We all know how important it is to TELL your sweetie how much you love them. But, it is also important to SHOW them how much you love them with your actions.
In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, here are a few ideas to let your hubby know just how much you care:
1. Surprise him by making his favourite dinner
Add a few extra frills like candlelight or a single rose as a centrepiece. Arrange a play date for the kids or ask for help from a family member or friend. Even an hour alone together can give the two of you a chance to catch up.
2. Leave little notes
It only takes a couple of minutes to do and can make your partner’s day! Post-Its work great. Leave a “Thinking of you!” on the bathroom mirror or “Have a great day!” on the steering wheel or window of their car.
3. Let them choose the movie
After you get the kids tucked in, indulge him with the latest action or sci-fi flick he has been dying to see. Make a batch of popcorn and snuggle up on the couch.
4. Give them a massage
It doesn’t need to be fancy and you don’t have to break out lotions and oils. Simply give him a five minute back rub while he sits at his desk or a quick foot rub before he goes to bed. Even a hand massage can send good chills up and down their spine.
5. Buy a pocket dictionary for him
Highlight all of the words/definitions that remind you of him and will show him how much you admire and appreciate him.
6. Send a special text or email
Out of the blue, send your husband a message simply to say “Can’t wait to see you!” or “You have the sexiest eyes!” It will make them smile and, it is a nice change from “Don’t forget to pick up milk!”
7. Make him a “Man” basket
You know him best. Include all of his favorites. Snacks such as peanuts, cheese and crackers, beef jerky. His favorite auto magazine. A new t-shirt or pack of socks. Even, his signature cologne. Be creative.
8. Have lunch delivered to him
On an especially tough day at work, arrange to have his favourite take-out delivered to him. Or, deliver it in person for an added treat!
9. Do one of his chores
As a kind gesture, pick up an extra chore that your mate is typically responsible for. Every now and then, mow the lawn so they can have a break.
10. Let him go play
Whether it’s fishing, golf or just hanging with the guys, he needs a time-out sometimes. Chances are, he’ll be in a much better mood when he returns.
So, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, your anniversary or just Tuesday, show your partner what they mean to you. Remember the little gestures that can make a big difference.
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