Sometimes saying “I love you” can feel unoriginal and overused, so simple gestures are a great way to put your feelings into actions. It’s important to remember that the act of giving is unselfish and shouldn’t come from a place of ego. You give without the expectation of anything in return. Here are some cute and simple ways to make that special person in your life feel loved.
1. Make Them A Cup Of Tea Or Hot Chocolate Without Prompting
Some simple gestures can be so easy yet very thoughtful and sweet. If it’s a cold and cosy night and maybe they’re stuck on an assignment or studying, depositing a steaming hot beverage by their elbow might be the exact thing they needed. Tell them to take a break and sit with them while sipping on your cup of love.
2. Bring Them Home A Treat From The Supermarket
Going grocery shopping can be a bore but thinking of something nice to bring home to your loved one makes it infinitely better. What is their favourite candy? Or are they craving a particular type of fruit lately? Anything you buy with the intention of giving to them specifically will let them know that you were thinking of them and wanted their day to be a litter brighter.
3. Make Them Their Favourite Dinner
They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so why not wrack your brain for their favourite dish and create it for them! Assault their senses with the perfumes of their favourite meal as soon as they walk in the door. Simple gestures like these are nice because they can be a sweet surprise.
This is a good and cheap alternative to a romantic dinner date at a restaurant. Maybe lay a table cloth down and light a few candles to create some ambiance.
4. Tell Them Your Favourite Thing About Them
It could be how kind and compassionate they are or simply tell them you love their smile. Unprompted compliments are beautiful and confidence building to no end.
5. Put On Their Favourite Music and Make Them Dance With You
This works especially well if they’re in a bad mood or sad about something. Dancing it out is medically proven by Dr. Grey and Dr. Yang to lift your spirits and resolve your issues.
Make it more romantic by including sensual touches or putting on a slower song next.
6. Give Them A Massage
Let your hands do the talking. Help them relax and soothe their troubles. Put some calming music on and they’ll be grateful you’ve helped them unwind.
7. Give Them A Call
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but simple gestures like letting someone know that you’re thinking about them when they’re not around is a sweet sentiment and reassures them that they’re missed. If you’re spending some time apart due to commitments or travel, this is the perfect way to let them know how much you love them!
8. Give Them A Hug
Definitely not a friendly, quick pat on the back kind of hug. A long, gentle hug. Let them sink into you. Skin on skin contact has shown to help lower stress levels and lift spirits.
9. Make Them A Homemade Card
If it’s their birthday or a special anniversary, or even if you just feel like it, let the creative juices flow and paint or draw them a card! Even if you aren’t artistically inclined, it’s the thought that counts!
10. Write Them A Note
Leave it in their coat pocket or bag, somewhere they are sure to find it. An unexpected little poem or love note is sure to bring a smile to their face and warm their heart.