With hectic lifestyles, it can be easy to forget to show your spouse how happy you are to be with them. This is why Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your spouse how much you care. It is a yearly reminder that you should highlight the importance of your partner in your life. Being romantic and showing your love doesn’t mean you need to spend money. Instead, I’ve come up with 6 ways to show your spouse you care without adding to the stress of maintaining your budget.
6 Nice Valentine’s Day Gestures
- Make breakfast in bed
I know it is a bit of a cliche’ but it is still cute, and very much appreciated. How about these grain-free waffles, or this delicious pecan french toast?
- Remember your wedding
Go through your wedding album, or watch your wedding video. It would be a nice surprise to bring these out and go through them together.
- Give throughout the day
Giving your lady a massage is a nice gesture, but perhaps another way to make it more fun would be to write a few different caring ideas on slips of paper. Have your spouse “cash in” on these slips by choosing one throughout the day. Get some ideas from our Sexy Advent Calendar.
- Rest day
Make it so your spouse only does what she wants to do for the day. This is probably much more amplified in a marriage with children, but it still is a big deal for those without kids.
Take your spouse to where the two of you first met or had your first date. Walk around as the two of you talk about the memories. It can be so nice to reminisce and definitely shows how thoughtful you are and how much you value your relationship.
- Create something
Okay, this may sound a little juvenile, but my wife and I used to make each other homemade cards for various holidays. This certainly would be a special and inexpensive way to show how much your spouse means to you. Plus, it can be fun; you can make it as goofy or as serious as you want. Remember how special you felt in grade school when that certain someone sent you a Valentine’s Day card? I think this idea is sort of a “call-back” to that simpler but cute time in your life. Try this easy greeting card memory book or this free printable Dove treat bag topper.
Overall, I think ANY idea is a good idea as long as it comes from a place of caring and consideration for your partner. It shows you value the relationship and that you want it to continue to grow; you have been giving it thought that goes beyond just one day a year of candy and flowers. Simply stated, only good can come from this approach!
What areas do you wish to build in your relationship with your partner? How can you show or work on this in an inexpensive manner this Valentines’ Day?