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15 Awesome Christmas Gifts for Married Couples in 2019

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

15 Awesome Gifts for Married CouplesIt’s always fun to make your spouse or another couple feel special with a great gift.

The problem is it can be tough to find a gift that is both unique and meaningful.

So, I thought it would be fun to assemble a “Top Ten Gifts” list of sorts (and then added more).

Of course, this is an Engaged Marriage list, so the gifts here are a mix of pure fun and those that can enhance your marriage and family life.

Based on my own thoughts, input from my awesome wife, a bit of research on Amazon, and some excellent responses that I received on our social media channels, I have assembled what I feel is a pretty nice list of ideas.

Rather than be a stand-alone list, I hope these ideas get you thinking a bit.  I really want to hear from you in the comments section of this post with your own suggestions as well.

15 Awesome Gifts for Married Couples

15. Noise Cancelling Machine

Noise Cancelling Machine Gift

Whether you’re looking to feel more confident about being intimate with others in your home, or you’re just looking for a more peaceful night’s sleep, adding a white noise machine to your bedroom can make all the difference in the world.  This Marpac machine has over 15,000 positive ratings on Amazon.

14. Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit

Bonsai Tree Starter Kit Gift

Growing a Bonsai tree is a really unique and fun way to bond as a couple.  The reviews on this kit reveal all of the challenges and bonding opportunities that come with growing one of these ancient trees.

13. Fill-In-The-Blank Journal

Couple Journal Gift

This is a simple, yet sweet, way to enhance the communication in your marriage.  This gift journal provides fill-in-the-blank prompts that make it easy to share what you love about your spouse.

12. Couple’s Weighted Blanket

Couple Weighted Blanket Gift

Weighted blankets are super popular right now – they are calming and soothing while promoting great sleep.  If you’re looking to snuggle up to your spouse, adding a large weighted blanket to your bed can be an amazing experience.

11. Premium Luxury Sheets

Premium Bed Sheets Gift

There is nothing better than crawling into bed with your spouse under premium, high thread count sheets.  These Mellanni sheets are the highest rated on Amazon for good reason!

10. Luxury Dual Shower Heads

Dual Shower Head Gifts

It can a lot of fun…and very “romantic” to share a shower with your spouse. These chrome dual shower heads make sure you can enjoy this special time together without fighting over who gets the hot water!

9. Melt Sweet Almond Sensual Massage Oil

Melt Massage Oil

This is the BEST massage oil ever!  Whether you just enjoy giving (or receiving) a nice back rub, or you have a legitimate interest in massage, this oil is a dream.

We have taken the online couple’s massage courses from Melt, and we highly recommend them for amazing at-home date nights.  You can get a discount on Melt: Massage for Couples when you use this link.

8. SimpliSafe Home Security System

SimpliSafe Home Security Gift

On the surface, it may not seem all that romantic to purchase a home security system, but the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your family are safe can be really powerful.

This is our favorite system, and it’s very affordable yet easy to expand to include video cameras, a smart doorbell and even water/fire sensors.

7. Art of Appreciation Gift Basket81M3mxmEKoL._SX522_Art of Appreciation Baskets come in many different varieties, and they are the top-rate gift baskets on Amazon. From candy to meat to snacks, they’ve got you covered!

6. The Five Love Languages

5 Love Languages Gift

In this best-selling book, Dr. Gary Chapman unpacks that five different languages that we speak in our marriages.  There may be no better resource for improving communication, and we know how important that is to achieving an extraordinary marriage.

This book is a must-have on every couple’s bookshelf!

5. Funny Coffee Mugs

Couple Coffee Mugs Gift

Everyone can use a funny coffee mug, and if you’re affirming your spouse while sharing a laugh over your morning joe then all the better!  If you prefer shot glasses that discuss buns/guns, then try these instead.

4. Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Espresso and Cappuccino Maker Gift

If you love a great cup of coffee, then this Cafe Barista machine is going to be your new best friend.  With nearly 3,500 positive ratings on Amazon, this is the hottest thing going in premium coffee making right now.

3. Roomba Robotic Vacuum

Roomba Gift

Robotic vacuums are a great way to help your family save time cleaning! This means more couple time for you….

…and if you’re buying this as a gift, you know they will love it!

2. Echo Dot

Echo Dot Gift

Amazon Echo is a fun gift for those couples who love technology! Using voice technology, it can share information, music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more – instantly!  With over 77,000 ratings and a super-affordable price point, the Echo Dot makes it easy to add smart tech to your home.

1. 15 Minute Marriage Makeover

15 Minute Marriage Makeover Christmas GiftThis book was written by me for the Engaged Marriage community of busy married couples. The 15 Minute Marriage Makeover is designed to help you Refresh Your Relationship, Add Sizzle to Your Sex Life and Be Happier Together in Just Minutes per Day.

Check it out today and see what 15 minutes can do for your marriage!  It’s available in paperback and Kindle formats to suit your gift-giving needs.

***BONUS GIFT idea: An overnight date without the kids***

In the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s easy to get wrapped up focusing on physical gifts.

Why not surprise your spouse with plans to get away from the responsibilities of home for an evening away?  Or if you’re buying a gift for your friends, offer to watch their kids for a night and maybe they’ll return the favor soon.

For more awesome gift ideas and reviews of products that can enhance your marriage, please check out the following posts:

19 Gift Ideas for Your Guy This Christmas

24 Glamorous Gift Ideas to Wow Your Wife This Christmas

How to Write an Awesome Romantic Love Letter: The Simple 5R Approach (a Free option!)

Book Review: “No More Mondays” by Dan Miller

By Dustin | Book & Product Reviews

With a subtitle like “Fire Yourself and Other Revolutionary Ways to Discover Your True Calling at Work,” I knew as soon as I saw it that No More Mondays was not your ordinary career guidance book.  Of course, as a regular listener to author Dan Miller’s 48 Days podcast for several months, I should not have expected anything less.

The basic premise behind No More Mondays is that your work should not just function as something you do between weekends.  The “Thank God it’s Friday, Oh God it’s Monday” mindset that plagues so many is simply not healthy, and it is no way to spend the majority of the conscious hours in your life!

The career advice in this book is not as brazen and abrupt as the subtitle may imply.  Dan Miller does not suggest that you “fire yourself” immediately and live among the unemployed (although I suppose you could then use the tools found in his previous bestseller 48 Days To The Work You Love).  Instead, he is simply stressing that you are in control of your career and your life, and it is up to you to escape the rut you may find yourself in to pursue truly fulfilling work.

No More Mondays is filled with inspirational quotes and good general guidance, but it doesn’t stop there.  Along with many real-life examples of those that have escaped “Cubeville” to find work with a passion, many historic and even childhood metaphors are used to make key points.

One of my favorite lines from the book recalls a classic Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown complains to Linus that his lunch is the same every day.  When Linus asks Charlie who makes his lunch, Charlie Brown replies “I do.”  If you want different  results, you must do something differently.

But please do not get the impression that this career-guidance book is simply 253 pages of fluff and generalizations.  Far from it!  Dan Miller provides a myriad of practical, real-life examples of unique and fulfilling work.  And he provides tools for helping you to find your personal vocation (or calling) in life.

At first glance, it may seem like the entirety of No More Mondays is devoted to entrepreneurship, consulting, inventing or online business opportunities.  And while these types of work are covered thoroughly, the traditional model of work is discussed in detail as well.  The idea is not necessarily to leave your 9-to-5 job, but to revolutionize your job to ensure you are fulfilling your life’s passion with your work.

Why a Review of No More Mondays Here at Engaged Marriage?

So, I obviously enjoyed this book.  If you haven’t read the “About” section of Engaged Marriage, you may assume that No More Mondays must have transformed me into an internet marketer or a jet-setting freelancer.  Far from it.  I am an engineer with a fairly traditional work model.  Heck, I’m married to a teacher!

So, why would I write about this book, especially on a website aimed at improving marriages?  First and foremost, our careers and our finances have a huge impact on our quality of life and our relationship with our spouse (and others).  While I enjoy my “day job,” I know there are many others reading this who truly would benefit by “firing themselves” and pursuing a new direction in their career.  And their marriages would certainly be strengthened as a result of their improved mood, sense of fulfillment and financial success.

However, the real reason that No More Mondays holds such a special place in my heart is because it was this book that led me to create Engaged Marriage!  During a vacation with my wife a few months back, I felt a real calling to do something creative with my life (some “right brain” stuff to balance out all of my “left brain” engineering work).  I picked up No More Mondays to read on the beach in Cancun, and it truly changed my life and the paradigm through which I view work and life.

The specific idea of a marriage website was not quite formed in my head by the time we flew back home.  But the wheels were turning and I experienced the greatest flood of inspiration and creative thought that I can recall in my entire life.  As I spent more time thinking it over and clarifying where my real passions in life are found, I knew that I needed to do something to help others (and my wife and I) experience an awesome marriage.  And I thought that a website would be the perfect vehicle to engage a wide audience of those who shared my desire to live a fulfilling life with the ones they love.

It may be obvious, but I highly recommend that you read No More Mondays.  I would rate it a 9/10 on the EM Awesomeness Scale.

If you would like to buy your own copy, just click on any of the links in this post and you’ll be taken to Dan Miller’s site where you can pick it up at the best possible price.  He even offers autographed copies and extra goodies like electronic versions at no extra charge.  After you have given it a read (or two), please provide a comment on this post and let me and the readers know what you think!

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