What to get a new love interest?
Buying a present for someone you have recently started dating is all about balance. You want to find something that expresses how you feel and that you can give openly with no expectation of return. The ideal gift is one that will enhance your relationship in some way and express your intention to keep seeing them. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started.
A treasured memory
It may be a framed photo of you both on your first date or a memento which reminds you of a particular time you shared. Whatever it is a small souvenir of a special moment is a simple, yet heartfelt, gift.
Relationships are built from treasure memories so a gift which reminds your date of those is sure to be well received.
A gift for you both
If you’re worried about buying something for your partner and they don’t get you anything, you could always get a thoughtful gift for you both to share. A special bottle of wine or tickets to the theatre or cinema are all components of a great date night which could make this Christmas extra special. Cooking a romantic meal complete with candles and music is a gift which can showcase your culinary skills and deepen your romantic connection.
You’re already dating each other so you’re probably already planning places to go and things that you could do together. Many big shows and events sell out quickly so look ahead and see what’s coming up in your area. Buying advance tickets to an event shows not only do you have a generous spirit, but also that you intend to keep seeing your date for the foreseeable future – that’s sure to put a smile on their face.
There are few gifts more treasured than those where someone has put in time and effort to make something just for you. Whether it’s homemade cookies or a handwritten poem there is something very romantic about unleashing your creativity in the name of love.
An old fashioned mix tape is another way of expressing your feelings. Select some songs because their lyrics express just how you feel; others because they offer an insight into your own personal tastes and then more to show you have been listening, taking notice and know what kind of music your partner likes.
Giving from the right place
Giving a present is only generous if it’s done freely, from the heart and with no expectation of anything in return. Don’t feel obliged to buy presents because you think it’s expected or as though it’s a test of your feelings. If you spend money you can’t afford on something to impress your date you’re not going to strengthen your relationship, you’ll weaken it. Be realistic about what you can afford and remember that time and attention are the most precious gifts you can give to anyone, especially a romantic partner.
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