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.

Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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  • A massage every day is a must for my man.


  • I love these little ideas for any day whether it is a special day or not. Definitely be keeping them in mind


  • I often just send my hubby a text message or leave him a note of love. I do it spontaneously and when I feel like we’ve missed each other during the week due to being too busy.


  • Nice suggestions. We all have different love languages. It all comes down to listen to and make gestures towards each others (language).


  • My husband already knows how much I love him. I great him at the door and always give him a kiss and a hug. I also have no problems with him going fishing or out with friends. I know he appreciates it and, yes, he does come home very relaxed.


  • I like to just give hubby a hug. Just because. It helps me too. And always, a text. If I feel we’ve missed each other or not connected the previous evening, I love to send a text that just says I love you or have a great day. Desserts too. We’re not a big dessert house but I do know what he loves and I’ll include it once a week.


  • Great ideas. It is very important not to forget each other especially when you have kids.


  • Nice suggestions. I leave notes, send texts, do some of his chores, make his favourite meal and let him go out every now and then.


  • Some cute ideas. But I cringe at the overt gender stereotyping in these kinds of articles.


  • I love the man basket idea! Thank you!!


  • sometimes it is just a look or touch that makes you feel special


  • These are lovely ideas. It’s easy to get caught up in looking after the kids and the house. These are some easy ways of letting a partner know you’re still thinking about them too.


  • Thank you. I leave messages on our chalkboard sometimes.


  • I hope my hubby feels loved. I practice many of the above but it’s always worth a reminder.


  • Awesome suggestions… must revisit this list…


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