Today we are talking all about the connection of gift giving and the 5 love languages.  According to Gary Chapman, there are five ways we express and experience love –which he calls “love languages.”   

The 5 love languages are:  Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Quality Time & Receiving Gifts. 

In our conversation, we talk about specific gifts that are appreciated by each love language. 


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Below is a cheat sheet with all the ideas we discussed on the episode:

ACTS OF SERVICE:

  • Give them a day off
  • Do their chores; be proactive in helping
  • Making a meal for someone
  • Doing something selfless for someone
  • Volunteering your time

QUALITY TIME:

  • Plan a romantic weekend away
  • Schedule routine date nights
  • Committing a certain amount of time technology free every day
  • Take a Road Trip
  • Taking a class together

PHYSICAL TOUCH:

  • Cuddling/Hugs
  • Back rubs/foot rubs
  • Massages
  • Be intentional about showing affection (ie kissing hello and goodbye)
  • Holding hands

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION:

  • Framed quote
  • Inspirational message book
  • Handwritten letter
  • Make them a mix tape
  • Public validation (ie social media) 

GIFTS:

  • Buy them concert tickets when their favorite band is in town
  • After a trip, bring home a souvenir or trinket that made you think of them
  • Order their favorite childhood candy or snack ― bonus points if it’s a regional treat or something that has since been discontinued

Tip: Keep a note in your phone of specific things your loved ones mention wanting or needing so you have a list of gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or just because.


LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

365 DAY GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY | 5 LOVE LANGUAGES


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