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Stocking Stuffers: Should You Be Exchanging Gifts with a New Boo?

So, you’ve just started dating a relatively new guy, and you’re not sure what the going rate is on Christmas gifts. You’re only a few weeks or couple months into the relationship or you may have just determined that he’s your boyfriend. It’s tough to decide what’s appropriate when it comes to exchanging gifts with a new love interest. Obviously you don’t want to over do it and you don’t want to give him/her anything at all. The goal is to get something that says, “I like you, but we’re still getting to know each other.”

Here are some tips if you’ll be swapping gifts with a new boo:

1. Its the thought that counts. 

If you are definitely exchanging gifts for Christmas you both should purchase something small, semi-personal and affordable if you’ve just started dating. It’s still early into the relationship and there’s no need to put too much pressure on one another.

2. High Expectations.

Check your expectations. Ladies, we all know we love gifts but you’ve got to remember that guys can be completely clueless when it comes to this stuff. Unfortunately, life is not like the movies so don’t expect an engagement ring or a fancy necklace just yet.

3. Pay Attention. 

Now this is not only directed towards the guys, females should be paying attention too. It is only getting colder so if you’ve noticed he might need some new winter gear opt for a nice coat or a sweater. As for the guys, if she’s mentioned something that she’s really wanted that’s pretty simple surprise her and show her you’ve been listening. She will definitely appreciate that!

4. Plan a gift you can do together. 

You don’t have to overdo it and plan a vacation. A simple dinner and a movie will suffice or how about going to see a play? You can even offer to take him/her out to a nice restaurant preferably one that they’ve mentioned or one with food that you’ve both been meaning to try. Just be sure to plan in about a week or two weeks max.

Your significant other should understand that you are still in the phase of getting to know one another, especially if you haven’t been together for at least a month. If you are still uncomfortable with going ahead and getting him/her a gift talk to them and see what they may have in mind. We hope our suggestions help to relieve some stress! And remember as of right now, it’s the thought that counts.

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