It’s hard enough to get it right with people you know well—close friends and family.
Where do you even start to select a gift for someone you only recently met?
Stop over-thinking the question—to give or not to give? In either case you run the risk that your potential partner will see the gift as a covert attempt to test the waters in the relationship, or to push it to a new level before he or she is ready. Dating and gift-giving go together like eggnog and Christmas cookies.
You might think that the Xmas holidays are just for family and friends - a downtime for dating - but actually with a little forward-thinking there can be chances a-plenty!
You want to choose a gift that simply says “I was thinking of you,” not “I was imagining our future life together.” 3. It is equally important to avoid letting the pendulum swing too far the other way, with a commonplace gift that has no meaning at all. Keep it simple and lighthearted—and enjoy another reason to celebrate.
Now is your chance to have some fun and get to know your prospective partner better, to discover what he or she truly enjoys and values.
Suddenly you have a whole new set of things to consider as you shop, beginning with: “Should I give a gift at all? Should I give something special, to show my growing feelings?Or something ordinary to send the message I’m not moving too fast?