It’s an extension of the Grand Romantic Gesture that looks great in movies but actually freaks people out in real life. Either way: at best it’s going to send very awkward messages. well, it can be the incident that causes your honey to start rethinking how they feel about you.
One of my best friends once got a ring for Christmas from her boyfriend. If you want to avoid sending the wrong message with your gift and signaling that you might have gotten overly attached too quickly, you need to navigate the Price/Relationship axis.
and it doubles the amount of anxiety-induced emails I get.
especially if you’re not necessarily into or don’t really understand her interests. Printing a favorite photo on wood, for example, gives it an extra level of texture and artistry that it didn’t have before, turning a couple’s selfie into something special.
Concert tickets, especially for a band she likes, are a great idea here.
4 to 5 months, casual relationship: Same as above, but a gift of at the most isn’t outside the realm of reasonability.
On the other hand, spend too The trickiest part of holiday shopping for a young (or entirely unofficial) relationship is understanding the relationship between the length and type of your relationship and the budget for the gift.
After all, no matter how much we try to tell ourselves that a gift is just a gift, what you give to your sweetie carries an intrinsic message about how you feel about them and your relationship. Ask around; buying expensive or outrageous gifts when you’re still early in the relationship is going to be a red flag to the majority of people. There are plenty of men – myself included – who’ve made the mistake of overcommitting on a gift too early in the relationship. Sometimes we legitimately trying to bowl them over and effectively buy their affections.
You’re also starting to enter the period where jewelry isn’t a bad idea – something small and simple, like a pendant or earrings – but avoid anything with gems.