There are many ways to say I love you. I recently read a book called "The 5 Love Languages" that broke down several ways that people receive love. Most of us show love to others the way that we need to receive it. But the truth is that you can show your love to a person, and they may not feel loved, because they need to be loved differently than you do. This list of 7 ways to say I love you will help give you insight into how to effectively express love to your friends and family.
When I was a little girl my father was in the military and had to travel often. I remember being 3 and he was dressed in all white about to leave and I ran after him crying. He picked me up and told me that he would bring me something back and that he'd see me soon. Through that early experience in life, I received gifts as love. Later in life, I realized that gift giving was a primary way that I showed love to those I cared for. If you decide to give a gift as an act of love, try to be as thoughtful as possible. One thing that I do is to pay attention throughout the year to the things that people say that they want. If you pay attention, people will tell you exactly what they want. I can't tell you how many times I have been in the middle of an everyday conversation with a friend and they will say something like, "Oh, I LOVE this ______." When you hear that ladies, take a mental note (or if you are afraid you will forget, take a literal note) of what it is they want and actually get it. This simple act will show that you are attentive and they will feel loved by you.