It’s cupid season again and we’ve put together a V Day shopping cheat sheet, just for you!
For anyone who has ever reflected on the inner workings of why your relationship works (or maybe has the odd hiccup, from time to time) you’ve probably heard of the science behind “The 5 Love Languages”, a simple way of recognizing what matters most to your partner and delivering affection in a corresponding, meaningful way.
In the name of love, we’ve broken down our gift guide to perfectly match your sweetheart’s preferred expression of affection.
Let’s dive in!
Words of Affirmation
In this Love Language, verbal or written connection is the prize. Even small notes or simple thank you’s can go a long way to acknowledge your mate’s value – and to make their heart race a little faster.
In light of that, we were excited to spot this “Things I Love About You Fill-In Journal”. A self-declared weapon of love, available at Coles, this unique, personalized gift speaks straight to the heart. Take the time to fill it in and this gift will be a beloved keepsake for your affirmation seeking companion.
For bonus love points, charm your Valentine with this Why I Love You Note Jar.
Acts of Service
Some of us feel most loved when others lend a helping hand. Who wouldn’t love their own personal butler this Valentine’s Day? In this Love Language, taking the initiative to problem solve is key. Easing your partner’s workload and eliminating tasks on their behalf is sure to be appreciated.
If this sounds like your significant other, why not surprise them by dropping off their dry cleaning to Willowbrook Drycleaning & Alterations, taking their footwear in for a shoeshine at Willowbrook Shoe Repair or even picking up a new screen protector for their phone?
Grab dinner from White Spot on your way home to tie it all up with a bow and your sweetie’s emotional tank will definitely be full.
As a Shopping Centre, we might be biased, but this one can’t help but feel like a no-brainer in our books. Nothing says I love you more than pretty packages from your favourite stores and brands. But, keep in mind, if your SO’s Love Language is gifts, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are materialistic. Instead, what pumps their tires is knowing that thought went into the process.
Help your lover feel extra special this year by paying attention to what they are coveting and pounce on it. Not sure… we’ve never met a Willowbrook Gift Card we didn’t love! (And, pro-tip, our Concierge offers gift wrap to seal the deal and wow your heartthrob.)
For Quality Time chasers, having another person’s undivided, dedicated attention is gold. Speaking of gold AND time, consider honouring their Love Language with a stunning watch. We’ve done the homework for you, visit Golden Tree Jewellers for the BEST selection from Gucci to Brightling.
Calling all cuddlers! In this Love Language, Physical Touch is needed to let others know they are cherished. Send a clear, loving message to your sweetie pie with a collection of treasures that scream ‘I wanna hold your hand’.
We spotted the Necessaire Body massage oil at Sephora that is sure to set the tone for romance. Is Netflix and chill a favourite date night? Crank up the heat with this modern take on a classic blanket from The Hudson’s Bay and get super cozy this V Day, you’ll literally be speaking their language.
Still not sure what to do to make heart’s flutter? Off the record, there is one universal, unofficial, unequivocal Love Language that is fool proof…CHOCOLATE. No matter how your Valentine’s plays out this year, we recommend a stop at one of our chocolatiers. Our current crush? The Don’t Break My Heart hand-decorated milk chocolate heart filled with, you guessed it, more chocolate, from Rocky Mountain. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that homerun!
That’s a wrap, sweethearts, however you like to give or receive this Valentine’s, we hope your day is bursting with all the right stuff!