I don't know about you, but when it comes to the two of us, Matt and I aren't big gift givers. Basically, we are always short on money. And what we do have, we usually choose to spend it on the kids. Plus neither of us really need anything. We are both grounded in the TRUTH that what we already have - each other, our families, our health, our faith - is really what matters. We also are both the type of personality that gets a little uncomfortable when too much attention is put on us. So birthdays and holidays often pass without the two of us exchanging big gifts. We do gift the token picture of the kids, the last minute drug store item (think body wash, lipgloss, celeb magazine), the favorite candy bar or bottle of wine - but other than that...not much. So I am excited for this week's challenge!
Date Your Mate Challenge - Week 7 "Surprise!"
This week's challenge is to give a few surprise gifts to your mate. For no reason at all! They don't have to be big. Rather - I plan to make them fun, little, thoughtful things I know Matt will enjoy. Things he wants - but he'd never stop and buy for himself. Such as....a new backpack (the one he is using now is seriously 10 years old!) His favorite, but impossible to come by, Wahoo's hot sauce. (Thankfully my best friend married a serious Wahoo's connection!) Chocolate covered pretzels, new razors and after shave, new socks and boxers. So Glamorous....I know! But I kind of feel that's the whole point. These gifts are supposed to show your lover that you know him better than anyone else. And you want to make him happy - in the simplest, littlest, most mundane sort of way!
Are you up for the Challenge? Get gifting and have fun! He will love the surprises, he will love you...and he will love marriage!