November 20, 2017

The Dos And Don’ts Of Gift Giving On Your First Christmas Together

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If you’ve found love in 2017, there’s a very strong chance that it was your highlight of the year. Christmas time is the perfect chance to celebrate that relationship, meaning this year’s festivities will be better than ever.   
 
Still, given that the relationship is in its relative infancy, you don’t want to get it wrong. In truth, your love story is unique, so there’s no one right or wrong answer. Nonetheless, here are some dos and don’ts that most couples can live by.
 
Do: Show You Care
December 25th is a day of love and happiness, even if you don’t follow the Christian faith. Personalized jewelry from Name Necklace Official can be the perfect token of your love. Alternatively, you could buy something that celebrates their passions or hobbies in life. Showing that you’ve thought about their individuality is key.
Don’t: Force A Potentially Awkward Situation
Unless your partner has asked for clothing, avoid it like the plague. Getting the wrong size can cause a lot of hassle while there’s also the issue as to whether they want to wear it. If the answer no, either they’ll feel awkward for wearing it or you’ll feel awkward because they don’t. Three words: play it safe.
 
Do: Make A Gesture For The Future
Your first Christmas together is special. However, it hopefully won’t be your last. If you’ve yet to enjoy your first holiday together, booking one at Sensimar Samui can be awesome. It’s something you can look forward to, and shows your ongoing commitment. Besides, given the volume of other presents, buying another bottle of their favorite fragrance won’t be appreciated anyway.

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Don’t: Make A Gesture For Your Entire Future
Showing that commitment is great, but it’s very rare for couples to arrive at a place for lifelong commitments within 12 months. Getting an engagement ring could prove to be a nightmare. On a similar note, it’s probably too early to think about a pet or a mortgage. Those three words ring true once more: play it safe.
 
Do: Spoil Your Lover
Your lover has brightened up your year and life. Therefore, he or she deserves to be treated. As your relationship is young, you should use this opportunity to be spontaneous and carefree. Whether it’s an instrument, a games console or something else doesn’t matter. Get them a gift that they wouldn’t buy for themselves, and it will make their Christmas infinitely better.

Don’t: Make Them Feel Inferior   
On the other hand, you do not want to spend huge sums of money to the point where your partner feels that their present looks rubbish. Opting for a charitable gift that keeps giving can be very useful. Alternatively, you could look to a present that can be improved with accessories further down the line. Take a wild guess... That’s right: play it safe.
 
The Final Word
There’s no need to put pressure on yourselves. As long as you put your heart into the present while maintaining a slither of responsibility, you won’t go far wrong.

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