Regardless of what the Marketing Wizards on Madison Avenue try to sell you on, the best gift ideas for your wife are created in your heart and presented to her in the strength of your actions. Any possible gift that can be purchased is just a material object that will show wear over time, but an act of affection and romance will stay as fresh and emotionally powerful as the day it was given for a lifetime. Memories are indeed golden, and to use your specific knowledge of your wife’s personality and heart to give her a special memory is to give her a gift that can be reopened thousands of times, and will be carried with every step she takes.
A really great gift idea to give to your wife is to put in the time, effort, and emotion to attempt to recapture the feel of the first moment you both realized you were in love. This requires a good deal of thought on the part of a husband, and is not a gift that should be attempted by the lazy couch potato – it takes a considerable effort. Go back in time to the places and activities you engaged in together when you were smitten with one another, before the reality of work, bills and kids entered the picture. A stroll down memory lane can make you both remember the power of your affection, and at the least will give you both a good laugh at how silly you were back then.
Another great gift idea for your wife is to make time for the things that are important to her. This could be anything from spending a day with the In-Laws to cleaning the gutters on the house, she knows that you don’t particularly enjoy spending time with either, but she’ll certainly get a warm feeling in knowing that you care enough about her wishes to give yours a backseat for a day. A good gift for your wife that fits in this category is to spend a day shopping with her without whining or rushing her through the stores. Yes, it’s agony for most men, but it’s only one day and if you think of football statistics it goes quickly.
Finally, the greatest gift you can ever give your wife is your time and affection. To make the time, no matter how tired or distracted you may be, to just sit on the sofa in the dark and snuggle speaks of your bond in a way no words ever could. The simple gesture of taking her hand while walking, holding a door, or a surprise kiss on the cheek or hug can be the motivation that will help her get through a lousy day. These gifts for your wife should not be for special occasions only, but part of your daily routine. The best part of this is that they will be received by your wife as anything but routine, and your relationship will strengthen because of them.