Tis' the season of giving, and while its sure to put a dent in your wallet, it could possibly have an impact of your relationship.
The holiday season is all about making sure your significant other is happy by gifting them with something they love. If you fail miserably, the holiday season will be filled with stress instead of joy. This becomes increasingly more difficult if you're in a new relationship. The wrong gift could send the wrong message to your significant other.
The idea of making sure you grab an appropriate gift has become so trivial, website are now offer guides for the type of gift you should buy during a relationship. The site, Doctor Nerd Love, breaks down the type of gift by the number of dates you've been on. If you've been together through 4 dates or less, you'll be fine with a card or a bottle of wine. The serious gifts don't come until you're 4 to 5 months into the relationship.
My wife is not sending me links to Christmas gifts this year and says I must pick out something for her on my own. I think I’m being set up.— Boyd's Backyard™ (@TheBoydP) December 10, 2017
Even online dating giant, E-Harmony, offers tips for successful gift-giving. They want people to know that giving is a must. That's not even a question. However, they do warn against not overdoing it. According to their website, you can do that by purchasing a gift that is too expensive or overly intimate. Instead, they say you should customize the gift. Give it meaning. A thoughtless gift could come off as emotionless.
Imagine my husband doesn’t want me to work ?? How tf will I pay for my boyfriend’s gifts 😞— Aqsa (@MissAzizAqsa) December 12, 2017
So this holiday season, don't overthink it. Just trust you'll make the right call for your relationship.