64+ Cute Things To Do For Your Girlfriend To Show You Love Her

A grand gesture of love is not always needed; sometimes, the little things matter more.

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When you are in love, you try all possible ways to make her happy and feel special. But if you are running out of ideas, here is the list of cute things to do for your girlfriend in the most romantic way. Whether you are in the initial stages of your relationship or have been dating her for a long time, your way of expressing love can make her feel special.

It will help strengthen your bond irrespective of the ups and downs in your relationship. This article explores some funny, cute and romantic ideas to show your love for her.

Romantic Things To Do For Your Girlfriend

Planning a date night by cooking her favorite meal, making a homemade gift and watching her favorite movie together while holding hands and cuddling is just one of the many cute things you can do for your girlfriend to make her feel loved and cherished right in the comfort of your home.

Other similar ideas include giving her a massage, writing her a poem, making a scrapbook of your memories together, and sending her sweet texts throughout the day.

You can also start your day by taking her on a weekend getaway, planning a picnic, buying her flowers, taking dance lessons together, going on a hike with breathtaking views, and buying her jewelry to let her know how much she means to you.

Here are some more romantic things you can do for your partner:

1. Tell Her You Love Her

By telling your girlfriend how you feel about her, you are increasing the trust factor by giving her reassurance in how you feel about her. This helps strengthen your relationship. In fact, you can take this a step further, and ask her if you have been loving her the way that she wants to be or ask her to have felt loved lately, and offer to do what she needs in order to feel the love that you have for her. Being willing to take the extra mile to profess and show your love to her would make her feel truly special.

2. Put On Her Favorite Songs And Give Her A Head Massage

While you do try to make time for each other in your daily lives, there is no better feeling than spending some quiet time together at home. Surprise your girlfriend with a romantic head massage at home while you play her favorite songs in the backdrop.

3. Cook Her A Meal

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The way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. Cook your girlfriend a meal and enjoy eating together after a tiring day. Remember to cook what she likes!

4. Give Her A Piggyback Ride

A piggyback ride is one of the cute things to surprise your girlfriend with. You can do so while casually chatting up with her or while walking in the park. You can also just prank her for fun. This surely takes the romance and intimacy in your relationship to the next level.

5. Sneak In A Handwritten Note In Her Lunch

Girls love finding little messages from their partners. Put in a romantic note in your girlfriend’s lunch box and watch her reciprocate the love. Doing so lets her know that you think about her and care for her. Girls love such romantic, cute, and loving gestures.

6. Gift Her New Pajamas Or Lingerie

Looking for a romantic gesture that is both sexy and romantic? Well, how about gifting your girlfriend a new set of pajamas or lingerie? You can pick a theme or gift her one for each day of the week. Get ready for some tight hugs and lots of romance post this gesture.

7. Compliment Her On The Little Things

Loving gestures need not always be big and loud. Complimenting your girlfriend on small things like her hair, smile, or her perfume can be incredibly romantic too. When this comes in the middle of a tiring day or when she least expects it, it can really lift her mood.

8. Play Treasure Hunt For Her To Find A Surprise Gift

If your girlfriend is curious by nature, a treasure hunt is a superb plan to give her something fun and exciting to look forward to. Pick a gift for her and set up a treasure hunt for her till she reaches the gift. This is a unique way to spruce up your girlfriend’s day and give her the sense that you think and care about her always.

9. Take Her On A Romantic Date

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Not every date needs to be romantic, but planning one occasionally is a great way to spice things up in your relationship and put a big smile on your girlfriend’s face. Get some beautiful flowers, pop-open a champagne bottle, and take this gesture one step ahead by picking her an outfit for the date. This is a great way to set the tone for a romantic night ahead.

10. Head Out To The Movies

A daily routine can get boring. Break the dreariness and take your girlfriend out for a movie night in the middle of the week. It might just be what she needs. This gesture is sure to light up the rest of her week.

11. Take Her Shopping

Women and shopping are two peas in a pod. It is a sweet gesture to take your girlfriend out for a shopping spree and buy her all that she has on her mind. It may be a wonderful idea to buy her a surprise.

12. Plan A Romantic Getaway

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While romantic dates are easy to plan and execute, romantic getaways are way more special because you get to spend lots of private time with each other in a wonderful place. There is a different vibe to such holidays, and they are great for bonding. If you have not been able to spend a lot of time with each other, planning a romantic getaway to a faraway place can be an amazing gesture. Your girlfriend is sure to love the thought and emotions that went behind planning the getaway.


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Take photographs with her. While women take many photos, they don’t convey the same emotions as when you do. So every time you are together, try to take a picture; that way, you may preserve a priceless moment.

13. Write Her A Love Letter

Love letters have been around since time immemorial – and they are among the few sweetest ways to express your feelings for someone. Even if you are extremely vocal about your love and feelings, writing your girlfriend a love letter is a romantic gesture straight out of a movie! Just go for it!

14. Send Her Postcards If You Go Traveling

When you are in the same city as your girlfriend, there are plenty of things you can do to make her feel happy and loved. But what happens when you are in a long-distance relationship or are far away from her due to travel? You can think of something to send your girlfriend. How about picking a postcard everywhere you go and writing down sweet little messages? While these may take some time to reach her – they are sure to blow her mind off!

15. Surprise Her With A Spa Date

A relaxing massage with some aromatherapy is always on a girl’s mind. How about surprising your girlfriend with a couples’ spa date? Rejuvenating massages and lots of couple time is sure to be a great treat for you and your girlfriend.

16. Customize A Gift For Her

There are many gifts you can pick for your girl, but adding a personal touch with a customized gift is a different ballgame altogether. Customizing a gift for her is also a great way to make her feel special as her gift is one in a million – just like she is!

17. Watch The Sunset

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There is something very special and romantic about sunsets. Plan a lovely evening with your girlfriend by the beach where you can watch the sunset together. No beach near you? No problem, pick a chic rooftop or park. Sip a few drinks and indulge in tasty food while following a romantic setting sun.

18. Make Her A Couple’s Journal

Girls love sentimental keepsakes. If you are looking to gift your girlfriend something that she will hold really close to her heart, make her a couple’s journal where you can put up pictures of your favorite memories together. You can design the journal to accommodate not just your past memories but also those in the future! Your girl is sure to appreciate this thoughtful gift.

19. Indulge In Some PDA

Shy of showing your love in public? Well, you are not alone! But, occasionally, displays of affection in public are a great way to make her feel special. Many men shy away from PDA while women crave some affection when others are around. This makes them feel special and that they belong to someone.

If your girl has been complaining that you are not so affectionate in the presence of others, indulge in some PDA to a level that is comfortable to you both. A peck on her cheek, holding her hand in a grocery store, or just putting an arm around her when watching a movie are sweet gestures that are sure to bring lots of happiness to your girlfriend.

20. Recreate Your First Date

Remember the butterflies you had during your first date? The excitement, the anxiety, and the mixture of emotions you felt when you took your girlfriend out the first time always bring a smile to your face, don’t they? Recreate your first date by booking the same restaurant or heading to the same place with your girlfriend and see her beam with happiness. This romantic gesture is sure to win you some extra brownie points!

21. Surprise Her With A Pet

If you and your girlfriend have been thinking about taking your relationship to the next level, getting a pet is a great idea to woo her even more. If your girlfriend is a pet person, surprise her with a pet that you can both pamper and love. Well, it might just be the key to your wedding bells ringing soon.

22. Get Adventurous Together

If you are adventurous as a couple, chances are that your girlfriend will love an exciting outdoorsy date. Whether it is for a day or the weekend, plan an adventurous date to kick those adrenaline levels a few notches higher. Bungee jumping, zip lines, roller coasters, or parachute jumps are some great date ideas.

23. Take A Romantic Bath Together

If your girl has had a hard day or is having a bad week, take the stress off her shoulders and prepare a romantic bath that you can take with her. Get out those scented candles, pick a few essential oils, and prepare a bubble bath. There is no saying how relaxing bubble baths can be, and spending that alone time with your girlfriend is just priceless!

24. Take Her Out On A Sailing Date

If you are bored of the routine date ideas and wish to do something extra special for your girlfriend, plan a sailing date with her. There are plenty of companies that allow you to hire a boat, yacht, or cruise based on your budget. Make it a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a romantic dinner date – and she is sure to feel elated with your gesture.

25. Take Care Of Her When She Is Ill

Before you vow to take care of each other in sickness and health, take time off to do so when your girlfriend is ill. Taking her to the doctor, cooking her a comforting meal, or just being there for her when she has fallen sick is a very loving and caring thing to do for your girlfriend.

26. Take An Interest In Her Career

Women today are self-sufficient and independent. Supporting your girlfriend’s choices in life and taking an interest in her career and goals will increase her respect for you. In fact, many women find this very sweet and romantic.

27. Watch Your Favorite Shows As A Marathon

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Sometimes, all you need in life is a comfy couch and your favorite movie on TV. If you and your girlfriend have been wanting to do this for some time, it may be a great idea to plan a movie marathon weekend where you can binge-watch your girlfriend’s favorite shows/movies.

28. Remember Your Couple Anniversaries

Women remember the smallest of dates – the first day you met each other, your first movie together, your first date, the day you proposed, and so on. Men do not usually feel these dates are special and often tend to forget them. If you have ever missed any of the special anniversaries and ended up disappointing your girlfriend, make up for it by remembering the future anniversaries and planning something special for the same.

29. Send Her A Delicious Lunch

Is your girlfriend having a busy day at work? How about sending her a wonderfully packed lunch, including all her favorites? Surprise her with this lunch box at work, and don’t forget to add a small note with it and hear her sweet voice when she calls to thank you for thinking about her.

30. Make Her Bed Breakfast

Bed teas and breakfast are sweet and romantic. Lighten up her face and brighten up her day by preparing a delicious bed breakfast for your girlfriend. Put in healthy, nutritious foods with her favorite breakfast options and prepare a thoughtful meal!

31. Dance The Night Out

Does your girlfriend love dancing? If yes, take her out for a dancing night followed by a romantic meal. Dancing is a fun way to let loose and enjoy your couple’s time.

32. Paint Her Nails

Girls bond over beauty, skincare, and cosmetics. Well, even if you cannot have those conversations with your girl, small gestures can be very thoughtful and loving. Your girl is sure to love you more for it – well, who doesn’t like to flaunt their guy who can rub those tensions of the day away.

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Before making a choice, it’s necessary to consider her views, likes, and dislikes. You can consult her beforehand. She will love your gesture and thoughtfulness.

33. Surprise Her By Picking Her Up From Her Workplace

Your girlfriend might not say she wants you to, but wait till you surprise her by waiting outside her office. She won’t be able to stop blushing! The gesture of picking your girl up from places makes her feel like a princess, and every girlfriend loves that! So the next time you want to do something special for your girl, just wait till the time your girlfriend gets free from work and pick her up!

34. Send Short Messages To Her

If you are not into writing long heartfelt letters, you can send cute text messages instead. It can be as simple as telling her you found something that reminded you of her or a reminder to drink water every 20 minutes! She will appreciate it more than you think!

35. Take A Day Off For Her

There is nothing your girlfriend will appreciate more than you spending quality time with her. If you have been busy lately, consider taking a day off work and spending time with her. Plan the day ahead and keep your phones away. It can be a long drive, a game night with her, or a romantic dinner. Have it planned for her and surprise her with the day.

36. Dedicate A Song On Radio

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If your girlfriend has the habit of listening to the radio when she drives to work, you can surprise her by calling the RJ and asking them to dedicate her favorite song to her. If you feel your girlfriend might miss it, you can ask her to tune in to the channel for a special surprise. She will love this more than anything!

37. Explore A New Restaurant Together

Instead of going out to the known places, you can explore new restaurants and see if you like them more. It will be a hit or miss but the adventure is what counts. You can make a journal of what food you like the best in that restaurant, and it might even turn into your new favorite place to hang out together!

38. Surprise Her With Tickets To Her Favorite Concert

If your girl is into concerts, and the performance is in your city, then you are in luck! All you need to do is get the tickets for her, and watch her smile from ear to ear! She is going to love it. Make sure you accompany her to share the magical moments of the concert with her.

39. Make Her A Handmade Jewelry

Women dig handmade things, especially if it is given by someone they love. So what could be a better gift than a piece of jewelry that you have crafted with your own hands? Don’t worry, you don’t have to master the craft of jewelry design for this. She will appreciate anything you make, so you can work with simple materials such as clay and resin to make something beautiful that she will cherish forever.

40. Create A Workout Playlist For Her

If your girl enjoys listening to music while working out, we have a fantastic idea for you. Simply personalize a playlist for her that will help her stay motivated during the workout. This will show her how much you care for her even when she is away from you.

41. Give Her A Back Rub

Everyone appreciates a good back rub, and your girl is no different! No matter how you spend your day, your back bears the brunt of all the activities you do. So, to make her feel loved, without asking her, simply massage her back and help her relax those tense and sore muscles.

42. Paint Something Special For Her

There is an artist in every person, and your girlfriend will love whatever you paint for her. So unwrap the canvas, sharpen your pencils, and start right away! Whatever the outcome is, she will absolutely adore it as it’s the thought and effort behind it that counts.

43. Take Her To Her Favorite Bookstore

If your girlfriend loves reading, nothing will make her as happy as taking her to a bookstore and offering to get her any book she likes. Let it be a surprise, and watch her smile emerge when you pull up in front of her favorite bookstore.

44. Watch Sunsets Together

There is nothing as romantic as watching sunsets together. You can create a romantic spot on your terrace and arrange a carpet, some cushions, and snacks. Enjoy the sunset and hang out together till it gets dark, and then you can have dinner together.

45. Be A Good Listener

If you think about it, it is really easy to make your girlfriend feel loved. Sometimes, all you have to do is listen attentively! Instead of trying to logically evaluate what she is saying, pay attention to what she is trying to convey. She may not want a solution from you, she will just want someone to share what she is feeling. So lend her your ears and just be a friend.

46. Attend Family Gatherings With Her

If she is a family-oriented person, she will like it more than anything else for you to be a part of her family events and gatherings. You can also ask her to attend your family events. It will show her how much you love her and are committed to her.

47. Offer To Clean Her Space

If she has a messy desk or workstation, she might need help organizing it once in a while but she won’t ask you on her own. So if you offer to help her with it, she might appreciate the gesture. However, do not plan on doing it yourself or surprising her as she might want to be there when you touch her stuff.

48. Write A Poem For Her

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Not everyone is blessed with a poetic bend of mind, but there is no harm in trying! You can write a cute poem for her and have it printed and keep it somewhere for her to find out. And voila, surprise!

49. Plan A Stargazing Night

Very few things come close to the essence of romance on a starry night. On a clear night, take a mat in the garden, some cushions and sheets, and lie down together. You can listen to the sound of nature and share a beautiful night under the open sky.

50. Share Your Dreams With Her

Every girlfriend who loves their partner dearly wants them to share their dreams with her. It’s like trusting a very personal part of you with them. The more you share with her the more love she will feel from you.

51. Support Her With Her Hobbies

If your girlfriend has hobbies of her own, make sure you support them in every way you can. From helping her to procure materials to giving her the needed appreciation, she will feel really loved if you take an interest in them.

52. Take Dance Classes Together

Even if you have two left feet, taking dance classes together will make your girl fall for you all over again. It can be any kind of dance, just be there for her so her dance partner is you.

53. Make A List Of 10 Things You Love About Her

Making a personalized list of 10 things you absolutely love about her will make her heart beat twice as hard for you. Make sure you don’t make the list generic and make it more about the qualities in her.

54. Write Cute Notes For Her On The Foggy Bathroom Mirror

The fog on the bathroom mirror makes it irresistible to not doodle on it. So if you happen to shower before she gets in, draw a heart or leave a cute note for her to see. It will genuinely make her smile.

55. Make Her Sandwiches With A Smiley

Even something as simple as drawing a smiley on her sandwich with sauce can make your girlfriend blush and feel special. Make sure you always make meals a little extra special for her by drawing a little doodle on or around them.

56. Give Her A Pedicure

If you want to think of ways to pamper your girl after she has had a long hard day, try giving her a pedicure. You don’t have to do all the procedures if you are not sure about it, but letting her feet soak in soapy water, scrubbing them, and moisturizing them will make her feel like the princess you believe her to be.

57. Learn A New Sport Together

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If you both are sporty, this is something you can do to spend quality time together and make memories. Take up a new sport that you both are comfortable with and learn it together. It will help you explore different sides of each other and bring you even closer.

58. Save Her Photo As Your Wallpaper

It may just be wallpaper for you, but for her, it’s a sign that you are proud to have her as a girlfriend. Simple gestures like saving her name with a heart, or putting a profile photo with her will make her feel more loved than anything else.

59. Give Her A Promise Ring

Even if you want to take things slow in your relationship, giving her a promise ring will make her feel really secure about your commitment. You can take her out and help her choose a ring she likes. She will really appreciate this sweet gesture.

60. Help Her Organize Her Wardrobe

How often have you heard your girlfriend say she doesn’t have any clothes? Well, you will hear it many more times. But if you want to show her how much you love her, you can help her arrange her wardrobe. This way she will be able to sort her wardrobe and get rid of things that she won’t wear again.

61. Comment And Like Her Photos And Posts On Social Media

Every girlfriend wants her boyfriend to be her biggest fan on social media. Being the first to like and comment on her posts is bound to make her feel loved!

62. Bake Cookies With Her

You never know how good a bonding exercise baking is till you actually do it together with your girlfriend. If you don’t mind getting flour on your apron, schedule baking nights on which you can bake and devour cookies together!

63. Hold Her Hand While Crossing The Road

We are not saying your girlfriend can’t cross the road by herself. We are sure she is perfectly capable of taking care of herself on her own, but when you are with her, make her feel protected. Keep her on the safe side of the road and hold her hand when you cross. She will like it even if she doesn’t say it out loud.

64. Take Interest In Her Professional Life

Trying to know more about her professional life will make her feel you are interested to know more about her. It is alright if you don’t understand what she does exactly, or don’t find her work interesting. Ask her about it anyway. It will make a world of difference to her knowing you care.

65. Learn To Style Her Hair

Learning how to style her hair properly can earn you brownie points you never knew even existed. Picture this: she is getting ready for an event and you offer to curl the hair behind her head. See what we mean? She is going to fall in love with you all over again!

Dheeraj Kumar, a blogger, wrote how he had surprised his girlfriend on her birthday and she absolutely loved it. He said, “Usually, on her birthday I turn up to her home at midnight to wish her but on that birthday I acted on a phone as if I don’t remember that her birthday is just a moment to arrive (i).” But he as always, turned up at her house at midnight and surprised her.

Infographic: 11 Romantic Gestures To Make Her Feel Special

It is okay if you are not big on poetic words. Not everyone wishes to express themselves that way. But expressing yourself is non-negotiable in a relationship. If you would rather not write or say romantic things to your lady love, we can help you express your feelings through actions. Check out the infographic below to learn what small, romantic things you can do for her to express your love.

11 romantic gestures to make her feel special (infographic)

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An unexpected act of romance might sometimes be all it takes to show someone how much you love them. The concept of wanting to make your girlfriend feel unique is the loveliest part of doing something meaningful for her. Follow the tips in this article if you seek things to do with your girlfriend. Plan various events and gestures for various times of the year to show that you are always thinking of her. This will help enhance your relationship and keep the flame alive for a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any affordable and budget-friendly things to do for your girlfriend?

Yes, there are many things you can do for your girlfriend without spending a fortune. It can include simple actions, such as cooking a meal together, giving a head massage, writing love notes, and taking care of her when she is ill.

What are some meaningful, heartfelt, and personal things to do for your girlfriend?

Acts of care and love such as an emotional love letter, a surprise date, or creating a photobook of your cherished memories can be meaningful and heartfelt things to do for your girlfriend.

Are there any experiences you can share with your girlfriend that will create lasting memories?

With some planning, you can create precious memories with your loved one. It may include adventure sports, traveling, setting up your home, going on a road trip, or setting up your garden. Make sure you click enough photos for your photobook or collage poster to relish the moments later.

Are there any hidden meanings or symbolism behind certain things to do for your girlfriend?

Yes, there is a direct correlation between actions done for the girlfriend and their hidden meanings. For example, taking part in her achievements and congratulating her for them is symbolic of your admiration and appreciation. Making her a cup of coffee and breakfast shows how much you care for her.

Are there any cultural implications of doing something special for your girlfriend?

Cultural differences are natural. A gesture that is insignificant in one culture might be truly remarkable in another. For example, public display of affection might be acceptable in some cultures, while it might be taboo in others. Understand your girlfriend’s cultural background so that you express your love in the most meaningful manner.

Key Takeaways

  • Check in with her to see if she’s been getting what she needs from you, and be willing to show how you feel.
  • Complimenting your girlfriend on small things like her hair, smile, or perfume can be incredibly romantic.
  • Customizing a gift, or taking interest in the things that she is passionate about for your girlfriend is a great way to make her feel special.
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Looking for fun things to do with your girlfriend at home? Check out this video for fun activities to do together. From movie nights to cooking classes, there’s something for everyone!

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Roma Williams is a marriage, mental health, and family therapist and the Founder and Clinical Director at Unload It Therapy. She has 5 years of experience, and through her strategy-based and compassionate approaches, she helps her clients excel as individuals, life partners, and professionals and develop healthy mindset shifts by enabling them to deal with burnout, emotions, crisis/trauma, and navigate...read full bio

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