Set Outlook or Gmail calendar appointments randomly once per week and spend 10 minutes together talking (in person, via Zoom, on the phone, etc.). Drop whatever you're doing and spend time together. Then just go right back to regularly scheduled programming.
Words of Affirmation
Set an alarm on your phone, and when it goes off, send a thoughtful text or say something kind every day for a week.
This Unplug Box makes a great gift for those who love Quality Time with others.
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.
When was the last time you called up some friends and invited them to meet you for therapy? No, not that kind of therapy . . . I’m referring to therapeutic salt caves. Not only will you and your friends enjoy time together, but it could also improve your health. If money is an issue, check your local Groupon for discounts.
Board Game Dress Up
Board games are a favorite pastime for many families. Break away from the norm and try something different. For example, the next time you have a game night of CLUE®, have each person dress up as their character.
Here's a fun and memorable gift for those fluent in several love langauges.
Words of Affirmation
Write a letter to your loved one, then have it made into a photo-word portrait.
Sometimes nothing says Quality Time like an evening enjoying movies or favorite shows together. Give the gift of a streaming service for the person who likes to relax with you . . . and maybe some snacks too.
Technology has given us wonderful opportunities to give the gift of learning. If you know someone who is interested in a topic, trade, or craft, consider gifting them an online course. There are many online schools out there, such as Masterclass, CreativeLive, and Udemy, that host classes on a wide range of topics. Do a little exploring, and see what courses could be fun to gift.
If you are up for a challenge, consider taking a friend or loved one to an escape room. You'll spend an hour or more working together to find clues toward a way out of one or more rooms. It's like a real-life puzzle for the mind. It might not be easy, but you're sure to have some time together—maybe even some fun in the process.
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.