There are lots of ways to show, give and receive love. But did you know there’s also a language of love – that we all happen to speak very differently? (and not always with words). So Valentine’s Day approaching, what better time to take a look at the 5 love languages – and show you the gifts that will perfectly translate for each one.
Developed by marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman, the 5 love languages were created as a way to understand how we express love – in all its varied forms. And by making this connection to how we love, we are able to form healthier and happier relationships. Whether your language is Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, or Physical Touch, we can all use these tools to better know ourselves, our romantic partners (and now, shop too!)
And if you’re single, don’t feel left out. Find your love language and treat-yo-self, a friend, or family to something special!
CLICK HERE to take the quiz and find out what your love language is – and keep scrolling to see all our gift ideas for each one.
words of affirmation
Sometimes, it’s all about what you say – and how you say it. So when words outweigh everything else, go for these gifts for yourself or a loved one.
LETTER TO MY LOVE BOOK
This book, complete with 12 templated letters, is an easy way to share sweet sentiments.
PERSONALIZED CUFF BRACELET
Add a custom message to this cuff and they can wear those words everywhere.
I LOVE YOU MOST ART
For the minimalist you love most, opt for art that spells out why they’re so special.
You Deserve Happiness Water Bottle
Part of the Queer Eye collection at Target, this water bottle will encourage self-love with every sip.
LOVE QUOTE CANDLE
With a cute love quote on the label, they’re certain to feel sparks when lighting up this candle.
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Valentine’s Day doesn’t always mean heart-shaped gifts or flowery sentiments. Nope, for some of you, it’s quality time spent together that really sets your hearts aflutter. So here are a few ideas for creating special times together.
CUSTOM PHOTO BOOK
Re-live meaningful moments time and time again with a custom photo book.
Dry January is over! So send them (or yourself) a new wine each month and share a glass with someone special.
COOKING FOR TWO COOKBOOK
A delicious meal for two (that you can make together) is easier with this perfectly portioned cookbook.
SCULPD POTTERY KIT
Quality time can take on any shape – literally! – when you’ve got a DIY kit to sculpt clay together.
DATE NIGHT TABLE TOPICS
Need some topics to spark a conversation? This deck is full of clever questions to make time together more chatty.
Sometimes, a gift really is the best way to show someone affection. Whether big or small, as long there’s love behind it, you’ll be speaking their language.
POTTED FICUS PLANT
Let your friendship or love grow along with this pretty potted plant.
TAKE CARE PENCIL SET
These pencils, featuring inspirational messages, are the “write” way to say you care.
I Miss You Protective Face MasK
Give the gift of staying safe with a face mask that also sends a meaningful message.
Peach Hearts Candy Cube
Can you really go wrong with sweets? Definitely not when they’re cute candy hearts.
Love has never looked better – or shined brighter – than on this delicate gold necklace.
While social distancing has made it a challenge to physically touch everyone we love, there are still ways you can create a connection. Here are some easy ideas that are bound to bring you closer together.
CBD Bath Gem
Anyone will appreciate a bath that provides the soothing touch of CBD.
Treat sore muscles and achy limbs to the healing touch of 2,000 pulses per minute.
Chunky Knit Blanket
The key to quality cuddling? A cute and cozy blanket big enough for two.
HUG IN A BOX
For those you can’t actually be close to, send the next best thing – a hug they can hold onto!
Coconut and Hibiscus Massage Oil
An at-home massage (courtesy of your nimble fingers) will really touch them – literally.
acts of service
Offering your services to someone you love can be the most meaningful gift of all. Show them a kind act or a token of love with items that will serve them well.
A clever tile connected to an app will help them track down keys or anything else that’s gone missing.
REPLENISHING SALT SOAK
Offer a bit of relaxation courtesy of pink salts in a warm bath (and take care of some tedious task for them while they’re soaking).
LOVE COUPON BOOK
Gift this cute coupon book and share your services with that special so and so.
ROOMBA ROBOT VACUUM
Make one less task for a loved one with a robot that vacuums for you.
LOTTO LOVE SCRATCH CARD
Show an act of service to someone else with a clever scratch card that donates to a worthy cause.
My love language is quality time for sure! Thanks for the cute Valentines day ideas I want to try cooking or sculpting at home with my boyfriend now.
That’s my love language too! Hope you and your boyfriend plan a wonderful Valentines. xx -B
the hug in a box is something I want to send to everyone now. Thanks Bobby!
Thanks for reading. It’s a very cute idea and an easy gift for everyone! xx -B
I adore you and this article is so well done. Fabulous referral to The Five Love Languages and thoughtfully selected gifts that align with each love language. I continue to be so impressed with you and I am eagerly exploring the love languages of my greatest gifts of all- my beautiful daughters! Wishing you and Dewey a day and year filled with love, joy, laughter, and puppy snuggles!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Sending you and your daughters all my love as well. xx -B