What’s Your Love Language? Express Yourself in Waynesboro

February 08, 2023
Weddings, Food

It’s Valentine’s season again. Have you decided how to demonstrate your feelings? It’s been scientifically proven that different people have different ways of expressing and perceiving love: love languages. Whether your special someone responds to gifts, quality time, physical touch, or something else, here’s how to communicate your love language in Waynesboro this year!

Love language #1: Words of affirmation



Select a unique card for your sweetie at Faded Poppy Mercantile. Accompany it with a unique floral arrangement or a charming gift from their eclectic selection of candles, bath bombs, and much more. 

Is there a book that’s especially meaningful to you that you think will speak to your loved one? Check out the "rescued" and new inventory at Stone Soup Books. You’ll be supporting the community, too, since a portion of the profit goes to charity.

Initial inspiration can make a gift like a robe or blanket special with personalization. They also carry bath bombs, shower steamers, engraved wine tumblers, and monogram box subscriptions.

How about planning to chat over dinner? You don’t even need to go anywhere especially fancy for lots of eye contact and giggling. The Green Leaf Grill is known for its decadent food and drinks, including Cajun-inspired dishes. Heritage on Main is having a special pre-fixe Valentine's menu starting February 14th at 5:00 pm. 


Love language #2: Acts of service

Sometimes little things like taking out the garbage or folding the laundry make your partner’s heart thump. 

Is he always complaining about a gross car? Why not take his filthy ride in for a detailing at B&B Complete Car Cleaning 2 or Mike's Auto Reconditioning?

It’s time to let the experts help us clear the clutter and deep clean! Carolyn's Cleaning Service and You Have It Maid LLC can help out by performing a one-time deep cleaning or setting up a regular schedule.

For a longer-lasting garden gift that will make your sweetie’s heart grow for years to come, plant a tree or shrub from Waynesboro Garden Center.

Grab your valentine a quick pick-me-up with coffee to go from Farmhaus Coffee or The French Press.


Love language #3: Gifts

You don’t need to break the bank to let someone know you love them with a gift. In fact, it’s really the thought that counts, you know, letting that person feel heard.

Family-owned Regal Jewelers sells a selection of traditional, unique, and antique jewelry and is known for its friendly and helpful staff. Lemon’s Jewelry is holding a 20% off sale on all diamond jewelry through February 14. 

A nice bottle of wine always makes a thoughtful gift. Find the perfect local bottle at Barren Ridge Vineyards. The market at The City Foxes wine bar showcases Virginia wines, Virginia products, as well as art, and gifts.

Do you love a cook? Give them the gift of beautiful, durable, handcrafted cookware from Blanc Creatives.

If you can’t find the perfect gift on the shelves at a store selling new items, search the eclectic inventory at Alpha & Omega Antique Mall or Layne’s Antiques. 

Original artwork is a meaningful gift. Browse the selection of paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center. You might also consider giving the gift of an art class, or better yet, signing both of you up so you can take it together!

Luke’s Hobbies can meet the needs of all levels of RC car enthusiasts.

Kit your valentine out for your next couple’s adventure at Rockfish Gap Outfitters. The selection includes bikes, kayaks, footgear, backpacks, and more.


Love language #4: Quality time

Spending quality time with the person you love can be challenging to plan, but it is incredibly rewarding. Not only do you get to share in the adventure, but you’ll also share physical closeness and a chance to connect through conversation.


Hiking is a great, inexpensive way to spend quality time. Take advantage of Shenandoah National Park as well as hikes originating along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even a stroll along the South River Greenway rewards with beautiful views and lots of fresh air.

Watch a newly-released movie together at Zeus Digital Theater or learn about watersheds at a free science talk at the Wayne Theatre on February 14th! Follow either experience with a discussion, preferably over something sweet at Kline’s Dairy Bar!

Work out your aggressions together when you grab bats and golf clubs and smash something at The Havoc House! Best of all, you won’t have to buy new dishes or argue about who is going to clean up the mess.

Connect with some lighthearted competition when you share some brews and play a game together at Bottles and Games.

Remember the clay scene from the movie Ghost? For PG-rated pottery wheel fun, sign up for a workshop together at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio.


Love language #5: Physical touch

Cuddle up for a weekend in a luxurious cabin or cottage at the Iris Inn. Rooms include sunrise or sunset views, modern decorations, spa-like bathrooms. Some have fireplaces, decks, or personal hot tubs. Book a massage or other treatment from the on-site spa.

Wild & Free offers massage, heated gemstone therapy, and holistic skin treatments using plant-based and sustainable products. You can also sign up for a yoga sound bath experience.

Freda's Skin Studio offers skin treatments and services as well as dry salt therapy, which cleanses the skin and respiratory system.

Waynesboro has several other options for massage therapy. Check out the offerings at Détente Spa & Salon or Rolling Meadow Therapeutic Massage.


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