If you ever got a generic gift for your birthday or holiday and felt offended because it was so impersonal, your Love Language might be Receiving Gifts.
Love Language #5 is Receiving Gifts. People whose love language is Gifts are usually amazing at gift-giving. They will challenge their creativity to make something that is specifically tailored to you. The motto for Gifts people is: “I want to HAVE it.” Whenever they look at the gift, they feel like “you really get me.” They may not provide a wish-list for what they want for the holidays because “if you know me, you should know what I want.”
The gift doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be a single favorite flower or Starbucks drink. The gift represents love and that the giver pays attention. It is even better when it is tailored or personalized. This shows that it is special and thought went in to creating it.
Clues your Love Language might be Receiving Gifts:
- You hunt for the perfect gift to give people on their birthday.
- You wrap gifts in creative and precise ways.
- You are offended to receive a generic gifts for the holidays that everyone got.
- People may have accused you of being materialistic because you want a loved one to “buy me something special.”
This love language is more difficult for me to express because I am not into “stuff.” I am the kind of person who systematically purges. I do not enjoy shopping. Gift-giving is my blind-spot as my bottom ranked Love Language. Some of my friends’ love language is receiving gifts. I have to start thinking early about what present to give for special occasions because I want my gift to say, “I know you.”
Reflect & Share: What gift have you received that communicates “you really get me”? What personalized gifts have you given that were a hit?
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