Cute and Romantic Ideas to Surprise Your Girlfriend

Updated on August 27, 2018
My boyfriend got me these flowers one day "just because," and I thought it was one of the sweetest guestures!
My boyfriend got me these flowers one day "just because," and I thought it was one of the sweetest guestures!

Sweet and Simple Ways to Surprise Your Girlfriend

When it comes to keeping your girlfriend happy, it is often the little things that matter the most. Most girls love it when their guy takes the time to show they care. Here are 15 cute ideas for romantic ways you can surprise your girlfriend or wife. Always remember, it is the thought that counts!

1) Wake Her up to Her Favorite Song

Start her morning right by setting her alarm clock to the special song you share, then leaving her notes around the house.
Start her morning right by setting her alarm clock to the special song you share, then leaving her notes around the house.

If you two have a “special song,” then set her alarm clock to play that song one morning. Hide little notes in places she will see during the day that have lyrics from the song. You could put one by her toothbrush, one lying on her shoe, one taped to her steering wheel, etc.

2) Change Your Cell Phone's Wallpaper

Set the wallpaper on your cell phone to a picture of her. Don't mention it. Allow her to notice it on her own and when she does, tell her you like being able to see her smile all the time even when you are apart.

3) Give Her Flowers—Both Fresh and Everlasting

Give her 11 real roses and one fake rose. Tell her you will love her until the last one dies.

4) Help with Her Chores

Do a chore for her. For example, if she usually washes dishes, surprise her one day and wash them before she gets home. If she has to wake up early to get the kids ready for school, reset her alarm and let her sleep in while you get them on the bus. Use creativity here, because I am sure there are many things your wife/girlfriend does for you every single day. Try to make sure you aren't taking advantage of them!

5) Send Her a Love Letter

Write her a love letter by hand.
Write her a love letter by hand.

Sit down and hand write her a romantic letter. Tell her what you love about her and what she means to you. Send it to her in the mail. She will be pleasantly surprised when she opens the envelope to see your thoughtful letter instead of a bill!

6) Pamper Her

Pamper your girlfriend after she's had a long day.
Pamper your girlfriend after she's had a long day.

After she has had a long day, tell her to sit on the couch. Pamper her for a night. Bring her a drink and massage her feet. Tell her it is her night to just relax.

7) Plan a Night Filled with Her Favorite Things

Prepare a night all about her favorite things to show her how well you know her. Prepare her favorite meal on her favorite colored dishes. Follow up with snuggling on the couch and enjoying her favorite movie.

Or take her to her favorite restaurant followed by her favorite activity (whether it be going to a club to dance or going shopping at the mall). Customize the entire night for your special lady.

8) Make Her a Photo Album

Gather up all the sweet photos of you two and put them all in a photo album to give her. Have the last page have a special message from you saying, “The days I have spent with you have been the best days of my life. I can’t wait to add to this photo album for the rest of my years.” Leave several of the pages blank to symbolize all of the future memories you want to make with her.

9) Leave Her a Steamy Message

While she is in the shower, sneak into the bathroom. Write “I love you” in the steam on the bathroom mirror.

10) Hide a Message in Her Pocket

Leave a note in her pocket for her to find.
Leave a note in her pocket for her to find.

Stick a little note in her pants pocket that says something sweet (e.g. “I love you”) or something more sexy (e.g. “You always look so hot in these jeans. Can’t wait for tonight ;)”).

11) Give Her Coupons for Favors

Give her a handmade coupon book. Include romantic or sexual coupons.

12) Get Her Favorite Treat

Stop on your way home from work and pick up her favorite treat (whatever she loves, be it a candy bar or coffee) without being asked.

13) Make Note in Her Calendar

If she uses a calendar, sneak in every morning and write one thing you love about her on the day’s date. It will be 365 days of compliments that she will love.

14) Casually Give Her Flowers

Bring her flowers “just because."

15) Do Things to Show You're Thinking of Her While at Work

After you leave for the day, take a picture of yourself and send it to her phone. Send a text explaining, "I wish I could be with you every second of the day. But since I can't, this picture will have to do until I can come home to have you in my arms again."

Poll- For the ladies

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      u dont need to know 

      4 weeks ago

      this is not helpful for a child at ten yrs old

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      5 months ago

      What about a poem like this:

      Tactic and strategy

      by Mario Benedetti

      My tactic is

      to look at you

      to learn how you are

      to love you as you are

      My tactic is

      to talk to you

      and listen to you

      and construct with words

      an indestructible bridge

      My tactic is

      to remain in your memory

      I don't know how

      nor on what pretext

      but to remain in you

      My tactic is

      to be honest

      and to know that you are honest

      and that we don't sell

      each other fakes

      so between the two of us

      there’s neither a curtain

      nor an abyss

      My strategy is

      by contrast

      more profound and more


      My strategy is

      that one fine day

      I don't know how

      nor on what pretext

      you'll finally need me.

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      6 months ago







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      8 months ago

      For number one I wouldn't dare wake up my girlfriend. Try letting her skeep in and make her a nice breakfast

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      Wai Yan Min 

      8 months ago

      3 and 8 is the best i think

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      samaira singh 

      22 months ago

      it was nonsense

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      2 years ago

      wish you many more happy returns of the day

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      2 years ago

      Ilove adventure, esp touring new places

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      2 years ago

      very nice suggestions ,i learn many ways how to surprise and to make your loved ones smile ,,

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      3 years ago from Scotland

      No.3 Yeah I agree that's a great idea and very original. But many great ideas here.

      Nice Hub.

    • sunkentreasure profile image


      6 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      Imagine the look on your loved one's face

      discovering a secret love-note

      hidden in the fridge

      or when they find an apple

      that has a ribbon tied all-around it

      placed under a pillow.

      For a very exciting reaction, leave flower-petals

      floating in the bathwater.

      Do something special for your loved one today

      trying different pleasant ‘surprises'

      and the flame of love will burn forever brightly.

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      6 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE the idea about the roses and I am the least romantic woman in the world. Very nice hub. :)


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