Expressing your love doesn’t always have to be about grand gestures such as gifts of jewellery, bouquets of roses and dinners out at fancy restaurants.
While all those things are beautiful ways to show your loved one you care, there are countless little ways you can make it just as obvious every day of the year.
Here are seven of our favourite ideas for expressing your love.
There’s nothing quite so simple – or quite so heartwarming – as a Post-It note stuck to the mirror in the morning with a sweet love message. You could hide it in your partner’s bag, put it in their car, or slip it into their lunch in the morning.
You can guarantee it will make their day!
Those little thoughtful gifts are often just as treasured as the big ones. You might pick up his favourite chocolate bar from the shops after a tough day, or perhaps you come across that perfect keyring for her.
They need neither be expensive or large, as all they really need to do is say ‘I saw this and thought of you today’, even if it’s something completely silly just to make them smile.
Have you ever simply wanted to walk up to your loved one and kiss them- even if they’re in the middle of folding laundry or doing the washing up? A surprise kiss in this context is sweet, romantic, and an utterly undeniable expression of love.
Don’t wait until he or she stops what they’re doing and don’t wait until some ‘perfect moment’ with candles and background music – just go in for the kiss and make it a good one!
Lighten the load
If he or she has a busy day (or simply seems worn out), make the effort to help out however you can. Whether that’s sorting out a couple of chores or picking up milk from the supermarket on the way home, a helping hand is always appreciated!
There’s something so sweet, so kind, and so loving about holding hands that makes it a clear expression of love, regardless of whether it’s just you two or if you’re on a crowded street. Find any excuse you can to hold the hand of the one you love – and don’t forget the occasional squeeze!
Just because you’re past the early stages of the relationship does not mean you should ever stop flirting with your partner. It’s an incredibly fun way to show your love for one another, and it can also take you back to those early days and help keep your relationship fresh- whether you’ve been together for one year or ten.
Say ‘I love you’
Don’t let a day go by without telling them how much you love them – it’s free, it’s easy, and it gets the message across in a heartbeat.