But when you want to show that you care, you want to go the extra mile…especially if you’re not necessarily into or don’t really understand her interests.One thing I will suggest is that the longer you’ve been together, the better it is to have at least one seriously romantic gift.
Concert tickets, especially for a band she likes, are a great idea here.
4 to 5 months, casual relationship: Same as above, but a gift of $50 at the most isn’t outside the realm of reasonability.
I genuinely loved certain family traditions like the annual gathering of as many friends as possible to take over a local Tex-Mex restaurant for Christmas Eve lunch – before we all got older and had responsibilities that made it impossible to keep it going.
No, my biggest issue is the way it gets shoved down one’s throat earlier and earlier every year.
Maybe a home cooked dinner and a good bottle of wine. Seriously, at this stage, you’re still getting to know one another.
Anything more than this and it’s going to make you look like you’re already thinking about what to name your kids. 1 to 3 months: You’re going to want to use how often you see each other as a gauge here.
You’re also starting to enter the period where jewelry isn’t a bad idea – something small and simple, like a pendant or earrings – but avoid anything with gems.
This is also a good time to prowl through Amazon wishlists for inspiration.
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.
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.