If you’re in a relationship or have children who need love and affection, you will benefit from learning more about the five love languages. In fact, using the love language principles can impact how your loved ones respond to the thoughtful gifts you provide on Valentine’s Day, or any other day.

There are five unique love languages outlined by Gary Chapman in his series of books on how to express heartfelt commitment to those you care about. These languages include: quality time, gifts, physical touch, acts or service, and words of affirmation.

Chances are, your significant other has a primary language that is not your language. Even if you don’t know which of these your partner prefers, you’re bound to find some great gifts from these collections that will appeal to him or her.

For most couples, it’s really the thought that counts. Ordering these items ahead of time (as opposed to stopping for a last minute gift on the way home from work) can mean a lot to your loved one.

Maybe you’ll find something in this Valentine’s Day gift guide that most appeals to you. Gifts that feel like a win-win for both you and your partner are most likely hitting the nerve that’s attached to your primary love language.

Words of Affirmation

Even if communicating is a challenge for you putting your thoughts down in writing is a wonderful way to express how much you care. Craft little love notes that fit on the heart-shaped sticky notes and hide them around the house, inside her car, or in his laptop case. A customized fortune cookie is always a fun surprise to find in your lunchbox. 

Draft a love letter on paper with hearts cut out with this heart hole punch. Items around the house with daily reminders of how much you care will serve to remind him of your daily commitment.


Acts of Service  

Actions speak louder than words. Spoil your partner on Valentine’s Day, from the time you wake up, until the time you crawl into bed (hopefully together) at the end of the night.

Breakfast in bed is always appreciated, but these coffee mugs and heart-shaped kitchen accessories will help to ensure they are smiling from start to finish. Handing her a cup of coffee as soon as she wakes up will definitely brighten her morning. 


Carry out this idea over lunch or dinner. Wine and cheese is a good choice for date night snacks, but why not go an extra step and present it on a heart-shaped cutting board?

 
End your romantic evening by filling up the tub for her to enjoy a bubble bath at the end and hand her a glass of champagne to help her unwind. Don’t forget to add floating heart-shaped candles to set the mood.
  

Receiving Gifts

Gifts, big or small, show that you were thinking of them when you were apart. Giving them items for their desk at work, for their nightstand, or something they can wear every day is the perfect way to make sure they always feel loved.



One of the most romantic ideas we can think of: a personalized, Valentine’s Day playlist (mixtape) of music. Throw it on this heart-shaped USB Flash Drive, and you’re golden.


Quality Time

Advice for any romantic evening: put down the phone. Undivided attention is what most people really desire in our fast-paced world where everyone is spending more time gazing into their device than gazing into the eyes of the one they love.

Pour them a drink (coffee or cocktail) and spend some time chatting, like you did in those early days of dating. Work together to put together a heart-shaped photo puzzle featuring your favorite pic of the two of you.  

Make her dinner for a date night in, where you get to focus on only each other. Dress up in festive print to celebrate the occasion. Remind him that you’re better together.

Physical Touch

Hold her hand, rub his back, reach out and touch your loved one. Of course, you may want to spice things up a bit in order to make this night stand out from any other.


  

XXXopoly, Red 2-piece Lingerie, Liberator Wedge,
K*Y Date Night, Naughty Par-A-Dice, Twister, Kama Sutra Adult Coloring Book,
Kama Sutra Massage Oils, Adult Mad Libs


Pay attention to what it is your partner asks for and how they respond to each of these Date Night ideas. If you’re dying to know which primary love language they most relate to, there’s an online quiz you can each fill out so you can get to know each other better and make sure you’re able to reach them in a way that’s most meaningful.