They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well in some respect, the same can be said about those little items you present to your partner. One of those gifts may hold a lot of sentimental value. It can remind them that you are thinking of them or that you are thinking beyond the physical item itself.
Let’s look at an example! Meet Jane and John!
Let’s say John sees a candy bar that he hasn’t had since he was a little kid. There are many fond memories attached to this candy, and it always used to make him happy. A day later, Jane surprises John with this candy bar along with a simple love note. The feelings that come along with this item go way beyond the object itself. John may feel loved and grateful that Jane heard him and went out of her way to surprise him.
If your partner’s primary Love Language is Receiving Gifts, remember that it’s not all about the items. It’s about showing them the effort and proving that you are thinking of them and that you listen and care for them.
It doesn’t have to be big, it can be like picking up their favorite wine when you’re at the store, or I even bought a pair of novelty socks that made him laugh. It’s something that says, “I was thinking about you. I know what you like.”