Today I want to show you a simple, sexy gift for your husband.
Let me tell you about a conversation I have had with my husband. Many times.
Me: Hey, what do you want for Christmas?
Him: You KNOW what I want.
Me: No really, what do you want. I want to buy you something.
Him: You don’t have to buy me anything.
Me: Ok, but seriously- what (besides THAT) do you want?!
Does anyone else ever go through this conversation with their husbands? For every stinkin’ holiday?
But I don’t want to give him THAT for a couple reasons:
- We do THAT more than just on holidays, so it doesn’t seem like an actual gift- regardless of what he says!
- I don’t want to be held to any promises. 🙂 (Are you with me on this one?) There have been plenty of times I’ll send him a text or promise him a night of fun only to find myself “not in the mood” when it actually comes time to make-good on my promise. My husband will tell you all about the strip-tease I never gave him. I blame Oprah- she had Carmen Electra on her show one day who made it look so simple and fun and SEXY. I told my husband (while thinking “I can totally do that!”) that I would put on a show for him… and then I realized this was me we were talking about. And I am not a stripper. Nor coordinated. So it never happened- and that was 10 years ago. Anyway, I digress………….
But last Christmas I decided it was about time I gave him what he wanted. And he loved it.
The planning and preparations were super simple, and it made the “gift opening part” a little more special so he didn’t think I just forgot to get him something. Here is what I did…
I got two small gift boxes and labeled one with the number 1 and the other with the number two.
In the first box, I included some lotion and one of those plastic back massagers. (Have you used these before? Best $1 I’ve ever spent!) Also in the box, I included the following poem:
I got you a back massager
And some lotion for your feet,
I’ll rub them both – so just relax
And watch as I turn up the heat!
(Open gift #2… there is more!)
So, since my husband also LOVES having his back and feet rubbed, this was the PERFECT intro to a night that would be all for him.
And then came box number 2 with this poem on top of some new lingerie:
Please meet me in the bedroom
I’ll greet you nicely with a kiss,
And be prepared to have some fun
‘Cause I’ll be wearing this…
I will spare you the details on how the night went, but it probably goes without saying that he absolutely LOVED this Christmas present. What guy wouldn’t love a massage and an evening of fun??? He has already requested I re-gift this same thing for Valentine’s Day, his birthday AND our anniversary.
It was one of the best gifts ever- simple, meaningful and exactly what he wanted.
It only took me 12 years of marriage to finally get it right!
(This Sexy Gift for Your Husband idea originally published on Somewhat Simple in February 2014)