According to Gary Chapman, there are five love languages - acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, and receiving gifts.
Of all the love languages, the act of gift-giving and receiving is arguably the most often misunderstood. To some, it can seem greedy. It may seem like the person is fixated on material things and can even have the connotation that the receiver is materialistic.
However, the true meaning of gift-giving is its sentimentality. A person who feels loved through these items might cherish the gift, however small, more than another who speaks a different love language.
Every time they see it, they are reminded of their loved ones and that they are loved.
But giving gifts to your loved ones can sometimes pose a challenge. If you frequently find yourself trapped in a cycle of providing generic presents, you're not alone.
Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones
To truly impress your loved ones, you’ll need to know what they like, want, and need in order to find that perfect gift. Of course, the best gifts will convey just how much you care by referencing fun memories, inside jokes, and hidden interests.
If you're looking for more gift ideas, we’ve listed a few of our top recommendations for you to check out.
1. House plants
Add some greenery into their space with this set of easy-to-care-for plants. Indoor plants are all the craze nowadays. Plants liven up an otherwise dull room and are a great way to add a touch of color into a room.
2. Personalized calendar
Photos of loved ones are an instant source of joy. By creating a personalized calendar, you get to fill each day with more gratitude and happiness by seeing their photos every day.
3. Customized photo puzzle
Help them stay entertained this lockdown by gifting them a customized puzzle of their favorite picture. This picture can be of their favorite pet, a photo of them, or the two of you together. It will be a lot more fun putting the pieces together.
4. A personalized photo book
Convert their pile of photos or digital copies of photographs and favorite mementos into one glossy book. It’s a great piece that they can showcase around the home for a cohesive, beautiful keepsake.
5. An engraved watch
If you're looking for a subtle and impactful gift, engraving a watch is a classic for a reason. They can keep it forever and wear it every day. An engraved watch is thoughtful, practical, and timeless.
6. A framed quote
Frame one of their favorite quotes, lyrics, or even something they said or like saying and customize everything from font color to matting to make it theirs. You can even add a photo of them for an added touch of personality.
7. Custom pet portrait
If they love their pet more than pretty much anything in the world, a pet portrait is a fantastic idea for a gift. Immortalizing them and their pet is a uniquely thoughtful gesture they would surely appreciate.
8. Customized necklaces
Speak your heart with unspoken words through customized necklaces. There are options for necklaces for any of your loved ones - mom, sister, friend, girlfriend, partner, wife.
Each of these gifts is to sure to make your gifted feel special and remind them of special memories and events.