The Best Gift Boxes for Each of the Five Love Languages

Updated by Shannon Ratliff

In 1992, a new language quietly began to circulate. First in newspaper reviews, the whispers in happy hour barrooms, then on daytime talk shows. In two years, the book that described how to relate to your loved ones through what makes them feel loved sold 137,000 copies. This is before eBooks, before podcasts, before audiobooks. This was a full-on embrace of the way we express and experience love. This was The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Dr. Gary Chapman.

You likely know the love languages already, but if you don't, you can check out our explainer here . The basic breakdown is:

Acts of Service : One feels loved when someone helps with the little things in life.

Physical Touch : One feels loved when connecting physically, from holding hands to couch-cuddling.

Quality Time : One feels loved with undivided attention and active listening.

Receiving Gifts : Also known as Gift-Giving, one feels loved when a heartfelt gift shows meaningful intention.

Words of Affirmation : One feels loved when they receive expressed affection, whether spoken or written.

Now, here are the perfect gift ideas for each that combine how they love with what they love.

Anchor of Hope  Box

Anchor of Hope Box

From $32.00 per box
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The Anchor of Hope Box is a monthly subscription box that is committed to ensuring that refugees and survivors of human trafficking can overcome life's challenges through honest, dignified work. From jewelry and textiles, to beautiful handcrafted ceramics, each box delivers 2-4 handmade items that are purchased in partnership with co-ops that directly enrich the lives of the artisans.

Shipping: We ship our boxes on or around the 15th of each month. Subscribe by the 14th of the month to receive that current month's box.

“My first box got lost at the post office, and when I sent a message here on cratejoy the customer service was top notch. Not only did they quickly send out a replacement, the items were worth the wait.” – Jessica M.

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

Hot Sauce of the Month Club - Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Aficionados at the Heat Hot Sauce Shop are bringing the heat to everyone who claims hot sauce as their favorite condiment with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club. The atomic-sauce experts put their skills to good use, selecting 1 or 3 full-size bottles of award-winning hot sauces in a preferred heat range.

Shipping: Orders placed now will ship January 1st. You can use our printable gift notes or send a gift email to notify the recipient. If you'd like to have your box shipped early, let us know by replying to the confirmation email.

"I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and so far it’s amazing! He loves putting hot sauce on his eggs in the morning and this subscription is such a fun way for him to try different kinds of hot sauce and so far he’s loving it!" - Emma P.

Ultimate Adult Boxes For Couples| Monthly

Ultimate Adult Boxes For Couples| Monthly

From $58.00 per box
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Shipping: All new orders will be shipped out within 2 days of purchase and renewals will be on the 20th.

Date Night In Box

Date Night In Box

From $42.58 per box
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Does the special person in your life prefer to spend date night at home instead of going out on the town? This subscription box is perfect for date night! Each box includes several interactive activities and accessories for ambiance along with snacks, mixers, or chef-curated dinner menus. Each month centers around a theme so planning is a cinch!

Shipping: Boxes ship between the 16th-21st. If you subscribe after the 11th of the month at 7 PM EST, your box will be shipped the following month. We estimate your order will deliver within 3-14 business days based on your shipping location.

“This was such a cute box! It was a really fun way for my husband and me to get some real quality time celebrating Valentine's Day. We loved it!” — Cassidy M.

Escape the Crate: An Escape Room Adventure shipped straight to your door.

Escape the Crate: An Escape Room Adventure shipped straight to your door.

From $26.50 per box
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Escape the Crate brings high-quality riddles, puzzles, and the curiosity to crack codes into the home. These games can be played solo or in a small group of up to six. Reviewers love the length of game play and the ability to select different levels of expertise. These escape room creators are a fan favorite.

Shipping: ALL ORDERS SHIP OUT WITHIN 2-4 DAYS OF BEING ORDERED! We are a bi-monthly subscription, meaning we ship every OTHER month. That means if you order a 2 month subscription, that is for only 1 box.

“It took us (three adults) about 3 hours to do "Escape the Gold Rush Robbery" and we all enjoyed ourselves, finding the puzzles pleasantly challenging but not frustrating.” -Kj. L

Scribbler Box Subscription

Scribbler Box Subscription

From $29.99 per box
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Encourage the would-be writer in your family with Scribbler! This unique subscription box—founded and run by two best-selling novelists—includes not only an autographed book of the month, but an exclusive writer's guide on different elements of craft, tips from publishing pros, and special goodies for writers.

Shipping: Order today and your first box will ship immediately! Then, your next box will on the 21st. All boxes ship via USPS.

“Each monthly delivery of this box is like Christmas morning! There are so many goodies in each box - treats like coffee/tea/hot chocolate, snacks, a journal or notepad or book of writing prompts, pens and stickers and pins and writer’s favorite things. But most important is the monthly novel (with signed bookplate), an inside look at the Publishing Process and an Exclusive Writing Passport penned by each month’s author. Keep up the GREAT WORK LADIES!!!!!” – Courtney D.

The 5 Love Languages have evolved with a second edition and more research that verifies the findings are based in a measurable frame of reference. This means, simply, that these expressions of love, from holding hands to finding a great gift for your significant other, are buckets of connection we share. That, when you think about it, is pretty special.

Find more gifts in our Valentine's Day Gift Shop .