Acts of Service
Pamper your partner with the gift a foot mask and commit to apply it whenever the time is right.
Now and Laters
Get a little physical with your spouse playing this sweet game. Pick up a few packs of individually wrapped Now and Laters®. Stash them around the house for your spouse to find. Instruct them that every time they find one to let you know. When they do, they get a 60-second hug or kiss now AND 60 seconds toward a massage or other agreed upon activity later when they “cash in” their candy.
If you and your partner are feeling ambitious, try taking a cooking class together. Side by side, you are sure to give and receive many touches. Make it a point to be close and have fun. If you would like to find a class near you, try this website (click Cooking, then Couples Cooking). Bon appétit!
The 5 Love Languages®
With over 20 MILLION COPIES SOLD, The 5 Love Languages® has been improving relationships for nearly 30 years. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable. Get inspired by real-life stories and a common-sense approach that will teach you to love better.
For the person who loves Physical Touch, consider giving a back scratcher or massager that you can use to adminster some relaxation sessions.
Who wouldn't want a personalized throw blanket for snuggling on the couch together?
Create a few appropriate “Physical Touch” coupons for your loved ones and offer for them to use the coupons at their leisure. Be creative and remember to consider their particular love language dialects . . . not everyone likes to be touched the same way. If you don’t have a design program on your phone or computer, Canva has a “tickets” template that will get you started.
Bath bombs can be a sensory explosion for the person who loves relaxing in a bath. Add moisturizer that leaves the skin feeling soft and you've got yourself the perfect gift.
Mail a Hug
Is there a distance between you and someone you love? Give a hug that can be felt from miles away.
Does your spouse work from home? Why not grab a book and join him or her on the couch while he or she is working on their laptop? This shows that you’re choosing to be with them, even in the mundane. This book is "couple-perfect" for the holidays.
Sticky Memo Ball
Consider giving a sticky memo ball to your loved one. After opening, take turns writing your favorite expressions of touches on each sticky note. Then play a game—rolling the memo ball and doing whatever suggestion lands on top. Peel that one and add another. Play until your love tanks are full.
The 5 Love Languages® Gift Edition
This meticulously crafted edition of the iconic #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, or as a special encouragement for any couple.