Gifts for Someone Special
The holidays are finally here, and it’s time to cheer! If you’re anything like me, you’re notorious for last minute holiday shopping. As much as I try my hardest to get everything done in advance, there’s always at least one person I shop for the day before Christmas. So who’s that special someone that splipped your mind this year? Maybe its a friend or family member you hardly see, or it can even be your significant other and you just have no idea what to get. Shopping for significant others can be difficult because how serious the relationship is reflects how meaningful the gift needs to be.
Here are guidelines on how to shop for your loved ones this holiday season.
If you just dating someone, there’s no real pressure to get them a gift. However if you do, any sweet little gesture will be appreciated. From a card to a stuffed animal, anything you do will get you bonus points and show you care.
Less than three months
Like dating, when you just start officially dating someone you don’t have to get a gift, but you probably should. If you have moved on to the next step of officially dating, you’re significant other will most likely expect something. Build-A-Bear Workshop is always a classic go to. It says I didn’t spend a lot, but I embarrassed myself making this for you. And it’s the thought that counts!
About six months
If you’ve been dating for around six months, expect to shell out some money. At this point, you and your significant other are pretty serious, and you should know what they like or even want. I personally love designer handbags, so after six months my boyfriend started sneakily figuring out my favorite designers and taking me to the mall to check out my style. Offer to go to the mall with your significant other and take a peak at what interests them. Maybe it ranges from shoes to tech, but figure out something they have been meaning to get and surprise them with it.
Over a year and beyond
After dating for a year, you definitely should know what each other wants. Either surprise them with something they have been dying to have or take an alternative route. Maybe the two of you have been wanting to go on a special vacation or activity. If that’s the case, opt for buying an experience rather than a material possession. This way, you both get to spoil each other and create lasting memories. If there’s nothing you really want to buy, book a trip instead. Whether it be a cruise or a ski trip, activities are always a fun way to keep things interesting in longer lasting relationships.
If you’re still stressing about gifts, stop worrying. Regardless of what you get, your significant other will still love you. So enjoy this holiday with the ones you care for the most, and stay merry and bright!