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National Husband Appreciation Day - 10 ways to celebrate

National Husband Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday in April. This special day is a chance to show your husband how much you love him. Here's a list of things you can do to make this day extra special for your husband.

Relationship Expert Amy Clark October 3, 2022 • 6 minutes read
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Amazing husbands deserve to be celebrated every day, but especially on National Husband Appreciation Day. Make sure to show your husband how much you appreciate him on this special day!

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What is National Husband’s Day?

Husband Appreciation Day is a national holiday that is celebrated on the third Saturday of every April. This day of celebration was created as a special day to show husbands how much they are loved and appreciated.

While it may seem like every day is an opportunity to celebrate your husband, this special holiday is the perfect chance to go above and beyond to make sure he knows just how much you care.

If you’re unsure what to do on Husband Appreciation Day, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of fun and creative ideas.

10 ways to celebrate National Husband’s Day

Marriage is a two-way street, and it takes effort from both husband and wife to make it work. So, on Husband Appreciation Day, why not show your appreciation by going the extra mile for your husband? Here are ten thoughtful ways you can make this day special for him:

1. Write him a heartfelt letter

A simple but heartfelt letter is a great way to show your husband how much you care. Write about all the things you love about him and why he’s such an important part of your life. If you’re feeling extra sappy, you could even include a poem or quote that sums up your feelings.

If you’re not a wordsmith, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Check out these cute things to tell your partner!

2. Cook him his favorite dish

Is your husband a foodie? If so, one of the best ways to show your appreciation is to cook him his favorite meal. Whether it’s a family recipe or something you found online, he’s sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness. And, if cooking isn’t your forte, you could always order in from his favorite restaurant.

3. Buy him a bouquet of flowers

Who says only women like flowers? On Husband Appreciation Day, buy your husband a bouquet of his favorite flowers. He’ll be sure to appreciate the gesture, and it will add a touch of romance to the day. If your partner is more into plants than flowers, you could also buy him a small potted plant to show your appreciation.

4. Plan a fun date night

If you have children, chances are you don’t get a lot of time alone with your husband. So, on Husband Appreciation Day, why not plan a fun date night? You could cook dinner together, go for a walk in the park, or even just spend some quality time cuddling on the couch. It’s important to remember that your relationship is a priority, so make sure to show your husband some love on this special day.

5. Get him a thoughtful gift

Husband Appreciation Day is the perfect opportunity to get your husband a small gift. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive- even a simple card or book will do. Just remember to put some thought into it, and he’s sure to appreciate the sentiment.

Here are some ideas:

Whatever you decide, just make sure it comes from the heart!

6. Plan a weekend getaway

What better way to show your appreciation than by planning a relaxing weekend getaway? Give yourself a break and take some time to recharge without the kids or work obligations getting in the way. If you can’t get away for the whole weekend, even a night at a nearby hotel will do.

Here are some destination ideas for your weekend getaway:

Whatever you choose, make sure it’s a place where you can both relax and have some quality time together.

7. Give him a massage

You don’t need to be a professional masseuse to give your husband a relaxing massage. Set the mood with some candles and soft music, and let your hands do the talking. If you’re not sure how to give a massage, there are plenty of instructional videos online. Just make sure to ask your husband what kind of pressure he likes, and focus on any areas that are particularly tense.

Not only is this a great way to show your appreciation, but it’s also a great way to reduce stress and tension. Everybody wins!

8. Enjoy a few drinks together

If your husband is a fan of craft beer or fine wine, take him out for a few drinks on Husband Appreciation Day. This is a great way to relax and unwind together, and it’s also an opportunity to try something new.

You could either go to a fancy cocktail bar or a cozy pub, depending on your preference. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you could even make your own cocktails at home. Just don’t forget the snacks!

9. Go out dancing

Do you and your partner love to dance? If so, why not hit the town and show off your moves on Husband Appreciation Day? There’s nothing like a night of dancing to bring you closer together, and you’re sure to have a lot of fun in the process.

If you don’t want to go out clubbing, you could always put on your favorite tunes at home and have a dance party in your living room.

10. Just spend time together

Sometimes, the best way to show your appreciation is simply by spending time together. So, on Husband Appreciation Day, make sure to set aside some time for just the two of you. Whether you’re going out for dinner or just staying in and watching a movie, quality time is always appreciated.


There are plenty of ways to show your husband how much you appreciate him. Just remember to be thoughtful and creative, and he’s sure to feel the love on this special day. Need some ideas on what to do for his birthday? Check out these romantic surprises for your boyfriend’s birthday!


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Amy Clark

Amy Clark is a freelance writer who writes about relationships, marriage, and family. She has been happily married for over ten years and loves her husband and three kids. Before …

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