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November 30, 2012

Giving a Gift


Giving your significant other a gift is always tricky, but it’s particularly difficult when you’ve only recently begun dating. Giving a gift that’s too big can scare them off, but not giving a gift at all can make it seem like you don’t care. With the holidays approaching, here are some ideas to help you pick the right present.

Fun Activities

Doing something new together is a great way to bond, so why not use your gift to help grow your new relationship? This isn’t the time to book a vacation or buy tickets for a band that’s playing in six months, however. Think short term and low key. Get her a lift ticket so you can teach her how to ski over the winter holiday or get him a museum pass so he can see that new exhibit he was curious about. Pick something fun you can do together soon.


If you like to cook, ask your partner what their favorite meal is and cook it for them. Set the table, light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and make a special night out of it. Using your oven for storage? Make reservations at their favorite restaurant and buy them dinner. Consumable items are also a good option – think a six-pack of their favorite beer or a bottle of fancy infused olive oil.


Everyone loves it when someone does them a nice favor, so offering up your services is a great gift. You’re a pro with a hammer and level? Help her hang those pictures that have been sitting on her floor since she moved. You know a great bike repair shop? Offer to take his old mountain bike in to have it tuned up. If you’re feeling a bit naughty, give him a sexy massage with some body oil or a night where her pleasure is the only concern in the bedroom.

Have Fun

Giving a gift for the first time should be about having fun with your new romance. Do something you will both enjoy that doesn’t put any pressure on the relationship. Don’t give something they’ll have to give away in two months if the relationship doesn’t pan out. Most of all, don’t stress out about it. A less than perfect gift won’t ruin anything.

About the Author

Ashley Clarke
Ashley Clarke is the Executive Editor at Nouveau Dating. Ashley loves writing on relationships, love and dating and is responsible for finding authors who are natural writers on these topics. Contact if you are interested.

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