DO I GET HER A CHRISTMAS GIFT IF WE JUST STARTED DATING? This one is for the boys!!
Ah, Christmas gifts for a new girlfriend—what are the rules? I tell you exactly how to play it this holiday season.
I know you’re dreading this whole holiday gift debacle.
But want to know the only thought worse than you giving us girls a gift? The thought that you might not…. ;(…. Yes, even if we insist you don’t need to get us anything for Christmas, you do. (Stick with me here.) If you don’t, we’re going to assume you’re not into us and girls LOOVE GIFTS. All girls do, if you don’t GIVE US ANYTHING we might assume you just don’t care that much. It’s hard for an early relationship to recover from that, so don’t blow this, dude.
The magical key to gifting success is to go super-sweet, but not super-expensive. We want to see time and thought, not a ginormous price tag. I mean I like ginormous price tags, but you will get a free pass because it is the beginning of the relationship.. 😉 lucky you hahaha Here’s what to do: “First step is to start with a card, and write at least four sentences,” Keep it cute. Be personal. Inside jokes are great. Hint at the gift before she opens it..
Now, onto that gift. Can you riff on something she’s said? “Think about something she has talked about that is special, something that has come up in conversation, like her favorite candy from her childhood mine is licorice, all the boys i dated know that ;).. favorite board game or book, I would prefer candy or a good book any day of the week – board games are lame – but that is just me ;).. “Make a cool Spotify playlist (for free!), take her to a lecture or book reading of her favorite author, take her to an art exhibit or gallery or concert. Something that she clearly likes and it isn’t clear that you would. Again, think thoughtfully!”… a good fun thing to do together is always awesome. I would again prefer a spa day – but that is pricey! so maybe not a good idea hehe.. Anyway you have a few good ideas.
Did the season inspire her to mention that she loved the Nutcracker Ballet when she was a kid? OK. Do you know how much her heart will melt if you get tickets, even to just a little, local production? A) You paid attention, and remembered something small she said, and B) she knows you don’t like ballet—but you’re there, and you’re there for her. I am such a easy gal – because I love to do boy stuff but a lot of other woman would LOVE this ballet stuff haha.. I would prefer a Hip-hop concert any day of the week, but again that is me.
Um, yeah. sweap her away of her feet ;)… ROMANCE BOYS ROMANCE!!
By the way – sexy Christmas underwear is always an awesome gift!! I would LOVE THAT.. But I Love underwear and I am very confident with my body, not sure if your lady is! You are the one who knows her – not me… :D.. Think hard – find out what she would Love!
I hope this was useful Gents – thanks for reading along!