Christmas gift ideas for someone you’ve just started dating

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.

It’s yes.

Christmas Shopping Hitlist for Someone You've Just Started Dating

Sweet and Simple

  1. Flowers for Everyone
  2. Edible Blooms
  3. Macarthur Baskets
  4. Etsy
  5. The Book Depository

Last-minute Christmas gifts: gift cards and vouchers

Gift Cards
David Jones
Dan Murphy's Gift Card
Dan Murphy's
ASOS - Gift Cards
Etsy Gift Cards
Amazon - Gift Cards
Bonds Gift Cards
Priceline Gift Cards
Apple - Gift Cards
Yellow Octopus Gift Card
Yellow Octopus
Angus and Robertson Bookworld Gift Card
Angus & Robertson
Marks & Spencer Gift Card
Marks and Spencer
Photobook Australia Gift Card
Photobook Australia
Adrenalin Gift Voucher
Gift card
Gift card
Dick Smith Electronics
Urban Outfitters - Gift Cards
Urban Outfitters
Booktopia - Gift Cards

Top Christmas gifts for someone you’ve just started dating

Spring Posy in Vase
Flowers for Everyone
Shake Puppies
Angus & Robertson
Cards Against Humanity
Why You're So Awesome book
Urban Outfitters
Fujifilm X UO Custom Colored Mini 8 Instax Camera
Urban Outfitters
Watermelon Slice Pool Float
Urban Outfitters
Classic Maison Amaranth and Jasmine Wax Candle

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…

David Jones
David Jones
Yellow Octopus
Yellow Octopus

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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