In sum: This set just wants to spend time with you—these friends or family members prize your time and attention over all else. This person is thrilled when you sit at their counter chatting with them for hours as they bake, or join them for a day at a baseball game. While someone who likes gifts would be thrilled with two tickets to his favorite show, the quality time lover would consider your attendance with him as significant as the tickets.
Signs that your loved one speaks this language: They love distraction-free time spent one-on-one. He’s the type who finds it intrusive if you answer calls while hanging out together and may prefer to catch up in a quiet setting rather than go to a party or hang out with lots of people
Great gifts: This is another great place to save money, and build up your relationships with activities, not objects. Instead of buying something, devote a day to grabbing hot chocolate and ice-skating, going to the museum or whatever activity the person enjoys most. Consider gifts involving time together, like a romantic dinner, a show or a weekend getaway. And make sure to turn off your phone and make sure she knows that you’re 100% there.