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12 Days Of Christmas Gifts You'll Both Love

12 Days Of Christmas Gifts You'll Both Love [EXPERT]

The presents are all gift wrapped and under the Christmas tree. There are many that have your name on them and you are so excited to see what your spouse got you. As the day gets closer, you get more and more excited. I know how you feel because I get that way every year too.

What I received one fateful Christmas Day didn't meet my expectations. A few years after we got married, I really didn't have any clue what to ask for for Christmas. So, instead of giving my wonderful husband any direction, I just said "figure it out." Bad mistake on my part!

Tony decided to make that Christmas the year of hiking gear. He got me nice Gortex hiking boots, Smartwool socks, a fanny pack and other assorted hiking gear — he even got me maps of the local hiking areas! We enjoyed doing some short hikes around our home, but this was taking it to the next level.

It was an interesting Christmas to say the least and one we talk about to this day. I don't want you to be surprised this Christmas, or any for that matter, so we've come up with the 12 amazing Christmas gifts for married couples. These were compiled by asking our fans on Facebook and Twitter.

One other thing, if you want to have a way to have a wishlist for your partner or spouse, check out Elfster. We're using it for our family Secret Santa gift exchange!

12 amazing Christmas gifts for married couples:

12. Loveseat recliner. After a long day of work, kids and other activities, you want to relax with your spouse. The perfect place to do so is in a Loveseat Recliner together. Think of the time together getting to talk and maybe even use the recliner for some for some sexual intimacy. Find the one that suits the both of you and enjoy.

11. 31 Days to Great Sex. 
31 Days to Great Sex is a gift that keeps on giving. When both of you come together and spend quality time learning what each of you enjoys, it will pay dividends for months to come. 31 Days to Great Sex will walk you through what you can do each day to get closer sexually with your spouse.

10. Utensil pot clips. 
Utensil pot clips will come in handy when the two of you are cooking in the kitchen. There is nothing more frustrating than when the two of you are cooking and the wooden spoon comes flying off the stove. This handy dandy clip will keep it where it needs to be so that they two of you can pay attention to other things. ; )

9. Naughty weekend lovers kit. 
The naughty weekend lovers kit is everything you need to get the flame roaring with your lover. No need to try and find everything separately. Grab this lovers kit and let your spouse know that you have the weekend handled.

8. Iso-Cool memory foam pillow. 
Sleep Better's Iso-Cool memory foam pillow is all about getting a great night of sleep. Who wouldn't be spunkier after a fantastic night of sleep. Get this for your spouse if you know they need a better night sleep. This pillow even warms up or cools down depending on your spouse's body temperature.

7. Salsa dancing. 
Salsa dance lessons are a way to get close to each other in a sensual way. We know this is out of many couples comfort zone to get out and go to a dance studio. This DVD will get you started so that you can learn the basic moves together before going to a studio.

6. Couple's massage. 
A couple's massage is a perfect way to unwind and relax beside your spouse. Having the time together in peace and quiet can do wonders for you mind, body and spirit. We've done these and enjoy the time as we prepare ourselves for more fun afterwards.

5. Date night ideas and getaways. 
Date night ideas and getaways can sometimes be tough to think up. We know our dates can get a little stale if we don't seek out new ideas. With 300 Creative Dates you and your spouse will have plenty of ideas to look over. The key here is that you actually take action and use them. Go have a great time on each date you have for years to come.

4. 7 Days of Sex Challenge & He Zigs, She Zags. 
7 Days of Sex Challenge & He Zigs, She Zags will take you through the process of having sex for seven days straight. It's much more than just jumping in bed each day to have sex. There is much more that goes into the challenge and the greater impact it will have on your marriage.

3. Insulated cooler picnic tote. An insulated cooler picnic tote is a perfect way for you and your spouse to relax on the beach, a grassy meadow or along a river. This picnic tote has everything you need to have an enjoyable time together. The only thing the two of you need to decide is on what you want to eat. Don't forget the chocolate covered strawberries.

2. Kindle Fire HD. 
A Kindle Fire HD is a perfect gift for the two of you. Make sure to grab Jesus Calling or any other marriage devotional for the two of you to read together. We have been reading Jesus Calling throughout 2012 and enjoying the time together. Last night, we were talking about how we are going to go through it again in 2013. We need to catch those days that we missed. There are many more fun things you can do to bring the two of you closer together.

1. Thrive90 fitness program. 
Give the gift of health and fitness this year. Thrive90 fitness program was developed for busy, on-the-go couples just like you. We know from our own marriage the impact that health and fitness can have. Not only does fitness give you more energy for life but you feel better about yourself.

If you are looking to lose weight, regain your energy and add some sizzle to your relationship, go check out Thrive90 Fitness and sign-up to try our Core Workout with me and Tony. It's risk-free, so go grab it!

While amazing Christmas gifts can be an asset to your marriage, make sure you do something no one else can do. The sacred bond the two of you have is something that only is between you. Make time, better yet, make quality time a gift you give each other each and every day. You don't know what tomorrow may bring.

"Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again." —Max Lucado

This article was originally published at One Extraordinary Marriage. Reprinted with permission from the author.