Ever wonder what the rules are for gift giving at different relationship stages? Well we have put together a guide for you to make sure
Follow these rules for gift giving, and you’ll be sure to please.
1, Relationship Stage #1-New or Casually dating
Been dating less than three months or casually dating? Gifts for newly dating couples should be fun, somewhat frivolous, and inexpensive. The reasoning? Your relationship is new and fresh, and therefore any holiday gifts given should reflect this.
2, Relationship Stage #2- New Committed Relationship
Romantic holiday gifts are encouraged only if the two of you are exclusive. Items that remind the gift receiver of your time together are perfect, as are fun things that you can share with your date.
3. Relationship Stage #3- Longterm Serious Relationship
Long term, serious relationships are those where you are either living together, engaged or have been dating exclusively for six months or more.
By this time, you should know your partner well enough to have a fairly good idea of not only what their tastes are, but also what they need. Gifts for long term committed couples are generally more expensive, more meaningful, and preferably have a romantic component to them.
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