Christmas is just around the corner and with it all the parades, parties, and festivities of the season. One of the ways we observe this special day is by giving gifts to one another in celebration of the ultimate gift given to us by God: His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we show love by giving and receiving gifts this Christmas, we should reflect on what Paul says about giving in 2 Corinthians 8:7-8, "But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in this grace of giving. I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others."
Whatever you decide to give your loved ones this Christmas, give with joy, and use gifts to remind yourself and your loved ones of God's incomparable gift to His people. Below are some gift ideas for that special someone in your life, whether it is a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife.
Gifts for Your Girlfriend
Monogram Bracelet: These beautiful, handmade bracelets include 14k Gold filled discs that are stamped with your initial and the initial of your loved one. The bracelets come in a variety of finishes and lengths, so you can customize it according to your girlfriend's taste. Not only are they romantic, but they also won't break the bank: Etsy sells one bracelet for just $27.
Personalized Coffee Mug: If your girlfriend loves coffee, she likely already has a hundred coffee mugs...but she might not have one that reminds her of you! She will love drinking her coffee out of a mug personalized for you. Better yet, buy a his & hers mug set so she'll know you're always thinking of her. Individual mugs sell for as low as $13.95.
Two Hearts Handmade Copper Photo Album: From Uncommon Gifts, this handmade copper heart double album gives your girlfriend a gorgeous place to keep treasured pictures of the two of you. Not only is it stunning for display, but it also holds a hefty 24 4×6 pictures.
Crackling candles in mason jars: Not only are these candles adorable and aromatic, but they also crackle lightly as they burn for a nestled-by-the-fire feel. These candles are hand-poured and are made from four simple ingredients: soy wax, high-quality fragrance and essential oils, and wood wicks. Candles start at $18.
Gifts for Your Boyfriend
Ballpark blueprints: If your boyfriend is a sports fan, he will love a beautifully detailed blueprint that honors each sports stadium's unique history and architecture in classic style. Prints are $185 and are printed on museum-grade, archival paper and framed in black BonanzaWood® using the acid-free archival board.
Ping-Pong table set: If your boyfriend enjoys playing sports, he will love this ping pong table set from Dormify. Not only is it easy to take down and set up, but it also doesn't break the bank. Pricing ranges from just $20-$60.
Bluetooth speakers: These speakers come in a variety of bright colors and start at $49.99 One speaker is amazing on its own, but if you buy two, you can pair them for lifelike, crystal-clear stereo sound (and twice the output). Just flip a switch on the bottom of the speaker to toggle between single and paired options. Your music-loving boyfriend will thank you!
Maplewood watch: Every man loves a good watch, but this watch from Uncommon Goods is twice as nice thanks to its unique wooden finish. No stains or dyes are added, so the materials speak for themselves. Even better - the maker also plants a new tree for every watch produced, making the sustainability of their materials more timely than ever. Watches are $159.
Gifts for Your Wife
Infinity necklace: Remind your wife of your deep love for her with a beautiful silver necklace bearing a sideways infinity sign - the symbol of endless love. There are a variety of unique options ranging in price from $22 (Etsy) to $200 (Jared).
Cashmere scarf: Your wife may have dozens of scarves, but none as soft and elegant as this cashmere ribbed scarf from J.Crew. The scarf comes in a variety of colors and prices range from $124-$158.
Long-lasting candles: Your house will smell amazing with these candles from Diptyque - and your wife will love it! These gorgeous candles come in a variety of scents and colors and range in price from $32-$60.
Birchbox of the Month: If your wife loves all things beauty, she will be thrilled with the Birchbox of the Month - deluxe beauty product samples delivered to your door every month. She will love testing out new things each and every month. You can buy it here for $10 a month.
Gifts for Your Husband
Cashmere scarf: It's not just the ladies who love cashmere scarves. Your husband will love this super soft, stylish cashmere scarf from J.Crew. Starting at $98, the scarves come in a variety of colors and lengths.
Mr. Bar-B-Q grill set: If you husband loves to grill, he'll be thrilled with a Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Stainless-Steel Barbecue Set with Storage Case - and at just $20.69, it doesn't break the bank. Even better - Amazon provides two-day shipping and gift-wrapping in case you waited until the last minute.
Outdoor Tech's Buckshot Pro: If you're married to an outdoorsman, the Buckshot Pro is the perfect gift to buy for him. Outdoor Tech's version includes a portable speaker, charger and flashlight all in one! It comes in a variety of colors and is $79.95.
Smartphone Charger and Case: You can't go wrong with a rechargeable case from Mophie.com. This case gives his phone 100% additional battery life and 64GB built-in storage space. With the extra energy, you'll never lose touch with your husband while he's on the road. The case comes in a variety of colors and is $109.95.