Love Language Gifts

Love Languages, a best-selling book written in 1992 by Gary Chapman, sorts loving actions into 5 main categories.  Touch, Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, and Quality Time are the primary ways people give or receive love. This helpful assessment gives language for understanding how you, and those you love, affirm each other. When you understand someone’s love language, you can “speak” their language and miss the pitfalls of misunderstandings.  If you’re familiar with love languages, then you know it can be tough shopping for people who’s love language is not gifts, but we’ve put some love language gift ideas together that we are excited to share with you. 

By the way, if you have zero clues as to what we are talking about, you can take the love languages quiz that will help you narrow down how you best give and receive love.  As challenging (and frustrating) as it can be to have an English speaker converse with a French speaker, it is equal parts frustrating when your partner’s love language is Acts of Service (example: cleaning the house) and yours is Gifts (example: you have a thousand presents waiting under the tree). 

We’ve taken the five core love languages and cultivated a few gift ideas that may spark another idea or two for how to “speak” someone else’s language. 


Touch Gifts

If you or someone you know is a hugger, their love language might be Touch.  We have a great friend who is a doctor with the love language of touch.  She gives the best hugs, will rub your back in a conversation, and gently grabs your hand or arm in moments where it’s completely needed.  Here are a few gift ideas for the Love Language of Touch.

Shiatsu Back Massager

Physical human touch is the best, but maybe not always possible when you’re long distance or not able to give that shoulder rub. 

Velvet Plush Sheet Set

A velvet sheet set is a great beginning to a great snuggle.  

Bamboo Memory Foam Body Pillow

For when you need a comforting snuggle, and a real body is MIA. 

Keepsake Hands Plaster Set

Remember the touch of your grandma’s hands, or the childhood hand of a son or daughter. 

Words of Affirmation Gifts

Words of Affirmation are the ‘atta boy’s, the gentle encouragements, and the well-written “I see you’s.” Here are a few ideas for blessing your favorite receiver of Words of Affirmation. 

Why You Make Me Smile

Fill in the prompts for words that can be read and savored for years to come. 

Motivational Water Bottle

When you’re not there to give a little push of encouragement towards crushing a healthy goal, this water bottle will stand in your place. 

Little Jar of Happy

A jar of quotes on friendship.  Grab a pen and add your own inside joke or memory to the back of each slip for a completely custom gift. 

Things We Love about You

Grab a few friends or gather up the family and collect 30, 40, 50, or 60 things you love to be formatted into this unique and sentimental art piece. 

Quality Time Gifts

It’s not just about time, it’s about the quality of that time.  Which means a physical gift might be more challenging to wrap, but here are a few ideas for those with Quality Time as a Love Language.  

Memory Tree

It’s not just a tree to randomly plant when there’s time–no, it’s a intentional moment spent that will grow into something greater.  

Coffee Date

Listen, over on our Instagram, we’ve talked to a lot of quality timers, and when we ask them about “quality,” vs “time,” quality wins–hands down.  So this gift? Well, it’s a prompt to find a moment to go grab coffee; it’s the best gift. 

Luxury Bathtub Caddy

Maybe a different take on Quality Time, this bathtub caddy will give you quality PERSONAL time.  Unless your tub is big enough for two. *wink*

Our Moments

If you’re lost on how to cultivate Quality Time, these conversation cards will help craft a meaningful moment with great conversation. 

Acts of Service Gifts

Let’s face it, service is hard to wrap.  Helping fold the laundry isn’t exactly a gift that fits in a gift bag, so we’ve got a few creative ideas for gift-giving our Acts of Service lovers. 

Redeemable Coupons

Customize a few coupons redeemable for a chore, errand, or task that will speak deep to the heart of the recipient. 

Automatic Pet Feeder

It’s one less thing to “do” and can be helpful if you’re not present to “do” it. 

Foot Rub Socks

Back rubs, foot rubs, it’s all meant to serve the other.  Maybe the socks are necessary, but the gesture is what matters. 

Echo Dot

It’s ready to help.  Not to replace your help, but to supplement it when you can’t be there. 

Gifts Gifts

So Gifts as a Love Language should be the easiest, right? Well, they can also be the most complex because a gift is a reflection of how you see the person receiving the gift.  It can’t just be “anything.”  So, let’s discover a few creative gifts for the person with this Love Language. 

Night Sky Star Map

Want to capture a life-changing moment? This gift is a photo of the sky and the stars on a specific, and maybe life changing, date.  

Message in a Bottle

It’s a small message in a small bottle.  Because it’s the thought behind the gift that makes the gift worthy.  

Custom Cutting Board

Even if they need one, a custom one says: I was thinking of you specifically. 

Custom Watch

There are a lot of watches, and a lot of styles, but this one can have a custom message or photo added to it making it even more special. 

Are you familiar with this personality assessment? If so, we want to know what is your best gift idea for Love Languages? Or what is your Love Language and the best gift you’ve ever received? We want to know. Leave us a comment below. 

Author: Bone+Marrow