I am the worst at giving gifts. I don't like getting gifts either which could definitely contribute.
However, it is the Month of Love and for those of us with significant others it can be a struggle to figure out the best ways to convey your love to each other. So for both you and I, I have put together a quick little gift guide based on your partners love language.
So what are love languages and how can we use them to love those around us in the ways that they want to be loved?
"The five love languages are five different ways of expressing and receiving love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Not everyone communicates love in the same way, and likewise, people have different ways they prefer to receive love,"
Take the quiz here to find your love language: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/
Below I will give 1 to 2 examples and ideas for ways you can show your partner love in their language:
Words of Affirmation:
- Write them a love letter: Explain all the things you love them for, and what they excel in. Seal with a Kiss!
2. Acts of Service:
- Clean the house for them
- Bring them their favorite snack or meal to work and surprise them with it.
3. Quality Time
- Make a nice dinner at home and spend a few hours eating without a TV or other distractions on. You can also play their favorite board game!
- Take them on a walk, or to their favorite store and just give them some time with you.
4. Physical Touch
- Get a hotel room and some sexy clothes. Take some time getting to know each other.
- Give each other massages. Find a nice lotion and a course on couples massage and take an hour together.
5. Gift Giving
- Get a basket and fill it with 5-10 of their favorite things. It could be food like chocolates, chips, etc. It could be drinks, games, lotions, etc. It doesn't have to be expensive. Its the thought and knowledge of them that matters most.
- Give them a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of their favorite wine, and a movie to cuddle up to!
I hope this was helpful! I know that for me, my languages are quality time and words of affirmation, so if I could get just a few hours doing a shared favorite activity, or having him write a love letter to me, that would be more than enough.
Showing your partner love doesn't have to break the bank. Its all about understanding each other and what means the most to your partner. It is the thoughtful gifts that mean the most.