It’s that special time of the year again where you get to be spoilt by your husband. No, it’s not your anniversary; Valentine’s Day is coming up! Flowers are blooming everywhere, the smell of chocolate is in the air, and the number of stuffed teddy bears in the toy stores has increased by a suspicious margin. Valentine’s Day is the day you get to woo and be wooed by your husband. It’s the day you can go back in time to when you were a teenager, and feel like you’re dating him. But what is that little extra special gift you want to ask of him?
Here are 10 things you need from your husband this Valentine’s Day:
If you’re the one who does most of the cooking, this would be a special gift. It would be even more special if he isn’t a great cook but manages to cook up a great meal for you, because it shows how much effort he is willing to put in for you. It shows that he’s willing to go out of his comfort zone to make sure you’re happy.
2. Back rub
Getting that back massage you’ve been craving for the past week becomes ten times better when he thinks of it himself. It’ll help you get rid of the week’s stress and strain and put you in a better mood.
Not having to worry about household chores like laundry and cleaning is more of a gift than you can imagine. Though you may not realise it, these tasks create extra tension, especially if you’re a neat freak with a type-A personality. Him taking care of these chores shows that he cares and that he’s willing to take that extra step.
4. Movie night
A night in or out watching that movie you’ve been dying to watch for the past two weeks could be the perfect date this Valentine’s Day. You can follow this up with a nice dinner at some fancy restaurant you’ve been avoiding because “it’s too fancy”. Firstly, it saves you from having to think of great date ideas, and secondly, it saves you both the trouble of having to cook dinner.
5. Party time
If you want to shake things up a bit, why not force hubby to take you clubbing of the house, away from the kids and family, and lose yourselves for one night. You don’t need to do anything too crazy, but it wouldn’t hurt to let go for one night with the man you love.
He may have two left hands when it comes to art, but a small hand crafted gift, regardless of skill, could be the perfect valentine’s gift this year! Like Monica and Chandler, make a pact to make each other’s Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a lopsided clay mug with “world’s best wife” scrawled across it in red paint.
7. A Dance
He may have two left feet, but if he is willing to move past that to give you that slow dance you’ve been dreaming of, then you can move past him stepping on your toes every minute or two. It’s personal and intimate and you don’t require words when your bodies are moving rhythmically together to your song.
8. A Present
This is as much of a gift to him as it is to you. To you, it’s the jewellery or piece of clothing or makeup that you’ve been eyeing every time you pass by that store. To him it may be a sign of that little extra bit of effort you take to look your best for him.
9. A letter
When nothing else catches your fancy, ask him to write you a letter, and do the same for him. Write down all that you feel about each other. What you love about each other and why y’all are thankful to have each other in your lives. It’s a great way to renew your love and bring a whole new bout of positivity into your lives.
This Valentine’s Day, do something different and make it special for each other. You are partners for life and Valentine’s Day is the best opportunity to make you fall back in love with each other.