While I'm sure you've made a conscious effort to get to know your partner as much as possible, there's no way you're going to know every like, dislike, nook or cranny of their life.
So, when you're perusing for a good gift, just keep it simple and be cute about it.
I’ve been divorced for a couple of years and while the dating scene has had its challenges, I’m currently involved with a gorgeous woman. I don’t want to scare her off with anything too serious.I wasn’t dating anyone last Christmas, and I’m used to buying for a wife. But I also don’t want to get her something boring either. It’s expensive for the guy to buy, and if you two break up, she may not wear it ever again because it reminds her of you in the way that, say, a set of hand towels, will not. Instead, “experience gifts” are always a good bet–tickets to a concert or play, gift certificate to her favorite fancy restaurant, day at the spa. These kinds of gifts produce memories, and often you can do them together.So, during the holidays, I have no issues going all out on friends and family and spending some serious cash money on others instead of treating myself. There's always an internal struggle of deciphering exactly what they like, what they'd want and if it's appropriate given how long you've been dating.To help relieve any unwanted stress this holiday season, I've broken down the art of proper gift giving, depending on how long you and bae have been locking lips. You've locked it down, and it just so happens that the holidays are super close to your official relationship start date.Mike Hi Mike, Since your email is such a timely one, you skip right to the front of the email line. But watch out at recess, because some of the guys you skipped are probably going to be looking to give you a face wash in the snow. Okay, so what gift should you stay away from if you aren’t ready to get serious yet? So then there’s a lovely gold pendant tarnishing away in a velvet-lined box until 40 years from now when one of her grandkids asks her about it and she croaks, “” And then the grandkids are distracted by finding the potty-mouth jar so once again the pendant is forgotten. You can also get more personal with her specific interests or goals–golf lessons, glass-blowing classes, a ride in a hot air balloon. I also think they’re an easier gift to give overall, since you know what your partner’s interests are better than you know whether they’ll like that random sweater in that specific fit, in that specific material, in that specific color, in that specific size. If you put a bit of thought into it (no December 24 shopping), and get her something you truly believe suits her personality/tastes/interests, you’ll make the right choice.
Witnessing the reaction on someone's face when you hand deliver them a gift they genuinely appreciate is one of the best feelings in the entire world. But it's a completely different scenario when it comes to purchasing a perfect present for bae around this time of year.It'll show you actually notice and appreciate their style and taste. The thought of china patterns has probably crossed your mind at least once. At this point, chocolate and flowers are two words that should just be purged from your vocabulary as the real gifting begins.You can play this two ways: with something of true (and sparkly) value, or with something to ignite the fire in your relationship.Girls will never hate some quality diamonds, and while not all men use a watch, something nice on their arm still adds a nice, classy touch.You have only been dating your new love interest for a month but you still want to show her how special she is to you.For him: a gift certificate to Peter Luger Steakhouse."Something Rotten" Tickets, -100, Rotten Broadway6 months: By this point, you've probably attended some sort of holiday or birthday party together, potentially met the family and your joint presence is so overwhelmingly romantic that it makes others jealous. Since you probably know your SO's shirt, pant or bra size by now, you can't go wrong with some cute clothes they can wear (and think of you when they do, of course).