A few months back, I asked our newsletter subscribers for their favorite ideas when it comes to showing gratitude to their husband or wife.
What is one simple way you can show your husband or wife that you
appreciate them today?
As I read through over 100 responses, I found myself jotting down some of the ideas on a post-it so I could try them myself.
Some were unique, some were delightfully simple, but I could see how any of them would be an
awesome way to show appreciation to the one that you love.
It (finally) occurred to me that I should share them with our entire community so we all have a “go-to” source for simple, fun ideas we want to do a little something special for our spouse.
Which easy idea can you use today to show your spouse how much you love and appreciate them?
Ask her about her day…and
really listen Let her sleep in and take care of the kids (quietly!)
Buy him flowers – he never gets flowers
Plan a fun date that includes new things to try in our hometown & arrange for the sitter Give her a nice long massage
Cook her favorite meal before she gets home
text to remind him how important he is to me and our kids
Leave a note on the pillow…and promise a “surprise” for later 🙂 Take an interest in his hobbies
Make him a special lunch for work
Surprise her by cleaning the house while she’s gone
Look her in the eyes and tell her how much she means to me
Tell her to take a nap, and don’t take no for answer
Let him watch sports
Give her a gift bag including some of her favorite things
Leave a note on the bathroom mirror telling him how much I appreciate him and why Do something together that is important to him
Do the dishes without being asked
Let her have some “me” time
Listen to him 100% when he talks instead of checking my phone or computer or “multitasking” Write a
Play outside together at our local park Getting up early to make him his favorite breakfast
Making a collage of photos of us – a real book & not digital Work together on a home improvement project that she’s been asking about
Choose to stay at home together for a peaceful evening instead of going out
Bring her coffee in bed
Turn off all of the electronics and hang out without distractions Cuddle on the couch
Watch the kids while she takes a long bath
Fix his favorite dessert and include a thank-you note Complete a task on my “honey-do” list without being asked
Take a nap…together
Let him play video games all day
Take a drive in the country together
Have a glass of wine poured and waiting when she gets home
Make sure we spend our 15 minutes a day together Watch her favorite movie – without complaining!
Champagne and strawberries
Date night…no kids
Put freshly washed sheets on the bed
Take a shower together 🙂
Surprise him with his favorite cocktail
Make a list of all that he does that I’m thankful for and read it to him Put post-it love notes around the house
Seduce him as he wakes up
Leave a surprise note in his sock drawer
Random hugs throughout the day
Buy flowers for no reason
Speak only words of love and encouragement for an entire day Write her a poem
Make hot chocolate and snuggle up together
Let her have complete control of the remote for the night
What an awesome list! I hope you’ll pick your favorite three ideas and use them to put a big smile on your spouse’s face.
What simple act would you add to show appreciation to your spouse? Share it in the comments below!