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Gifts are a common way to show love and appreciation to the people in your life, but the gift you buy for your loved one matters. With Mother’s Day 2022 fast approaching, you want to give a gift that a mom you know will love. How to achieve it? One way is to think about what their love language is. If you’re familiar with love languages, you know it’s a concept that comes from Gary Chapman, Ph.D., in his book The 5 languages of love: the secret of a love that lasts. The basis is that everyone has a love language, or a certain way of feeling or receiving love.
To help the moms in your life feel loved, we’ve put together a gift guide based on each love language they might categorize as their own. Hope this inspires you and helps brighten a mom’s day.
Acts of service
People with this love language feel loved when others do things for them that they would appreciate – it’s all in the action. Here are some ideas to consider:
Hire a professional organizer
All moms can relate to the chaos that comes from juggling kids. Asking a mom you know for a professional organizer is one way to help create a system at home and keep things organized. You can find a professional organizer through the National Association of Black Professional Organizers.
DIY facial treatment
Moms sometimes struggle to maintain a glow and don’t have time for regular facial care routines. Bring them the spa by treating them to a facial with products from black label Oh It’s Natural.
Newly Subscribed Box
Cooking is something some people enjoy, but it can be time-consuming, especially for busy moms. A Freshly subscription box can take some of the burden off the kitchen. They deliver food cooked by wholesome chefs right to your doorstep.
Yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like. People who have this love language enjoy receiving thoughtful gifts. So, you can go ahead and have a field day with this one – buy whatever you think they’ll like. But in case you’re out of ideas, here are a few.
Polaroid photo printer
Although we are in the digital age, that does not mean that physical images are not worth cherishing. A mom in your life may appreciate a Polaroid printer for capturing the most heartfelt moments of her life.
Shakti acupressure mat
After a long adult day, a Shakti acupressure mat can help relax your body. The rug is available in different colors and can last for years.
Not everyone has someone to massage their feet or the time to do one professionally. This Belmint foot massager can be used at home and help a mom you know relax whenever needed.
Holding hands, hugs, kisses, or just being close is something people with this love language enjoy. Your gifts should include some kind of flair and you can get creative with it.
Spa Finder Gift Card
To save yourself the stress of arranging the time, place and date of a spa appointment, give your loved one a Spa Finder gift card. They can use it whenever they are ready and choose the services they want.
Customizable blanket for hugs
Cuddles are something a person with the love language of physical touch will love, so why not buy a blanket to make their cuddling sessions more enjoyable? Personalizing an item always makes it more special, so you can do it using Zazzle.
A dance class with a friend or lover is another way for them to make physical contact. Look for a coupon and class that you think they would like to use Groupon or Living Social.
Words of affirmation
Some feel more loved when people tell them how much they are loved or say positive, loving words to them.
Customizable bracelet from Eve’s Addiction
Eve’s Addiction sells bracelets that have enough space for you to write a phrase or message that a mom will appreciate. Wristbands come in different colors and designs, so there are tons to choose from.
Custom calligraphy love letter
It may sound old-fashioned, but someone who loves words of affirmation might appreciate a physical letter full of heartfelt words. To add a touch of whimsy, get a custom calligraphy letter made by Flower City Letters.
Addie Rawr Affirmation Diary
This journal was made by a “sister” and best of all, it is specifically created for affirmations. Addie Rawr’s affirmation journal could be a great gift to give along with a card that of course tells a mom how much you love and adore her.
All a mom with this tongue wants is to spend time with you (or someone else special) and there are many ways to turn that into a gift.
The complete plate Recipe book
If you don’t have Ayesha Curry’s cookbook, consider getting it for a mom and taking the time to cook some new meals together.
Inspirato travel subscription
A travel subscription with Inspirato could be ideal for a mom who loves (and has the time) to travel. Going on vacation together could make her feel loved and give you some quality time. You can pay for as many months as you want and cancel at any time.
Happyly subscription box
You don’t have to be a romantic couple to have one-on-one nights, you can have them with friends and family too. A date night subscription box like Happily means you spend time together and get ideas for things to do delivered to your door. It could also be a good gift for a mom so she can spend more time with her significant other.