How to Show Love to a Gift Lover
Gifts are among the five love languages and a great way to show love. In fact, there are people who need gifts in order to feel truly loved. However, this doesn’t mean that they are materialistic.
It’s not really about the gifts but about the love, thoughtfulness and effort behind them. Like they say, it’s the thought that counts.
Loving a Gift Lover
While gift giving comes naturally for some people, it can be very stressful for others. Some people just don’t like shopping or hate the pressure of finding the right gift. However, anyone can learn to love giving.
If your partner’s love language is receiving gifts, you need to find out what their expectations are. Don’t just assume that they expect expensive gifts or that they expect a gift every other day.
Find out which holidays and occasions are most important to them because those are the ones you can’t afford to forget. Set up reminders so that you’re not running around, trying to find the perfect gift at the last minute. Remember, gifts only count as a show of love if they are thoughtful and meaningful; if your spouse feels the love every time they look at them.
Spontaneous gifts are the best so you should always be on the lookout for small gifts that your spouse would love. Something as small a pack of your partner’s favorite gum can mean as much to them as an expensive gift. This is because a spontaneous gift, no matter how small, lets them know that they’re on your mind and that you pay attention to what they like.
It’s an Investment
If your significant other’s love language is receiving gifts, then any gifts you give them are an investment into the marriage. Thinking of it that way can help you focus less on the money you’re spending on the gifts and more on the joy that your spouse derives from those gifts.
People who love receiving gifts are often misunderstood and mistaken for being materialistic or “high maintenance.” This is why it’s important to for their spouses to understand that it’s not about the gift itself but the love and thoughtfulness behind it. Show love to your loved one today with a spontaneous gift.