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The 30 Sweetest Romantic Gestures for Everyday Life

Romantic gestures are everything when it comes to relationships and dating as they help keep the sparks alive. But what gestures are best to do for them?

sweetest romantic gestures

Contrary to popular belief, you really don’t need a lot of money to make your partner happy. When thinking of the perfect romantic gestures, it doesn’t need to be luxurious and grand. You’ll be surprised how even the most mundane gestures can make them happy.

It’s less about the gesture but more about your intentions and thoughts in your effort. It’s all about the element of romance that makes romantic gestures, well, romantic. You don’t need to be a hopeless romantic to woo your partner and melt their heart successfully; you just need the perfect execution.

[Read: Traits of a good relationship]

How do you perfectly execute romantic gestures?

The perfect romantic gestures are those you exert the most thought into. A mentioned above, you don’t need the fanciest and luxurious plan to make them happy. There’s no need to zero your savings if you really want to make your partner feel loved and on top of the world.

This might be the opposite of what you thought to be true, but it’s a fact. You don’t need all the money in the world to make your lover happy; you just need to put romance in the air. The perfect romantic gestures are all about how well you know your partner and doing the things you know would make them feel loved.

There’s no need to go all-out to create the perfect romantic gesture *but you certainly can arrange that candlelit dinner if you please.* [Read: How to be more romantic: 15 gestures that’ll make any girl melt]

Why do we need romantic gestures?

Complacency is easy to settle for in all relationships. People have the notion that romantic gestures often have to be this grand gesture like we see in movies; that you need to go all-out to execute them perfectly in m making them feel loved.

However, this isn’t the case at all. We need romantic gestures as actions will always speak louder than words. When words fail, it’s your actions that show how much they matter to you, no matter how long you’ve been together.

Without these gestures, then they could believe you’re taking them for granted or that you’re too lazy to exert effort anymore. [Read: 13 powerful yet small gestures that show love in the biggest way]

Sweet romantic gestures for everyday life

Here are 30 sweet romantic gestures and date ideas for everyday life that you can use, and let your mate know that there’s still a lot of love floating everywhere. You don’t need to be the perfect lover to make them happy; all you need is to put romance in the air, and voila!

Read these romantic gestures and use them when you’re with your partner, and love will find a cozy spot to settle in both your hearts.

1. Hold them

Physical affection will never get out of style when it comes to romantic gestures. Wrap your arms around your lover when you’re standing close to each other, and don’t keep more than a feet’s distance between each other unless you have no choice!

Hold their hand, wrap your arm around theirs, and basically just be physically affectionate to them. It’s the best way to remind them of the love you share. [Read: 20 types of physical touches and what each touch means]

2. Write cute little notes

We don’t care if it’s the 21st century – handwritten letters will never go out of style. Write little love notes and slip it into your lover’s pocket even if it’s just a little ‘I love you’. These notes don’t have to be elaborate.

They will surely approach every little note you give them, especially when it’s heartfelt and sincere. It doesn’t take a novel of a letter to make them feel loved; remember that. [Read: What to write in a love note]

3. Record a romantic message for them

When they’re not using their phones or aren’t looking, take that as an opportunity to record something sweet for them. They’ll never see it coming, so it’ll surprise them to hear your heartfelt message. Set an alarm for a time when you’re not around them with a message saying “check your recorder app/voice recorder.”

4. Take them out to a picnic

Surprise your partner by taking her out to a nearby favorite picnic spot late in the night while she’s still in her night suit. Spread a blanket on the ground and have an impromptu getaway with champagne and strawberries.

There’s nothing more romantic than a picnic date under the stars and some wine with your favorite person. This is one of the most romantic gestures you can do that they’ll appreciate. [Read: The 20 best and worst venues for romantic picnic ideas]

5. Sit on his lap and behave mischievously

Sit on his lap and behave like a mischievous minx when both of you are relaxing at home. Don’t let your woman walk around the house for a few hours. Carry her around the house no matter where she wants to go. It’s an underrated act, but it still counts as a romantic gesture. [Read: 30 super ways to keep him interested]

6. Help them with chores

Whoever said that doing chores together can’t be fun? Especially when their love language is acts of service, they’ll have fun with this and appreciate it completely. Help your partner prepare dinner and clean the dishes.

Think of something innovative to do while you’re at it, like cooking while wearing nothing but aprons or a little food fight. Sounds fun, right?

7. Give them a spa treatment

Backrub? Massage? Or just relaxing together in the bathtub? This is one of the romantic gestures that don’t require the expense or much effort, but it’s a great way to spend time together at home.

Fill the tub with hot water when your partner returns from a business trip or a long day at work. Get in together and give your partner a backrub and a massage. Get naughty if the mood feels right.

8. Say “I love you”

There’s no other classic gesture than just telling your partner you love them. Whether you say it regularly or you don’t say it often, you should still look them in the eyes and say, “I love you.” Say it like you mean it without trying to be funny or sounding corny.

But if both your love languages are laughing while saying this, then by all means, why the hell not? [Read: How to stay happy in a relationship all the time]

9. Spend time doing their hobbies

Do they love gaming? Or maybe they’re into watching sports? Maybe some Netflix? Go ahead and join them in what they love doing; this is one of the romantic gestures they’ll appreciate once they see you trying to share their interest with them.

Spend time with your partner now and then when they’re enjoying their favorite hobby, even if it’s something that doesn’t interest you much. [Read: 25 couples activities that make you feel loved & closer than ever]

10. Dedicate a song and sing it out in a karaoke bar for your partner

Dedicate a song and sing it out in a karaoke bar for your partner. You don’t need to be Taylor Swift before dedicating a love song to your partner, but you just have to mean it as the song implies. A few glasses of booze can give you the courage you need, but if you’re too shy for that, sing it over the phone.

11. Plan a flash mob

If you’ve never done a flash mob before for your partner or ever, then you’re seriously missing out on life’s best experiences! But it’s never too late to do this. On your partner’s special day, plan a flash mob for them, and they’ll be completely surprised by this. The best part? They’ll enjoy it so much!

12. Send a naughty voicemail

Maybe they’re working and you’ve had some free time during the day. Use this as a window of opportunity to send them a naughty voicemail about whatever and tease them. You’ll catch them off guard with this gesture for sure! [Read: 15 sexting messages to send your boyfriend: Go flirty or go dirty]

13. Give them a foot massage

Give your partner a foot massage when both of you are relaxing on the couch. This is the best thing you can enjoy together, so you shouldn’t overlook this as one of the romantic gestures. Everyone enjoys foot massages!

Hold your partner’s hand and waltz while humming your lover’s favorite tune. Especially when he’s had a stressful day at work, he’ll appreciate this from you.

14. Bring them home their favorite food

Maybe they’re craving their favorite dessert, or you want to surprise them with their favorite food for dinner. After work, stop by and buy them something you know they’ll appreciate.

There’s always something romantic when your partner brings you home your favorite food from work. It’s one of the romantic gestures that often goes unnoticed, but it counts.

15. Switch plates if your partner prefers your order

We often make the mistake of ordering something and end up preferring our partner’s order even more. If this happens to your partner and they seem unsatisfied with their order, offer to switch orders and plates with them.

This’ll bring such joy in their eyes that it makes this exchange worthwhile. It might seem simple to you but for them, it’s a big deal.

16. Slip into bed naked

Slip into bed naked and surprise your partner with your impromptu nudity. Tie a little ribbon around your waist or any strategic locations if you want to be their gift for the night.

It’s one of the very seductive romantic gestures you can surprise them with that they’ll appreciate for sure. [Read: How to look better naked by using 15 real life tips]

17. Wear their clothes and take a photo

If you’re at home and they’re someplace else, try wearing their clothes and take a photo of yourself. Send it their way afterward, and that’ll put a smile on their face. It’s entirely up to you if you want to make it seductive or not *although wearing just their shirt will catch them off guard.*

18. Shave them or brush their hair

Caring for your partner and doing the little things often goes unnoticed as we often want the big, grand gestures right away. Give him a shave when he’s lazy. Help her brush her hair when she’s in a hurry. These things might not scream romance, but it’s all about the intention behind it.

19. Give inexpensive wrapped gifts

Even if expense doesn’t mean everything with romantic gestures, it doesn’t mean you can’t give them gifts every now and then. They don’t have to be expensive, but as long as it’s a well-thought gift, then it’s a romantic gift.

It could be chocolates, flowers, a game CD, or even a potted plant. [Read: Things that perfect couples talk about]

20. Give her a kiss and hug when you forget

In our rush to go to work, we often forget to give them a kiss and proper goodbye. If this happens, drive back home and give her an intimate kiss and a bear hug *unless you’re truly in a hurry*. Or come back home now and then just to kiss your wife *because you missed her already!*

21. Bring them breakfast in bed

It might seem incredibly cliche, but bringing them breakfast in bed will always be thoughtful and romantic. It’s a simple way of telling them you love them or you love caring for them. Bring breakfast in bed with your sweetheart’s favorite breakfast menu.

Try your best to prepare them yourself, to make it even more thoughtful. You’ll make them smile the minute they wake up *which is the best way to wake up if we’re honest.* [Read: What men like in bed: 32 things they want & absolutely lust after]

22. Perform an erotic dance

Don’t forget to perform an erotic dance as a romantic gesture. Even better if you have two left feet which leaves your partner in splits. It’s not a common gesture, which is why it’ll take them by surprise completely! [Read: Sexy strip tease 101: How to strip for your man like a pro]

23. Treat them like royalty

Treat your partner like royalty for a day or even a few hours if your partner doesn’t allow you to play the maid for an entire day. You can even wear a French maid’s dress! Do certain household chores for them and basically make them live the life, even if it’s just for a day.

24. Watch a romantic movie together

Watching movies together much be too overrated, but it’s one of the romantic gestures that never gets tiring to do with your partner. Do this once a month, order takeout food you’ve been craving, and this calls for a movie marathon. Switch off your phones, cuddle up for the evening and don’t move out of each other’s sight.

25. Give each other a happy ending massage

Why not, right? It’s a very seductive yet satisfying thing to do for your partner. It’s a great way to enjoy each other’s presence while having a good time. [Read: Happy ending massage confession]

26. Dress up for them

We often act lazy and complacent after being with someone for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up every now and then. Wear that bodycon dress and heels; wear that suit and look nice!

They’ll definitely be caught off-guard with this look and appreciate your physical appearance  *they might even not be able to stop kissing you!* [Read: The clothes make the girl: 15 tips to get you looking your best]

27. Do the chores your partner hates doing

If your partner specifically hates doing dishes, then why not do them for your partner? It’s one of the overlooked romantic gestures, but it definitely lets them know you love them and care about them. Doing these chores every now and then is something your partner will surely appreciate coming from you.

28. Make them their favorite home-cooked dinner

If you have a lot of time on your hands or want to celebrate something special, you can always make a home-cooked dinner for them and surprise them with their favorite meal.

The fact that it’s something you created from scratch just for them will completely melt their hearts. If they’re coming home from work, all the better. [Read: Romantic dinner date ideas: 17 fun dates you both will never forget]

29. Bring them home a souvenir

If you recently traveled or went on a trip, it’s one of the romantic gestures to bring them home a souvenir to let them know you never stopped thinking about them.

It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or grand; it could be a keychain or something that represents the place you’ve been to. It can even be food so you can enjoy it together!

30. Give them the last bite

You know what they say – if you love someone, then offer them the last bite. It doesn’t matter if it’s the last bite of pizza, cake, or whatever food you’re eating together. Giving them the last bite would mean the world for them.

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So, what are the most romantic gestures?

It doesn’t take a lot of expense and effort to surprise your partner with the most romantic gestures in your everyday life. In fact, you’ll be surprised how the simplest actions mean everything to them as long as they’re genuine and sincere. [Read: 25 relationship rules for a successful relationship]

These 30 sweet romantic gestures are all you need for a blissfully long and happy relationship. If you notice, they’ve very mundane and ordinary gestures, but they can help you become more of a romantic towards your partner.

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