Let's face it – your partner's awesome and they need to be told this more often! Sometimes when you're with someone romantically for an extended period of time, those little ooey-gooey gestures of appreciation are often the first things to go. Is it because you stopped loving or appreciating the wonderful things your partner does for you? Of course not! So why is it that these very important announcements of appreciation tend to fall to the way-side?
Whether you're not the affectionate type, or you're just being plain lazy, showing your partner a daily dose of love and appreciation can do wonders for your relationship! Whether you've been together for 10 months or 10 years, if you're in a long distance relationship or you're already married, there are plenty of ways to show your partner how much your appreciate their love and support, all-around.
For the dating couple
For those still in the throes of puppy-love with their mate, your mind is probably racing daily with ideas of different or unique ways to tell your partner you absolutely adore them. In fact, your Pinterest account has probably been swarmed with different searches for "how to show my girlfriend I love her" or "boyfriend gift ideas" all just to make your sweetheart feel special. If your list isn't long enough, here are three more ideas to add to it.
#1 Cook them dinner. This one works for either gender, and is so exciting when you are still a new couple. What better way to show your special someone how awesome you think they are than to say it with food? Cook up a fancy meal for your lover, complete with a starter, an entrée, and a fancy dessert – all made by you! Tingle their tummy with this expression of love and gratitude.
#2 Leave post-its hidden in his room. Guys love games, so make this one he'll never forget. Write out 10 things you appreciate about your guy on a set of pink, heart-shaped post-its *alright, so the color and shape isn't exactly a requirement – but it definitely adds to the cute factor in this!* and hide them all around his bedroom or apartment for him to find.
Get creative with your post-it placements. Is he a coffee drinker? Hide one on his favorite coffee cup, coffee maker, or even his milk jug to make sure he'll get your love note first thing in the morning, or get silly and leave a sticky on his toothbrush handle that reads: "I appreciate how you're always keeping that mouth fresh for me ;)"
#3 Buy her flowers for no reason. They don't have to be $90 roses. In fact, it can even be a cheapie bouquet from 7-11. The point here really is that you were thinking about her, at random, and bought her something pretty to commemorate the occasion. Even if your girlfriend is the type to protest such gifts because "they'll die!" or "they're too expensive!" trust us – she's going to love you for this gesture. Read more on lovepanky.