Christmas gift for guy dating
Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.
And to be perfectly honest, if I the holiday induces in my friends and family…
and it doubles the amount of anxiety-induced emails I get.
Every year, once we get past Thanksgiving and Black-Eye Friday and the Christmas Shopping Season It’s a trickier question than you’d think.
You have to take into account how long you’ve been dating and – critically – what Fortunately, it’s fairly simple.
Here’s a handy rule of thumb for potential gift budgets: 1 to 4 dates: a card.
Gift giving, whether at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, can be fraught with insecurity and peril, especially when you’re at the beginning of a new relationship – or worse, are still in the “are we/aren’t we” stage of dating.
It’s a delicate balancing act: if you spend too much, too early in the relationship, you risk coming off as though you’re starting to get clingy and desperate.
This is also a good time to prowl through Amazon wishlists for inspiration.
At the same time however, if you haven’t had the “Defining The Relationship” talk – you’re not exclusive or otherwise a “serious” relationship – then you want something cute and fun that reflects the fact that you’ve been enjoying your time together.
Giving something practical like, say, cookware, implies a more committed relationship than you actually have.
If you’re seeing each other once or twice a week, then you want to consider something heartfelt and fun but relatively cheap: no more than on the outside edge, plus dinner. Anything more substantial than, say, a book by her favorite author is going to be a bit much.
If you’re seeing each other upwards of three times a week, you’re starting to move into more serious territory and you have slightly more flexibility in gifts.