The origin of National Wife Appreciation Day is not entirely known – cough – cough – Hallmark – but just so you don’t drop the ball, it is this September 18th, 2022.
You’ll want to blow this holiday off, but there are men out there (your back-stabbing friends) who will follow through on this holiday because it’s shiny and new; not like that old and busted Anniversary. Plus, if you forgot your last Anniversary, now is the perfect time to save face and score many happy-wife-happy-life brownie points!
Here are some easy ideas to get through this surprise holiday quickly, sanely, and without spending a fortune.
Don’t Say It, Show It
This particular Sunday will inevitably be Football Sunday. Take time during one of those long commercial breaks and do a household chore you normally wouldn’t do. Unload the dishwasher, fold laundry, vacuum, etc. You’re going to get weird looks followed by machine fire questions from your wife. Simply smile and say that you want to help out.
Ok, Now You Can Say It
Go buy a card, but preferably a pretty one that is blank inside. Write your own appreciative thoughts in there. A pre-coined ‘Happy National Wife Appreciation Day’ card signed with Love, Hubby at the bottom is totally offensive to Womankind. Don’t do that. No. If you can’t buy one, make one. We love that – so adorbs.
Now Show It With Swag
As this is a newish holiday, you don’t have to go crazy with the gifts. A tasteful item coupled with the thoughtful card and act of unsolicited housework is the pièce de résistance! I recommend a quality candle set because it will be used, it’s pretty, and when lit it masks the smells of everyday life that your wife wants to escape (cat poop box, sweaty children, smelly dog, your gym socks and the neighbor who just put fertilizer on their lawn), etc. You get it.
This set is tasteful, the scents are awesome & it’s on PRIME (get it fast).
The ball is now in your court. Run with it, boys!