5 simple ways to surprise your wife or girlfriend

This post is for all the guys (and gals!) out there who are looking for easy and different ways to surprise their wives or girlfriends. Flowers can be a bit boring! The reason women love receiving them is because they show us that our partners love us and are thinking about us (ever heard the phrase “it’s the thought that counts”?). But there are endless ways to show your lady you’re thinking about her that don’t involve a clichéd bouquet of roses. If you’re tired of buying the same old flowers for your partner, check out these 5 simple and different ways to surprise her!

1. Dinner

There’s nothing better than coming home and realizing that delicious smell is coming from your house! (You love it right?). Come home from work early and cook her favourite meal, or even something entirely new. She will never forget it, and might even reciprocate one day! If you’re really not kitchen-able, meet her at home with takeout from her favourite restaurant. Again, it’s the thought that counts.

2. Movie Night

I can almost guarantee that your wife or girlfriend either has a favourite movie that you don’t like, or a new movie that she wants to see and you don’t. Rent that movie! It’s only a few hours and the brownie points will be worth it. Make it fun for both of you by getting a good selection of gourmet movie snacks (caramel popcorn, candy, chocolates etc) and munch away. Try not to fall asleep…

3)   Set the Table

Instead of eating in front of the TV, set your table on the deck (if you have one) or inside (if you don’t). No fine china required! A few votive candles in a mason jar or tea lights, napkins and a flower in a water glass go a long way. (Don’t forget the plates and wine glasses!) Feel free to order pizza with this suggestion!

4)   Dessert

Stop by her favourite dessert place on your way home from work and grab a delicious treat for post (or pre!) dinner. If she doesn’t have a preference, come back to my blog in a few days for an article on my favourite dessert places in Vancouver. I’ll give you a hint: it will feature macarons, donuts and ice cream!

5)   Exercise

If you’re into running or trips to the gym, make the next one a little less routine. Take your partner on a new route and end your work out at a smoothie bar. Enjoy a romantic stroll home. This suggestion is especially good in the summer!


Thanks for reading! I hope that this post has given you some inspiration and that your ideas won't end at the florist in the future. Please leave a comment below if you have any other great ideas, or if you want to share a story about an awesome easy way you surprised your wife or girlfriend! And as always, you can connect with me over social media on Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram.