What can you buy that won’t freak them out, but still says you care? Here are some ideal presents for the man/woman you’ve only just started seeing.
The situation: you’ve started a new relationship in the past couple of weeks / months, and you know that Christmas is coming. You panic. What do you do? Let’s discuss:
Do you buy them a present if you’ve only started seeing each other?
This is the first thing that you’ll consider. Do you or don’t you? Some might argue yes, depending on how close you’ve grown or how many dates you’ve had, some might say no. Others might consult a gift buying rulebook. Honestly, I think the answer is simple enough.
Christmas Shopping Hitlist for Someone You've Just Started Dating
Sweet and Simple
Last-minute Christmas gifts: gift cards and vouchers
Top Christmas gifts for someone you’ve just started dating
What kind of present should I buy the person I’ve just started dating?
Now that’s the correct question. It’s not a matter of should you or shouldn’t you, it’s a matter of what. Your ultimate objective is to buy them something that reflects your relationship and how long you’ve been going out. What you definitely DON’T want to buy them is an intimate gift like a love fern that’ll dictate if you’ll make it or break up before next Christmas.
And you definitely don’t want to buy them something that’ll freak the shit out of them in general.
So what do you get them? As a general rule of thumb, if your relationship is still extremely new, stay away from anything too personal or intimate. The best is to go for something fun, something that speaks of the time you’ve spent together so far and something that’s not overly expensive. Set your budget under $100 and you’ll be right.
If your relationship is a little further along or you’re head-over-heels for each other, you can step this up a notch. Buy them something that’s a little pricier and is something you think they’d like but haven’t found the time or the money to buy yet. It should definitely be a thoughtful gift. You can make it intimate if that’s where you’re at, but again, stay away from love ferns. Even the most loved-up couples don’t buy love ferns.
Top six retailers for gifts for the person you’ve just started dating
Still undecided? Perhaps these retailers will get the present shopping juices running…
Christmas deals and discounts
Up to 50% off Christmas offers + FREE shipping on orders over $89
Get up to 50% off Christmas offers at House. Plus, receive free shipping on all orders over $89. Exclusions and T&Cs apply.
Show code & visit siteBI****After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code
3 for 2 offer on all gifts
Save big with this 3 for 2 offer on all gifts at Superdry. T&Cs apply.
Christmas gifts from £4
Shop for Christmas gifts from £4 at The White Company.
10% off student discount
Students can get 10% off any purchase at ASOS.
Free shipping to Australia
Get free shipping on orders over $40 to Australia at ASOS.
Free standard delivery
Get free standard delivery when you spend over $100
Show code & visit siteBO****After the store tab opens, come back to copy the code