A close friend of mine came to me not long ago saying he and his wife had been through a really rough year filled with a lot of heartache and he wanted to make this Mother’s Day extra special for her. Something she’d always remember.
He wanted to do something to show her he loved her more than words could ever say and that even though the past year had been hard, he knew things would get better and he would always be by her side.
My friend asked me to help him plan something special for her and, some of the things we came up with really struck me. They were really thoughtful gifts and ideas, most of them with zero cost that would mean more than anything you could buy ever would.
It really got me thinking and I thought it’d be awesome to add a list here of a couple special ways to show your wife you love her.
The typical Mothers Day gifts a husband gives his wife is flowers, a basket, jewelry, a gift card, or something else of that nature.
If you’d like to do something different, here are some great ideas for you instead.
Take Your Wife out Somewhere that Means Something to Both of You
Put together a picnic basket and take your wife somewhere that is special to both of you. Perhaps it’s where you met, where you fell in love, where you asked her to marry you. Being there again, will bring back those special memories and the love you felt for each other in that moment.
Surprise Her With Breakfast in Bed
If your wife is usually the one who prepares the meals for everyone, wake up early on Mother’s Day and make her a special breakfast filled with her favorite foods. Be creative and spell her name or I Love You into the meal.
Bring it to her and have breakfast in bed together.
Help the Kids Make Something Special for Her
If you have kids, this is a great opportunity to make something really special for your wife and, at the same, strengthen the love your kids have for you and their mother. Put together a collage of family memories, include the kids hand prints and special notes from each of them.
As you work with them to make whatever it might be, repeatedly tell your kids how much you love their mother. Tell them how much she does for all of you, how lucky they are to have their mother, and why she is so special to you.
This in itself is a special Mother’s Day gift to your wife that nobody else can give her. It shows your kids that mommy and daddy are in it together and makes their bond with both of you so much stronger.
Make a Photo Album of Your Favorite Memories
Pictures have a special way of bringing back the feelings, smells, and memories from when they were taken.
Put together a photo album of some of your favorite, most loving memories, every couple pages include a special note telling her how much she means to you.
On some pages, put a picture on one side and write your memory of the time it was taken on the opposite page. Write down why that is a special memory for you and what you were feeling in that moment.
There are so many special things you can include in that album to show her just how much you love her.
Write Her a Letter Telling Her What She Means to You
Take a couple hours and write a letter to your wife in your handwriting. There are hundreds of things you can write down. In my friend’s case, he wrote about their life together up until now.
He wrote about the heartache they’d been through the past year and how proud he was of her for the strong incredible woman she’d proven to be. He wrote about his hopes for the future and how much he looked forward to sharing each moment with her.
Some more ideas for you are to write about the kind of person you were looking for before you met her and how she met and exceeded all of your standards. Write about special events that have occurred this past year and how they’ve brought the two of you closer together.
Write down what she does that makes you love her and your hopes for your future together.
Put Together a Scavenger Hunt for Her
A scavenger hunt with your wife is the perfect Mother’s Day activity. I’d recommend putting one together that requires you to go out and drive to a couple different locations. They can be places that are special to both of you, places you planned on going to together but never got around to it.
Include small gifts or notes at each location and have the final clue lead both of you to a special place to spend a couple hours together.
Surprise Her with Lingerie to Wear That Night
Spice up Mother’s Day night by lighting a few candles and surprising your wife with
something to wear to bed.
Give it to her a couple hours before you get her alone and, every chance you get, tell her how much you’re looking forward to seeing her in it.
Tell her why you love her and whisper to her what you’re going to do to her. By the time she gets you alone, you’ll both be ready for an unforgettable night.
Make a CD Filled With Songs that Are Special to Both of You
Most couples have a handful of songs that are really special to them. You have the songs from your wedding, when you first met, when you were dating, special events occurred, and more. Any song that reminds you of special memories, you should put on the CD.
If there are additional songs that make you think of your wife, your kids, your life together, your mission and goals, you should include them on it.
Most CDs will hold 19-21 songs. I actually did this for my husband last Christmas and kept a copy of the CD for myself. I listen to it every couple weeks and some of them bring me to tears because the memories associated with them are so special to me.
Put together a Box of Memories
Write down your favorite memories together. With each memory, write down what you were thinking, how you felt, why it’s so special to you, her part in making it special, and anything else you want to include.
Once you have several written down on small cards, laminate them and put a ring through them to hold them together. Find a special box to keep them in and surprise her with all of it on Mother’s Day.
Go on a Road Trip Over Mother’s Day Weekend
Surprise your wife with a road trip or even plan one together if it would work out better that way. A surprise road trip is nice, but if you have kids, it’s hard to make something like that a surprise. Your wife may also feel more at ease about leaving the kids if it’s something you’ve planned together.
Also keep in mind that sometimes the anticipation for something like that is just as exciting as the actual trip. 🙂 Now is a great time to start planning something together and put together a list of possible locations you can travel to.
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