Part of making your marriage happy and healthy is finding little ways to make your spouse feel loved, even when you’re not celebrating a special occasion. Find ways to show your husband how much he means to you and how much you appreciate all he does! Consider these fun surprises for “just because” gifts that will put some extra pep in his step all week long.
Arrange a Night with the Boys
Maybe your husband has been so busy with your family and work lately that he hasn’t been able to head out for some time with the guys. If you’ve noticed his social life suffering because of all of his responsibilities, arrange some guy-bonding time where he can destress and catch up with his buddies. You could host a euchre night at your house or perhaps enlist some of his friends to take him out. He’ll appreciate your efforts to help him keep in touch with his friends, and get some much needed guy time.
Sweet Pocket Notes
We all need a little encouragement during long days, and those that come unexpectedly usually have the most impact. If you know your husband has a stressful work week ahead of him, make the work days feel a little bit lighter by hiding little love notes in his pocket. They could be filled with love confessions, little compliments, or funny jokes you know he’ll get a kick out of. Slip one in his briefcase, another in his coat pocket, and maybe even one in his shoe. You’ll definitely get a smile out of him as he finds them throughout the day.
A Lunch Date
If you want to make his work week even sweeter, show up and whisk him off on a surprise lunch date. If his breaks are short and you won’t have time to make it to a restaurant and back, consider picking up his favorite meal on the way over to his office for a fun drop off he won’t see coming. If you can’t get away from work, have a food delivery service do it for you and impress all his coworkers with your loving ways.
Enjoy His Hobbies
Okay, maybe you’re not going to fall in love with paintballing, but you could pretend for just a day. Plan a date where you do all the things your husband enjoys. It could be a date at a paintball course as abovementioned, or maybe a screening of that new action thriller he’s been talking about, or even a cooking class where he can try making his very own pasta. Think of something you’re usually hesitant to do with him and really knock his socks off when it’s your idea to take part in the activities he loves the most.
The Dapper Dude
If your husband loves dressing up for the office and his friends would describe him as the sharpest dressed guy of the bunch, you can’t go wrong with a closet sprucing. Grab him some new office wear from Touch of Modern, a new watch from Skagen, or a fancy briefcase from Ted Baker. Splurge on something you know he’d love but wouldn’t buy for himself to really make his day.
Prepare His Favorite Meal
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Instead of whipping up that easy chicken meal you were planning, head to the store and grab the fixings for all of his favorites. Whether it’s filet mignon, mac and cheese, or that casserole you only ever make for Christmas, surprising him with his favorite meal is definitely going to go well.
If you want to show your husband how much he means to you, don’t wait for a special occasion like his birthday or Valentine’s Day—do it now! Life is too short, and any chance we have to show our love is one that should be taken.