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Do you ever find that sometimes saying “I love you” just doesn’t cut it? Are you looking for different ways to say I love you to your husband?
Sometimes words around enough. Sometimes saying “I love you” just doesn’t feel like it captures how strongly you feel for your husband, and you want something more. A different way to show him, without words, how much he means to you.
60 DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU TO YOUR HUSBAND
1. MAKE HIS FAVORITE DESSERT
Do you have that one guilty-pleasure food that you just love to eat? I bet your husband does, too. Surprise him by pulling out his favorite dessert after dinner.
2. PUT A LOVE NOTE IN HIS LUNCH BOX
Write a special love note for your husband telling him how much you love him and remind him that all his hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, then stick it in his lunch box so he gets a pleasant surprise at work.
3. BUY HIM A SMALL AND THOUGHTFUL GIFT
What is something that your husband particularly loves, but doesn’t treat himself to very often? Surprise him by buying it for him.
4. PRAY FOR HIM
Praying for your husband might sound too simple, and you might already do it every day, but take a few minutes to just pray for him and over him. It might just be the most important and meaningful thing you can do.
Related: The Power of a Praying Wife
5. SURPRISE HIM WITH LUNCH
If your husband works somewhere where you can meet him for lunch, surprise him by showing up with his favorite food. Or, if it’s nice out you could even pack a picnic.
6. FUEL UP THE CAR
If you’re driving the car and notice that the gas tank is getting a little low, don’t just leave it for him to do next time he gets in the car. Take a few extra minutes to go fuel it up and save him the trip.
7. PUT BIBLE VERSES IN WITH HIS LUNCH
Write out some special Bible verses on paper and put them in his lunch box.
8. DO A CHORE THAT HE USUALLY DOES
Is there a certain chore that your husband usually does? Whether it’s shovelling the sidewalk, raking the leaves, taking out the garbage, washing the car, or whatever it may be, surprise him by having it done before he even gets home from work.
9. MAKE HIM A CHEESY CARD
A card telling him how much you love and appreciate him, and the cheesier it is, the better.
10. WRITE HIM A NOTE ON THE MIRROR
Write a note on the mirror for your husband to find when he gets up in the morning.
11. SEND HIM A FLIRTY TEXT
Send your hubby a random, flirty text to let him know you’re thinking of him and can’t wait to see him after work.
12. COMPLIMENT HIM
Don’t get wrapped up in thinking that men don’t enjoy being complimented like women do. Compliment something about him that you love and appreciate.
13. DO A HOBBY HE LOVES
Even if you don’t particularly love it.
My husband loves sports. He loves playing them, watching them, coaching them…and also coaching them through the TV.
While I myself have never been very big on sports, I still go and watch him play (and occasionally play myself (but we won’t get into that…it’s horrifying), or sit and watch sports with him.
Just being with my husband while he’s doing something he loves speaks a million things that words never could.
14. TURN OFF THE PHONE, COMPUTER AND TV
Show your husband how much he means to you by giving him your full and undivided attention. Turn off any distractions that are keeping you from being completely present with him.
15. BE THE INITIATOR
Even when you’re just not in the mood, put that aside and make yourself be in the mood. Surprise your husband by initiating every once in a while.
16. CLEAN OUT THE CAR
My husband works at a job where he gets a lot of dirt on himself, and the inside of our car. So I try to clean out the car every so often, even though I know it’s just going to get dirty again tomorrow.
17. LET HIM PICK THE MOVIE
Even if it’s not your type of movie, let him pick what you watch every once in a while.
18. WRITE OUT THE REASONS WHY YOU LOVE HIM
Then keep it somewhere that you can easily see on an everyday basis. If you get into an argument, go get your list and remind yourself why you love this (sometimes stubborn) man.
19. WRITE OUT A LIST OF WHY HE IS VALUABLE
Why does your husband mean so much to you? What are some of his qualities that you find to be the most valuable?
Write them down on paper and refer back to them anytime you get into an argument.
20. STOP NAGGING
If you find yourself nagging a lot, set goals to slowly crack down and stop nagging once and for all. It might take a while, but it will be well worth it.
21. STOP LETTING THE LITTLE THINGS ANNOY YOU
There might be something he does that was so cute when you were dating, but now that you’ve been married a while, it’s just not that cute anymore. Rather than letting whatever it is get to you, try changing your mindset and remembering how you used to find it cute.
22. STOP COMPLAINING
Stop complaining about the way that he does stuff. It might not be the exact same way that you would do it, but trust that he knows what he’s doing.
23. EXERCISE WITH HIM
If your husband likes to exercise, start doing it alongside him. If he isn’t into exercising, it is something that you could suggest you start doing together.
24. JUST HAVE FUN
Whatever your husband’s version of fun is, go out and have fun with him.
25. CLEAN YOURSELF UP NICELY
Put on your best dress, do up your hair and put some makeup on. Just because you’re no longer dating doesn’t mean you can’t still look nice for him.
26. DON’T PUT HIM DOWN
Do you put your husband down without realizing it? Watch the words that come out of your mouth and start building him up rather than putting him down.
27. FORGIVE HIM
We are all humans and we all screw up often. Decide to forgive your husband when he messes up, and don’t hold a grudge against him.
28. HOLD HIS HAND
Hold his hand in private, hold it in public, hold it everywhere.
29. GIVE HIM A BACK MASSAGE
Give him a nice, relaxing massage at the end of a long day.
30. PLAY HIS FAVORITE GAME TOGETHER
Does your hubby have a certain board or card game that he just loves? Set some time aside in the evening to play it with him.
31. KISS HIM IN THE MORNING AND AT NIGHT
When you wake up kiss him and when you go to bed kiss him, and everywhere in between.
32. DO DEVOTIONS TOGETHER
Find a devotional that you and your husband can do together on a nightly basis. Be intentional about making time for this, no matter how busy your day gets.
33. GO FOR A WALK TOGETHER
Get lost somewhere in nature with your husband by your side and breathe in the fresh air.
34. GIVE HIM A FOOT RUB
Give him a nice foot rub to take the stress of the day off.
35. MAKE A MEAL AND INCORPORATE HIS FAVORITE DISH/INGREDIENT INTO IT
Does your husband have that one food, or spice, that there’s no way he could ever get enough of? Make a delicious meal out of it.
36. KISS HIM
Out of the blue when he is least expecting it.
37. LISTEN TO HIM
When you are having a conversation, really be listening to him. Don’t let thoughts about what’s for dinner, or what your schedule looks like tomorrow take precedence over your husband. Give him your full, undivided attention.
38. BE POLITE
Remember to say please and thank you to your husband. Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you no longer have to use your manners.
39. WEAR AN OUTFIT YOU KNOW HE LIKES
You know that one outfit in the back of your closet that your husband really likes? Make an effort to wear it every once in a while.
40. GET NEW LINGERIE
Treat yourself (and your husband!) to some new lingerie, then surprise him with it.
41. CREATE A FUN AND SEXY SCAVENGER HUNT FOR HIM
Spend some time thinking of a fun (and sexy) scavenger hunt that you can create for your husband.
42. DATE HIM
You’re married now, but that doesn’t mean that the dating part of your relationship has to stop. Make a habit of having a date night once a week.
43. LET HIM SLEEP IN
If your hubby has the day off and there are things that you want to get done, they can wait. Let him sleep in.
44. MAKE HIM A MIXTAPE
Or, if a mixtape is too outdated for your style, create a playlist of his favorite songs.
45. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MARRIAGE CLUB
46. CREATE A PHOTO ALBUM OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES TOGETHER
Starting way back to when you two were just dating and create a photo album filled with your favorite memories over the years.
47. WORK ON A PROJECT WITH HIM
If your husband is working on a project, lend a helping hand, or just hang out with him. Or you can find a DIY project to start together.
48. GET A YEAR OF DATES
Get this package of sport themed (and man approved) year of dates.
49. ENCOURAGE HIM TO DO SOMETHING HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO DO
What is something that your husband has wanted to do, but hasn’t gotten around to it? And no, I’m not talking about him “wanting” to clean the gutters… I’m talking about something fun that he would enjoy doing.
50. MAKE HIM BREAKFAST
Get up before him in the morning and make him a nice breakfast before work. Get up early enough so you can make him something warm, not just a bowl of cereal.
51. WRITE “I LOVE YOU” WITH FOOD ON HIS PLATE
Arrange his food to say “I love you”.
52. GET THIS WIN IT IN A MINUTE GAMES NIGHT PACK
Gather some of yours and his friends together and have a couples games night.
53. REPAIR HIS CLOTHES FOR HIM
If he has some clothes that have holes in them, patch them up so he can get longer use out of them.
54. IRON HIS CLOTHES
Does he have some clothes that would benefit from seeing an iron? If so, take some time to nicely iron his clothes for him.
55. MAKE HIM A 5 SENSES GIFT
Make a special and personalized “just because” gift for him using the 5 senses. You can find some ideas of what to put in the gift here.
56. GET THESE SEXY STICKY NOTES AND STICK THEM IN PLACES AROUND THE HOUSE
And place them in various places around the house for him to find.
57. GET A JOURNAL
And use it for writing love notes back and forth to one another.
58. CREATE AN OUR AMAZING ADVENTURE BOOK
Fill it with your relationship’s adventures and milestones.
59. GET THIS QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO ROCK THE ROMANCE BOOK
And surprise your husband by rocking the romance in your marriage.
60. PLAN OUT AN EPIC DATE HE WILL LOVE
If you’re lost on where to start planning your date, you can use the ultimate date night book to find all sorts of dates that will help you reclaim and put the sparks back into your marriage.
Don’t let date night in your marriage become boring. Put the excitement back into dating!
Now that you have these 60 different ways on how you can show your husband how much you love and appreciate him, go start putting them into practice and watch the sparks come to life in your marriage.
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