Solving A Holiday Dilemma: 3 Great Gift Ideas For The Guy or Girl You Just Started Dating

The holidays are right around the corner, which is an exciting thing! We all love the holidays. The decorations, the food, the time with family – it's all great. A huge part of the holidays is getting gifts for friends and family, but some of us have to face an awkward dilemma when it comes to gift-giving. What do we get for the person we just started dating? If you've gotten into a relationship with someone shortly before the holidays, what is considered an appropriate gift? You don't want to go too small and be considered a careless. (Like an empty holiday card, for example.) You also don't want to go too big and be considered clingy. (No brand new sports cars. No high-end jewelry with your names inscribed on it.) There is a fine line you need to walk when getting a gift for a new partner, which can be super tricky. Luckily, we're here to help! We've got three great gift ideas that are totally suitable for a new partner during the holidays!

1. Fun, Thoughtful Home Decor

A totally acceptable gift for a new partner could be a cute and quirky piece of home decor. Nothing too big or expensive – you don't want to go overboard. Get something small and personal. Since it's still early on in the relationship, you don't know your new partner too well yet. But if you've been on spent some substantial time together, you must know something about them. For example, if your new girlfriend has four cats, odds are she likes cats. A great gift could be a cute wall print with a cat on it. This is a gift that's personal, but not so personal that it's creepy this early in the relationship.

2. An Accessory That Matches Their Style

Accessories are great gifts for a new partner. We mean accessories, not clothing items. Buying clothing for a new boyfriend or girlfriend is huge no-no. Early in the relationship, you probably don't know what size they wear. Guessing what size they wear can only go one of two ways: you either flatter them or you offend them. Do you really want to take that chance? A totally safe thing to get is an accessory item. This includes scarves, gloves, hats, etc. Try to take notice of their style and what colors they like, and get something that looks like it'd match. Again, don't get anything too expensive. Getting a pair of Ralph Lauren gloves is always nice, but it may be too much for a new relationship.

3. A Gift Card to A Store They Like

Giving a gift card is sometimes a controversial thing, but in the case of a new relationship, they make great gifts. If you've been together two years, you might want to think twice about giving you partner a gift card. They'll think you're inconsiderate and don't want to be bothered with getting a gift. On the other hand, in a new relationship, a gift card are great gift ideas. You don't need to know someone very long to figure out what stores they like or shop at. Pay attention to what stores they mention often and get them a gift card. It's a nice touch if you package the gift card in a cute or fun way.

Now that we've let you in on these great gift ideas for a new girlfriend or boyfriend, you've got nothing to worry about during the holidays! Okay, except maybe awkward dinner conversations with relatives, but we can't really help you in that department…


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