What nice thing have YOU done for your SO lately?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh I like this thread! I recently had to leave home for awhile to do research abroad, so I made him a really fancy meal before I left. Then I treated him to froyo. He was very happy. Perhaps not a big thing, but the little things count, right?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@giru618: Right, it is the little things that go along way.

I bought mine some of his favourite sweets.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I try to do things for him all the time, especially since I’m a stay at home parent and he works outside the house.  I make sure to cook great meals most nights of the week for when he gets home and I pack him a nice lunch and pick up his favorite treats to unwind with.  When I’m out running errands and see something he may like, I purchase it for him.  I try to stay on top of what he needs (new shirts, say) and pick those up so he doesn’t have to think about it.  I like to plan at home date nights for us, too.  The girls and I like to come up with family “date nights”, where we may have a picnic on the livingroom floor or eat outside or something different so that he can spend more “fun” time with the kids.  I also plan getaways for us frequently so he can really enjoy his time off work.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

DH was gone for a week with work and when he came home I had little gifts placed strategically around the house; his favorite box of cereal in the pantry, a new pair of jeans in the closet and two new pairs of boxers. It was cute because he didn’t find all the gifts at once.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well I just said “thank you” when he brought me breakfast in bed. Does that count?? 🙂

Im with @giru618:  and @CatyLady:  its the small things like picking up his favorite ice cream flavor on my way home from work.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine had major  emergency surgery about two weeks ago and was in the hospital for a week, has been home for a week and will be home for another week. I have been taking care of him, as I would no matter what. BUT as a nice gesture I get him all the little things he loves to make him feel better/keep him busy (his favorite iced tea, making his favorite meal, getting him a new video game, etc). 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only see DH >18 hours/week right now, because he’s working away from home (June-August). On the night/morning he does visit, however, I always cook for him. He’s a chef, so when he’s home during the other months, he’s in the kitchen. I think he likes the break (and the fact that I try–I hate cooking (baking is more my style), so he should be happy, lol). I also bake him treats for when he gets here, and just bought him 3 pairs of Under Armour shorts, just because I know he likes ’em.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Artificial-Sweetener:  Mine is totally wedding related.  He has been so good about allowing for all the things I really wanted at the wedding so I decided we needed a few “his” decisions.  So I booked the below bus for us and bridal pary transportation the day of the wedding.  MY FH was over the moon about my choice and 2 weeks later is still asking “are you serious? you’ll allow this at the wedding?” If you knew us, you’d totally understand this is a him thing and not at all a me thing, LOL.  I’m just glad he’s getting excited for the wedding now and he’s even looking forward to pictures with it!! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Now i feel terrible, i havent done much nice for him hahaha

to be fair, im just letting him take care of me for a bit as this pregnancy is pretty much wrecking me. now im leaving first tri it’s meant to get better – no more mood swings, sadness, nausea, headaches, tiredness etc. then ill work on a ‘do something lovely for him’ plan. i am very appreciative of his efforts though?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I agreed to let him get chickens and a beehive in our backyard.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I surprised him and bought “The Wolverine” movie tickets.  It something really small but he loves the movies! 

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