I thought about writing a Valentine’s Day gift guide for those celebrating the day, but are Valentine’s Day gifts too anticipated? Should it be the only time of the year we show our appreciation to our loved ones? Obviously not! So why the fuss? Others may say that Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday created by the retail industry. Sure, that could be a reason, but a rather important detail is missed here. Whether you agree with that reason or not, we receive and show our love differently. There are those who prefer to receive love through gifts and there are others who might not be fully satisfied with chocolates and roses.
Out of my curiosity, Mr. Ko and I took a love languages questionnaire a couple months ago. A friend had talked to me about the questionnaire about a year ago and I recall taking the test when I did a quick search of my own. It does take some time to complete the questionnaire since there are definitely more than a handful of questions to answer. That being said, the results ranked the 5 love language according to how I would like to receive love, and you know what? Receiving gifts was at the bottom of the bottom of my list! So, before rampaging the stores for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, why not take the quiz together and share with each other the best ways you would like to receive love. Doing so, will also help you gain a better understanding about each other.
- Words of Affirmation – e.g. verbally telling your significant other how you feel
- Acts of Service – e.g. reliably doing what your said you were going to do; acts speak louder than words
- Receiving gifts – e.g. give a tangible gift
- Quality Time – e.g. scheduling some time out of your busy days for each other
- Physical Touch – e.g. giving your significant other hugs or holding their hand
Having this in mind, there are various ways that you can show your loved ones how much you appreciate and love them this Valentine’s Day season (or everyday).