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Ready to become the G.O.A.T. of gift-giving? We’ve figured out the key to giving gifts, and let’s just say that it’s going to be easier than ever.
To help take your presents to epic proportions, we’re leaning into love languages, the concept developed by Gary Chapman, Ph.D. in his No. 1 New York Times international best-selling book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. In this book, he describes five different primary styles of expressing and receiving love: Words of affirmation, receiving gifts, acts of service, quality time and physical touch.
Knowing the love language of your partner, friends or family helps you to understand them better, and ultimately also helps you to tailor gifts that they’ll truly appreciate and value.
Here are some of our favorite gifts inspired by each category to help show your love:
Words of Affirmation
Fortune & Frame Classic Fortune Locket, $78
For those with this love language, hearing or reading how you feel about them is the key to their heart. You can personalize this locket with a meaningful message or affirmation for a tailor-made gift.
Papier Full of Heart Notecard Set, $28
Written and spoken shows of affection are the most important ways to express love for those whose love language falls under words of affirmation. This personalized note card set is perfect for showing how much you appreciate someone.
Here For The Burn You’re My Person Candle, $35
Gift a sweet statement candle that lets them know how amazing they are. The Moroccan Amber scent is EVERYTHING.
RedBubble Morgan Harper Nichols Metal Print, $111.34
This gorgeous wall art from Morgan Harper Nichols brightens up any space and is a gentle reminder to keep going.
Papier Happy Stripes Wellness Journal, $32.99
Help your bestie or bae make time for themselves with this daily wellness journal. This journal allows them to track what they’re grateful for, their intentions and more.
Leeada Jewelry Eros Heart Necklace, $105
Spoil the gift lover in your life with a stunning 14 karat gold-plated demi-fine necklace that they’ll want to wear every day. This visual symbol of love will have them feeling all the feels.
Armitron Osprey Watch, $50 (Orig. $85)
This watch, made with a stainless steel 43-millimeter case and bracelet, is a classic gift they’ll be turning to time and time again.
OLEADA Mini Marina Bucket in Lemonade, $425
Meet the bucket bag that they’ll never want to take off. It’s the perfect everyday bag that will brighten their day wherever they go.
These classic sunnies are flattering on every face shape and will definitely brighten anyone’s day.
Kendra Scott Haven Heart Ring Set of 3, $60
These colorful, hand-painted enamel heart rings are an everyday staple that will remind them of you each time they put them on.
TAI Zodiac Constellation Necklace, $55
Add a touch of sparkle to their day with a gift that really shines. This delicate zodiac constellation necklace will help show off their sign in style.
Acts of Service
Anthropologie Calliope Breakfast Tray, $78
Treat your special someone to breakfast in bed and watch their face light up. This small gesture will mean the world!
Snowe Walnut Wine & Cheese Set, $175
Steal their heart again by having wine and cheese ready after a long day of work. This set includes the essentials to elevate any evening.
Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine, Cream, $209.95
This programmable coffee machine is the gift that keeps giving. The key to really leaning into the acts of service love language is setting it up to go off at the perfect time, so your significant other or work wife always has a fresh cup right when they need it.
Mimeo Photos Personalized Photo Puzzle, $19.99
Turn your favorite photos into a gift you can hold and touch. This personalized puzzle is a great incentive to spend more quality time together.
West Elm First Class Picnic Basket, $125
Enjoy some quality time together with a surprise picnic at the beach or in your backyard. This picnic basket has everything you need to make it happen.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses, $75
Plan a date night around this reclaimed bourbon barrel flight and try out new spirits together.
Hungryroot Grocery Delivery, starting at $65
Instead of dining out, have healthy groceries with simple recipes delivered straight to their door and enjoy cooking a delicious meal together.
Patet The Rational Irrational, $95
Take your next game night to the next level with this three-piece decanter and tumbler set and classic casino game set that features games like Texas Hold ’Em Poker, roulette and more.
We Are Knitters Happy Cushion Mini Kit, $40
Send a heartwarming knitting kit to your besties and enjoy some quality time together as you handcraft cushions.
Therabody Theragun Mini, $199
This pocket-sized wellness partner is a portable massager that will change the game for anyone whose love language is physical touch.
Boll & Branch Plush Robe, $128
Treat them to a massage or foot rub as they kick back and relax in their own luxurious robe.
Glasshouse Fragrance Fireside in Queenstown Candle, $55
Set the mood with a luxuriously warm and decadent candle with notes of cinnamon, clove and sandalwood.
Skivy’s Sedona Striped Long Pajamas, $124
Those who value physical touch also live for the feel of comfy fabrics, so this super soft and silky pair of pajamas will become their favorite in no time.
YINA Gua Sha Discovery Set, $98
Kickstart a new self-care ritual from head to toe with a gua sha set that will help relieve muscle tension and improve skin elasticity.
Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket, $152.10 (Orig. $169)
Weighted blankets are a serious game changer for anyone whose love language is physical touch. These act like a big hug and help to both ease your mind and calm your body.
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