37 charming ways to surprise your girlfriend

There are many things that women love, and one of them is having a guy who does little gestures for her.

In fact, there’s nothing sweeter than a man who knows how to romance his girlfriend!

And if you don’t know the first place to start with surprising your girlfriend, here are 37 of our favorite ways to make her day.

Let’s dive in!

1) Take her out for a romantic date.

No matter how busy your everyday life is, it’s always nice to focus on something else for a few hours.

Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, put aside those worries and make your girlfriend feel pampered. And while you’re at it, make sure you choose someplace that makes her feel special!

Yes, it’s not her birthday nor is it your anniversary, surprising your lady with a random, wildcard date night is a surefire way to score some serious brownie points.

You might even get lucky!

2) Play her favorite song.

You know that one song that makes her melt into a puddle of happy goo whenever you play it?

Well, here’s your chance to put that on repeat! Whether it’s with a romantic duet or just the two of you doing your own thing, playing some romantic tunes only for her is one of the best ways to make her day!

If you really wanna score some extra bonus points, sing for her!

You don’t have to sound like Ed Sheran but sing your heart out. She will melt at the heartfelt gesture and the fact that you tried!

3) Tell her you love her.

Kind of a no-brainer but an incredibly important and valid point.

This goes without saying but telling your girlfriend how much you love her is always such a sweet gesture.

After all, she wants to feel like you’re the one who loves her the most! And there’s nothing sweeter than hearing those three little words.

4) Surprise her with a bouquet of flowers.

Cutting a massive, stunning bouquet is one of the simplest ways to wow your girlfriend. And if you’re feeling extra romantic, make it a hand-picked bouquet!

As for your action plan, just show up at her doorstep and ask her to choose the ones she likes. You get to make all the decisions on this one!

But be warned; you’ll have to pay for that big, beautiful bouquet you bought (but hey, doesn’t she deserve that?)!

5) Surprise her with a gift.

You know she’s been eyeing those heels for a while now and she can’t justify spending money on it. So, this is your queue to be her hero.

Make her day and buy her those shoes she’s been dying for. If she has a list of things she wants, surprise your girlfriend with whatever’s on there!

This is budget-dependent though, so be wise about it.

6) Surprise her with a hot drink in the morning.

Nothing says that you care about her more than waking up early and making her a hot cup of french pressed coffee or a nice cuppa tea.

Making sure that she has something warm in the morning is such a small gesture that would make all the difference in the world to your girlfriend!

7) Surprise her with a romantic evening in.

Yeah, going out and partying is great but spending an evening indoors can do wonders for your relationship.

Nothing that says “I love you” more than cuddling up and watching a classic movie together. Movies are truly timeless, they can be watched with any mood or occasion, and one of the best ways to make your girl feel special. She’ll love you for it!

Snuggle up and enjoy the alone time together.

8) Surprise her with a romantic weekend getaway.

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There’s nothing in the world like surprising your girlfriend with a spontaneous weekend getaway! Whether it’s just you and her or the two of you plus your family, getting away from your everyday life is always such a bliss.

Whether it’s just a few hours away from your town or halfway across the country, take this time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company for those few precious days together.

9) Give her a massage.

There’s nothing in the world that makes a woman feel more special than being pampered, and surprising your girlfriend with a full-body massage is a surefire way to score points.

Get her comfy on the couch, dim the lights and let her relax as you work those knuckles to make her feel loved. Note: This is another great excuse to get naked together!

Who doesn’t want to be spoiled like that? She’ll love you forever if you do this for her.

10) Surprise her with a night out at the movies.

This is a classic! Surprise your girlfriend with an evening at the movies! Really, it doesn’t get more romantic than getting to watch your favorite movie, or in your case, watching it together so what could be better?

Take her to watch something she’d love or even something that’s totally random. You can even take in a romantic comedy together or just see any old movie.

The point here is that you’re making an effort to surprise her and you can’t beat the movies for that date night ambiance.

11) Write a heartfelt card.

You don’t have to go above and beyond to make your girlfriend feel special. In fact, it’s the little things that she’ll remember forever.

Like the time you wrote her a love note or a card while you were apart, or when you put together one of those silly picture books where there’s only one sentence on each page. You can even leave her a funny voice message if you want.

12) Go for an impromptu walk.

Beach, park, or city, the location doesn’t matter. Take your lady on a nice long walk and enjoy spending time with one another. It’s that simple.

It’s a perfect way to get her mind off those worries and let her feet be free. It’ll be a break from all that stress and the two of you can just enjoy each other’s company. Just don’t forget your walking shoes!

13) Have a picnic.

Feeding someone your favorite thing is a surefire way to say that you love them. To prove just how much you care, get your girlfriend a special treat and take her on a picnic!

Whether it’s just the two of you or if you both bring some food and play some music, this will surely be one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend! She will be so touched by everything and she is bound to love it all.

14) Offer to do chores.

Doing chores doesn’t do you any good but it will do wonders for your girlfriend! Offer to take over her laundry or her home chores and make yourself useful.

She’ll be so impressed by how you’re pitching in that she’s bound to feel special. Afterwards, surprise your lady with some cuddles and an exciting movie night Netflix and chill style.

15) Surprise her with an unforgettable visit.

If it’s possible, go on a vacation together where you can just always be together.

She’ll love you for it and you’ll definitely be the hero in her eyes when you ask her to surprise her with a visit to the place she always wanted to go to but never had the chance. A resort that has loads of fun activities or a family-oriented place will do just fine!

16) Cook dinner.

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Trying to figure out what’s for dinner and then summoning up the energy to cook said dinner is a huge chore for the ladies in our life.

Take the initiative and cook a delicious dinner. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something you can make and she’ll love it.

17) Catch her off-guard with a passionate kiss.

There’s nothing like a sweet kiss at the right time to make your girlfriend feel special. Surprise her with a passionate kiss and you’ll be able to see just how much she loves you.

A romantic kiss can let your girlfriend know that you’re thinking of her at all times and it will surely melt her heart.

18) Shower her with loads of affection.

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of love to keep the fire in those relationship flames alive.

Surprise your girlfriend with a little dose of affection and tell her how much you love her. There’s nothing that says “I love you” more than this!

Put your arm around her, hold her hand when you’re out or grab her from behind for a hug. Actions can convey a lot more than words, so show her how you feel.

19) Surprise her with some epic role-playing.

Role-playing is one of the best ways to spice up your relationship. It’s fun, it’s creative and it’s bound to make your girlfriend feel special.

Ask her to be whoever she wants to be or ask her questions that will spark an interesting roleplay scenario. Have fun!

20) Surprise her with a private dance.

Move aside, Magic Mike!

If you have some moves, surprise your girlfriend with a sexy dance, and make sure to keep it fun!

You’re not there to show off but rather to make her feel so special that she wants to show you just how much she loves you.

You may want to sing a song or play upbeat music for this one. If you want, grab an instrument and let the music help you express how much she means something to you.

21) Surprise your girlfriend with a romantic walk.

A walk in the park, to the beach, or anywhere, just let nature and each other be your guide!

Take her on a date where you can just talk about everything, ask her questions about herself and listen to her answer them without interrupting. It’ll be that quiet moment you need every so often.

22) Surprise her with a cozy candlelit bath.

Girls love baths. They are the perfect way to relax after a long day at work or school. Surprise your girlfriend with some candles and a big bath for two. She’ll love it!

It’s not like you don’t want to get into the tub but make sure she’s relaxed and ready for it before you do!

It’s all about her and how happy she is, so take this opportunity to spoil your girlfriend and make her feel special.

23) Surprise her with a thoughtful note.

Sometimes all you need is a simple love note to let your girlfriend know just how much she means to you.

Leave her a card or a note in a secret place in the house where she’ll be bound to find it. Make sure it has something sweet written on it like “I love you.”

24) Make her a mix-tape.

It’s an old-school idea but it’s a real hit with the ladies. Make a compilation of all your couple songs together and surprise her with it. Let your music do the talking!

The mere fact that you’ve put so much thought into making this mix will surely get her. It’ll mean a lot to her and she’s bound to love it. If you want, make one for yourself too!

25) Change your social media picture.

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Nothing says I love you more than a public declaration of affection.

Whether you use Facebook, Insta, or Twitter, make a bold statement to your lady by updating your profile snap of a couple holding hands and how much you love each other.

She’ll be so into your post that she’ll end up leaving a heart-shaped comment of her own.

26) Watch the sunset or sunrise together.

A sunrise or sunset can be an incredible thing to see with someone you love.

The colors and the feelings you get are truly unique, so take your girlfriend on a romantic stroll at dawn and set up a spot to watch the sun come up or just go out at night when it’s all dark, no one’s awake, and see the moon rise together.

27) Offer to do her hair.

Doesn’t matter if you’re offering to wash her hair, comb it or give her a blowout, this little gesture is sure to make her feel so special.

It’s such a girl’s moment that you’ll be able to get into her head and let her know that you’re willing to do little things for her that are so romantic!

28) Go on a road trip.

If you want to go on a road trip that keeps the romance alive in your relationship then you’re going to have to put some effort into it.

You’ll need to plan your route, pack all the snacks you can think of, take out napkins and small food plates, and have an open mind.

A road trip is a great way to see the world together and can be an adventure like no other. If you want to make it even more romantic, make some stops along the way, like a bed-and-breakfast or scenic outlook and have a picnic if you are up for that.

29) Make her a gift.

You don’t have to be the best artist in order to create the perfect gift for your girlfriend.

Nor do you have to spend tons of money buying something. In most cases, simpler is better so why not put your DIY skills to use and surprise your girlfriend with a special handmade gift?

There are thousands of things you can make for her, so choose one that you think she will like. If you’re not creative then just find one thing you know she’ll love and make that. It’s easy, right?

30) Surprise her with an ice skating date.

Your girlfriend will love this. She’s nothing if not a little romantic! If you’re okay with parading around in public, go to a skating rink and even suggest that you go skydiving together.

You’ll be surprised at how much she’ll like that idea!

31) Take her on a scenic hike.

Does your relationship thrive on being outdoors and doing outdoor activities together?

Then get out there and go hiking!

Make your hike as romantic as possible by bringing things like flowers and couples costumes to wear while you are scaling that hill. This is bound to be an unforgettable experience for the two of you!

32) Take her to the theater or ballet.

Yes, you’re going to be suffering in silence but just imagine how impressed she’s going to be when she sees you taking her to something so fancy!

Not only that, but it’s an opportunity for you both to get dressed up and look good together.

33) Take her on one of your hobbies.

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Once you’ve opened up to each other about your love of art, you’ll quickly realize just how much she’s like you.

Be it photography, collecting stamps, or playing guitar–there’s some sort of hobby there that she loves to do and would surely love to have the chance to do with you.

Don’t forget the time involved in such hobbies and take into consideration the days when everyone else is taking off!

34) Get her a plant.

If your girlfriend isn’t an animal lover, then she may not be so easily impressed by getting her a pet.

In fact, she might even prefer the green and harmless nature of a small potted plant. Depending on what type of plant you get her or where you get it from, this could end up being something special that she’ll treasure forever and always keep nearby.

35) Build a fort with blankets in the living room.

Let’s be honest, when flat-screen TVs were invented, there was a reason behind it.

Having a TV in your living room is not just so that you can watch the big game with your friends. It’s also there so you can have some fun and build a massive fort using blankets and pillows from the couch.

The reason why this is an amazing gift for your girlfriend is that it shows her how fun and playful you can be with her.

36) Organize a scavenger hunt for her.

If you want to show your girlfriend that she is constantly on your mind then arranging a scavenger hunt for her can be a fun gift.

You just need to get creative. Make a list of things you know she loves and will find interesting. There’s nothing like sweet surprises to make a relationship even stronger.

37) Make her a scrapbook of your times together.

If you want to show your girlfriend just how much of a romantic you are then there’s no better way than to make her a scrapbook filled with things that trigger your memories of the two of you together.

It could be little things like the gum wrapper she left in your wallet or the ticket stub to the first movie you went to.

All these Iittle mementos will convey the message that she’s really special.


Life is short and we don’t always have the chance to do all these things with our special someone.

So make her yours forever!

This all relates back to the incredible advice I learned from Kate Spring.

She’s a relationship expert who has transformed dating and relationships for thousands of men.

One of the most valuable things she teaches is this:

Women don’t choose the guy who will treat them the best. They choose guys they are deeply attracted to at a biological level.

Women don’t like assholes because they’re assholes. They like assholes because those guys are confident and they give off the right signals to them. The sort of signals a woman can’t resist.

What if I told you that you could quickly learn the right signals to give to women – and you absolutely don’t need to become an asshole in the process?

Check out this free video by Kate Spring.

She reveals the most effective method I’ve come across to make women obsessed with you (whilst remaining a good guy).

Lyndol Lyons

Lyndol Lyons

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is. Writer, spiritualist, mom. Tolerant of people, but prefer animals. Owner of 346 cats in a previous life.

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