Whether you are married, in a serious relationship, or just started dating, always continue making an effort to show your partner you love them. You do not have to do extravagant declarations of romance, but small gestures of appreciation and affection go a long way. Think of these as simple, everyday acts of service you can pursue to make your partner happy.
- Cook a Surprise Meal
It is true what they say that food is the way to a person’s heart. You can wake up earlier than usual and cook them a hearty breakfast of their favorite foods. Who does not dream of waking up to the smell of bacon? The best part of it all is they never have to leave their bed.
If breakfast is not their thing, try lunch, dinner, or their preferred snack. This is especially kind if they are very busy with work and simply do not have the time to fuel their bodies. Do not worry if you are not the best cook because it is the thought that counts.
However, if you need a little extra help you can order takeout from their go-to restaurant or use a meal-kit delivery service. A meal kit will come with all of the instructions and ingredients to make the most delicious meal. Bonus points if you let them have the last bite of whatever you are eating.
- Small Gifts of Love
Struggling to buy the right gift? Think about what your partner needs the most or purchase something they mentioned wanting. Watches for men, a bouquet of roses, and their favorite book are all great gifts to give them.
Contrary to popular belief, gifts do not always mean someone is materialistic. They just simply appreciate people thinking of them enough to give them a little something. As a matter of fact, it is a very popular love language.
- A Clean Home Is a Happy Home
Prepare to bust out your favorite pair of cleaning gloves and get to work. Gather up the necessary cleaning supplies to start on your partner’s least favorite chore. If they are coming home after a long day of work, they will be grateful to not have to do anything. Remember, it is the little things that count and no task is too small.
This gesture also applies to those who have to be told to do their chores. Do not wait for your significant other to tell you what to do and when to do it. Instead, take initiative to brighten up their day. They will be super grateful.
- Unwind with a Good Movie
After a stressful day, it is a great idea to pull out your significant other’s favorite movies and have a little marathon. This will show them that you remember the things that get them excited and allows you both to have some necessary bonding time.
With so many services out there, the possibilities for a movie night are endless. This is also a perfect date night idea if you are in a long-distance relationship and want to show your partner a little love. A study in the UK even suggests that watching movies is a good way to improve and enhance your relationship. Who knew!
- Enjoy a Concert in Your Living Room
This year had us thinking of creative ways to enjoy live music and entertainment while adhering to social distancing policies. Many concerts across the world were abruptly postponed and ultimately canceled with no timeline in sight. Websites like YouTube and Twitch partnered with artists to take the show to living rooms.
Music has the power to bring people together and many memories are rooted in concerts. If your significant other is missing rocking out at a venue, why not bring the fun to your home? Buy some drinks, wear your favorite outfit, turn up the speakers, and let the show begin.
Showing your partner you love them does not have to be fancy, expensive, or well planned. You can do most activities mentioned in the comfort of your own home. The most important thing is having fun and putting in the effort. Always and every day.