13 Holiday Gift Ideas For Someone You Just Started Dating
Gift-giving around the holidays can be challenging. After all, it’s a fine line between giving the person something nice, but also useful. And if you're trying to figure out what to give someone you just started dating, you may be stumped: What’s the right gift? What’s too much?
Decluttr, a site that lets you sell your unwanted tech devices, surveyed 2,028 American consumers aged 18-65+ and found that the average person plans to spend $600 on holiday gifts this year. They also found that the average American spends 40 percent more on their significant other than is expected from their partners. However, if you use the “thought that counts” mentality, you certainly don’t have to go into debt buying presents.
"I advise my clients to get a gift that is thoughtful and personalized to some degree, to show the person that you care and are paying attention,” David Bennett, counselor and relationship expert with Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. He says you shouldn’t worry too much about money, and instead, focus more on getting them something that represents their interests and values.
Below, you’ll find gift ideas for the person you’ve recently started dating, and perhaps the items will inspire even more ideas, too.
2Weighted Sleep Mask
3Puffy Travel Pillow And Tech Throw Travel Blanket
4Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug
No matter if you get socks with Christmas designs or other patterns, Happy Socks will make them happy, so it'll be a win-win for you both.
6Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
8Game Of Phones Scavenger Hunt
9Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain
10Random Acts Of Kindness Kit
11Audible Gift Membership
12iPhone Charger Sticker Faces Set
13Personalized Dating Coupons
Coming up with date ideas can be challenging sometimes, but when you make these date coupons, you'll always have something to do.
As you can see from the above, there are plenty of gift options out there. “If you just started dating someone, the good news is, you haven’t given them a lot of presents yet, so the possibilities ... are endless,” NerdWallet's consumer savings expert, Courtney Jespersen tells Bustle.
She says that to make a gift more sentimental, personalize or engrave something. “If you’re not quite sure what the person you’re dating will like, you can’t go wrong with items everyone could benefit from, like a scarf, picture frame, or tech-related gadgets.”
Plus, you can always ask their friends or roommates for suggestions if you're totally unsure. But at the end of the day, it will be the thought that counts.