12 Days of Christmas: Update on Blessing My Husband

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Tomorrow starts our 12 Days of Christmas for my husband, Tim. I know that the actual 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, but ours will run from December 13th through Christmas Eve.

Tim’s been working really hard lately and I know taking time to bless him over the next 12 days will help him push through to our much anticipated family vacation.
I also typed up these little bitty cards to write the gifts on. They’re available here if you’d like a copy. (They’re about 2 1/2 inches square.)
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I’ve had to rethink some of our days, but right now this is what my schedule looks like:

12 Days of Christmas Gifts and Giving Ideas

Day 1: one water bottle ~ I found a large Sigg stainless steal water bottle in the Target overstock section of our Goodwill for only $3. I also took an evening to crochet this water bottle cover. I thought the cover would keep it from getting dented in case it was dropped. It also might help with condensation when it gets warm again. What do you think? Is it too much? This will be wrapped and waiting for him on the front seat of his truck.
Day 2: two things to keep you warm ~ (I was planning on a candlelit dinner for two, but my parent’s aren’t available to watch the kids.) I found a brand new looking Cabela jacket at Goodwill. I added a new knit hat to get the two items. These will be placed in a gift bag and hung in the coat closet.
Day 3: three ironed polos ~ Tim normally irons for himself, but I’m going to iron three polos for work and have them waiting on the ironing board.
Day 4: four tiny hand prints ~ The kids and I made this wall hanging for Tim. It’ll be wrapped and placed on his plate at breakfast.
Day 5: five brand new blades ~ I pulled a new 5 blade razor from my CVS stash. We’ll wrap it and place it on the bathroom counter.
Day 6: six white chocolate “cocoa” mixes ~ Tim can’t eat chocolate, but he loves warm white chocolate drinks. I bought six individual packs at the grocery store. These will be placed in a mug and given to him after dinner.
Day 7: seven e-cards ~ This is also Tim’s birthday, so the e-cards will be a mixture of Happy Birthday, Thinking Of You, Love cards, etc.
Day 8: eight white chocolate dipped pretzel rods ~ Wrapped in a Christmas treat bag and delivered to work.
Day 9: nine candy cane Kisses ~ We’ll be on the road this day, so the Kisses will be packaged in a Christmas treat bag and placed on his seat during one of our gas stops.
Day 10: ten peanut butter cookies ~ Packaged in a Ziploc for traveling and placed beneath the cabin Christmas tree when we arrive.
Day 11: eleven back massages ~ I made these cute little coupons to place in an envelope and lay on top of his pajamas.


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Day 12: twelve things I love about you ~ I’m still working on this list, but I know I’m going to make a standard paper sized copy as well as a wallet sized copy.
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  1. Thanks for sharing this list Allyson! I'm always looking for good ideas for our 12 days and you've got some great ones here! Blessings,

  2. So cute and Creative… Thank you for sharing

  3. I love this idea! This is going in my “Christmas gift ideas for next year” folder that I've already started! :) Visiting from Living Life Intentionally.

  4. Great post!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The 13th is my husband's birthday and he always feels a little jipped. So this is so incredibly perfect to spend time and show him daily how much I adore him without spending a million dollars. Thanks!!!

  6. Amber Santos says:

    You are a fantastic wife! I will be adding this to our traditions! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  7. What an awesome idea! I live this and will definitely be doing it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Thank for your love & creativity, the ideas keep giving!

  9. Perfect for our long distance relationship! Great idea!

  10. I just found this on Pinterest, and I'm looking forward to doing this for my husband this year! Can't wait to see the new ideas!

  11. As above ;) thank you

  12. Thank you so much for this list. I had never thought before about buying gifts at Goodwill. We’re on a tight budget so that would be perfect this year!

    • I often find practically new items at Goodwill and my husband doesn’t mind if his gifts are second-hand, so it’s definitely a great way for me to stretch our gift budget.

  13. SUPER and THANKS, I can’t wait to use these!

  14. my hubby’s birthday is the 13th, so this would be great!! Start on his bday and end at Christmas. Love it, thanks for the great ideas!!!

  15. Linda Arney says:

    when my hubs & I got married, I made a wallet sized card with the lyrics to “You’ve Got a Friend” and laminated it. Put it in his wallet in the middle of his check book so he would find it. still carries it 15 years later! :)))

  16. I cant eat chocolate either because it gives me migraine. White chocolate also contains cocoa butter = the same ingredient in chocolate. Vanilla coating however does not. just FYI

  17. I was inspired to do my version of the 12 days of christmas this year for my husband. We don’t normally buy holiday gifts for each other, we’d rather our kids have more. He was so surprised by the little things he found on his desk and in his lunch box. I’m already getting ideas for next year. Thank you so much for the great ideas.

  18. I know this is two years old, but I just found it through Pinterest & can’t wait to do this this year! You are officially one of the cutest wives I have ever heard of! :D

  19. I did this for my husband a couple of years ago, and he LOVED it! I love the sweetness and simplicity of your ideas. I’ll have to see if I can get my act together enough to do it again this year!


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