Have you ever been asked, "What's your love language?"
The five love languages is a book written in 1992 by Gary Chapman, outlining five general ways that romantic partners can express and experience love through words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
Chapman suggests that to discover another person's love language, one must observe 'how they express love to others'. He theorises that people tend to give love in the way they prefer to receive love, and better communication can be accomplished when one demonstrates the act of caring in the love language of their recipient.
Avoid getting lost in translation and discover our guide to meaningful products for your loved one/s below.
LOVE LANGUAGE #1 : WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
Words of affirmation are achieved through spoken words, praise or appreciation. The anatomy of the oral region inspires the following products.
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MANASI 7 / All over colour Damaskino
Founded in 2018, Manasi 7 is a minimalist brand delivering timeless and multifunctional beauty products. The All Over Colour is an award-winning versatile organic, natural and wildly harvested lip and cheek colour and a cream eye shadow in one product. Limitless in options, build from a subtle shade to a statement look, or layer with other colours to create new shades
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SELAHATIN / Collection Eau De Bouche
Artisanally crafted oral care, Selahatin elevates daily ceremonies for the person that has everything. The Collection Eau De Bouche is meticulously crafted from solid beech wood and adorned with golden artwork containing the brand's mouthwashes Escapist, XX/Élise, Of Course I Still Luv you.
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MID/NIGHT 00.00 / Lip Balm 00.25
Mid/night 00.00 was created to enhance real and natural beauty with uncomplicated organic ingredients. Formulated with natural butters and oils to moisturise and soothe dry lips, the lightweight, silky formula provides shine and a soft finish.
LOVE LANGUAGE #2 : ACTS OF SERVICE
Actions speak louder than words. An act of service is the physical expression of a thoughtful gesture. At its core, it's about dedicated time and effort, usually in a reaffirming non-verbal way.
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19-69 / Yes Please! EDP 100ml
A play on words of "Yes, Please!" from 19-69, the following product highlights the wants and needs for the act of services below. The scent celebrates the coming together of post-industrial Manchester in the 80s of crumbling warehouses, railway arches, experimentation, music, dance and substances.
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D.S. & DURGA / Breakfast Highlands Candle 7oz
Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing sustenance and energy for whatever activities lay ahead. Inspired by this idea, we've selected D.S. & Durga's Breakfast Highland Candle with top notes of oats, scotch marmalade, heather honey and heart notes of biscuits, toast and dark tea.
"I have travelled extensively in the nooks and crannies of the highlands of Scotland. There are too many things I love about it, but one definite highlight is the breakfasts." - D.S.
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LOST IN / Cooks
A traditional slated cod recipe from a Reykjavik chef to a sweet Rosewater Pavlova recipe from an Australian chef in Berlin, Cooks is packed with eleven appetite-blustering recipes. They say time is the most valuable commodity, and contributing your own time and effort for your significant other conveys the ultimate message.
LOVE LANGUAGE #3 : GIFTS
Research shows that gifting and receiving gratitude have a tangible impact on our physical, emotional and social health, strengthening relationships and promoting healthier communication.
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RUDY PROJECT / Spincut
Since 1985, Rudy Project has sought to elevate the performance of athletes at every level. Spincut is the snow goggle designed to meet all the demands of prescription wearers. The Spincut Over the Glass geometry blends maximum functionality with style and superior eye protection thanks to its panoramic wraparound cylindrical lens.
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MIGHTY JAXX / A Wood Awakening Chill-Out First Kiss Edition
"Cupid strikes when one is least prepared! Wearing pink overalls with hearts all over, Pinocchio sits on the ground, looking completely lovestruck. Alas, it appears that he has just gotten his first real kiss! What was left behind from the unexpected kiss was more than just butterflies in his stomach and a lasting blush. Things turn awkward as his trousers start to rise... Weak in his knees, he sits in a daze, with his pants bulging at the thought of his first kiss... Here's what we're more curious about - who did he share his first kiss with?" - Mighty Jaxx.
An award-winning independent studio focusing on 3D design for art collectables.
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THE SKATEROOM / Keith Haring Untitled Smiles on Stripes
THE SKATEROOM is a coming together of art and skateboarding to create impactful change with the world's most influential artists to empower international skate projects and nonprofit education. Throughout Keith Haring's career, he produced murals, sculptures, and paintings to benefit hospitals, groups for underprivileged children, and various community health organisations. Before his death, Keith Haring established a foundation to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to organisations for children and AIDS. The foundation is also committed to sustaining and expanding public awareness of Keith Haring.
LOVE LANGUAGE #4 : QUALITY TIME
People who speak the love language of quality time want to be the object of their significant other's undivided attention. Rather than receiving gifts, words, acts or touch, they prefer to spend meaningful time together.
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BIOCOL LABS / Something for Dreaming
Start and end your day together. Something for dreaming contains melatonin, passion flower and lemongrass, which helps to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and supports your mental and physical relaxation, both of which are essential for a good night's sleep.
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KINFILL / Starter Kit Yoga Mat Cleaner
As someone who values time spent with others, giving yourself the same undivided attention on the mat is essential. Challenge yourself to a more extended practice, where you can commit to spending quality time with yourself to feel better acquainted with your significant other.
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GLOBE-TROTTER / Vanity Case Chelsea Garden
A must for the discerning traveller for you and your loved one, Globe-Trotter's elegant Vanity Case houses all your beauty essentials. Handmade in England, it is a stylish way to complete your Globe-Trotter luggage collection when spending quality time together away. The selected piece will remind you of an English garden in full bloom as its delicate ivory exterior reveals a burst of illustrated wildflowers.
LOVE LANGUAGE #5 : PHYSICAL TOUCH
Physical touch is a nonverbal love language people use to let others know they are cherished. Rather than focusing on only sensual needs, the physical nature of this language is to help your loved one feel seen and safe to the touch of their skin.
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LELO / Lelo Dot
At the core of LELO's offering is an insatiable curiosity, a desire to explore and refine the space where technology and human sensation intersect. LELO Dot is an innovative clitoral vibrator that offers multiple orgasms, sending novel sensations externally across the clitoris and other erogenous areas. Using Infinite Loop Technology, it moves in a constant elliptical motion while the soft and bendable tip stimulates your partner with absolute precision.
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COMING SOON: HAECKELS / Algae Plump Serum and Eco Marine Cream
Coming soon is Haeckels. We've selected the hydrating serum that combines marine-derived polysaccharides with hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin more effectively than hyaluronic solutions on their own.
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BODHA / Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
Founded in 2014, Bodha is creating a new world of therapeutic perfumery to help you come back to yourself through the power of scent. Release facial tension and calm your mind with this therapeutic scented pillow.
Breathe in the relaxing scent of lavender & chamomile flowers while gently engaging acupressure points to soften the delicate muscles around your eyes with your partner.
Everyone has a different way of communicating their love. While there is no perfect way to maintain a relationship, understanding the fundamental of love languages could be a helpful starting point for understanding each other.