Would you like to give your wife something meaningful and inexpensive, but you’re stumped? The best gifts in life are indeed often free. Here are five thoughtful ideas to that will bring a smile to your wife’s face:
Give her a 30 minute massage. If you’ve never given a massage, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Have your wife lie face down on the bed. Begin with her neck and shoulders. You can buy massage oil or even use a little olive oil. Make a fist with your hand and using your bent knuckles, knead her back. You can also use your elbows to provide more pressure. Massage her hands and feet. If you want some professional pointers, check out a massage book from the library.
Do the dishes. It’s a chore that always needs to get done but rarely feels worthwhile – doing the dishes after dinner. Offer to wash and put away the dishes after dinner for a week. You will be a hero!
Write her a love letter. It doesn’t matter if it’s a few sentences or a novel, write something romantic to your wife. Tell her what you appreciate about her. What do you love about her smile, her hair or appearance? How does she make you feel? Why are you grateful she’s in your life? What do you admire in her as a mother?
Offer to watch the kids. Take your kids for the evening and give your wife a quiet night at home. This will give her a treasured time to exercise, watch a movie, take a bubble bath, read, or do anything she would like to.
Make her a special meal. If you have young kids, you can involve them and make your wife a pancake breakfast. If you have older kids, you can set up a candlelight dinner and have your children act as your servers. Even if you can’t cook, you can pick up a rotisserie chicken, side order, salad and dessert and you’re on your way!
When you make a special effort to appreciate the little things your wife does, she will be refreshed and blessed.