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15 ways to surprise your husband and make sparks fly

Posted January 12

Marriage is one of the important, difficult and joyful decisions you can make in life. But a strong, healthy relationship takes everyday effort from both parties and a continuous spiritual, physical and emotional connection between you and your spouse. Although many may think an ideal marriage is one without rough patches and arguments, in reality, marriage is full of confusion, heartache and humbling moments when the two of you learn from your mistakes and grow together.

During those rough patches in your relationship, whether it may be a lack of quality time together, some difficult circumstances going on in your lives or the spark between the two of you is all but exhausted, there are easy ways to turn up the heat and show him just how much you adore him.

Here are 15 ways to surprise your husband with a much-needed spark:

1. Leave him a love note

Leave your hubby a note in the bathroom, in his back pocket or wherever you know he will find it! Your touching words will mean the world to him when he discovers it.

2. Trick him into a date

This one is a bit on the sneaky side of things. Ask your husband to do some every-day task like picking up laundry detergent from the store and then surprise him by meeting him there with a pair of movie tickets or a picnic basket so you can spend some quality time together.

3. Get involved in his hobbies

Does your husband have some interests or hobbies you know nothing about? Well, now is your chance to involve yourself in one of his favorite pastimes for a day. It will mean the world to him and you may enjoy yourself more than you thought you would.

4. Breakfast in bed

This one is a classic, but it is still a powerful way to express your love and appreciation for your husband.

5. Try something new together

Be spontaneous and take a yoga or cooking class together. Do something you both know nothing about and discover the endless possibilities together.

6. Give him a list of reasons why

Make a giant list of all the reasons why you love your husband, and do something crafty with those reasons...like making him a deck of cards. Write down one reason on every card in the deck (instructions and supplies here) and make a brilliant and thoughtful gift for your man.

7. Leave him a love trail

Whether you use rose petals, candles or pieces of his favorite candy, leave him a trail to follow from the front door to a place where the two of you can be alone. He will love the mystery and the thoughtfulness of this gesture.

8. Find creative ways to tell him you love him

Spell it out with all of his favorite treats, make him heart-shaped pancakes or write it out in the snow. You can never say those three simple words enough.

9. Have an indoor picnic

Spread your favorite blanket on the floor of your living room and order take-out or make a lovely meal for the two of you to share while catching up on the details of the day.

10. Plan a surprise second honeymoon

It doesn't have to be anything extravagant or pricey, but getting away from the daily grind can be just what the two of you need to add some sparks to your marriage, even if it's just for a day.

11. Dress to impress

Get all dolled up in your favorite sparkly dress, put on some red lipstick and plan a night with him out on the town...or simply slow dance in your best dress in the comfort of your own home.

12. Romantic texts

If you find a moment of free time in your busy schedule during the day, take the time to send some loving, mushy texts or emails to your man while he's at work. It's a great way to let him know how much you miss him and that you're thinking about him while he's away.

13. Steal his car and fill up the gas tank

Ask to "borrow" his car so you can run an errand, and while you're at it, fill up his tank. He will be eternally grateful to you the next time he goes for a drive.

14. Give him a basket full of his favorite treats

Whether it be candy, CDs, gift cards or a new pair of socks. Make a gift basket or boquet filled with your hubby's favorite things. He will be grateful for your thoughtfulness and for the fact that you just proved that you know him so well.

15. Give him your heart

All in all, you are your husband's true favorite thing in the entire world. So the greatest way to make sparks is to give him your time, attention and all of your genuine love every day— and extra kisses when he needs them.

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