With the holidays right around the corner, a common conundrum many people face is figuring out what to get their partner. This is especially difficult if it's a relatively new partner. If you just started dating this person, you don't want to get them something serious, like expensive jewelry. This could intimidate them and send them running. You also don't want to get them something too simple, like a box of chocolates. This could make them think you don't care. Lucky for you, we're always here to lend a helping hand! If you're struggling to find something special for your new boyfriend or girlfriend, check out these five great gifts you can get a new partner:
1. Gift Cards
You're probably thinking we're crazy to even suggest getting your partner a gift card. Gift cards are commonly thought of as an impersonal or rude gift. However, rest assured that they aren't considered rude or impersonal when it is a new partner…depending on how you present them. The best way to do this is to get a gift card with a decent amount of money on it (at least $50) for one of their favorite stores. Package it in a nice little envelope along with a thoughtful, handwritten card. It doesn't hurt to include a little something extra like a bouquet of flowers to attach the envelope and card to.
2. Cute, Quirky Home Decor
Odds are you've seen your partner's home by now. It doesn't take long to get an idea of what their taste is and the way they like their home to look. Get them something cute or quirky that goes with their home décor. This could be some funny wall art of a nice little sculpture. We'll also include an interesting coffee table book about a topic you know they're interested in.
3. An Inside Joke
A great gift idea could be something that relates to an inside joke between you and your new partner. Think back on the (short) history you have had together so far and find a gift that only they could understand. This may be something that relates to the way you met, or a funny memory from your first date. Gifts like this are sentimental enough to show your partner that you care about your bond, but not too sentimental to make them think you're ready to walk down the aisle.
4. Something They Said They Needed/Wanted
One of the best gift ideas for a new partner is just getting them something you know they need or want. Pay attention to things that they talk about. Odds are you'll eventually hear them mention something they really need or something they'd just like to have. Maybe they need a new shirt for work, or they really want to get the new book by their favorite author. Getting gifts like this will show your new partner that you want to make them happy and that you actually pay attention to what they say.