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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  • Wish I could do these now but he is no longer on this earth. I talk to him every night (he is the brightest star in the sky) and always tell him how much I love him still.

    • Im in the same position.
      I always say that I speak to him everyday and the cool thing is he cant argue with me :D


  • Our romance died long time ago ..maybe its a time to do it again


  • Most of them i do everyday.


  • Some cute ideas there.


  • Definitely in your actions, it’s all the small things. Words, notes, hugs, kisses, walks, holding hands, snuggling up on the couch watching your fave tv show together, spending time together, shared interests, suggesting or organising a massage for him or something he will like… so many ways.


  • These are actually really good ideas. As a parent it’s easy to forget your relationship. I like the one about ordering lunch, I once did a pack of bits for my husband which included two stubbies of beer, a tin of baked beans (one of his favourite meals) and the remote control. I put the kids too bed. He loved it :)


  • You can always treat them to their favorite meal, it’s even more special when you dim the lights, play some calming background music, open a bottle of wine & enjoy the time together.


  • Some good points here.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I like to reward hubby with a nice, cold beer lol.


  • I like these and I do some of them already


  • That’s sweet and goes both ways imo.


  • 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.


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