Tuesday, December 02, 2014

gift ideas for the mama (and other women too)

So apparently some of you(looking at you, Kathleen) didn't really want suggestions for kids, you wanted a list to give to your husband. Righty-o.

  • gift card to fabric stores, craft stores, IKEA, online stores, hardware stores, home stores, spa and hair salons, clothing and shoe stores, other retail, etc
  • craft and sewing supplies
  • garden supplies and planning time together
  • books, bookmarks, reading lamps, journals, bookshelves, desk, nightstand
  • music (albums, instruments, sheet music)
  • dvds (movies, series, documentaries, concerts)
  • stationary supplies (cards, paper, notebooks, journals, pens)
  • fine art supplies (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. supplies, )
  • coffee and teas
  • chocolate and sweets
  • wine, ciders and beers
  • concert or show tickets
  • weekend get-aways
  • time to just be
  • dinner plans
  • thrift store finds
  • completed home projects
  • camera, phone, computer, accessories, etc
  • travel mug, bags, luggage, etc.
  • home appliances, large and small
  • fresh flowers, house plants, dried arrangements, vases, containers, greenhouses, baskets, etc.
  • board games, card games
  • candlesticks and tapers, votives, kitchen, table and home linens
  • framed prints, photos, artwork from him or the kids
  • and of course, woolen socks, hats, scarves, mittens, boot cuffs, cowls, and sweaters
Lastly, good words on marriage to remember especially during a time of gift-exchanging.

"You marry a man. Strange how easy it seems to be for some women to expect their husbands to be like women, to act like women, to do what is expected of women. Instead of that they are men, they act like men, they do what is expected of men and thus they do the unexpected." ~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be A Women


  1. Love the quote, she is a firm favourite of mine and one of my favourite books. Her husband Lars still does updates on their website.

  2. I think that was about perfect, particularly the time-to-be one. That would be lovely.

    I will be inadvertently leaving this post up...

  3. I definitely wouldn't want the woolen socks, hats, scarves, mittens, boot cuffs, cowls, and sweaters...just started summer here and it's stinking hot. All the other sound pretty good though. Elisabeth E's quote is so true! I just never know what to get for my husband.


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