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.
Love Song Couples Getaway
Give the gift of relaxation in an exotic destination. The Love Song Couples Getaway is a fun and memorable experience for couples who want to grow closer. Dr. Chapman would love to meet you in Kauai in 2021.
Secret Pocket Pillow
Words of Affirmation
For some fun with the love language of Words of Affirmation, consider making a secret pocket pillow. Use the pocket pillow to leave notes to one another filled with encouraging or affectionate words, poetry, uplifting quotes, or appreciation.
101 Conversation Starters for Families
One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful conversation. But it’s not always easy to get your kids talking. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is an excellent place to begin, providing just the right blend of fun and thought-provoking questions.
Acts of Service
A warm towel after a shower can be incredibly comforting. Let the towel warmer do all the work while you get all the credit.
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!
Here's a fun and memorable gift for those fluent in several love langauges.
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.
Dancing lessons can be a particularly meaningful gift for a loved one with the love language of Physical Touch. There are many styles to choose from—pick one and surprise your partner.
Words of Affirmation
Write a list of genuine, specific compliments or affirmations on individual scraps of paper and put them in a jar, so they can be opened and read whenever your loved one needs a pick-me-up. (Also, the only cost is some time and a container!)
Who wouldn't want a personalized throw blanket for snuggling on the couch together?
A Perfect Pet for Peyton
Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.