59 Romantic Gestures For Him

Ditch the expected and surprise him with something unusual yet sweet!

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You fell in love with a sweet, charming, and understanding guy. It has been some time that you both became a couple, and you want to make some romantic gestures for him. But now that you are comfortable in your relationship, you have forgotten the cute little things you did for each other in the initial phase of dating. If you want to bring back the spark in your relationship and reignite romance, we are here to help. Here are some romantic gestures to make him feel loved and appreciated. Read on!

Romantic Gestures For Him

1. Cook His Favorite Meal

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There is an age-old saying – the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Caring for your man is also important, whether it is cooking his favorite food or paying close attention when he needs to talk. It may sound strange, but it is an amazing way to show that you care. Cook his favorite meal and win his love.

2. A Sneak Peek Of Treats

If your bae is having a hard day, you can change his mood by sending him a photo of the lingerie you will be wearing that night. Or if you are the demure kind, send a pic of the yummy dish that you are going to cook specially for him. This will motivate him if he is feeling depressed. He will have something exciting to look forward to.

You can also find a way to sneak a pair of your sexiest underwear in his briefcase or in the glove compartment of his car. A little tenderness can go a long way in showing your love and concern for another person. Then, text him to tell him where to look. If he asks questions, tell him you’re quiet until tonight.

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You also can call and ask his mother for recipes of his favorite dishes from his childhood or teenage years to surprise him at the dining table.

3. Get A Bit Handsy

This is not about having sex or giving a massage. Showing physical warmth by touching him now and then is one of the most romantic ways to connect. Play footsie when you have company and hold hands when walking together. These are some deep and powerful romantic gestures that will remind him that you love and appreciate his body.

4. Tell Him Your Secret

Sometimes, sharing a secret with your bae that nobody else knows will create a deeper level of trust between you both and better your relationship.

5. Compliment Him

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Praise and appreciation are vital in a romantic relationship – and this stands true for men as well. When your man does something good, he certainly wants you to notice it and appreciate it. Just like girls, guys also like to hear compliments from their loved ones. Some of the most genuine compliments that a girl can give to your guy are:

“I love the way you think – it’s so original.”
“I love the way you are!”
“It’s so amazing how hard you work.”
“You always know the right thing to say!”
“I love how you love me and take care of me.”

6. Give Him A Massage

A gentle love massage for him is what your man desires after a long, hard day. Whenever he feels tired, make him feel relaxed and comfortable by giving a body massage. You can look up YouTube videos if you are not sure how to go about it. This will add more romance in your relationship.

7. Surprise Him With A Gift – Without A Reason

Giving a gift to someone is a way of expressing your emotions and feelings towards them. Surprising him with a gift will automatically infuse more romance in the relationship. Make sure the gift is something that shows that you are attentive to him and listen to him.

8. Wear His Favorite Dress

Every man likes to see his girl or wife in a specific outfit. Wear his favorite dress even if you don’t particularly like it. Make him feel special.

9. Give Him A Hug Before He Goes To Office

Men also love to be cuddled, adored, and pampered. Hence, do not miss giving your guy a tight hug when he goes to the office. This will make your relationship fun and fresh. This romantic gesture will ensure he begins his day happy and smiling. Give him a seductive kiss that is out of the ordinary. Make him think about it all day long.

Note: Devotion, thoughtfulness, and intimacy are the key in any relationship and can help strengthen the bond between partners.

10. Cuddle While Watching Movies Together

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Watch a romantic movie together. This is a great way to spend your time with your bae. Cuddling, hugging, and kissing your guy while watching a movie will bring you both closer.

11. Show Interest In His Hobbies

Participate or at least show interest in his hobbies. Play his favorite game, go on a hike, or even plant a nursery – these are some awesome ways to get involved in his hobbies. This romantic gesture will help to make your relationship stronger.

12. Send Him A Love Note

Write a love note and put it in his pocket. Or send love messages for him through text. This is a super sweet way to express your love to your guy.

13. Touch His Face After A Kiss

Touch his face and look into his eyes for a few moments after kissing him. This is a gesture of love, admiration, and adoration. This is a super romantic gesture that will melt his heart and also create a sense of fondness that can lead to the initial feelings of infatuation and attraction being reignited.

14. Make Your Partner Comfortable

You should always be truthful about your feelings and needs. This will make your guy more comfortable sharing his expectations with you. Make sure you communicate with him in a way that you both understand. Make sure he knows he matters, and this relationship is about the both of you and not just you.

15. Show your Love In Front Of Others

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Showing love, affection, and care for your partner in front of other people is one of the most romantic things you can do. Openly hug him, kiss him, and hold his hand in front of his friends and yours.

16. Tag Him In A Lovey Dovey Or Funny Meme

Tag your boyfriend or hubby in a love themed or funny meme that you saw on Facebook or Instagram. Show him that it reminded you of him. This is a subtle way to convey your love to your man.

17. Invite Him For A Romantic Movie Or A Long Drive

This could be one of the most romantic ways of spending quality time with your baby boo. You should spend most of your time with your man – and these are some great ways to spend quality time with your bae.

18. Play A Sport Together

Doing this will help you spend quality time with your man. Play a game of tennis or badminton and get all sweaty with him.

19. Appreciate The Things He Does For You

Everyone likes being appreciated for the efforts they take. Genuine appreciation can warm one’s heart. Thank him when he does something nice for you. Don’t ever take him for granted.

20. Plan A Picnic

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Get a picnic bag ready with his favorite snack and take him out on a special romantic place for an outdoor picnic. This is a really romantic gesture.

21. Organize A Candlelight Dinner

All you need to do is switch off the lights, put on some romantic music, and serve him a candlelight dinner. Make it a memorable night filled with love and passion. This is an insanely romantic gesture for your man.

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Alternatively, you can book a romantic date on a cruise where you can spend the whole day on the waters and indulge in a private dining experience.

22. Buy Him Flowers

You can gift him a bunch of roses or an aromatic plant. Roses are the quintessential flowers of romance. Shower your love upon him and see him reciprocate.

23. Cuddle With Him In Bed

Like girls, guys also love to be cuddled, hugged, and squished. Sometimes, they also want to be wrapped in your arms when he sleeps. Show him this romantic gesture and cuddle with him in bed.

Note: Any relationship can benefit from courtship and the art of wooing to maintain its flame.

24. Serve Him A Romantic Breakfast In Bed

Serving your guy breakfast in bed will make him fall in love with you all over again. This will make him feel super special. You can do this on a weekend; this will give you both more time to enjoy your breakfast.

25. Pamper Him When He Is Sick

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When your partner is low and sick, you should shower your attention on him and fuss over him. Also, you should do all those things that make him feel better. Showering your love on him will make him feel all happy and warm within and he will recover sooner.

26. Flirt With Him In Front Of Others

This is a super cute way to make him feel special in front of others. This romantic gesture will also increase the romance in your relationship. Show him you are still super attracted to him.

27. Remember The Things He Tells You

Do not forget the secrets and things your bae tells you. Listen closely when he confides in you his desires, concerns, and needs. This will increase the depth of trust, love, and respect in your bond.

28. Surprise Him With A Romantic Night

Surprise your partner by putting rose petals and candles on the bed. You can also put a gift for him on the pillow to add a surprise touch. Dimmer lights and charming fragrances incite romantic feelings. Light up the aromatic candles to create a super romantic environment.

29. Plan A Romantic Vacation

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A romantic vacation can really spice up your relationship. You will create many new memories and strengthen your bond.

Jess and Gabriel are vloggers, and Jess plans a surprise vacation for her partner in Nashville. She plans a live show of his favorite band and gets help from a friend to plan the whole surprise. She even blocked the days as date day. She added, “I love surprising Gabe. Nothing makes my heart more happy than surprising him (i).”

30. Take A Day Off For Him

If your work schedule has been keeping you busy, you may not have had much time to spend with your partner. Plan a full day of relaxation and pampering for him at home. It is important to give him your undivided attention, so make sure you put your phone away and focus on spending quality time together. This is a great opportunity to go shopping together, be emotionally and physically present, and show him how much you care.

31. Make A Photo Book

Cherishing those sweet memories you experienced together is a great way to appreciate how far you both have come. It could be your first trip together, the first time you met, or a collection of pictures from the past year. Put these photos in a photo book and present it to your partner. Get cozy on the sofa and reminisce about those beautiful moments together.

32. Take Him To A Concert

Has he talked about his favorite band coming to town? Surprise him by getting two tickets and watching his favorite band together. It will not only be a special experience for both of you, but it will also show him that you care about his interests.

33. Discuss Important Matters With Him

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Sometimes, people forget the power of conversation. It can bring two people closer and create a strong and healthy relationship. Discuss your work, family, and future plans with your partner. Listen to his inputs and opinions. This will make him feel loved and valued and create a sense of trust in the relationship.

34. Say “I Love You” Spontaneously

The power of these three simple words is timeless and always effective. Timing is key, so try to be creative and pick the right moment to say them. Instead of thanking him, tell him “I love you” after he brings you a cup of tea. Trust us, it will make all the difference.

35. Sing His Favorite Song

When you step outside of your comfort zone for someone you love, it creates a big impact. You don’t need to be a great singer. All you need to have his confidence to belt out his favorite tune. Get him to sing along and dance to his favorite track to create a fun memory together.

36. Send Naughty Voice Messages

When your partner is busy with work, sending him unexpected naughty voice notes can rekindle the love between you. Send them when he least expects it to add an element of surprise. However, let him know that he should not play them on speaker to avoid potentially embarrassing moments at work.

37. Gift A Reasons Why Jar

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Showing love doesn’t have to be expensive or big. Small gestures like telling him how much he means to you can be enough. Write down the reasons why you love him on index cards or post-it notes. Then, you put all the cards together in an adorable jar and gift it to him to make his day.

38. Workout Together

Maintaining physical fitness is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Partner up with your significant other during workout sessions to show that you prioritize your well-being. Physical changes in the body can also positively impact sexual intimacy. Plus, sharing this experience together can be very meaningful.

39. Take A Shower Together

Finding time to spend with your partner can be challenging amidst your busy schedule. One way to increase physical intimacy is by surprising him in the shower and turning ‘me time’ into ‘we time’.

40. Plan A Treasure Hunt

Looking for a unique and enjoyable date night idea? Plan a romantic scavenger hunt! You can find inspiration for clues online and watch the excitement grow as your partner deciphers them along the way. While it may require some effort to plan, a well-executed treasure hunt can result in unforgettable memories.

41. Buy Him Something Sexy

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If he has gifted you with alluring lingerie or clothing, why not reciprocate the gesture? Be it a seductive thong, a swimsuit, or something as simple as a form-fitting shirt, gift him something to let him know that you still find attractive.

42. Help Him When He Is In A Hurry

Performing small acts of service can make a big impact. Handing him his belongings as he rushes out the door, helping him groom when he feels lazy, or giving him food while he works show how much you care and appreciate him.

43. Hang Out With His Friends

Arrange a get-together for him and his buddies. Get plenty of snacks and drinks, ask them over for an entertaining evening, and let them have their own space. Your partner will appreciate this sweet gesture.

44. Make A Romantic Playlist

Creating a romantic playlist is a thoughtful gesture for your partner who enjoys music. Choose songs that you both have cherished over the years as well as songs that have special significance to you both. Alternatively, you can opt for a well-curated selection of his favorite songs. Share the playlist with your partner to help him relax as he travels to work.

45. Recreate Your First Date

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Recreating your first date can be a great way to rekindle the relationship and make it special. Try doing everything you did to attract your partner on that first date to recreate that sense of thrill and excitement you felt when you first met him.

46. Plan A Flash Mob

A flash mob is a creative and romantic way of letting him know you love and appreciate him every day. Take him to your special spot and see the surprise on his face as a group of professional dancers groove to his favorite tracks.

47. Spend Time With His Family

As a supportive partner, you can encourage your significant other and join them in spending time with their family. Cherishing his relationships and connecting with his loved ones demonstrates how much you care about him and the important people in his life.

48. Wear His Clothes

Many men find it sexy when their partners wear their oversized clothes. So, cook him his favorite meal while wearing his t-shirt and see him express his love and appreciation passionately.

49. Put Your Couple Picture As Your Lock Screen

What better way of showing your love for him by putting a picture of you and your partner on your lock screen? It is a sweet and wonderful way of showing your pride and love for him and the relationship you share.

50. Shower Him With Kisses

Surprising your partner with a kiss is a sweet way of showing your affection. A gentle kiss on the forehead, a playful kiss during a conversation, or a quick kiss before he leaves for work can make the bond stronger.

51. Perform A Seductive Dance

If you are planning a hot date night, why not surprise him with a seductive dance number? With the right song and setting, you can make it a night to remember. Plus, it is a fun and exciting way to keep the spark alive in your relationship without leaving your home.

52. Plan A Game Night

A game night with some delicious food and drinks is a great way of destressing together after a hectic day at work. From never have I ever to truth or dare, a romantic game night is a great way of adding excitement to your relationship and evening.

53. Prepare A Relaxing Bath

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A candlelit bath for your partner after a long day sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Go one step further and join him to turn up the heat. This is not only a simple way to destress together but also spend quality time together after work.

54. Do The Chores He Hates For A Day

Most people don’t enjoy doing their daily chores. This could also be true of your significant other. Take care of the tasks he hates for a day and leave fun notes around the house to let him know you see and appreciate him.

55. Wash His Car

Men have deep love for their cars and take great care of them. Surprise him with a thorough car wash. If his car holds a special place in his heart, he will surely appreciate this gesture.

56. Make A Love Den

Create a cozy den by using a sofa as the base and cover it with sheets. You can raise the central area by using a selfie stick and secure it with cloth pegs. Decorate this den with fairy lights and rose petals and add some comfortable pillows and blankets to create a pleasant and cozy ambiance.

57. Make A Cute Video

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Creating a video has become incredibly simple with the help of technology. Pick a song that holds special significance for both of you, select adorable videos from your collection, and add meaningful captions to create a sweet and romantic video. You can send it directly to your partner or share it on social media to show the whole world how much you love him.

58. Treat Him To Love Coupons

You can easily find love coupons online or create a personalized one and get them printed. Ask your partner to use them to redeem them in exchange for treats or romantic acts they want from you.

59. Send Text Messages Just Like That

Sending him texts, memes, or even reels will let him know that he is always in your thoughts. Even a simple ‘hi’ can show him that you care.

Infographic: 10 Adorable Gestures To Make Him Feel Loved

A strong and loving relationship requires effort from both sides. While it’s common for men to pamper their lady love, they also need to feel loved. And making someone feel loved is not always about grandeur and exuberance, but small gestures are enough to touch their heart. So while you can try any of the tips shared in the article, we have prepared a compilation of the top 10 ways to make him feel giddy. Take a look at the infographic below.

10 adorable gestures to make him feel loved (infographic)

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When you love someone, you want to shower them with all the happiness in the world and make them feel special every chance you get. However, thinking about new and creative ideas that do not need much preparation time or monetary investment is not an easy feat. The above ideas can, thus, help you sweep your guy’s feet off the ground when you want to express your love through some romantic gestures. For example, you can compliment your man, give him a massage, send him a love note, or indulge in some PDA. It takes only a thoughtful gesture and nothing more to make him blush and smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make special romantic gestures for him that he will remember?

Making special gestures like writing heartfelt love letters expressing gratitude, so that he can re-read them is a romantic gesture he will remember. You can also give a thoughtful gift like a photo frame with a special memory, so he can always remember those moments.

What are some romantic gestures I can do when I’m away from him?

• You can write some thoughtful message or email expressing how much you miss him.
• Send a care package containing his favorite snacks and something that makes him remember you.
• You can make a playlist of songs that are special to your relationship and share it with him.
• Both of you can plan a virtual date night and cook the same meal or watch the same movie together.

How often should I do romantic gestures for him?

It depends on the type of relationship you share and the amount of time you can dedicate to each other. Also, romantic gestures have an element of heartfelt surprise, so there’s no routine for it. You can keep alternating between planning big and small surprises with intervals.

Key Takeaways

  • Cooking his favorite meal is a great gesture to make your man feel loved and special.
  • Cuddling, hugging, and kissing him can also help bring you both closer.
  • Surprise him with a vacation, plan a picnic, or invite him for a long drive to create memories with him.

Learn 8 female gestures that men absolutely adore in this video! See how these small gestures can make a big difference in relationships and simply make your man’s heart overflow with joy!

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