How to be an Awesome Gift Giver!

Getting gifts for your spouse can be tough, but have no fear! I’m going to attempt to make it a bit easier for you, especially with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. Below you will find my top six tips on how to be the best gift giver your spouse has ever known! (Did I oversell it too much? At the very least, there will definitely be an improvement.)


Tip #1 Keep an ongoing list
Throughout the year, each of you can save links to your desired gifts or experiences on a list or document that you can share.

Tip #2 Practice delayed gratification
Don’t buy stuff as soon as you decide you need it. Chances are you’ll either decide you love it (and you will be all the more grateful when you do get it), or you’ll decide it’s not a need, and you’ll remove it from your list. Either way, it’s a win!

Tip #3 Set a budget
Gift-giving isn’t a competition to see who can spend more. Set a budget that both you and your spouse are happy with, then stick to it. More money spent doesn’t necessarily equal more love shown.

Tip #4 Give according to your spouse’s preferences
Does it overjoy your spouse when they find a great deal? Then be sure to get their gift(s) on sale. It makes the gift feel that much more awesome to them! Does your spouse like surprises? Then deviate from the list and get them something that makes you think of them.

Tip #5 It’s not about you
Gift-giving is always about the other person, not you. Give your spouse what they want, not what you think they should have.

Tip #6 Give according to their love language
If you don’t know your spouse’s love language, read this to help you get a basic understanding. Essentially, everyone has a preferred way they want to be shown love. When you give gifts according to your spouse’s love language, you really can’t go wrong.

The other side of being a great gifter is being an awesome gift receiver. It’s important to make the gift-giver feel appreciated for the time and energy they spent on your gift and ultimately in trying to show you love. I’ll write another post about being an awesome gift receiver, so stay tuned!

Acts 20:35
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Jesus


Until next time,
Happy Marriaging!