A good man truly is hard to find. If you’re lucky enough to have one in your life, you probably want to take the time to pamper him once in a while. Since men are so different from women, it might be hard to figure out how to indulge him. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Foot soak, massage, and pedicure
If your man works hard everyday to provide for you and your family, he is probably pretty tired when arrives home each night. Show him how much you appreciate him by treating him to an occasional foot massage and pedicure. Begin by sloughing off any dead skin on his feet by lightly stroking them with a pumice stone or foot file. Next, clip his toenails, if necessary and file them until them are smooth. This step also benefits you, since he won’t jabbing you at night with rough, jagged toenails.
Once his feet are nice and smooth, prepare a basin of warm water. A plastic rectangular dish tub works just fine. Make sure the water isn’t too hot. A bath thermometer is ideal for determining the appropriate temperature. Adding a layer of smooth river rocks will enhance the experience and help to relax his tired soles.
After his feet have had a chance to soak for a while, begin the foot scrub. You can purchase a pre-made foot scrub or create one yourself by mixing a little bit of olive oil with brown sugar. Finish off with a nice foot massage with moisturizing lotion.
A great way to relieve stress is with a scalp massage. They are easy to do and will leave the man in your life feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Warm a small towel in the dryer and roll it up to form a pillow. Have your man lie on his back with his head facing you. Stand behind him and place the towel underneath his head. Start by gently massaging his temples by forming circles with your index and middle finger. Continue rubbing the rest of his head, moving in small circles. Don’t be afraid to use all of your fingers, but be careful not to scratch. You want to use the pads of your fingers, not the nails.
You can add a tablespoon of warm olive or coconut oil to enhance the scalp massage. Be careful, a little goes a long way. Just let your sweetheart know that he will have to wash his hair thoroughly to get all of the oil out.
Wash & Detail his Car
When it comes to most men, their car is their most prized possession. If you’re looking to spoil your lover, why not freshen up his ride for him? Give it a nice, thorough wash. Don’t forget to pay extra attention to to the wheels and rims. Do everything he would normally do. If you don’t have the time, or car-washing isn’t your cup of tea, drive it through the car wash. Just remember to towel dry it to prevent water spots from forming. Vacuum the interior and shine up the dash with a coat of Armor All. Top it off with a fresh, new air freshener in his favorite scent. Showing his vehicle so much TLC will make him feel like a king!
Prepare his Favorite Meal
It’s no secret that a surefire way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So naturally, cooking for him is one easy way to make him feel pampered. If you cook a lot for him already, then try to make this meal out-of-the-ordinary. Whip up something that you would not normally make but you know he would love. Perhaps you usually make healthy, nutritious meals but he is more of a meat-and-potato kind of guy. Treat him to a nice, juicy steak and some mashed potatoes, made with love. Go ahead and skip the salad, just this once. If you really want to sweeten the deal, wear a dress that he loves to see you in while you prepare his feast.
Performing thoughtful acts to make your man feel pampered and adored doesn’t have to be an everyday occurrence, nor should it be. After all, you have to leave room for him to return the favor. However, taking the time show your significant other how much you appreciate him through these and other kind gestures will go a long way in your relationship.