Avoid the crowds at restaurants and pick up your favorite dinner to go.
Consider a change of venue and dine outside in the back yard, on the deck, or on the porch.
Make a date to go to the gym together (and be sure to praise his physique and stamina during the workout)!
Leave a loving voicemail on his cell phone, which he can listen to throughout the day.
Create a collection of Valentine coupons that your husband can redeem throughout the year.
Give him an unsolicited back rub and let nature take its course.
Prepare his favorite home-cooked meal (plus dessert)!
Give him an afternoon of uninterrupted time for him to watch sports.
Pick him up from work and whisk him away to an action movie he’s been waiting to see. No chick flics, please!
Are your children young? Put the kids to bed and then the two of you can dine alone.
Are your kids older? Leave them at home and take your dinner and mood music on the road. Find a park and cuddle up in a blanket in the back seat. Dine at your leisure. You can even make it dinner and a movie by taking along your laptop or your portable DVD player and a romantic movie. Warning: You will know you have been parked too long if the windows steam up!
Get tickets for him and a buddy to go to his favorite sporting event. Don’t forget to include a parking pass.
Secretly place a romantic note in his briefcase or car with a promise for alone time when he gets home.
Get him a wristwatch. Inscribe it with, “I always have time for you”.
Remove all the paper strips (that say “Kisses” on them) from a couple hundred Hershey’s Kisses. Wrap them up and give him a note saying that he can redeem each flag for a kiss.
Write “I love you” on the bathroom mirror with a piece of soap.
Unplug the T.V. Put a note on the screen saying, “Turn me on instead”.
Send him a letter sealed with kiss. (Use your reddest lipstick.)
When you’re out together in public, wink at your husband from across the room.
Call him at work just to say, “I love you”. Don’t ask him to pick up the kids or milk or anything else.
Let him sleep late on Saturday morning and wake him up with breakfast in bed.
Schedule a mystery date on his calendar and wait for him to notice.
Place a red rose with a note in his gym bag to help motivate his workout.
Plan to spend a Saturday together and let him plan all the activities. (No complaining.)
Give him a gift card to his favorite “fun” store (i.e. sports, fishing, etc.).
Ideas for Him
Call to see if you can pick up anything on the way home from work.
Send a dozen roses: 11 red roses and 1 white one. The note: "You're the only one for me."
On cold mornings warm up her car.
Trace "I love you" on a stick of butter or margarine.
When window shopping, secretly note what she likes, then return later to pick up that something special.
Put a new piece of jewelry in her jewelry box and wait for her to notice it.
Leave written clues that lead her to a restaurant where you are waiting for her.
Give her your jacket when she is chilly.
Always pull out her chair at dinner.
Get tickets for an event and keep it a secret until the day arrives.
Hide a greeting card under her pillow.
Slip a little love note into her wallet.
Serve breakfast in bed using your finest china and crystal.
While you are both out, have a friend deliver a gourmet dinner to your home.
Place a rose under the car's windshield wiper.
Take a hot air balloon ride.
Plan a three-day weekend together.
Put a Starbucks’ gift card on the front seat of her car.
Mail her a greeting card when you are away on a business trip.
Plan an evening for watching your wedding video.
Plan a trip to revisit your honeymoon destination.
Call her during the day just to let her know you are thinking about her.
Spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon doing an activity she enjoys (i.e. a museum or concert, even if you do not. No complaining!).
Buy her a beautiful piece of lingerie with a note about how beautiful she will look or how you can’t wait to see her wear it.
Go out for coffee and make a “dream” list together. Talk about what you would like to do as a couple in the next year or even five years.