Husband Appreciation Day – April 15

There are many words for this amazing man. Partner. Spouse. Hubby. Husband. Hunk … hopefully. We love and appreciate our husbands each and every day. But April 15 is particularly special. Pop that champagne, because it’s Husband Appreciation Day! This is a prime opportunity to show your hubby how special he is to you. Whether you simply give him a hug or buy him a bouquet of flowers, take some time out of your day to show your husband why he holds a place in your heart.

Why We Love Husband Appreciation Day

A. Best friends for life
Now let’s take a moment to clarify, because we know your real best friend is going to have a little something to say about it. We say best friend, but what we mean is confidant and lifelong partner in crime. They’re the peanut butter to your jelly. The eggplant to your peach emoji. While your best friend is incredibly special, your hubby fills a special spot in your heart in a way that no one else can. Without him, your life would get a tiny bit less awesome. So shower him with some TLC.

B. Travel partner
We get the travel bug all the time. What can we say? We have a bit of wanderlust inside of us! So we love having a built-in travel partner. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend trip or a dramatic international adventure, you know your hubby’s always along for the ride … or the flight. When we say “travel partner,” there’s also another meaning — they’re traveling with us on this journey called life. We love that.

C. They take out the trash (and other gross chores)
It may seem silly, but sometimes the practical things are the nicest things. You know, we just get tired of all that diamond jewelry sometimes (we’re practicing a little thing called wishful thinking here). What we really long for is someone who consistently gets stuff done when it needs to be done. We don’t want to take out the trash? They’ll do it. Dishes need to be done? They’re coming to the rescue! Can we say it again? We love our husbands.

How to Celebrate Husband Appreciation Day

1. Utilize the peach emoji
Sure, you can send a card, and your husband would probably appreciate you. You can give him flowers, but flowers will eventually die. You know what won’t die? A text — that thing will be in the cloud forever. So tell your husband what he means to you. Utilize the newish and fast growing language of emojis and get creative. He’ll know what you mean.

2. Cook him his favorite meal
As the saying goes, the path to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We’re sure our science teachers would tell us that this isn’t biologically accurate, but we’ve always found it to be true. Ditch the pre-made chocolates and cook your husband a nice dessert! You can even make a classy dinner if you want to be fancy. The effort level is all up to you.

3. Clear the schedule of all activities
Make National Husband Day all about him and let him do his favorite activity. If he wants to watch sports, watch the game with him. If he wants to go on a hike, get out and explore! By clearing the schedule, you’ll get to spend precious time with your husband. Work and friends can often come in the way of spending quality time together, so spending a day together will be both fun and rewarding.

Husband Appreciation Day - Survey Results

SOME MARRIED WOMEN MISS THE SINGLE LIFE
9% of married women say they love their husbands, but sometimes they were they were single so they could experience dating again.

 

1 IN 10 MARRIED WOMEN ARE THE KEY DECISION MAKERS
10% of married women say they wear the pants in the relationship with their husband. 

 

FULL RANKING OF WHAT WOMEN APPRECIATE MOST ABOUT THEIR HUSBANDS
#1: My husband is a hard worker (69%)
#2: I can be myself around my husband (62%) 
#3: My husband makes me laugh (61%)
#4: My husband is smart (56%)
#5: My husband is supportive of my goals and desires (52%)
#6: My husband is a great parent (52%)
#7: My husband is sexy (43%)
#8: My husband does the dishes (33%)
#9: My husband is good with money (31%)
#10: My husband buys me things (29%)

 

FULL RANKING OF WHAT ANNOYS WOMEN MOST ABOUT THEIR HUSBANDS 
#1: My husband has selective listening (47%)
#2: My husband snores (46%)
#3: My husband has bodily quirks (e.g. nose picking, farting, burping, etc.) (25%)
#4: My husband can be a control freak sometimes (21%)
#5: My husband doesn't contribute enough to household chores (20%)
#6: My husband is not as financially responsible as I am (20%)
#7: My husband works too much (19%)
#8: My husband is a slob (e.g. doesn't wash dishes, leaves dirty clothes on the floor, etc.) (18%)
#9: My husband doesn't get along with his inlaws (6%)
#10: My husband always forgets our anniversary (5%)