If you’re running out of romantic ideas on sweet things to do for your girlfriend (or a girl you like), you’ve come to the right place!
When you really like that one special girl, aka when you’re really head over heels for her, the urge to show her your affection becomes really strong within you. You want to be romantic and loving but sometimes you simply don’t know how to show your love toward your girl, except telling her a simple, “I love you”.
Don’t worry, we understand you. It is totally okay to (sometimes) not know what you’re doing or to run out of ideas when it comes to romantic things. After all, we have to admit that it’s really hard for any guy to constantly be on track with all those cute things, romantic surprises and sweet romantic gestures.
(But not all hope is lost.) Today we will solve that problem with the following ultimate list of romantically sweet things to do for your girlfriend and some helpful pieces of advice on how to make her feel special! Ready? Let’s get started!
1. Give her a lift
One of the sweet things to do for your girlfriend is to give her a lift when she needs it.
I am not saying you should become her personal driver but it would be great if you could sometimes surprise her and wait for her after work or after a busy day, for example. You could also offer to pick her up after a night out with the girls, so she doesn’t have to bother with catching a taxi.
Show her that she can count on you and that you are there to make her life easier.
2. Make her a playlist
You want your girl to think of you even when you are not right next to her and to fall in love with you even more?
Well, the best way to achieve that is to make her a playlist, containing all the songs that remind you of her, that might remind her of you or some of the songs you both like. These can be love songs or any other kinds of songs.
The point is that this way you can be sure that your girlfriend will think of you every time she’s driving around and listening to your playlist. Isn’t this one of the sweetest things you could do for her?
3. Give her your shoes
So most girls love wearing high heels. And although they can make almost any outfit look spectacular, the truth is that high heels can be quite uncomfortable to wear and this is especially the case when you spend a lot of time wearing them.
And your girl is no exception. Her high heels might be causing her a great deal of pain but she’ll probably keep quiet about it. And this is where you should step in.
If you see that your girl’s shoes are killing her, don’t be embarrassed to offer her your shoes so she could get a little bit of respite. It’s a nice thing to do for her and it will save her a lot of trouble!
Also, you can offer to carry her upstairs or just to help her walk. Trust me, she’ll appreciate the fact that you’ve noticed that she isn’t comfortable and that you care enough to try and help her.
4. Make her a personalized gift
There doesn’t exist a person who doesn’t enjoy receiving a gift from their loved one. But although you might think that your girl would prefer for you to buy her some expensive things, the truth is actually completely different.
If this girl really loves you, she won’t be interested in your money and she won’t expect you to buy her fancy gifts she can show off, such as branded clothes or expensive jewelry. She won’t enjoy you spending too much money on her, even if you can afford it.
This girl will feel loved and she will be the happiest if she sees that you’ve put some more effort into giving her a present. That means that you should buy her some little thing you remember she told you about or that you should make an effort and make her a DIY present with your own two hands.
Also, keep in mind to surprise her with these small gifts on a daily basis and not only on special occasions like Valentine’s Day. If you do this, she will appreciate it more and she will know that you’re really thinking about her all the time and not only waiting for a special day to show her affection.
5. Watch her favorite show with her
There is one thing you need to remember—if you want a healthy and mature relationship, you can’t only be your girl’s boyfriend. Instead, you should be her best friend as well.
And that means that sometimes you’ll be doing some things you actually don’t enjoy doing just to make your girlfriend happy. And if you really love her, none of it will be any trouble for you.
One of these things is watching your girlfriend’s favorite TV show with her. This is possibly some genre you don’t prefer and you might not be interested in actually watching but if you want to do something sweet for your girlfriend, this is it.
And I am not talking about watching one episode only. No, I am talking about spending an entire weekend tucked in bed with her, having a Netflix marathon, having cuddle sessions and eating popcorn.
This might seem irrelevant to you and it doesn’t cost you anything but trust me—being ready to do her favorite things with her will put a smile on your girlfriend’s face and that is the point of it all, isn’t it?
6. Go shopping with her
Another thing most men don’t enjoy doing and don’t know that it would make their woman happy is going shopping with them.
I know you probably find spending hours and hours shopping tiring and pointless but this is simply something your girlfriend enjoys. Therefore, if you want to do something sweet for her, you should definitely accompany her.
Yes, she probably goes shopping with her girlfriends most of the time but you shouldn’t leave her hanging if her friends are busy and can’t make it.
Besides, this girl wants to be beautiful and attractive in your eyes and it would mean so much to her if you would help her choose her outfits. She values your opinions and she would be grateful if you helped her to choose the things that look best on her.
Also, she will see that you are a real man who doesn’t feel insecure doing something that is not so typical for most men. Women want to be with a man who doesn’t give a shit about what other people think and who would do anything for them.
7. Write her a love letter
If you want to do something romantic and memorable for your girlfriend and if you want to make her feel special, the best idea for you is to write her a love letter or a love note.
Don’t think that this is cheesy or pathetic because trust me—every girl would love for her boyfriend to write her a love letter. This is not something outdated and old-fashioned. Instead, it will be refreshing for your girl to receive a handwritten letter from someone instead of getting a text or an email.
This can be a great way for you to express your feelings for your girlfriend, especially if you have trouble verbalizing them in person. Writing sweet messages gives you enough time to put your emotions into words and it prevents you from being too nervous if the object of your affection is standing in front of you.
Remember—a love letter is something every girl will keep and cherish forever and something she’ll never forget getting.
8. Talk to her on the phone
When it comes to talking in general, men and women are quite different. While most women love to chat about literally anything, men prefer to make everything clear in a few sentences. And you are probably like this—you probably prefer, let’s say, to text your girlfriend, instead of calling her on the phone.
But one of the sweet things to do for your girlfriend is to call her on the phone without any apparent reason and actually talk to her for as long as she likes. Let her talk to you about how her day went or about some things that are bothering her at that time.
Call her to simply wish her good morning or to wish her sweet dreams before she goes to sleep.
This way, you are showing her that you are interested in her life and that she can always count on your support, as well as that you’ll always be her shoulder to cry on and that you put her first if nothing else. Always remember that it’s all about the little things!
Of course, if you are busy or on a tight schedule, you can just call your girl to tell her you miss her, that you are thinking of her or simply that you love her. Texting her frequently is also one of the things you can do. There are plenty of sweet things to do for your girlfriend over a text. You can send her cute emojis, gifs, funny memes, you name it.
And all this will be more than enough to brighten her entire day!
9. Tell her a bedtime story
You may think this is childish but another sweet thing to do for your girlfriend is to tell her a bedtime story.
You can tell her the story about the way the two of you met and the story about your love or you can simply retell her a fairy tale. Either way, the point is the same—you should be telling her about love and about things which will chase away her negative thoughts.
This will be especially nice if you and your girlfriend don’t live together, as then you probably don’t go to bed together either. But there is a solution to every problem. You can call your girl and tell her a bedtime story.
This way, she’ll hear your voice over the phone which will make her feel that you are right there next to her when she closes her eyes. She will fall asleep peacefully, with you being the last person who crossed her mind when she was awake.
10. Take a photo of her
In general, girls love taking photos of beautiful moments and the people in their lives. So if your girlfriend really loves you, she probably takes pictures of you all the time and of every moment you guys spend together and this habit of hers may have even started getting on your nerves.
Also, presenting your relationship on social media is pretty important to your girlfriend. She enjoys posting happy pictures of the two of you and she does it very carefully and the amount of effort she puts into something so irrelevant may be getting on your nerves even more.
But if you want to do something cute for her, forget your opinions about taking photos and social media.
Instead, turn yourself into a professional photographer and imagine she is your model. Arrange a photo shoot for the two of you, be more patient when she is asking you to take a picture of the two of you and even offer to photograph her yourself.
11. Give her a spa treatment
When your girlfriend comes home after a long day at work, all she needs is something to relax her and make her forget all about her problems. And what is a better way to do so than to make her a bubble bath or give her a massage?
Trust me, your girl will enjoy and appreciate this home spa treatment more than you taking her to a real spa center because it will be evidence of your efforts to make her happy.
It is easy to transform your room or bathroom into a mini spa center. You can even surprise your girl by adding different scents or by lighting candles to spice everything up.
Believe me, your girl will undoubtedly appreciate this romantic gesture of yours, because it will show her that you want to see her relaxed and comfortable, that you are a man who takes care of her needs and who thinks of her well-being.
Also, if you have children, take the kids out for a couple of hours so that she can recharge herself and enjoy being on her own. That way, she will experience the ultimate spa treatment! (And this will win you a lot of brownie points as well.)
12. Buy her flowers
No matter what they say, almost every girl loves flowers. It simply makes us feel more feminine and it is a sign of attention that no one can refuse.
So one of the sweet things to do for your girlfriend is to buy her flowers. And I am not advising you to do this on some special date like Valentine’s Day or to give flowers to your girlfriend after a fight—you should buy them without any apparent reason, just to show her how special she is to you and that will surprise her even more.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can secretly send her flowers to her home or work address, which could make her wonder who her secret admirer is. Also, don’t forget to pick up some of her favorite snacks and sweets from the store and hide them in the flowers.
But before you decide to buy her flowers, you should make an effort with finding out what kind of flowers are your girl’s favorite. Although you can never go wrong with red roses, because they symbolize love, your gesture will be even more special if you give this girl her favorite flowers.
13. Plan something spontaneous
If you and your girlfriend are in a long-term relationship, then you spend a lot of time together doing the same things and it is natural to get into a rut. You know each other’s habits and you simply know what to expect from the other person.
But if you’ve run out of cute things and date ideas but still want to do something sweet for your girlfriend, get out of your comfort zone and plan something spontaneous just for the two of you. Ask her to accompany you on some kind of an adventure, in which you’ll both be spending time doing something you haven’t done before.
Show her that you remember the things from her bucket list or when she told you where she would like to go and buy tickets for that place. Arrange a road trip or a weekend getaway for the two of you without telling her anything about it.
Or take her out on a romantic date to the place where you went on your first date. If you do this, she will appreciate your thoughtfulness and she will notice that you remember the first time you went out and all the other details.
Remember—this doesn’t have to be anything expensive, the point is that you show her that you still have a spontaneous side and that you still pay attention to everything she has to say. I am certain that this date will stand out to her and that she’ll never forget it.
14. Compliment her
When you like a girl, don’t forget to give her enough compliments because those are the cute things every girl enjoys.
But be careful—don’t compliment her looks only. Instead, compliment her brains, her soft heart or her kindness because she’ll appreciate that more and you’ll definitely stand out from all the other guys who only compliment her on how attractive she is.
When you compliment a girl, you have to make sure these compliments are sincere and that you really mean them, because every girl can tell when you are trying to sweet-talk her into something and when you use compliments to do so.
One of the sweetest things you can do for her is to write compliments as little notes and scatter them all over the place and give her directions on each one that will lead her to the next one. She will be surprised and happy to have a boyfriend like you!
15. Read her favorite book
If you really want to get to know your girlfriend and to show her that you are interested in her, you have to be interested in her hobbies as well.
Therefore, if your girlfriend likes to read, a great idea would be for you to read her favorite book, even if you assume you won’t like it.
You are not doing it because of yourself—you are doing it because you want to show her how important she is to you. Besides, you want to share as much as possible with this girl and you want to make sure you both can always discuss different things and what better way than reading her favorite book?
16. Be a gentleman
Remember one thing: no matter what era you live in or how old you are, being a gentleman never goes out of style.
So if you really want to do something nice for your girlfriend, you should definitely treat her like the lady she is. You should be a gentleman.
You should kiss this girl’s hand, help her to enter and leave the car, buy her flowers, open the door for her, etc. The best gifts come straight from the heart and your desire to make your loved one feel special.
Every girl loves when you respect her boundaries like a true gentleman. Trust me, she’ll enjoy doing cute things like kissing you or holding hands with you like in the old days, without anything else happening between you.
This will show her that you are not a boy who just wants to get laid. Instead, you are a true man who probably has some serious intentions with her.
17. Cook for her
Another really sweet thing to do for your girlfriend is to cook for her. These don’t have to be some elaborate meals but the point is that you’ve put all of your effort in and that you’ve tried hard to surprise your girl.
You can cook dinner or lunch for her with her favorite cake or ice cream as dessert and, of course, a bottle of wine, or you can make her breakfast in bed or a sandwich for work with a cup of coffee. Either way, she will be more than delighted!
First of all, you are showing your girl that you don’t fall under gender stereotypes and besides, you are showing her how you take care of her needs.
18. Write her a song
This one is a great alternative to making her a playlist and it requires a little bit more effort. But don’t be afraid. You don’t have to be a writer or a poet to write something meaningful that will make her feel really special.
All you need to do is write the words that come from your heart.
It will take some time until you find the perfect words to express your emotions but in the end, it will be worth every second! Her beautiful smile and appreciation will be your biggest reward.
Any of these 18 sweet things to do for your girlfriend can be the perfect way to show her how much you love her and how much she means to you. The key is in making an effort and investing your heart instead of money. Don’t ever forget that.
The best romantic gestures are all about the small things! You could be a millionaire but this doesn’t mean that you would be able to make your girl feel loved. Cute things and romantic gestures are the best ways to show your affection and love for your loved one and many of them only require your time.