Whether the two of you have been dating for years or it’s your first Christmas together, it can be tricky knowing what to give your date or partner. But fear not, because we’ve helpfully compiled our top five gift ideas to help you give the person you’re with a nice surprise this Christmas, whatever stage you’re at in the relationship.
0-1 month: If you’re not buying for each other
When dating someone new, buying lavish gifts for each other might not feel right – yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your partner anything.
Why not write a meaningful message in a Christmas card? It needn’t be overly expressive, but simply letting them know how much you’ve enjoyed spending time with them is the perfect way to put a smile on their face.
1-3 months: Play it safe
In the early days of dating someone, you’ll most likely still be getting to know what makes them tick. If this is the case, then it’s definitely a good idea to play it safe on the gift front this December 25th.
Why not treat them to their favourite perfume or aftershave, but take it one step further by spending a little extra on the full gift set – it’ll look a little fancier and be a more intriguing shape under the tree.
3-6 months: A personal gift
Despite your relationship being relatively new, you may have already acquired a number of memories together – so why not put these into your present, to make something personal?
Take old photos, ticket stubs and romantic messages and create a scrap book or calendar of your cherished memories. A gift like this speaks volumes about how much you value your time together and shows that you’ve put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating something they can treasure for years to come.
6-12 months: Something to look forward to
If your piggy bank can stretch to it, treat your partner to a trip they’ll never forget. Whether it’s tickets to see their favourite football team or a romantic weekend away in the Lake District, you will both enjoy the experience and return from it with even more memories.
One year plus: Change the world
Christmas time is about love, not money, and you can give and receive that in abundance, but some people around the world won’t be as fortunate as you this year.
For a gift with real meaning, give your partner a goat or some rice – not literally of course. By donating to charities such as Oxfam, you‘ll not only be showcasing your caring and charitable nature, but you’ll also be helping someone less fortunate than yourselves.
If that doesn’t sound like something you partner would appreciate, then why not get them something that will get their new year off to a great start? A voucher for a new haircut or a smart new leather bag for work will put them in a great positive frame of mind for the up and comin year.