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The 5 Love Languages
The 5 love languages describe and categorize the ways that we give and receive love. Each of us has a primary love language and often a secondary (or 2) love language that shapes and explains what makes us feel loved.
Those love languages are
Love Language #3: Receiving Gifts
The main desire of someone with this love language is to be given a visual representation of their spouse’s love.
What if you don’t speak receiving gifts?
The important thing to remember when you are struggling to use a love language that means something to your partner is that you are not doing it for you.
You are doing it for THEM.
This love language will take some thought, but if you work hard at it it will become very routine.
Tips to Succeed at Receiving Gifts
Types of Gifts To Give
These gifts don’t need to be costly. In fact, they can be completely free! You just need to do what works for YOUR spouse.
A free gift can be a lot of different things. A collection of handwritten letters you wrote one another. Even just spending time with your spouse to celebrate something specific, can be a gift.
Gifts That Cost
This can be something big or small. Flowers, jewelry, their favorite candy from the gas station. Anything that will make them happy and show your love.
The Significance of Receiving Gifts
For someone who speaks this love language, it is not about the specific items. This person needs to know that you think of them even when they are not there. They want to look around their home, their desk at work, their car, and see your love for them.
It makes everyday easier for them. And when they are having a hard moment, your love will help to get them through.
It is important to remember that your spouse doesn’t care how much money you spend. So don’t spend more than you have.
NEVER forget a Birthday or Holiday
I can’t say this enough. Do WHATEVER you need to do to ensure that you will never forget a gift-giving occasion. If you do, your spouse will feel as if you don’t care enough about them to remember.
Make sure that they wake up to a “Happy birthday!” and remind them throughout the day. They need to know that you love them. So make sure that you not only wish them a good day. But also that you give them gifts. Either throughout the day or all at once. But make them count! Be sure that you do your research and know what they want!
Even if it is something simple.
Always Be Enthusiastic About The Gifts You Give
You need to be genuine with every gift that you give.
If you are excited about it, they will be. Always take the time to ake a big deal about each gift that you give. Because when you give it, you are giving your love. Which is the most important gift of all.
This is a time when, as long as you put your thought into it, your spouse will appreciate the gift, no matter what it is.
- Give gifts often.
- Vary the type of gifts.
- Always be genuine.
- Never miss an opportunity to give a gift.
This love language can feel as if it is difficult to do because you need to spend money. But remember how many gifts you can give that cost nothing but time. And don’t forget to grab your printable list from the Resource Library!
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