A few years ago on my birthday, my hubby surprised me with one of the most thoughtful gifts he has ever given me. It took a lot of thought, and a little bit of effort, but it meant more to me than any material gift, and it showed me that he really knows me, inside and out. He totally gets my "love language." If you’re wondering how to plan a special day for your wife, keep reading.
MAKE A LIST OF THINGS YOUR WIFE LIKES TO DO
First, make a list of all the things you know of that makes your wife happy in these categories: places she likes to shop, hobbies she enjoys or activities she likes to do in her spare time, and things she does for herself when she wants to feel special.
PICK OUT YOUR BEST IDEAS FROM THE LIST
Secondly, pick out some of the TOP ideas from your list. They don’t have to be expensive things- just the fact that you thought them through is enough to speak volumes to your wife's heart.
GO SHOPPING FOR SUPPLIES
Third, (and here is where the effort comes in), go to the places she enjoys and purchase a gift certificate or card to use at that specific place (**Remember, you are planning a special day for your wife, so try to pick a few various activities, not just multiples in the same category.) Here are a few examples for you:
A gift card to a movie with enough on it to also cover her favorite drink/candy/popcorn
A gift certificate to her favorite spa
A gift card to 2-3 of her favorite stores to shop at (and ahem, maybe include Victoria’s Secret in there if you’re feeling lucky)
A gift card to her favorite coffee shop
A gift certificate to her favorite restaurant
A gas card (for a station near your home) with enough on it to buy enough gas to get her where she needs to go during this special day
**You will also need a small mini book, a gift bag, and some tissue paper.**
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN A BOOK
Now get everything together and assemble it into a book. Think about how you want your wife’s day to go, and assemble the cards in chronological order. Here’s an example: She can fill up her gas tank, stop at her favorite coffee shop for her morning coffee, go have a facial, enjoy lunch at her favorite restaurant, catch a movie in the afternoon, and then finish the day off shopping. So start with the gas card, then the coffee gift card, etc etc.
Glue each gift card or certificate to a page and write your wife a few sentences telling her why you thought she would enjoy it.
GIVE IT TO YOUR WIFE AND LET HER RUN FREE!
When you’re finished, put the book in a pretty bag with some tissue and give it her. After she starts thumbing through it, tell her that she deserves a special day, to do things that she enjoys. Tell her that you'll take care of the kids for the entire day while she spends the day all to herself.
I guarantee that by giving her this gift, it will mean so much more to her than an expensive bag or perfume. Brownie points for you- and what man doesn’t lovveee him some brownie points and Victoria's Secret in the same day? You’re welcome:) And if you think your wife would love spending the day being beautified and empowered in her own skin, then plan an extra special day for your wife by booking her a boudoir session with me. Just click the link below for more info!