Valentine’s Gifts Based on the 5 Love Languages
If you've never heard of the 5 Love Languages I highly recommend you take this quiz and find out what your love language is. It has made such a difference in my relationship! When you know each other's love language you can make your sweetheart feel special and appreciated in a way that is most meaningful to them. It's also extremely helpful to know your partner's love language when it comes time for a gift-giving occasion.
Here are some ideas for Valentine's Day gifts that would work for both men and women based upon their Love Language:
Magazine subscriptions and subscription boxes are gifts that keep on giving. My primary love language is gifts, and I currently have 5 subscription boxes. Whenever I check the mail and see that a box has arrived which was a gift from my husband, it’s a reminder of how thoughtful and generous he is. Plus, it’s fun to share with him what came in that month’s box. There are dozens of different subscription boxes out there, but here are a few of my favorites:
- Make arrangements to get a babysitter and go on a day date where you can talk. Go hiking, bowling, fishing. Play a board game together if the weather is bad.
- Order a box from Blue Apron or Hello Fresh and make dinner together.
- After the kids go to bed you could fill out a journal together or learn something new about each other with these conversation cards.
Words of Affirmation
- Find a blank greeting card and spend some time writing a thoughtful note inside.
- Profess all the things you appreciate about him/her on social media for all your friends and family to see.
- Get one of these dry erase boards, and make words of affirmation a daily habit.
- If you're feeling crafty, grab a mason jar and fill it with slips of paper listing reasons why you love your sweetheart.
Acts of Service
- Wash and vacuum his car
- Make her breakfast in bed
- Whatever chores your spouse normally does, take them over for the day.
- Make coupons that he/she can trade in for a massage or something spicier. You can even make your own massage lotion.
- If it's not something you normally do, try holding hands for the day.
- Have a spa day together. If you can't make it to a "real" spa, make one at home with a relaxing bubble bath, a glass of wine and your fluffiest robes.