With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, it is time to start thinking about how you will treat your loved ones this year. With flowers, chocolates and traditional gifts becoming overused, you can really spice up your Valentine’s Day in 2019 by thinking outside the box a little.

At Jasmine Silk, we have been thinking about the five love languages, and how you can cater your gift to appeal to the love language of your partner. If you don’t know already, the 5 love languages are words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and receiving gifts. So you choose the perfect gift for your partner that will be the key to their heart, read our inspiring gift ideas for every love language.

Words of Affirmation

Some people respond the most to hearing words that affirm someone’s love for them. But, we don’t just mean the phrase ‘I love you’, we’re talking about explaining why you love someone and giving them other words that express what they mean to you. Whether that’s what you admire about them, or how much you appreciate them, a few words can go a long way.

When choosing gifts for this love language, cards are the obvious choice. But you can please someone without spending anything by writing a handwritten note and leaving it in their car or writing a cute message on a post-it note and sticking it to their fridge. Alternatively, if you have trouble expressing yourself, you can always let a bit of music do it for you and create a playlist for them to listen to on their way to work, that tells them what you want to say.

If you want to get a bit more creative, you can make a card or even write down all the words you would use to describe them and turn it into a piece of art by adding a frame and hanging it somewhere. Whatever you choose to do, remember that those who respond to this love language like things to be expressed verbally above all.

Quality Time

Another one of the love languages is quality time and the people who respond to this type of love really see the importance of spending time together as a couple. This means that instead of materials or words, they will respond better to thoughtfully planned activities on Valentine’s Day, whatever that may be.

When you think of Valentine’s Day activities, you immediately think of fancy restaurants or something similar. However, any activity where the two of you are spending quality time together will be rewarding. So instead of going out for dinner, you may prefer to stay in and cook together. Instead of going to the movies, you can cuddle up in bed and watch a movie. As long as you’re doing something together, people who relate to this love language will be pleased.

You can get token gifts for this kind of thing, for instance, treats to enjoy on a road trip or a pamper kit for a night in which may include a touch of luxury like a silk eyemask or cosy cashmere socks.

Physical Touch

This love language pretty much speaks for itself. Almost everyone needs physical touch to feel loved in a relationship, but for some, this type of affection is appreciated the most. If your partner craves intimacy through physical connections, your Valentine’s Day should involve plenty of physical displays of affection. But how can you give this love language as a gift?

Well, why not treat your loved one to a spa day with a facial or massage? Or even better, you could give them one yourself. Or if you want to arrange an activity, try something like dancing or a romantic walk, so that you have the perfect excuse for physical intimacy.

If you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the, ahem, bedroom, why not treat your loved one to some luxury silk bedding? The sensual fabric is perfect for getting in the Valentine’s Day mood, and it is a great way to give a gift that connects to the love language of physical touch. Also, if your partner responds well to touch, giving gifts that are made of luxury fabrics such as silk or cashmere, or even a soft blanket to cuddle up with, are a winning idea.

Acts of Service

This love language involves doing something for your partner. People who appreciate this love language are big believers that actions speak louder than words. Instead of simply telling your partner how much you care, you may find that doing something to show them you care is a better idea.

This might involve making breakfast in bed on the morning of Valentine’s Day, making sure the laundry is done or cleaning the house. These acts of service will speak to your partner if they value this love language, and are a great way of showing them how much you love them. No grand gestures are required usually, so if you want to give a gift, something like preparing a tasty lunch for them to take to work or cooking a fancy dinner when they get home should be enough.

Another popular gift idea is a coupon book which is filled with redeemable vouchers for help doing certain chores around the house.

Receiving Gifts

This is arguably one of the easiest love languages to master because it is the giving of gifts that will sweep your partner off their feet. But, just because it sounds simple, it doesn’t mean you can just grab any stuffed bear or bunch of flowers from a shelf, and give them to your partner. This is about giving thoughtful gifts that are tokens of your love for them.

Here at Jasmine Silk, we have plenty of suggestions for thoughtful gifts that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Why not treat your partner to a pair of silk nightwear or silk dressing gown, so that they can lounge and sleep in the ultimate comfort and luxury on Valentines Day? Or, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, you could opt for a set of silk underwear, so that your partner can know the real meaning of luxury.

We offer free delivery to all UK mainland addresses, and if you place your order with us before 2pm Monday-Friday, packages are usually dispatched the same day. So, check out our website to explore our range of products that’ll make the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.