Mother’s Day is coming around the corner, and Father’s Day is close behind. It might be time to start thinking about gift ideas for your parents, grandparents or any important parental figures in your life. For many, choosing a gift can feel intimidating, or you may be drawing a blank on creative or thoughtful ideas.
Many parents will state they don’t want/need anything for Mother’s or Father’s Day. How can you pick the perfect gift that shows them how much you care? Regardless of who it’s for, a fantastic strategy for gift-giving is using the five love languages. Because what are gifts, if not an extension or expression of your love for another?
The five love languages are a popular description of how people receive or express love. It’s a theory often used to help strengthen relationships and to encourage connection between loved ones. There are even quizzes to discover your love language. You can ask your parents to take this quiz, but it isn’t necessary. Seeing how your parents express their love to you or what kind of gifts they give can be a huge indicator of their love language.
What are the five love languages, and how can you apply them to pick the perfect Mother's or Father’s Day gift this year?
The Physical touch love language may feel impossible to get gifts for, as giving just a hug may feel lacking. When considering presents for this kind of love language, think outside the box and with some creativity.
Options to consider are gifts that apply a form of physical touch. Soaps, lotions, massage oils, mani-pedis, and most skin-care products can all show this type of love. A gift basket filled with all their favourite skin-care products or new items to try is a great option, a mini spa retreat just for them. Another option is to book a massage/physical therapy. Massages, spa days or other physical care can help ease the tension or pain for your hard-working parent.
Alternatively, warm blankets, cozy pillows or physical comfort items can be another creative option for physical touch.
Words of Affirmation
Words of affirmation can be a fun and creative opportunity to express your love. It’s a great way to be vulnerable and expressive. Writing poems, stories, jokes, or positive affirmations about your mom or dad is a great start, but you can take that further. Engraving can make impactful words last. Whether on a watch, a bracelet, or a necklace, engraving options are endless.
If writing is not your strong suit, choose items they can write in instead. Journals are great, and prompted journals are rising in popularity. There are various choices for self-love-prompted journals, goal-orientated journals, and many more. Choosing these gifts can help your parent prioritize some self-love, and they will think of you every time they do.
Acts of Service
Growing up, most parents express the love language of acts of service. Picking you up from soccer practice, going to dance recitals, and cooking dinners, are all acts of service. Returning the love can be as easy and meaningful.
Delighting your parent with a home-cooked meal or preparing a charcuterie board for them will allow them to relax and feel appreciated. There are even gift baskets curated just for charcuterie boards, perfect for your mom or father to enjoy by themselves, with friends or with loved ones.
Quality time is crucial for any relationship and is a love language that fits most people. Get creative with your time together by gifting them an activity. For example, if your parent is a painter, wine nights are a fantastic choice to spend time together and make fun memories. Taking any type of class together, such as carpentry, cooking, baking etc., will give your loved one that quality time they desire.
Receiving gifts goes hand in hand with gift-giving. There are endless options for gifts to give, but you can’t go wrong with a curated gift basket for your loved one. Gift baskets contain a great selection of goodies. They are easy to order and are beautifully wrapped for an enticing gift experience. Bread and Butter Basket Company have a sensational list of gift baskets perfect for anyone.
Local Gift Baskets in Edmonton
There are multiple ways the gift baskets at Bread and Butter Basket Company can fit the love language of your parent. With locally sourced items artistically put together, they are the perfect gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day this year. Take a look at all of Bread and Butter’s collections and order a gift basket made perfect for your Mom or Dad.