We all want to be kind to the people we love, but how do you show it in a non-cheesy way that they’ll appreciate? Here are 15 easy ways to show your partner you love them! Let us know in the comments below if you have other great ideas.
1. Give them a warm welcome
Huge them for at least 15 seconds or give them a real kiss. It’s a great way to feel connected and start the day (or have a great end of the workday).
2. Give them a foot rub
After they wash their feet of course! It feels so wonderful to connect with a massage – start with a foot rub and see where it goes!
3. Do something that they want to do (but that isn’t your favorite thing)
You know there’s something that they like doing (playing a board game, playing a game of tennis, going to the movies) that you don’t love. Unless it goes against your moral compass, join them in the activity they enjoy.
4. Write them a cute note with 5 things you like about them
Cute notes are the best! Even better is to give them a note that lists a bunch of things you like about them. They’ll love it and will probably reciprocate with some things they like about you.
5. Pick them up a surprise coffee (or whatever their favorite drink is)
Bonus if you know their favorite order – it will show them you’re thinking about them and that you know them well.
6. Cook or order them their favorite meal
You don’t have to be a phenomenal cook (just order something!), but putting the emphasis on what they love will show them you care.
7. Bring them breakfast in bed
It can be as simple as a bagel or avocado toast, but the act will show that you care.
8. Plan a date night and surprise them with it
Finding something fun that you’ll both love it a huge gift. It can be as simple as a dinner out or a trip to your favorite museum, but planning a date night will be fun for both of you!
9. Ask for their advice
One of the nicest things you can do for someone is showing that you care about their opinion. We all have things in our lives that could use a friend’s opinion on – why not ask your partner to show you value their advice?
10. Ask about their day and really listen
Make this a daily habit. Ask them a few questions about their day and really listen – ask follow up questions on things you know they’re excited about.
11. Have a spa day with them
Put on mud masks together or do a little foot soak. Having some quality time together will relax you both. Or if you’re feeling it, go for a couple’s massage (hot stone massage is especially great)!
12. Make their birthday special
Invite some friends over or do something special for them. Make their birthday a day to celebrate.
13. Send them a supportive text message
Especially if they have a big meeting coming up or something they’re nervous about, send them a note to let them know you’re thinking about them.
14. Get them a small but spontaneous gift
It doesn’t have to be expensive, but giving them something small that you’ll know they enjoy let’s them know you care. Leave it for them in a surprising place with a little note.
15. Do the chore they hate
Whether it’s loading the dishwashing or washing their running shorts, do something for them that they hate doing. They’ll really appreciate it!