Romance has no boundaries. It reflects as much in simple gestures like having a quiet dinner at home as it does in grandiose deeds like a rendezvous on a private yacht.
The true essence of a romantic gesture is to show how important your partner is in your life. It is all about showing your partner that you care about them like no one else ever did.
Be it a special occasion or just another day, you can show your love and appreciation for your partner in various romantic gestures. In this post, MomJunction brings you 20 romantic ways to leave a lasting impression on your partner.
Romantic Gestures For Him
Men may not be as vocal as women but they wouldn’t mind being pampered with love. Here are a few romantic gestures that can melt your man’s heart as well as give him a sneak peek into your heart.
1. Offer to help:
He might be having a busy week at work and struggling to manage between home and office. Lend him a helping hand by doing his laundry, stocking the fridge, etc. The appreciation and relief on this face would be worth it.
2. Cook his favorite meal:
“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” the old saying still holds good. You need not whip up a five-star dish because even a simple and comforting meal, served with a smile, can make his day. It shows that you care for him.
3. Surprise him:
Big or small, a surprise shows how much we know about the other person and how much effort we are willing to put in for the sake of their happiness. For example, if your husband loves the Christmas cookies his grandmother makes, then get the recipe, bake them and surprise him. He will be impressed with your efforts.
4. Write a love letter:
Remember the times when lovers used to eagerly wait for a love letter? Though it might sound old school, love letters reveal emotions that we can ever express, and they can also be the memorabilia of your epic love story.
5. Join him in his favorite sport or movie:
Your partner’s world might be so different from yours. He might be interested in sports and movies, while you like economics and politics. Take out some time to understand his world, watch a movie or a game with him, ask questions on them, and show interest. He will be glad you are doing that.
6. Dress to impress:
Wear a dress that you are sure he will like. When you are going out together, take every care to dress beautifully and match it with subtle jewelry and makeup. Look so stunning that he can’t take his eyes off you.
7. Pamper him:
Massage him with aromatic oils, and arrange for a bubble bath amid scented candles. You may join in the bath to make it more romantic.
8. Make your love-making more interesting:
Start by giving him hints through messages, or simple gestures. Build up the expectations, dress up to the occasion, lure him, make him want you, and then take the lead and make him ask for more.
Romantic Gestures For Her
Women adore their man’s attention. Even if the romantic gesture is plain, she would love it just because her man made her feel special. Here are some of the most suitable romantic gestures for a woman.
9. Plan and lead:
Next time when you are taking your wife out on a date, plan the whole day in advance. It could be bowling or bird watching, pick an activity which she enjoys the most, or book a table at her favorite restaurant. She will be ecstatic knowing how well you know her preferences.
10. Get a souvenir from your trip:
Be it a business trip or a vacation with the boys, bringing a gift for your wife is a way of telling her that no matter where you are, she is always on your mind. This is a big thing for her as it is a reassurance that you miss her.
11. Serve breakfast in bed:
If she is the first person to wake up and take care of the family, then surprise her with this sweet gesture. You can try it on the weekends by waking her up to some pancakes and a hot cup of coffee.
12. Do you miss her? Tell her:
You and your partner may be too busy to talk during the weekdays or might be seeing each other only late in the night. Amidst such a hectic schedule, if you happen to come across a song or situation that reminds you of her, then pick up the phone and message her.
13. Help her with chores:
Pick up a household chore, which you despise doing. It could be cleaning after the dog, or doing laundry or the dishes. Get the job done for her and show her how much she means to you.
14. Bring roses for the lady:
This epitome of romantic gestures can never go wrong, be it to convey your love or apologize for a mistake. Bring her a bunch of fresh roses or fill the bedroom with the flowers, setting the mood for the night.
Grand Romantic Gestures
There are a few occasions when your romantic gestures must be top notch. Here a few grand romantic ideas for both men and women.
15. Plan an exotic vacation:
Nothing makes your partner feel more loved than a planned vacation. Take the initiative and plan an entire vacation just for you both. Ask them to get packed and simply take off. Your partner will be surprised beyond words.
16. Top up your proposal:
It could have taken place at a coffee shop or your kitchen. The day you popped the question was indeed the best day of your life. But your partner might have some fantasies, which you came to know later on. So, on your proposal anniversary, make their fantasy come true by proposing them in the way they always wanted to.
17. Spoil them with gifts:
Gift your partner that expensive thing they longed to own. It could be a diamond set or a limited-edition golf set. You may have to spend beyond your budget, but the twinkle in their eye is priceless, isn’t it?
18. Think out of the box:
Take your partner on a hot air balloon tour or for a stay in a tent on the hilltop to watch the stars. This special gesture will remain memorable forever.
19. Plan a scavenger hunt:
This romantic gesture brings in a lot of fun and thrill. When your partner comes home from work, leave certain clues to direct them to a gift, a dinner date, a movie or a romantic night with you. Plan it well so that you can maintain the suspense till the end.
20. Step out of your comfort zone:
Another grand romantic gesture would be doing the unusual or stepping out of your comfort zone to make your partner happy. For example, if you dread water, come out of that fear and join your partner in the pool to make them happy. Or join them in their class of salsa, and give them a surprise.
There is no end to the ways you can show your love to your partner. You can do anything from silly to outrageous as long as you and your partner are comfortable. These romantic gestures help to keep the spark alive and bring you both closer to each other. So, never leave an opportunity to shower your partner with love.
Do you have some more ideas to add to our list? Let us know in the comments section below.