The Best Valentine Gift for your Wife is You
Sounds a little corny, but it is true. While there will always be an exception to the rule, women, on the whole, really appreciate spending time with their husbands. Always busy with other commitments and responsibilities the sad thing about being married is there’s always things that can get in the way of spending time together. And when the day is over, all you want to do is watch a bit of TV, then go to bed and sleep.
Valentine’s Day is one day of the year when you can cast aside your responsibilities and enjoy each others company. If you’ve got kids, then pack them off to the grandparents, and of you’ve got pets, see if someone else can care for them, just for the day. It’s crucial for the strengthening your relationship that you show each other some romance. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to romance your wife.
What makes a good Valentine’s Day?
You might be stressing out over finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for your wife, but that’s not what this day is all about. It’s about making your wife feel special, and there are lots of ways to do it. Giving gifts and taking her out to dinner, are of course a couple of ways, but a better way is to give her your attention and appreciation. Think of some ways that you can turn the clock back, and rekindle some of the romance you first both enjoyed. If you’re struggling to know where to start, here are a few simple ideas. Some of them won’t cost you a penny.
Laugh and smile with your partner
Think about all the times you spent laughing and smiling when you first got together. It’s all part and parcel of the flirting game, so why not give it a go? It will make you both feel special, and it’s actually quite sexy.
Make an effort to look good
Put on your best underwear and dress up for the day. Your wife will be very impressed that you made the extra effort, and you’ll feel pretty splendid too.
Say something nice about her when she’s in earshot
Remember when you were little, and how proud you felt when your parents told people how good you were? You’ll always get that feeling, however old you are. Say something nice about her and make sure she hears, and she’ll be walking on cloud nine for the rest of the day.
Listen to her and be interested in what she is saying
Yes, this might be a hard one, but you’ll reap the reward if you put in the extra effort. It’s all too easy to stop paying attention as the years pass, and only grunt now and then to give the impression that you’re paying attention. If you take the time to actually listen to what she’s saying it will make her feel valued.
Try doing something different and fun
How about having an indoor picnic, writing her a loving note, sharing a special bottle of wine or feeding each other tasty treats? This shared moment will be remembered with fondness for many months to come.
These sort of gestures are a good way to show her how much you care, and you never know it might be so enjoyable that you end up including them as part of your usual routine.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be stressful
It’s all too easy to get stressed when Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon. Worrying about buying an extravagant gift, wondering whether a card will make your wife happy, or fretting because you’re going through a bad patch and don’t know whether celebrating the day is the right course of action will cause nothing but pain. But what can you do to relieve the anxiety?
Valentine’s Day is meant to be a day when you bring out the love and affection you feel for your significant other half. It’s a day to remember all the good things about your marriage, and why you fell in love in the first place. So sit down together and talk about how you can both enjoy Valentine’s Day without all the unnecessary stress. Here are a few suggestions:
- Give each other the opportunity to say how you want the day to unfold, rather than bow down to the usual conventions. Understanding each others wishes will allow you to let go of the expectations that typically surround this day.
- Once you both know where you stand, it will be far easier to express your feelings in your own individual ways.
- Eat dinner at home, rather than at an overcrowded and expensive restaurant. Why not have a go at cooking it together, and then sit down and enjoy an intimate meal, without having to shout over the other dinners, or whisper because you don’t want them to overhear your sentimental words.
This coming Valentine’s Day do something different and enjoy the time that you spend together. It’s what this day is all about.