National Wife Day 2024: History & How to Make it Special

Why celebrate Wife Appreciation Day?
on June 26, 2024
Read time: 10 mins

Every day is important for relationships, but having that extra excuse to celebrate your partner… We won’t say no. 

National Wife Day is looming, offering the perfect opportunity to celebrate the incredible woman by your side. 

Unfamiliar with this holiday? Picture a day filled with thoughtful surprises, heartfelt moments, and endless appreciation. From breakfast in bed to a surprise date night, every gesture is a chance to remind her just how special she is! 

Curious as to what this day is all about? We’ve got you covered. 

Is there a wife or husband day?

These days, it might feel like there is a day for everything scheduled into the ‘national day calendar’. 

While it might seem frivolous to have a national holiday for Houseplant Appreciation Day or World Pistachio Day (we didn’t make those up!), any day that’s about celebrating your partner — we’re on board! 

In the name of equality, there is both a wife and a husband appreciation day, both serving as opportunities to celebrate your spouse. 

What is National Wife Day? 

National Wife Day, or National Wife Appreciation Day, serves as that extra special opportunity to celebrate your better half. Unlike Mother’s Day, this day is about celebrating your partner for just being their wholly wonderful self. 

The best part? While it’s pretty hard to pull off a full-scale surprise on Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, since National Wife Day isn’t a traditional observance, it makes your job much easier! 

What a way to say I love you! 

What is the history of Wife Appreciation Day? 

Unlike some of the more traditional holidays, National Wife Day is more of a new addition to our calendars. 

While it’s not a necessity, we like the idea of taking some time out of your busy schedule to focus on your partner. Whether that means taking the kids off her hands or cooking up a romantic dinner, it’s about making them feel loved and appreciated. 

And, while you don’t get a day off yet, we promise we’re filing the petitions as we speak! 

When is National Wife Day 2024? 

So, if we’ve hooked you into the concept of celebrating your spouse, it’s time we got into the specifics. 

National Wife Day falls on the third Sunday of September every year, with this special day signaling an opportunity to make a fuss of your loved one. These days are also not USA exclusive, with couples worldwide offered the opportunity to jump on board! 

What day is National Wife Day? 

Since the exact date changes each year, we don’t want you to miss out! 

This year, National Wife Day falls on Sunday, September 15th, 2024 — with the weekend day leaving no excuses not to celebrate. 

If these days are up your street, there are a few more to remember too! 

How to celebrate National Wife Day 

Unlike other holidays, there are no rules or pressure around celebrating in the right way, it’s about what feels right for you and your partner! 

Whether that means a chill day doing all her favorite things, or a sweet gesture, it’s down to you to tailor it to your wife’s needs. 

We’re here to help with some inspiration on how to make your wife feel loved, appreciated and cherished this National Wife Day. 

10 creative ideas to celebrate National Wife Day 

  1. Spa day: Every woman needs a bit of pampering from time to time. In honor of Wife Appreciation Day, it’s the perfect time for her to put her feet up! Organize an at-home spa day with facials, massages, and a menu to match. 

  2. Chef duties: Cooking dinner can start to feel like a chore if you do it every night! If your wife is usually the resident chef, take the apron out of her hands and whip up something extra special! 

  3. Special restaurant booking: Has she been dying to get a booking at her favorite restaurant? Take advantage of this lesser-known holiday to score that special table! 

  4. Cozy night-in: If you’ve both been busy, your wife could simply be craving some 1-on-1 time with her beloved spouse. Plan a cozy night in with all her favorite movies lined up in the arms of her favorite person! 

  5. Phone detox: Are you both guilty of doomscrolling next to each other in bed every night? Take the phones out of the equation with a much-needed phone detox, giving you more time to focus on your partner. 

  6. Breakfast in bed: This act of service never loses its charm! Go all out on Wife Appreciation Day with the full breakfast in spread, making your partner feel loved with every bite of toast… 

  7. Flowers: While you never need an excuse to buy your partner flowers, this is the perfect opportunity to head to the florist! Pick out an extra special bouquet and deliver it to them first thing in the morning, ensuring they start their day on the right note. 

  8. Love languages in action: Do you know your partner’s love language? Tap into that knowledge by tailoring Wife Appreciation Day to their needs. If they’re acts of service kind of person, do all those little tasks that they’ve been putting off. Or, if they’re all about physical touch, we have a few ideas on how you can make their day! 

  9. Plan a girl's day out: Planning an outing in the girl's group chat gets more and more difficult every day. If your wife has been craving some girl time, take the planning out of her hands by diving into the chat yourself! Organize the perfect girly day with her best friends and witness her smile when she comes home that evening. 

  10. Date night roulette: Since there are so many ways to celebrate your partner, it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by choice! Make the decision-making part of the fun with a round or two of date night roulette, letting your wife take the reigns for her perfect day out. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is today happy Wife Day?

    Well, if you’re seeing this on the third Sunday of September, then yes it is! National Wife Appreciation Day officially falls on the 15th of September in 2024, so we hope you didn’t miss it.
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