It’s not something I think about all day everyday but it being almost February and Valentines quickly approaching, I thought it would be a nice thing to do a little more for the Mr. He does so much for us, goes to work everyday even when he doesn’t feel like it, watches Downton Abbey with me, even if I know he isn’t realllllly paying attention he still pretends. He also always take the trash out and is there if I need him for silly things, like flat tires and spiders. I could make a huge list of the things he does that he doesn’t HAVE to do but does cause he is a good guy! We don’t usually exchange gifts for Valentines and we don’t go out that day either. So I want to do something special.. lots of somethings. Many don’t cost a penny!
I’ve looked all over for ideas on little ways to spoil our Hubby’s. Here is a long list of ways we can show them they are appreciated, some will be obvious ones, that maybe you already do everyday, or often. Hopefully some of them will be a nice surprise though!
~Put the game on before he gets home (if they are into sports).. I’m sure mine would rather walk in to that, than cartoons or a cooking show
~Get up a little earlier than him and make his morning drink, and bring it to him
~Get his car washed for him/or wash it yourself
~Warm up his towel in the dryer while he is in the shower
~Make him breakfast if he usually takes something to go even if it means getting up early!
~Take the kids out so he can relax after work, even a little quiet time to unwind helps
~Leave a little note in his lunchbox, briefcase, toolbox.. wherever
~I saw this comment somewhere.. super sweet! “One simple thing I sometimes do is pre-toothpaste his toothbrush. It saves him just like 4 seconds in his morning routine but when I do it I always hear him say “awww” from the bathroom. Haha. It’s silly, but it’s something.” SOOOO cute!
~Get the kids involved! Encourage/help them write Daddy a little note.. maybe their favorite thing about him
~Ask his opinion about something you normally wouldn’t
~Hug him just because!
~Make him his favorite meal, without fretting about cost/calories
~Don’t ask him to do anything today! No laundry, dishes, diaper duty
~Make him a pre dinner snack.. and somewhere to enjoy it solo, unwind from work. When I am on top of things, pepperoni, cheese and crackers are a fave here
~Do one of HIS chores today, even if you don’t like to do it
~Pick out his clothes for the day and lay them out
~Drop off a gift card to his fave bar/wing place at work with a note so he can eat without sharing in the mayhem of kids at dinnertime
~Take him out to lunch or bring a picnic to him for lunch
~Make ALL the plans for a date.. keeping his preferences in mind
~Do one of HIS favorite activities together, even if it’s not something you love
~Text him, just to say you were thinking of him
~Replace his socks with new ones.. Who doesn’t like new socks?!
~Let him know you appreciate him
~Back/Foot rubs seem to be a common suggestion
~Rent a movie that is something he would like.. and watch it with him without complaining
Those are just some examples.. maybe 21 days of it will become a new habit, a challenge to do more. Not every one of them has to be over the top, small meaningful gestures will be appreciated too!
And I think the more we are thinking of nice things we could do, the more we will appreciate all that they DO for us too!
The list HERE REALLY inspires me!
I have this pinboard with other sites for suggestions too.
What are your favorite things to do for the people you love?