Wife Appreciation Day

Falling on the third Sunday in September, Wife Appreciation Day is a day when men can take time out of their day to show their wives some love and appreciation. Since wives show their husbands an abundance of consideration and love, it’s time to return the favor on this annually observed holiday. And since Husband Appreciation Day is coming up in April, this day is a good opportunity to earn some brownie points so your wife will be extra nice to you on your day.

The History of Wife Appreciation Day

At this moment, there is no clear indication of when this holiday was invented or by whom. It may have originated from the tradition of honoring childless women who were married. Regardless, it’s a holiday that has been celebrated for some time now.

How to Celebrate Wife Appreciation Day

Here are a few ideas to celebrate this holiday:

Order Your Wife Some Flowers

Nothing shows your wife just how much you care for her more than flowers. Good flower choices for this day include white or red carnations, red roses, or lavender.

Help Her Around the House

Another way to show your appreciation to your wife is by taking on the burden of some of her chores for the day. If she normally does the dishes, then do the dishes for her. If she normally cooks, then consider taking her out for dinner.

Take Her Out To A Romantic Dinner

I touched upon this in the last tip, but it is worth repeating. Take your wife out for a night on the town. Perhaps a nice candlelit dinner would be in order. Just someplace where you and she can spend some quality alone time together.

Take Her On a Trip

If both of you can afford it, and you have the time, then consider taking her on a romantic trip. It doesn’t have to be a weekend in Paris or anything. Sometimes even a nice drive is good enough to give you and your wife some quality time together.

Tell Her How Much She Means To You

Just let her know how much she means to you and don’t be afraid to tell her “I love you.” If you really want to impress her, then write her a note telling her exactly what you find special about her.


Modern life is hectic, and couples can quickly lose touch with each other. That is why it’s important to celebrate holidays like Wife Appreciation Day. Just taking some time out of your busy schedule can work wonders for your mate and your marriage.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 15 Sunday
Next year (2025)
September 21 Sunday
Last year (2023)
September 17 Sunday
Relationships & Family