Everyday Romance: The Gift of Love

I’ve mentioned before that hubby and I don’t exchange holiday gifts. We like it that way – holidays are for sharing time, not trying to find the one thing the other person wants and will cherish above all else. I’m firmly in the bah-humbug camp on gifting, partially because I don’t think gifts should be relegated to just a few days per year (ie, if you find something nice for someone, give it to them then!), and partially because I hate to shop. And no, I don’t have all the gifts I need bought yet. We’re working on it.

Hubby and I give each other lots of gifts though, they just aren’t the kind you need to wrap up with a bow. Like foot rubs. Movie nights. Special shower soap. Dinners out. Even candy stolen from a co-worker’s desk (that would be hubby). Time. A listening ear. A shopping companion. An excuse to leave…where-ever. Or even an excuse not to go.

What’s your favorite “everyday” gift to give to your spouse/significant other? Let’s make a list, and who knows, maybe we’ll get a few new ideas!

8 comments on “Everyday Romance: The Gift of Love

  1. India Drummond

    I’m with you! My favourite gifts are the ‘I saw this and thought of you’ gifts… not the ‘I wracked my brain because I had to get you *something*’ gifts!

  2. Jami Gold

    I agree. I think perfect relationships are ones where you’re both spoiling each other every chance you get. So there’s not a lot left over for Christmas gifts. 🙂

  3. Jami Gold

    I agree. I think the healthiest relationships are where you’re both spoiling each other at every opportunity. That doesn’t leave a lot for Christmas. 🙂

  4. Jami Gold

    Yeek! Sorry for the double comment. It didn’t look like it went through the first time. #Impatient 🙂

  5. Brooklyn Ann

    We do both…of course last year we were so wrapped up in getting gifts for our huge family that he forgot to get me anything.

  6. Jamie DeBree

    Exactly, India & Jami. 🙂

    (Sorry about that Jami – I should warn people it takes a page refresh to see new comments).

    Huge family – ugh, Brooklyn. I have a large extended family, but thankfully, they don’t expect gifts from me. I’d go broke (and insane) if they did!

  7. Avery K. Tingle

    The every day gift I try to give my S.O. is time. We both bust ass, divvying up hours between work and school, so I do my best to keep the kitchen neat, the house relatively neat, and make her life a little easier around the house. Time is the one thing you can’t get back, as cheesy as that sounds, so…

  8. Jamie DeBree

    Avery, what a wonderful gift for your S.O.! I’m sure she appreciates that a lot, and you’re absolutely right about time. 🙂