How to choose a perfect gift for your spouse on Valentine’s day – Inspired by Dr. Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages
1. Receiving Gifts
It’s not just about the buying the first gift that you see. Your spouse wants to know what makes the gift special – a gift that says you’ve been thinking of them throughout the day. A frame with a photo of the two of you is a wonderful gift for this love language especially if you tell your spouse that it is you favourite photo of the 2 of you. A journal with inspirational quotes and notes about your memories together is also another wonderful gift.
2. Quality Time
Spending time together could be a movies night or a romantic dinner at home. A surprise road trip to a local destination is another way to spend quality time together. Instead of going to a restaurant, take a cooking class together.
3. Words of Affirmation
Words of affirmation on handwritten cards that expresses your favourite things about your spouse can show them how much you love them. Sneaking a little love note into your spouse lunch box can remind them how much they mean to you. Create a playlist of songs that make you think about your spouse and play it on your road trip, or on your way out to dinner
4. Acts of Service
Making your spouse’s favourite dinner can speak volumes. Surprise them with breakfast in bed. A voucher book is a special gift for your spouse – coffee in bed, a back rub, a car wash etc. Offering to do a task from your spouse’s “to do list” will fill them with love.
5. Physical Touch
If physical touch fills you spouse’s love tank, hold hands while you walk into a restaurant. Go for a picnic and cuddle on the picnic blanket. Reach out and touch your spouse whenever you get a chance.
No matter what your love languages are, you can mix and match gifts to create a Valentine’s Day experience that fulfils both of your desires. The most important thing is to focus on the connection the two of you have in each other.