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Holiday Gifts for Your New Boo 101: To Splurge or Save, Ideas and More

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Holidays come with the gift of cheer and unfortunately, relationship woes. Contrary to every Christmas movie you’ve ever seen, most people break up during the holidays due to traditions that put pressure on the dating process and new relationships — cue gift-giving fiascos.

To beat the holiday f-ckery to the punch, here’s your go-to guide.

“How much should I spend?”

Rule of thumb #1: Don’t spend more on a gift than you both have invested in the relationship.

According to the dating app, Flirtini, “32.1% of daters would buy a gift for someone after a month of dating,” with women “twice as likely as men to spend under $25 USD.” Considering we’re in the age of inflation and cash candid dating, it is not wise to break the bank on a new beau just because it’s the holidays. Find a price point that works with your budget and the level of cheer you’d like to give.

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Great Gift Ideas

Rule of thumb #2: Give the gift of comfort, ease and/or luxury.

The best gifts make your lovers’ life easier so tap into their hobbies and daily activities, with a touch of intimacy. For example, accessories for their fav tech items like their AirPods or Apple Watch, computer or phone. These are a great, low-budget method for elevating their aesthetic with cute pieces that remind them of you. If your lovers’ are more fashion inclined, study their aesthetics and find new trending items that are within your budget. Each time they don the item, they’ll have a reminder of your attentiveness.

How much is too much for a gift?

Rule of thumb #3: Don’t invest more into the gift than they’ve invested in the relationship.

Flirtini’s research revealed “the majority agreed that gifts should be under $100 USD… Meanwhile, women were twice as likely as men to spend under $25 USD.” But, if you’d still like to splurge on luxury that’s more than OK.

View our holiday gift guides for the best inspo.

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