If you’ve been with your spouse for 10+ years, it can be tough as a nut to come up with anything that’ll keep the spark alive. So we’re here to help. Here’s a list of 10 romantic things to do for your wife that will make her fall in love all over again.
1. Plan a Trip
When it comes to romantic ideas for your wife, you can’t go wrong with this one. If you have the money, planning a trip to an exotic destination will win any girl’s heart. Whether it’s a trip for you to take as a couple or otherwise (perhaps a trip for your wife with her sisters or daughters, for example), the gift is hugely romantic. In fact, I know someone who planned a trip for his wife to visit his daughter, who was living overseas. He wrote in the card, “Roses are red, violets are blue. Who’s going to Barcelona? That would be you!” In the card was a plane ticket. Cue the “awwwwwww”s….The whole thing was a real tear-jerker.
2. Make a Scavenger Hunt
Making a scavenger hunt for your wife can be one of the most romantic – and fun! – surprises. Simply draw up some clues and place them around the house or around your town. Make the clues funny/silly/sweet/romantic and be sure to have a seriously winning prize at the end. Your wife will love you for the unique idea and for taking the time to put it together.
3. Remember the Small Things
Do you remember when she first talked to you? Smiled? Laughed at one of your jokes? Kissed you? If you do, recall them fondly and remind her of them. She’ll love you for remembering the small things.
4. Moonlit Dinner
There’s something that’s just pure romance about moonlight. When you know the moon’s going to be full or there’s a big red harvest moon, plan a romantic candlelit dinner – either picnic or otherwise – in nature. If the romance has died, this will be sure to breathe some life into it.
5. Shout It From the Rooftops
Sometimes your wife might feel unappreciated and ignored. Don’t let her feel that for a moment. Shout your love for her from the rooftops. Embarrass her with a birthday banner downtown or her name in lights on a marquee. Whatever you have to do to show the world – and her – that you care. She’ll hate you for the embarrassment, but she’ll also love you for it.
6. Be Punny
One of the best things about being in a relationship is sharing each other’s silliness. Every silly couple likes a cheesy pun, so get her a gift that reminds her all the time that you’re punny. For instance, you might get her a watch engraved with the words, “I always have time for you” or a pair of glasses with a case that reads, “I only have eyes for you.” Sometimes being corny really hits the spot.
7. Spoil Her
If she’s had a long week at work and you know it, spoil her by making the perfect bubble bath with scented candles and calming music. While she’s soaking in the tub, start dinner. Then give her a relaxing oil massage and dine together. Do this, and she’ll never leave you.
8. Anniversary the Crap Out of Her
If you have an anniversary coming up, get her presents for each year you’ve been together and give them to her in a countdown to your anniversary. They don’t have to bankrupt you; they can be small, homemade or sentimental. In fact, the more romantic, the better! But, of course, leave the best for last.
9. Leave Her Notes
One simple way to let her know you care is to leave her notes, telling her that you do. On the mirror, in her coffee cup, in a book she’s reading. A short note saying, “I love you,” can go a long way.
10. Show Her You Love Her
It’s easy to tell someone you love them, but after many years together, sometimes you forget to show them you do. Show her you love her by taking care of that thing she’s asked you to fix the first time she asks, rather than letting her walk past it every day for nine years, resenting you. The small things will show her you love her, and they don’t take much effort. So do them.
When you’re trying to come up with some romantic things to do for your wife, it’s tough, but not impossible. These ten ideas are a jumping off point. Now get jumping!
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