5 Love Languages
Valentine’s Day. I used to be a child full of whimsy and filled with ideas of romance, but as I grew older these ideals slowly fell away and somehow, I became a sceptic and a realist along the way without even realizing it. The older I get, the more I realise that regardless of the beginnings of these Hallmark Holidays – if they didn’t exist, time would pass me by so fast without taking the time to stop and appreciate the ones I love. The empowering idea is that that in recent years Valentine’s Day is taking on a form of its own, not only celebrating our partners – but also our children, dearest friends, mentors, ourselves.
Take the time to do the 5 Love Languages test, if you can. If you haven’t heard of it – the concept is that each of us give and receive love a different way (it was a bit of an ah-ha Oprah moment for understanding myself and my husband and why we clash in that department at times!). We each fall into a category of either feeling love more through Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, or Physical Touch – and this is prone to shift from time to time. The Love Language we feel is often how we give love, however this may not be how your loved one best receives it, and so comes a deliberate action – to thoughtfully act how your loved one receives love and follow through with an action that may not come naturally to you.
The reason Peregrine exists, is because I love the idea of thoughtful gifting. Gifting with purpose and meaning. Where bespoke items and memories become the fabric that is passed down and that look of nostalgia and fondness washes over a person’s face when they pick up an item in the store that reminds them of something or someone special. Kat and I have put together a list of some of our favourite ideas in store (she is an absolute power force in gift giving and telling stories through them), but we hope you take them as a catalyst to adapt it to your own journey with your loved one. Please reach out to us if you have any questions – we’d love to help you execute your plan (or send this link through to your own loved one to help them with ideas!).
Jessie + Kat
Step it up: Have the logistics embroided on the picnic rug.
Head to the Quality Time tab to explore.
Words Of Affirmation | Custom Journal Entry
Step it up: Have a moment in time stamped on the leather wrap or pair with a divine leather artist roll plump with pencils.
Physical Touch | Tipi For Two
Step It Up: Log this journey + those that follow and then tuck your log books away in an archive box allowing your children to re-create your travels in the future.
Head to the Physical Touch tab to explore.
Acts of service | Luxury Lay-In
Step It Up: Fresh-face the bed with a statement throw rug that doubles as the perfect landing space on the lawn to watch the sun drop down.
Head to the Acts of Service tab to explore
Receiving Gifts | Gifting with Thought
The Market Carry All is a personal favourite of mine. This piece must be paired with a morning spent meandering through a bustling farmers market with your Valentine.
If your valentine is a creator by nature, you cannot go past the Mollyjogger Scrimshaw Knife Kit. Scrimshaw is an early American art form (originating in the 1700's) where the 'big catch', the family name, or an image of inspiration is carved into a bone-handled pocket-knife. This kit is exceptionally popular in store and is a generational gift that will be long remembered.
Head to the Receiving Gifts tab to explore