Make their heart beat faster! Valentine's Day gift ideas for everyone in your life based on their love language

Make their heart beat faster! Valentine's Day gift ideas for everyone in your life based on their love language

By Pandora Amoratis,

February 5, 2021

Finding your partner a Valentine's Day gift that will make their heart beat faster is not easy, as everyone gives and receives love differently.

This is true for all forms of relationship – romantic couples, friendships, family, colleagues and even pets. But with a little insight into these differences, you can be equipped to confidently purchase your loved one just the right present. 

Whether your sweetie desires quality time or words of affirmation, FEMAIL rounds up items to satisfy all five love languages.

The term 'love language' comes from a book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, published in 1992 by Gary Chapman.

Not sure what yours is? Take the quiz. This February 14, give your other half a gift that they will love so much they aren't even sure why - but you are!

Love Language: Quality Time 

One-one one time is critical for a partner who's native love language is Quality Time.  

They desire uninterrupted conversations (stow phones and devices away!) and special moments with their other half wherever that may be. 

This February 14, make sure to carve out time in your schedule to partake in an activity you both really enjoy doing as a couple.

Hiking a picturesque trail, playing a fun board game or indulging in some much needed pampering are all good options. 

Love Language: Acts of Service

People whose primary love language is Acts of Service appreciate when their partners help them with tasks - both big and small.

Thoughtful actions that alleviate their daily workload like doing the dishes, picking up the groceries or making their morning coffee are the best gifts you can give them.  

When you give Acts of Service, you give up your time which is more valuable to your loved one than an expensive gift. 

Save the compliments and sweet talk, your boo is turned on by phrases like 'I will do' and 'I’ll help with…'.   

Love Language: Receiving Gifts

People who speak the love language of Receiving Gifts want to be spoiled - and not just on Valentine's Day.

They feel their partner's adoration by the gifts they are given all year round. Flowers for no reason, surprise getaways and sweet goodies just for being them are cherished.

But for a special occasion like Valentine's Day, it's important to get creative and go the extra mile with a thought out present.    

Small considerate things matter in a big way, too, so don't get hung up on price tags.    

Love Language: Words of Affirmation

How do you excite a partner whose dominate love language is Words of Affirmation?

Actions don't always speak louder than words for this group. Tell them how you feel about them - verbally or written.

Unsolicited compliments, word of praise and encouraging sentiments mean everything to a man or a woman that falls into this category.

Romantic gifts that express your love drive your partner wild. And when they give you a present, make sure to recognize and appreciate their efforts. 

Aphrodite Earrings

Remind her that she's a goddess with Aphrodite coin earrings by Awe Inspired.

Aphrodite is the ancient Greek God of love, beauty, and gracefulness. 

Your lady will feel like royalty in these baubles.

Love Language: Physical Touch

Love don't cost a thing? Not if your partner's love language is Physical Touch.

This man/woman prefers physical expressions of love over material items and desire non-verbal cues like affectionate body language.

Gift ideas for this person can span from romantic (think lingerie), fun (dance class, anyone?), or provocative (body oil, baby!).  

And if you don't have time to shop, hugs, kisses, holding hands and snuggling will keep them happy.

Twenty-six years ago Dr. Gary Chapman penned the New York Times Bestseller 'The 5 Love Languages'.

Since its release and critical acclaim, many believe that food is the sixth love language. 

As some men say, 'A man's love comes from his stomach.' Aside from enjoying a delicious meal, being cooked for makes people feel adored and appreciated. 

Conversely, many show others how much they care by feeding them. 

If your Valentine likes to eat, make them their favorite dish or send them a sweet treat this Cupid's Day.

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