Love is a magic word, a wonderful thing which changes everything. But it doesn’t make everything wonderful all the time.
For your wife to truly know and understand how you feel, sometimes it’s important to show her by doing something that’s easy to do but you may not always feel you have the strength to do.
Whether it’s grabbing a coffee with her while you have the kids, starting a conversation when she’s annoyed with you, or just being nice to her. Sometimes small, spontaneous acts of kindness can say a lot.
In these 13 ways to say thank you to your wife, you’ll find some surprising ways you can show her how much she means to you.
These ways are simple but really show you care. Whether she’s been caring for the kids all day, cleaning the house or taking on all the household chores, showing her she’s doing a great job.
Maybe she just got through a really stressful work day and she deserves a rest.
If you’ve been looking for a way to show her you appreciate all the work she does, these 13 simple ways to say thank you to your wife is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
1. Take her out for coffee.
Make sure it’s one of those nice leisurely coffee places that’s not too noisy and you can relax in while having a hot coffee. Anywhere where you can chat, it’s perfect.
Or just get a coffee and a slice of cake together and watch your favourite TV show.
2. Buy her a nice birthday present.
You can make a point of picking it up while she’s busy doing something else and wrapping it up really nicely.
Something that’s either a surprise or something that shows you thought long and hard about what she’d like.
3. Ask how her day was at work.
Being in the same job for as long as your wife has, chances are she’s probably not used to telling you details about her day. Asking her to fill you in can be a really nice thing to do.
Just make sure you listen to what she has to say and nod the whole time.
4. Send a long, but not overly detailed message.
If you’ve been putting off writing her a letter for some reason, why not take a night and just write her a long, but not overly detailed message.
You don’t have to send it on her birthday, but if you do, it’s always nice.
5. Take her out for a really nice lunch.
Give her some time to relax and enjoy her meal, while you enjoy yours and then switch places and have a coffee while she eats.
This is a great way for her to catch up on her gossip magazines while you have a nice meal, drink some wine and think about your date night that night.
6. Bath the kids, clean up the house and do all the laundry.
Make sure you’ve asked your wife what her idea of a relaxing day at home would be and make sure you stick to it.
By doing these things for your wife, it makes it a lot more pleasant for her to relax and do nothing.
7. If she’s feeling stressed or tired, get the kids off to school / daycare and take the dog for a nice long walk.
It’s nice to do something for your wife when she’s tired. You just have to be sure she’s feeling OK to let you know.
8. Talk to her about anything.
Anything at all. This is the best way to show you care. And if you’re talking to her while cooking, chances are you’re making her happy.
9. Send her a small gift or thoughtful present.
There’s nothing more pleasant than finding a gift from you under the Christmas tree.
Be sure to let her know she’s special every time she opens it and make sure she knows she’s your favourite.
10. Ask her to please do one of your household chores.
There’s nothing more relaxing than not having to worry about housework.
Don’t forget to reward her when she’s done doing it by making her dinner and relaxing in a bubble bath or letting her watch whatever she wants on TV.
11. Spend a day watching movies and relaxing together.
It doesn’t have to be at the theatre.
Get the kids fed and off to school and then take a day out to go to the movies, or rent a whole stack of your favourite movies and sit on the couch for the whole day.
This is especially good if you’ve been in a bad mood, because you’re going to be spending the day in silence.
12. Don’t ever forget her birthday.
Even if it’s not her birthday. Unless you don’t want to. Whatever you do, don’t forget her birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or any other day when you’re with her.
Make sure you know it’s coming and make sure you get her the best gift you can.
13. Make her feel special.
Don’t get angry at her when she asks you to clean the house or help her with something. Thank her for the things she does for you.
Don’t forget to tell her she’s the most wonderful thing ever, even if you don’t mean it.
We all need a little support sometimes, and making sure your wife feels special is a great way to show her you love her.