7 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”

February 9th, 2013
















You’ll never forget the time he proposed to you over the Kiss Cam at Yankee Stadium. Or the time she learned to fly a plane and surprised you with a skywritten “I Love You” over the ocean. Or when he showed up at your house with an 8 piece orchestra… let’s just stop there, these things probably never occurred, unless you happen to live in a rom-com.

Because the truth is, sweeping declarations of love are not the only way to build a relationship. A steady stream of small and thoughtful actions can mean so much more than going all out just once.

In preparation for Valentine’s Day 2013, here are 7 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”:

1. The name of the game. Order a yearly subscription to a magazine he loves. Here’s the catch – substitute his real name for a cute nickname. If you don’t already have one, a generic one like “Hot Stuff {insert last name here}” or “My Prince Charming” will still make him smile. The best part – a reminder of how much you love him will go straight to his mailbox for an entire year.

2. Make it personal. Nowadays, it’s super easy to photo-personalize small items to make them extra-special. Whether it’s a travel mug, an iPhone case or even a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, putting a photo of the two of you on an everyday item will remind him of you every time he uses it.

3. Surprise! Receiving a birthday or anniversary gift is lovely, but a present when you’re not expecting it? That’s gold. If you see an item she’ll love, buy it and stash it away for a day when she desperately needs a pick-me-up. She’ll love that you thought of her and the added element of surprise will delight her.

4. Play tag. If you see a special photo that touches you or a sweet quote that sums up your relationship, post it on Facebook and tag him. This small gesture will take just a second but leave a lasting mark.

5. Don’t compromise. That’s right. Take her out for one night and graciously let her make all the decisions. Even if it means being stuck choking down escargot or napping through a chick flick, just do it. She’ll be so grateful that you set aside your wants for hers – it’ll be a date she’ll never forget.

6. Do something annoying. Everyone has something on their to-do list that gets perpetually pushed off. Find a task that plagues him, and surprise him by getting it done. It might mean replacing the button on his favorite sweater or waiting on hold for an hour to settle an insurance claim. The more boring the chore, the more bonus points you get.

7. Gift a “spa-cation”. Give her the night off with a relaxing, spa-like experience at home. Surprise her with a gift that will make her feel pampered, like our #10 Calm aromatherapy blend, and let her use it in peace. Do the dishes, put the kids to bed and let her soak her troubles away in the bath (a relaxing foot rub can’t hurt either!).

Have any of your own creative ways to say “I Love You”? Share them with us in the comments!

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