I think just about everybody does. It’s an international display of affection. According to Dr. Gary Chapman in his book, The 5 Love Languages of Children (available at our website), Iris was asked how she was so sure her parents loved her. She immediately took the person to her room and showed all of the gifts that she had received from her parents, along with stories to go with those gifts. That’s when you know your child has the love language of gifts—when each one means so much. Chapman cautions—never give a gift for payment for something or a bribe. It’s got to be given out of love. As we raise our kids, remind these little gift-lovers that God gave the ultimate gift: Jesus and the gift of salvation.

Suggested Reading: Ephesians 2:8-9