In marriage, it's easy to let the spark fade with time as you fall into a routine. Luckily, there are many actions you can take to keep impressing your spouse over the years. The little things can really help your husband feel appreciated as they show how much you care. From grand romantic gestures to simple household chores, a little extra effort can leave your husband impressed by your kindness and generosity.
Method 1 of 3:Planning Romantic Gestures
1Find what makes him feel loved. Take note of what kinds of words, actions, and/or gestures make your husband feel loved. Pay attention to what makes him smile or what he tells you he appreciates. Some people find identifying their partner's"love language"to be helpful in these situations.
If your partner really lights up when you compliment him, for example, make a point to say something nice to him every day. Commend him on his professionalism, his kind actions toward you or your children, or even for staying strong in stressful situations.
If your partner enjoys physical contact, set aside a moment each day to hug him, give him or give him a kiss. If you have more time, things like holding hands or offering him a massage could work, too.
2Write a love note. A love note is a simple and sweet way to impress your husband by letting him know you're still infatuated with him. Handwrite your husband thought out love notes where you express your desire and affection for him.
Bring up specific things he does (i.e.,"After all these years, I still think it's adorable that you sing to our dog!").
Tell him how much you treasure him in your life (i.e.,"I'm so lucky to have met you at that coffee shop five years ago. My life wouldn't be the same without that moment.")
For an extra touch, leave the note in a surprising place. Place it in your husband's wallet, for example, so he'll find it at a random moment during the day.
3Plan a sentimental date night. Date nights are always fun. This is especially true when you go a sentimental route to impress your husband by showing him how much you really care. Think about something personally meaningful for the two of you and incorporate that into your date night.
For example, say the two of you met in college when you were both working at the same restaurant. If you still live near campus, treat your husband to dinner at the restaurant where you worked and then get tickets for an upcoming sports event.
4Dress up a little for a simple night at home. Impressing your husband doesn't have to be elaborate. If he's the type that likes to stay in, impress him by dressing up a little for a sit-down dinner at home. In addition to wearing an outfit you would normally wear out, spruce things up a little by setting a romantic mood. Light a few candles and set the table using your best dishes.
Pick an outfit your husband finds attractive on you. If he likes a particular color on you, for example, wear that.
5Plan a surprise weekend getaway. If it's within your budget, do something fairly elaborate by planning a surprise getaway for you and your spouse. Book air tickets or plan a driving route. Find someone to housesit or watch your pets. Get a hotel room and jot down a loose itinerary with some activities for the weekend.
Pick something sentimental for the two of you. Maybe you took your first vacation together in a nearby city. Book a trip to that city and plan to revisit some of the sights you first saw together.
6Flirt with him. Getting a little flirty throughout the day helps recapture the fun and excitement of when the two of you first met. Flirty messages, touches, and gestures can let your husband know you're still excited to have him as a partner.
7Brag about him. When you are around others, don't be afraid to tell them about the great things your partner has been doing, or the wonderful qualities that you love about him. You don't need to spend all your time talking about that, but adding a few well-placed compliments into conversations lets your husband know that you really value him.
If your husband doesn't like being the center of attention, these kinds of actions may make him uncomfortable. Respect his wishes and keep your complements private if that's what he prefers.
8Make him a priority when he's had a hard day. If your husband has had a difficult day, show him that he is your priority. Take some time to listen to him and help him talk through difficult situations. Offer to take on one of his regular chores that he doesn't like doing. Let him know that you are there for him during hard times in whatever way he most needs at that moment.
9Send sweet texts during the day. A simple way to romance your husband is text messages. If you know he's stressed about something, send him a simple text that says,"Just so you know, I love you!"Keep a flow of texts going throughout the day to romance your spouse a little.
Method 2 of 3:Doing Things Around the House
1Do a chore he hates. It's a small thing, but sometimes doing a dreaded chore for your husband can impress him. Maybe it's his turn to do the dishes, but you know he hates the task. Do it yourself while he's taking a shower or going for a run to leave him impressed to see the chore is taken care of.
This can be particularly impressive if you know your husband had a stressful day. For example, maybe he was extremely busy with work. Surprise him when he gets home by having already swept the floor, taken out the trash, or cleaned the cat box.
2Cook something he loves for dinner. A great and simple way to impress your husband at home is by cooking. Pick out a meal he loves and prepare it for him as a surprise.
In addition to cooking his favorite meal, set the table and light candles to add some romantic flare.
If you're not a great cook yourself, you could also pick up his favorite meal from a local restaurant.
3Create a romantic setting in the bedroom. If you're prepping up for a cozy night in, add something a little extra by creating a romantic setting in the bedroom. Light some candles, scatter rose petals on the bed, dim the lights, and play some sensual music in the background. Bringing some extra spark into the bedroom is sure to be impressive.
You can also do simple things. Put down a fresh set of sheets and give your bedroom a solid cleaning as this will give off a hotel room vibe.
4Build a space for him to indulge in a hobby. In marriage, it's normal to want a little space from your spouse on occasion. You can impress your husband by willingly giving him that space. Set up a room or area in your home where he can indulge in a hobby he loves on his own.
For example, say your husband is a writer. Make a corner of your living room his writing space. Set up a desk and stock it with things like pens and paper. Print out his favorite poems or sections from his favorite books and pin them up around the desk for inspiration.
Method 3 of 3:Surprising Your Husband
1Get him a"just because"present. Presents don't have to be strictly for holidays and special events. If you see something your husband would love, get it for him"just because."Wrap the present like you would for Christmas or his birthday and present it to him later as a surprise.
For example, you see a watch in his style at a local department store. Go ahead and buy it and give it to him that night instead of waiting for the holidays.
2Throw a dinner party with his friends. Surprise your husband with a party just for him. Invite his friends and some family members over and encourage everyone to bring a dish.
This can be great as part of an event, like his birthday or celebrating a promotion. It can also be good to cheer him up if he's having a hard week.
Provide refreshments such as baked goods, alcohol, chips, and other snacks.
3Surprise him with lunch at work. Call a local restaurant and have them deliver lunch to your husband's office. You can also take a trip to his place of work and bring him a lunch you packed yourself.
4Bring him breakfast in bed. Add some excitement to the weekend via breakfast in bed. Cook your husband his favorite dish while he's still in bed. Bring it upstairs on a platter, alongside his morning coffee, for a fun surprise.