will be fun.
I saw this at Cracker Barrel and had to grab it. He loves root beer so this will be fun.
Slim Jim is a guilty pleasure.
Slim Jim is a guilty pleasure.
A little something for his desk during cold & flu season.
A little something for his desk during cold & flu season.
This is another treat that I'm hoping he'll love.
This is another treat that I’m hoping he’ll love.
This is a gag gift just for fun. Elf boxers!
This is a gag gift just for fun. Elf boxers!

 

Over the years…

Over the years, I have given him mostly stocking stuffer sized gifts.  I have given him lots of sweet and salty treats and snacks.  He can take them to work or eat them right away.  Cocoa and tea have been hits with him, too.

I have given him gifts for his automobile like deodorizers, ice scrapers, or car washing materials.  He has gotten clothing and accessories like gloves, hats, belts, or ties.  Items for his office are usually welcomed as well.

It’s all about having fun and showing my husband that I love him.

I hope you have gotten some ideas, if not for Christmas gifts, maybe some stocking stuffer ideas.  Merry Christmas!

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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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