Finding that perfect gift for a loved one is always a challenge during the holidays. You want to get them something you know they’ll love, and something that demonstrates how much you love them. If you’re shopping for your finance this Christmas, your task is to find a gift that’s worthy of the lifelong commitment to each other you’re about to make in marriage.
What about one of the most quintessential Christmas gifts ever… a puppy?
An energetic little ball of fur with a red ribbon tied around his collar – what could be better than that? There’s no way an adorable little puppy won’t bring a huge smile to your fiance’s face when they see him waiting under the Christmas tree. If that sheer joy isn’t enough, here are some more reasons why a puppy is the perfect gift this year.
A Symbol of Commitment
When you get married, you and your fiance are vowing to be there for each other for the rest of your lives, and that’s the same commitment you have to make when you adopt a puppy. Once you’ve brought him home, it’s your responsibility to love and care for him for the rest of his life. By getting your fiance a puppy, you’re symbolizing the unconditional love and dedication you’re making to your fiance. You’re saying, “Here is this puppy that’s going to live with us for years and years to come.” You don’t expect your fiance to care for him entirely on their own – you’re going to take on the task of puppy raising together.
A Preview of Children
They say that before you have kids, you should have a pet. This is one of the best reasons to get your fiance a puppy this Christmas. A puppy is the perfect precursor to having children, and you’ll have to opportunity to see how your fiance might be as a parent one day – and you can work on improving both of your abilities to care for another creature. A puppy is an excellent test of patience, thoughtfulness, and routine-changing that will also come with children. You’ll get a better idea of whether or not you’re both ready to have children, or if waiting is a smarter move.
A Whole Lot of Fun
Who doesn’t love puppies? They can be so much fun. Sure, they may pee on the rug several times or chew on the legs of your furniture, but they’ll also provide endless entertainment and laughs. You and your fiance can bond over the cuteness of your puppy and share in the experience of watching him grow up. Not only that, but a puppy can give you a lot of fun activities to do together. Your puppy can encourage you to get outside together and go for walks or runs, check out local parks, throw Frisbees around together, and more.
If you really want to see your fiance’s face light up this Christmas, consider adding a puppy to the family. After all, you know you want one, too.
Kathryn Thompson is a florist who owns her own flower shop. She has recently been blogging about some wonderful and unusual gift giving ideas for engaged couples.
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