25 Romantic Ways To Make Your Husband Happy

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Marriage is a beautiful journey that brings peace, joy, and contentment to the couple, and it requires both partners to put in the effort to keep their relationship strong. If you are looking for some effective ways on how to make your husband happy, read on as we tell you some effective and romantic ways to bring a smile to his face.

A husband doesn’t expect expensive gifts and treats at 5-star hotels—all he wants is genuine love, care, and concern from his wife. So, keep scrolling as we share some interesting ideas to please your husband and make him love you even more.

How To Make Your Husband Happy: 25 Best Ways

Every relationship goes through challenging times, and it is the love and willingness to make it work that keeps the connection intact. But remember, do not force yourself to do something just to please him. You should be doing it willingly and purely out of love for your husband.

1. Do his favourite things

One of the ways to keep your husband happy is by doing his favorite things for him. It can be making his favorite coffee, meeting him for lunch at his favorite restaurant, or cooking his favorite dessert. You can also discuss his favorite topics or just sit with him and watch his favorite shows.

2. Love him tender

Pick him up from work, pack him a picnic lunch, and drive him to his favorite outdoor spots. Make a list of places where he’d like to have a romantic rendezvous. It could be by a fire, on the beach, underwater, on a rooftop, or under the moonlight. These gestures once in a while can make him feel loved and happy.

3. Take a shower together

When was the last time you took a shower with your husband? You can invite your husband to take a shower with you and have some intimate time. These small initiatives will make your husband happy. Intimacy does not have to be sexual always, it can be a meaningful way to get deeply connected.

4. Make little compromises

One of the best ways to keep your husband happy is doing a few things that your husband enjoys. If you want to make your husband happy, take part in activities that he likes. You can go along for a run or a workout with him.

5. Take care of your appearance

When you take care of yourself first, you are better equipped to care for those you love. Not for the sake of vanity, but because you want to give it everything you’ve got. So work on your fitness and put on a lovely outfit, and leave your husband in awe.

6. Make plans to visit his hometown

Take your husband to happier times in his life. Consider how pleased your husband will be if you organize a trip down memory lane for him.  Take a stroll past his old house, visit the playground where he used to play, and tour his school. This will help your husband create a deeper bond with you. If you can’t physically go, ask him about some of his favorite childhood memories.

7. Plan a get-together with friends

Organize a reunion of his close friends. It could include a short trip and an evening out for dinner with his friends and their spouses. Though it might require more time and effort, it will make your husband’s day.

8. Let your emotions be known

Don’t shy away from resorting to those cute, romantic gestures if you want your husband happy. Try putting romantic notes in his wallet or his lunch box. These acts will flatter your husband all over again.

9. Appreciate him

Acknowledge his efforts in keeping the family together and making your life better every day. Reaffirm your love to him and let him know how important he is in your life. If he gets a promotion or wins a mini-marathon, appreciate him and tell him how proud you are of him. It will make him feel happy and good about himself.

10. Be cheerful

It is helpful to have a heart if you want your husband to be happy. He will not be happy if you are constantly frustrated, depressed, and irritated in life. If you want your husband to be happy, get rid of things that make your heart sad, such as discontentment and anger. Fill your heart with gratitude, hope, and joy instead.

11. Make him feel important

Seek your husband’s opinion before taking any important decision, and let him know you value and respect his views. This will help him feel valued in the marriage. It will give him a sense of duty and responsibility in everyday life.

12. Don’t rush to blame

Your husband may make clumsy or careless mistakes or forget to do a thing he was supposed to do. When this happens, don’t be hard on him, instead be patient. Make him understand his mistake and gently remind him not to repeat it.

13. Stop being a nag

A nagging wife is every husband’s worst nightmare. If you believe that nagging will make your husband a better person, you are mistaken. If you want to make your husband happy, never snub or belittle him. However, you don’t have to put up with all his mistakes. You can point them out in a gentle way and make him not repeat them.

14. Respect him

Treat your husband with the respect he deserves. Respect his thoughts and opinions and never try to exert control over your husband’s decisions. After all, he admires and respects you the same way, and that’s how a happy marriage is all about.

15. Don’t try to change him

Comparing your man to other men will only leave him enraged and frustrated. As a result, he will get bitter and detached. When you try to mould your husband into the person you want him to be, you will push him away from you. Even doing this in your own mind, even if he never knows, will change how you feel about him and how you present yourself to him.

16. Allow him to be himself

Accept and love your husband as he is. Allow him to speak his mind and express himself, and praise his good decisions while downplaying his bad ones. Remember not to criticize him unnecessarily and take time to appreciate him when he does something good.

17. Let go of minor details

If you want to make your husband happy, don’t cling to minor irritants. Many marriages fail for petty reasons. Don’t magnify trivial issues and make a big problem out of them. Put it behind you and focus on the good side instead.

18. Present him gifts

If you go on a trip or simply go out shopping, buy something for him. Let him know you think about him and value him. You don’t have to buy him expensive gifts. A perfume or a shirt or anything that he will love to have will make him happy.

19. Make love more often

Marriage may get dull at times, and one way to make it more enjoyable is to invest time in improving your sexual activities. So find time to be with him and spice up your sex life. Making love is one of the few unique things you only share with a spouse.

20. Kiss him

A healthy dose of passionate kissing, cuddling, or hugging can keep your husband happy. So give him plenty of kisses, just like when you were dating for the first time.

21. Make him your best friend

If you want your husband to be happy, invest in your friendship. Find activities that you and your partner enjoy doing together and spend time doing them. Laugh, work, play, and talk as you would with friends.

22. Work on romance

Don’t fall into the boring routine with your spouse. Add a dash of whimsy and romance to the mix. If you want to make your husband happy, try doing simple romantic things like going for a walk in the park or setting up a candlelight dinner.

23. Give him space

Give your husband the space he wants to engage in activities he likes. Encourage him to follow his passions and give him time to work on himself.

24. Greet him with a loving smile

Who wouldn’t want to come home every night to a warm smile? What better time to tell your husband you love him than first thing in the morning when a smile can set the mood for the rest of the day? Even if you’re tired or have something else on your mind, put it aside for a moment so you can brighten his day with your warm, loving smile.

25. Show interest in his hobbies

Learn about your husband’s hobbies and interests as one of the ways to make him happy. Discovering your husband’s hobbies shows that you care about him and allows you to get to know him more. While you don’t need to share hobbies, it is important to show interest in your husband to find joy in his joy.

You can make your husband happy in many ways. Some of these are simple gestures that you can try without putting in much effort.  If you learn how to make your husband happy, and he does the same for you, the joy will also reflect in your life, and you can have a blissful marriage.

Key Pointers

  • Keeping your husband happy by putting in some effort can ensure a happy and healthy relationship.
  • Planning for short trips or doing his favorite things together make him feel special and important.
  • Scroll through for various tips such as appreciating him, presenting him gifts, and showing your affection.

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Siddharth Kesiraju

Siddharth holds a certification in Relationship Coaching and a masters degree in communication and journalism from the University of Hyderabad. He has around six years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. As an associate editor at MomJunction, Siddharth writes on Relationship and edits the writers' articles to meet the website's editorial standards. Previously, he worked in the... more

Dee Gill

Dee Gill is a Registered Clinical Counselor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with over 30+ years of clinical experience in public and private practice. She has done her MA in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver (Canada), BA from the University of Victoria (Canada), and Coaching Training from the Institute for Life Coach Training and Therapist University. She has... more