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Christmas gift ideas for someone you’ve just started dating 2019

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The situation: you’ve started a new relationship in the past couple of weeks or months, and you know that Christmas is coming. You panic. What should you get them, if anything? How much should you spend? Let’s discuss your options.

Top Christmas gifts for someone you’ve just started dating 2019

So you’ve decided this new person in your life is special enough to add to your holiday shopping list. The key to picking an appropriate gift with the right balance of thoughtfulness and simplicity is to limit your budget and keep it small and sweet.

Christmas hifts for him

Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock with Sound
Nintendo Game Boy Alarm Clock with Sound

Amazon

Waterproof Sport Earbuds
Waterproof Sport Earbuds

Nordstrom

Timberland Gloves with Touchscreen Technology
Timberland Gloves with Touchscreen Technology

Amazon

20 in 1 Multifunctional Paracord Bracelet Survival Tool
20 in 1 Multifunctional Paracord Bracelet Survival Tool

Amazon

Groovy Bubble Bluetooth Speaker Lamp
Groovy Bubble Bluetooth Speaker Lamp

Urban Outfitters

Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, 2-Pack
Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, 2-Pack

Amazon

What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game
What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game

Amazon

Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World Hardcover by Jean-Francois Mallet
Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World Hardcover by Jean-Francois Mallet

Amazon

Baxter of California Clay Mask
Baxter of California Clay Mask

Amazon

LEGO Architecture Seattle Space Needle
LEGO Architecture Seattle Space Needle

Amazon

Jamie Oliver's Great Britain
Jamie Oliver's Great Britain

Walmart

The Gummy Bear Book By Dan Golden
The Gummy Bear Book By Dan Golden

Amazon

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Christmas gifts for her

Vionic Women's Indulge Gemma Plush Slipper
Vionic Women's Indulge Gemma Plush Slipper

Amazon

Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Nordstrom

Holiday zBox 22 truffles
Holiday zBox 22 truffles

zChocolat

Lined Faux Fur Flip Cover Mitten Gloves
Lined Faux Fur Flip Cover Mitten Gloves

Amazon

Two Tone Faux Fur Pom Beanie
Two Tone Faux Fur Pom Beanie

Boohoo

Baylis & Harding Bath Fizzers Set
Baylis & Harding Bath Fizzers Set

Boohoo

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Amazon

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

Urban Outfitters

The Big Activity Book For Couples
The Big Activity Book For Couples

Amazon

Ceramic Cat Measuring Cups & Baking Bowls
Ceramic Cat Measuring Cups & Baking Bowls

Amazon

Smartphone LuMee Selfie Case
Smartphone LuMee Selfie Case

Amazon

You Are My Sunshine Stainless Steel Bracelet
You Are My Sunshine Stainless Steel Bracelet

Amazon

Decorative Cactus Candles 6 Pcs
Decorative Cactus Candles 6 Pcs

Amazon

Looking to buy gifts for someone else? See the rest of our guide to Christmas gift ideas.

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How to pick the best Christmas gift for someone you’ve just started dating

If this is your first Christmas together, play it safe and don’t go for extravagance. You don’t want to end up buying this person something very expensive, only to make them feel bad when they’ve spent much less. A few Christmas shopping tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep it simple and thoughtful.
  • Play it safe with something more generic if you don’t know them too well.
  • Try something small and handmade.
  • Think of things you’ve talked about or that you have in common.

What are the best DIY Christmas gifts for your new boyfriend or girlfriend?

Making your gift for your new boyfriend or girlfriend is a nice way to show you care without going overboard. Hand-made gifts are also usually sentimental, which is a great way to kick off your new relationship.

  • Photo block. Print out scenic photos and glue them to a block of wood. Use a clear coat of sealant on top to keep them in place and give the gift a finished look.
  • Jar full of Christmas sweets. Bake holiday-themed cookies or other treats, or fill a jar with his or her favorite candies.
  • Date night kit. You’re still getting to know each other, so why not give him something that he can do with you? This can be something simple, like some popcorn and a Netflix gift card, or something a little more involved, like a gift card to a restaurant you know he or she likes and a bottle of wine.

Top gift cards for someone you’ve just started dating

In a pinch for time or still stuck for ideas this Christmas? A gift card for your new bae’s favorite retailer, store or restaurant is sure to be appreciated.

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Gabrielle Pastorek

Gabrielle Pastorek writes about fashion, beauty and finance. Gabrielle loves helping people find a great deal, whether it's in their shopping cart or on a credit card. In her free time, she exercises her creative muscles by writing short stories.

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