Following on from the great responses to our ‘Give and Take Week’ last week, if you or your partner don’t quite know what to wish for in your relationship, our suggestions below might help. We’ll update our list frequently. If you have any good ideas, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter. 🙂

There are just two Couple Karma rules:

  • Always phrase your wish in a positive way
  • Don’t wish for things you know your partner dislikes

You and your partner might want to wish for….

  1. a board game or video game evening
  2. a call or text during the day, just so you know your partner is thinking about you
  3. a candlelit dinner
  4. a day without smartphones or social media
  5. a favourite home-cooked meal
  6. a movie night at home
  7. a footrub
  8. a free massage from your partner, including massage oil and candles
  9. a good morning kiss and hug (and/or a goodnight kiss and hug) every day
  10. a hand with the laundry, sorting out the kitchen, tidying up, doing the school run
  11. a home-made lunchbox
  12. a hot water bottle at night
  13. a household chore being done (e.g. tidying the dishwasher, taking out the rubbish, hoovering…)
  14. a lie-in
  15. a lottery ticket per week
  16. a love note in your book or your lunch box (or anywhere else unexpected)
  17. a nice bath (candles optional)
  18. a night out dancing
  19. a night out eating/drinking with your partner and/or friends
  20. a regular date night (or date lunch), at least once a month
  21. a romantic night in voucher (get creative – or google “love coupons” for inspiration and download them)
  22. a sexy card or dice game
  23. a sincere compliment each day
  24. a small DIY job being done in the house or garden
  25. a Spotify play list or ‘mix-tape’ with your favourite romantic songs
  26. a surprise gift each month (e.g. a book, some chocolates, flowers, love letter, massage…)
  27. a surprise mini break (doesn’t have to be expensive: try youth hostelling or a one-night stay in a B&B). If money is very tight, why not have a picnic at home instead?
  28. a surprise pick-up when you return by bus / train or plane
  29. an afternoon off if you have kids
  30. an item of clothing or knick-knack you’ve been meaning to get for a long time (don’t go for unrealistically expensive items though)
  31. an old-fashioned love letter
  32. breakfast in bed
  33. consideration (e.g. fewer eating noises if that’s something that annoys you…)
  34. holding hands more regularly
  35. little gestures, such as swapping places so your partner is walking kerbside
  36. looking into a new shared hobby (e.g. dancing, running, photography, writing, art, reading, listening to audio books, theatre, cinema, bowling, fishing, etc.)
  37. more ‘please’s and ‘thank you’s
  38. more hugs
  39. more kisses (including ones that last longer than 5 seconds)
  40. more laughter and smiles each day (e.g. by watching funny films, comedy shows, stand-up comedy)
  41. more physical contact
  42. sexy dressing up
  43. small gifts, e.g. a bunch of wildflowers, a love note, your favourite snack or chocolate bar
  44. the grocery shopping being done
  45. the interesting book/DVD you’ve been meaning to read or watch
  46. the porch light being left on when you come home late at night
  47. to be woken up with a cup of tea/coffee and a smile and kiss
  48. your car being filled up with petrol without asking
  49. your favourite home-made dessert or cake
  50. your favourite takeaway meal

Enjoy!

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