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In my last post, I mentioned how hard men are to shop for. Which is totally true… But I also realize the flipside of that is that they tend to have a hard time shopping for women.
I mean, maybe not all – but I know my husband gets a little stuck on gift ideas for me. And I figure if I’ve given you ladies a guide to help you shop, it’s only fair your husband gets a little assistance, too!
So even though I normally target my posts to you women – this time I’m talking to your husbands. So go ahead and forward this to him if you think he might get stuck this year 😉
Jewelry is a pretty classic gift for women. I personally love shopping for jewelry (or, well, anything) on Etsy, because you can find a more unique selection, there’s something for every budget, and you can’t beat the warm fuzzies that come from supporting small businesses.
I love this sapphire eternity ring for $289 from Polamai on Etsy, because it’s simple and can go alongside any wedding ring, or be used as a right hand ring. It’s a great reminder of the thin blue line without being too flashy!
Again, I love the simplicity of this necklace, plus the customizeable badge number makes this a super sweet gift idea. If your budget is a little tighter (or if you just prefer necklaces to rings :)), this necklace is available starting at $38 from Silverado Jewelry on Etsy.
While not all police wives carry, it’s definitely not uncommon. If your wife regularly carries a firearm (or wants to start), this could be a great gift idea.
Of all the holsters I’ve tried so far, this is definitely my favorite. I love that I can wear anything I want with it, including leggings – and I’ve heard many other women singing the same praises.
It’s available on Amazon for $79.
If your wife is more of a dress wearer (or if she already has a tried-and-true holster for pants), Can Can Concealment also offers a thigh holster for $69 on Amazon.
It’s also worth noting that the main Can Can Concealment website offers more colors than Amazon does, so if you’re not a fan of the black, purple, or pink, you might consider checking that out.
I absolutely love this mug from Let It Be Yours Co on Etsy, which is especially fun because it can be customized for only $1 more ($11.99 normally!)
It’s a cute, functional way for her to show off her police wife pride… plus, you can make it two gifts in one by stuffing it with her favorite candy.
So if I had my book finished, I’d have it listed here – but since I don’t (I’m aiming for publication in September – be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates!), I definitely recommend this book to hold you over.
I actually only discovered this book a few weeks ago, and I was super excited. Melissa Littles wrote one of my favorite articles on being a police wife, so I can only imagine how incredible this book is (and the reviews back up my assumptions :))
The book is available on Amazon for $14.95.
Who doesn’t love a good pair of leggings?
Even if your wife is more the type to wear leggings around the house instead of in public, these babies will go to good use… and they’re a great deal at only $19.99.
You can also sometimes find LuLaRoe consultants who are willing to sell gift certificates if your wife is a die-hard LLR-er (and I don’t blame her one bit!). A few I know who do so:
Of course, you could also combine the leggings/holster gift and buy her concealment leggings from Undertech Undercover. They’re a tad more expensive than the others ($89 a pair), but they’re super comfortable and conceal a firearm really well. I actually wrote a full review on them a few weeks ago, if you’d like more information.
Is your wife into more practical gifts? If so, this might be just the ticket. (I’ll be honest – this tops my personal wish list.) And thanks to Groupon, you can get an excellent deal on a gift like this.
After all, you can purchase cleaning services at 50% off (which I’d personally take in a heartbeat, cough cough). Though you’ll have to decide for yourself whether this is something your wife would appreciate!
Alternatively, you can buy a gift certificate to do something more fun, like:
In addition to gifts specifically for your wife for Christmas, you can use Groupon to get a gift certificate and plan a special date night together.
What’s offered in your city will be different from mine, but it’s definitely worth checking out!
I’m a twenty-something LEO wife and stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old little boy. I enjoy writing, reading, taking my son for walks and runs in the stroller, and crafting. My goal is for Love and Blues to be a resource for first responders and their families. I write about marriage and family topics, as well as about the quirks that come with being married to a man in law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical services.
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