61 Things To Do To Make Your Girlfriend Happy

Simple, sweet, and unique ways to make your sweetheart super happy every single day.

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A cute gesture or a thoughtful effort from your end can make your girlfriend happy and feel special. It is your duty to make her feel secure in your relationship. Have you been looking for ideas on how to pamper your girlfriend and make her happy? Start by figuring out her interests, needs, and hobbies. We also are here to help. We have listed the 30 things you can do to make your girlfriend happy. Keep reading.

61 Things To Do To Make Your Girlfriend Happy

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1. Write Her A Good Morning Message

If you want to make your girlfriend’s morning happy, send her a cute good morning text message. You can simply say good morning to her or write a cute little message of how happy you feel because of her presence in your life.

2. Quote Her Favorite Poem Or Book Or Movie

Everyone has a poem or book or movie that they adore and find comforting. Find out what your girlfriend loves the most and quote lines from them. This sweet gesture will make your girlfriend feel comfortable and happy.

3. Cook Her Favorite Breakfast

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A woman feels happy when her significant other cooks food for her. And if it is her favorite breakfast, her happiness will know no bounds. Breakfast is often the most important meal of the day – and waking up to her favorite breakfast cooked by her favorite person will make her day.

4. Gift Her Flowers

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Different flowers have different meanings. If you are a man of a few words who wants to make his girlfriend happy and loved, gifting her different kinds of flowers can be a great option. While the rose is a symbol of love and affection, the sunflower can be used to describe the comforting and happy feeling you get when you look at your girlfriend. Additionally, your girlfriend will be reminded of your affectionate action every time she looks at the bouquet of flowers adorning her room.

5. Take Her On A Late-Night Drive

Sometimes, taking a long drive in the night can be romantic and soothing as well. Looking at the long, never-ending roads while listening to romantic music is a great way to relax. In addition to that, long drives are a great way to have some long and deep conversations. It may also help improve the communication between you and your partner.

6. Gift Her Little Yet Meaningful Things

You don’t have to give your girlfriend expensive things to make her happy. Giving her little things that will help her in everyday life is also a great and loving gesture. Gifting her an earphone when she needs it or gifting her socks that will keep her feet warm and cozy can mean a lot to her. It may also make her realize how understanding you are.

Harry, an influencer on YouTube, planned an elaborate surprise for his girlfriend’s 22nd birthday. She had always wanted a golden retriever. Last year, he had arranged 2 dogs for her to play with the whole day, but this year he got her a dog of her own. More than the gift it’s the thought that counts and he knows her so well that he says, “This is definitely gonna be the best birthday present I could ever get her (i).”

7. Hold Her Hand In Public

Holding your girlfriend’s hand in public will make her feel protected and safe. Also, such a public display of affection will make her feel happy with the thought that you are lucky to have her. This can also help refresh the romance in the relationship.

8. Surprise Her With A Weekend Getaway

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Sometimes, a little break can help you and your girlfriend feel relaxed. And what better time than after a long week of work! You can plan a weekend getaway to a place where you two can relax and enjoy each other’s company.

9. Send Her Songs

Songs are a love language for many. Sending your girlfriend a meaningful love song will make her extremely happy. If you need help choosing a beautiful song, here’s a list:

  • Can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Presley
  • Tiny dancer – Elton John
  • You take my breath away – Queen

10. Spend Time With Her Family

Spending time with your girlfriend’s family will truly make her happy. If you get along with her family, it will make your girlfriend feel secure that she chose the right person to spend the rest of her life with.

11. Surprise Her With Food From Her Favorite Restaurant

Sometimes, the way to your girlfriend’s heart could be her favorite food from her preferred restaurant. Bring takeout from her favorite eatery and surprise her. You can also turn it into a candle light dinner by decorating your dining room with candles and putting some romantic music in the background. The romantic ambiance paired with her favorite food will surely make your girlfriend happy.

12. Send Her Cute Texts Expressing Your Love

While a simple “I love you” can put a smile on your girlfriend’s face, sending something cute and lovey-dovey will make her grin from ear to ear all day long.
Here are a few texts to get you started:

  1. No matter what, you will always be my lady, my queen, my life, my everything. I deeply love you!
  2.  My life has fallen into place since the day you became mine; I love you so much!
  3. There is this piece of my heart that aches when I am not around you. It makes me realize just how hurt and lost I would be without you by my side.
  4. Our hands fit so tightly together as if they were made for each other.

13. Go Out On Date Nights

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Date nights are really important when you have been in a long-term relationship. When you have been together for a long time, going out on dates may skip both of your minds. However, taking out your girlfriend will make her happy as well as give you a chance to experience that first month of being in love again.

14. Set Up Movie Nights

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Just like normal date nights, setting up movie nights is also important. You can just relax and unwind together after a long day of work and watch your favorite movie. Just spending time together this way will give your girlfriend peace of mind and surely make her happy.

15. Help Her Start Her Day

When your girlfriend has to wake up and run to her work, nothing will make her happier to see a cup of fresh coffee, tea, or maybe even a light meal waiting for her – made by her favorite person.

16. Help Out Around the House

If your girlfriend is typically the one who keeps everything clean, you can show her a nice gesture by picking a place to tidy up, or even have a professional come and clean for her. So if you really want to see her smile, put on those gloves and wash the dishes

17. Give Her A Massage

After being busy all day, all your girlfriend would really want to do is relax and sleep. To ease her stress and aching body, you can give her a massage. It will make her feel happy and relaxed at the same time.

18. Kiss And Hug Her Whenever Possible

Give your girlfriend a healthy dose of physical affection. Doing this will help her to feel special, loved, and happy.

19. Write Her A Love Letter

Writing a love letter to your girlfriend is one of the sweetest things you can do for her. Receiving this letter will surely make her happy. Share your deepest feelings with her and how much you miss her when you are apart.

20. Compliment Her

Compliments make every girl feel appreciated. Compliment your girl often when you notice something nice about her – be it her smile or the way she smells. These compliments will surely make her happy.

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Making your girlfriend laugh is one of the traits of a good boyfriend. Men who can make women laugh can win them over in a heartbeat. In an interview, Blake Lively was once asked how she felt about her husband, and she replied, “He makes me laugh; he makes everything around me joyful.”

21. Listen To Her

Girls love when someone listens to them. Pay attention whenever she’s talking to you. Listen intently when she’s talking about something she’s passionate about or hear her rant about life in general. Give her your undivided attention while she’s talking and she will surely love you for this.

22. Include Her In Your Decisions

Being in a relationship means taking decisions together. Even if you are the one who’s going to make the final decision in your life, including your girlfriend and taking her ideas into consideration will make her feel valued and happy.

23. Show Interest In Her Interests

Her favorite series or movies might not interest you or you might find her hobbies boring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be involved in that part of her life. You can show her that you care about the things she is passionate about by showing enthusiasm while she talks about her favorite show or her hobbies.

24. Share Things With Her

From your hoodie to your secrets, share things with her without hesitation. This gesture will make her feel special and will show her that you want a future together. Being open and trustworthy will also allow her to be the same with you – and this will benefit both of you and your relationship.

25. Stay Loyal To Her

In modern times, loyalty can be rare to find. You might make her feel secure and happy by showing her that you are loyal to her and only her. You may do this by recognizing your relationship in public or by being more open with her.

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Give her some space without being jealous. She occasionally wants to do things without you, no matter how much she loves you. Instead of becoming jealous, act mature and give her the room and freedom she deserves.

26. Lend Her A Helping Hand

From carrying her luggage to helping her find her missing stuff to walking her pets, you can lend your helping hand to make her life easier. These random acts of love and support will make her happy and feel grateful that she found such an amazing man to be with.

27. Thank Her

Show her how grateful you are when she does something special for you. Hearing a simple “thank you” from you will brighten her day and make her feel happy for putting that extra effort into the relationship.

28. Pamper Her

A girl will never say no to getting pampered. Give her chocolates, little gifts, and other special surprises – whatever she loves. You don’t have to go overboard and spend a bomb to pamper her. The little things can work magic. Even a simple appreciation from your side will make her day.

29. Say I Love You To Her Often

The three words that are guaranteed to put a smile on your girlfriend’s face are – I love you. These three words carry all the value in a relationship. Let her know how you feel about her or surprise her with random “I love yous” to make her day even more special. A girl loves when her boyfriend constantly expresses his love for her.

30. Leave Her Love Notes

Leave her sticky notes with romantic messages written on them. You can stick them to her bathroom mirror or leave them in her bag or stick them on the fridge. Finding these random love notes from you will make her feel happy, special, and appreciated.

31. Visit Old Bookstores Together

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If she’s a bookworm, wander together through old, quaint bookstores or libraries. It’s unexpectedly delightful to seek out hidden literary gems and the quiet time spent together will remind her of your shared interests and make her feel connected to you.

32. Record A Silly Video On Her Phone

Do something fun and playful, like recording a silly video for/with her or leaving her a cute voicemail on her phone, to make her day. She’ll love that you put in effort just to make her smile. It also gives her something to look at or listen to when she needs a laugh.

33. Buy Her A Gift Card To Her Favorite Store

Maybe she has been longingly looking at that one store from where she swears she will buy something but can’t right now. A gift card to that store will be a pleasant surprise for her and she’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness.

34. Surprise Her With A Candlelight Dinner

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A surprise, cozy candlelight dinner is a classic way to woo your woman. You could either take her to her favorite restaurant or have one at home by cooking her favorite dish. This romantic gesture will let her early on know how much you value your time with her. You could also take her help while cooking and make fun memories together.

35. Stay Up At Night And Talk To Her

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Let’s be honest, late night conversations just hit different! You end up talking about everything under the sun, from reminiscing sweet memories and cracking jokes to planning the future and weird ‘would you rather’ questions.But, you also show her that you care for her by genuinely taking the time to be with her. By staying up late just to talk to her, you are prioritizing her and making her feel very special.

36. Keep Her Picture In Your Wallet

Let her know you keep her close, even when you are in different places, by keeping her picture in your wallet. This little surprise is sure to delight her and shows how smitten you really are.

37. Paint Together

Painting together is a great way to explore each other’s creative sides. Invite her for a painting session together as a fun and expressive way to spend quality time. It doesn’t matter if you both are good at painting or not. But, it’s sure to give you both some fond memories. And you both can display your fun art at home or in each other’s places.

38. Share Your Feelings With Her

Openly express your thoughts, fears, joys, and feelings to her. Seeing your vulnerability and trust in her will make her realize your commitment to her is strong and the profound depth of your love.

39. Take Her Plant Shopping

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Invite her to buy houseplants together. By choosing plants together, you both are making a mutual decision that impacts your shared living space, making her feel more involved and part of your life.

40. Frame A Picture Of The Two Of You

Choose an image that mirrors a cherished memory and frame it as a constant reminder of the bond you share. This gesture will show her that you treasure the times you spend together.

41. Cheer For Her On Social Media

Show public support for your girlfriend’s achievements by cheering for her on your social media profiles. It portrays your pride in her accomplishments and your commitment to the relationship and her and strengthens her morale in you.

42. Surprise Her With Concert Tickets For Her Favorite Singer Or Band

That sensation of joy and excitement when she finds out you got her tickets to her favorite band, singer, or musician is truly priceless. It’s a demonstration of how much you know and cater to her interests.

43. Go To A Pottery Workshop

Remember the famous pottery scene from the film Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze? Maybe they were onto something. Plan a day of pottery making, a perfect way to create fascinating memories. Plus, the pottery item you create together serves as a wonderful keepsake.

44. Watch Sunsets Together

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Nothing says ROMANTIC quite as much as watching a beautiful sunset together. In still and quiet moments like these, relationships deepen and love intensifies.

45. Do Something Adventurous Together

Take the relationship to new heights by participating in an adventure activity together, such as ziplining or cliff jumping. These courageous shared experiences foster a stronger bond. Also, they force you to deal with different challenges that help you both get to know each other even more deeply than before.

46. Be There For Her When She Needs You

Unflinching reliability is what she deserves. Stand by her in challenging times. She’ll feel much more secure and valued by your steady presence in her life. Knowing that you have her back will make her feel less worried and anxious.

47. Remember The Dates

Remember and celebrate the important dates. Be it the date you first met her, your anniversary, or her birthday, paying attention to and acknowledging these details of your relationship shows her that you value her and the moments you share together.

48. Make A Gift For Her

Nothing hits home quite like a handmade gift. Whether it’s a bead bracelet, a scrapbook with photos of memorable moments, or crafting an art piece, she will appreciate the time and effort you put into making something that came from your heart. And no, it does not have to be perfect. Just knowing that you tried to make something for her will make her day!

49. Take Her Dancing

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Take her for a dancing night out or share an intimate dance in the comfort of your home. Moving together in rhythm can be fun, bring romantic closeness, and end up in a lot of laughter.

50. Save Her Photo as Your Phone Wallpaper

This small act speaks volumes about your affection for and commitment to her. It would not only bring a huge smile to her face every time she sees it, but it also lets her know that she’s always on your mind.

51. Show Her Off

When you are with friends or family, show your appreciation for her publicly. Compliment her, acknowledge her strengths, and inspire others to do the same. This will significantly boost her self-confidence and make her see that you truly are proud of her.

52. Call Her At Random Times

Quick out-of-nowhere calls let her know that you are genuinely thinking about her. Checking up with her at unexpected times can really light up her mood and make her feel cared for. Just a quick call to say ‘I love you’ can make her feel cherished.

53. Support Her Dreams And Goals

Every girl longs for a supportive partner. When she talks about her dreams and ambitions, show genuine interest and believe in her potential to achieve them. Your encouragement and belief can truly turn her aspirations into realities. Celebrate the small accomplishments that bring her closer to her goals.

54. Bake Her Favorite Treats

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It’s the selfless action and willingness to create something for her that will surely melt her heart. Whether it’s a home-cooked meal, her favorite cookies, or a delicious dessert, show her you care with this sweet gesture. Also, baking together can be a fun activity to try out.

55. Plan A Treasure Hunt

Plan a creative treasure hunt for her, filled with clues about your relationship and prizes that she adores. This playful event will not only give her an unusually exciting day but also remind her of the sweet memories and special moments you share together.

56. Plan A Couple Spa Day

Planning a couples spa day lets her know you care about spending quality time together. While you may not be doing the massaging, it shows that you took the time to plan this day of relaxation so she can unwind. Plus, it’s a lovely, intimate experience for just the two of you.

57. Play Video Games Together

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Even if video games aren’t really her thing, playing them together will let her know that you want to invite her into your world. Sharing your hobbies with her will definitely make her day!

58. Make A Spotify Playlist For Her

Create a custom Spotify playlist incorporating her favorite songs or tracks that remind you of her and the bond you share. This gesture of personalizing her music experience will show that you listen to her preferences and enjoy making things exclusively for her.

59. Leave Snacks For Her

No one can resist their favorite snacks! If you surprise her by leaving some around when she’s working hard or feeling stressed, she’ll feel appreciated and cherished. That small act of kindness surely conveys your thoughtful concern.

60. Find A Special Song For Just The Two Of You

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Having an “our song” in the relationship can make ordinary moments feel infinitely more special. Every time she hears the tune, she’ll be reminded of you and the wonderful times shared together. It will boost her happiness levels and keep her smiling all day long.

61. Paint Her Nails

Obviously, you don’t have to be a professional to paint her nails, but it makes for a fun and bonding experience that is incomparable and full of laughter. She will absolutely love this cute act from you, especially if she’s into nail art.

Infographic: Date Night Ideas To Make Your Girlfriend Happy

Spending quality time together is one of the best ways to keep a relationship happy and healthy. And a great date night can keep the spark alive for a long time. Check out the infographic for some fun date night ideas and tips on how to pamper your girlfriend that will leave her giddy with joy!

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Don’t let your girlfriend slip away if she is the one for you. Make your girlfriend happy and show her the affection and love she deserves by valuing your relationship. She is unique, and she needs to be aware of it. And believe us when we say it is neither expensive nor complicated. You need to make small but romantic efforts to bring happiness into her life. Pay close attention to every little aspect of her life, from the tunes she likes to listen to the types of flowers that would brighten her up. Surprise her with your lovely and romantic gestures, and we guarantee she will like them!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a girl trust me?

Be her genuine friend and show her your real side. Make your intentions clear to her and treat her right. Introduce her to your family and friends gradually. Also, avoid lying to her and breaking promises. In no time, you will gain her trust.

Should I text my girlfriend every day?

You may text your girlfriend every day. Staying in constant contact is a good sign in a relationship. Just know that life is imperfect and there may be times when both of you may need space, just be sure to communicate it

How can I make my relationship more fun?

To make your relationship more fun, it’s best to continuously ask your girlfriend about what she wants and needs from you. Maybe she likes surprises or is the outdoors type. Whatever it is you will know it once you open up the lines of communication.

Key Takeaways

  • Small gestures can make your girlfriend feel appreciated on a daily basis.
  • An adorable gesture, a thoughtful deed, and noticing the little things she does are great ways to make your girlfriend happy.
  • Sending her a “good morning” message or quotes from her favorite books and films are two of the many different ways to make your girlfriend smile her heart out.


Surprise your girl with sweet gestures and make her day special! Watch this video to learn 19 easy tricks to make her feel loved and appreciated.

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Roma Williams
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 complex relationships.

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