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Honestly, I’m not much of a gift person.  If there’s something I want, I tend to just get it myself – I don’t want to have to depend on other people to get it.

And I don’t like having a lot of crap I don’t use around, so getting me something less utilitarian doesn’t work all that well.

So…. My husband often has a hard time shopping for me.  While he likes buying me stuff (yay!), he gets a little stuck sometimes.  And there’s only so many bags of mini peanut butter cups a person can eat.

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, too 😉

7 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Police Wives

Thin Blue Line Jewelry

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.


Can Can Concealment Holster


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.

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 – especially if you want one with dark blue in homage to the thin blue line 🙂


Police Wife Mug


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 – so kind of a steal!)

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 (mmm, peanut butter cups.)


Bullets in the Washing Machine by Melissa Littles


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.

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Police Wife Clothing

I love the clothes from Thin Blue Line USA.  They’re high-quality, soft, and super cute.  Even without the police wife design, they’re my favorite t-shirts because they’re so incredibly comfortable.

They also have flags for your house, if you’re more into something like that 🙂

P.S. Use code LOVEBLUES15 for 15% off your order 😉



A helping hand and/or time alone.

relaxation and time alone

Is your wife into more practical gifts like me? If so, this is a great gift idea.  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:

  • Dance lessons
  • Art lessons
  • Fitness classes (Note: do this one with caution :))
  • Horseback riding lessons


Time with her husband.

quality time with husband

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.

Some ideas:

  • Ice skating.
  • A gift certificate to her favorite restaurant.
  • A gift certificate for a restaurant you’ve never tried before.
  • Paintballing
  • Ghost tours
  • Horseback riding as a couple
  • Fencing classes (seriously – does this not sound fun?)

What’s offered in your city will be different from mine, but it’s definitely worth checking out!


What are you getting your wife for Christmas?

I love ALL of these... I'll have to send this to my husband ;)



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