It’s the Little Things

Instead of a gift guide for the approaching holiday, I want to share some things with you that you can do for your other half that cost little to nothing and can mean the world <3

Photography: Jenna Lynn Photography

Clean the house

Seriously you guys – this can be such an amazing gesture! After a long day or week, there is nothing better than coming home and realizing your guy or girl cleaned the house. It is such a kind and amazing way to lift a weight off of someones shoulders! Not kidding – I have cried a time or two when I came home to a deep cleaned apartment after an insane week.

Write a love note

I am a sucker for notes. It doesn’t make me much for me to melt into a giant puddle, but a small love note telling your other half how much you love them can mean the world. You could also write little messages on post-its and just leave them all over your home 🙂

Breakfast in bed

I know I’m not the only one who would enjoy this! I don’t think anyone would turn down a homemade breakfast in the comfort of their own bed. And hey – if you don’t have time to make anything, a box of donuts will do just fine.

Bing watch a Netflix series together

Nothing brings people together like obsessing over the same show! 🙂

Cook a meal together

Until this last year, we didn’t have a kitchen large enough for both of us to help with dinner! But now that we have the space, it is fun to work together and whip us a fancy meal!

Go on a walk

Visit your favorite places from over the years and discover new ones! If you’re not feeling the outdoors, take a walk down memory lane instead. I love talking about how we met and all of the amazing adventures we have had so far!

Start planning your dream vacations

Sometimes we talk about – if money and time were no object – where would we go?! We really start to research and figure out what we would do and if becomes such a fun activity. If we ever win the lottery – we have all of our vacations planned already 😉

Sometimes it is hard to remember that you don’t need to spend money to show someone how much you love them. Small gestures can go such a long way and can really mean so much more than a gift. I hope you enjoyed these and have the best Valentine’s Day! <3

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8 Comments

  1. Ruthie
    February 12, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    These pictures are so dreamy and you can really see your love through them!!! Love these ideas!!

  2. February 12, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    My wife loves it when I do the little things. And I love that she shows me so much appreciation when I do the small stuff. It’s like we have and endless cycle of love going on 🙂

  3. February 13, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I love that you decided to write about something different for the holiday, I have already seen a million gift guides. Great tips, all of these are so welcome from a partner, at any time of the year!

  4. February 13, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Clean the house is my favorite! My fella does his fair share of housework but there have been times when I’ve had a really busy or stressful week that he’s gone the extra mile to take care of more than his fair share that has really made me grateful. There’s nothing better than coming home to a cute guy doing that sink full of dishes that you’ve been dreading.

  5. February 14, 2018 / 12:16 am

    the little things are the best! i know what you mean about a clean house, my boyfriend surprised me the other day by cleaning my apartment and i almost cried!
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  6. Steph
    February 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

    I absolutely love this!

  7. February 15, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    The little things turn out to be the big things! I think I would fall over if I came home to a clean house! I also love a good Netflix binge session. Add a fort to the mix and you’re onto a real winner!

    xo, Victoria
    <a href=http://therealblonde.com/2018/02/14/surviving-valentines-day-from-one-single-girl-to-another/> How to Survive Valentine’s Day, From One Single Girl to Another</a>

  8. February 16, 2018 / 7:30 am

    My husband does not like receiving gifts; but he enjoys "the little things" very much! We both do. I would say doing something together on a special day instead of buying a gift strengthens the bond between two people and it costs nothing!

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