It’s February which means it’s time to think about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite coach’s wife! I’m a huge fan of meaningful gifts and I also love creating amazing experiences like when Ordell recently surprised me with a getaway. But today’s post isn’t about my favorite things. Instead, I’m featuring some ideas you may want to consider as you shop your favorite coach’s wife.
Gifts of Adventures or Experience
Dinner and a movie is always a great date, but what about checking to see if your local theatre has an upcoming performance? A high school theatre production is a great way to support your local community and add variety to your date night. Check out Event Bright to see if any comedians or concerts are headed your way.
Consider something even more adventurous. One year for our anniversary I surprised Ordell with a date at the gun range. I hadn’t ever shot a gun before, and we haven’t been back to the range since, but going to the range together helped me learn about something that Ordell enjoys doing outside of football and we discovered that I’m actually a pretty good shot!
Axe throwing bars, laser tag, bowling, cooking classes, or even dance classes are other fun ways to try something new.
Coaches’ Wives Specific Gifts
Friday Night Wives has a great book written by Jordan Harrell that is a wonderful source of encouragement called 31 Days of Prayer for the Coach’s Wife as well as an adorable line of clothing including one of my favorite t-shirts May Your Coffee Be Strong and Your Season Be Long
Of course, I’m partial to this new 10 day devotional.
Each day shares a personal story focusing on one I AM statement from Scripture. There are several reflection questions at the end of each day that allow for deeper personal growth or group discussion.
Contributors include Anne Rulo, Angel Joy Burdette, Jess Gilardi, Hannah Burney, Kady Hofer, Angela Moreau, Haley Zimmerman and Beth Walker.
Gifts for the Active Woman
Is your wife a health enthusiast? What about gifting her a new outfit from Zyia Activewear? This is a great way to tell her that you want her to feel confident and comfortable in this high-quality workout gear. You could pair this with a few online fitness and nutrition sessions with Caitlin Caserta owner of Confident Fitness
Customize a Gift For Your New Home
I absolutely adore Lavender and Lemonade’s Custom Signs. Haylee Pitts is a fellow coach’s wife and she is so creative!
Plan for a Future Getaway
There are some amazing opportunities for you to invest in your marriage by attending a marriage conference. In addition to spending quality time together on Valentine’s Day surprise your wife with a future getaway. FCA has marriage retreats at different times of the year including one in May in Central, IL. Coaches Outreach hosts retreats all summer long over various weekends.
Regardless of how you spend valentine’s day make sure you spend part of the weekend together, even if that means hanging out on the sidelines of the basketball court or the wrestling mat.
Does Your Favorite Coach’s Wife Have a Copy of Lessons from the Sidelines?
As the wife of a football coach, Beth Walker encourages women whose families are in the public eye to pursue their own callings even as they support their husbands’ careers and ministries. Through her personal stories as well as interviews with other women who are also living just outside their husbands’ limelight, Beth shows it’s possible to do both.