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9 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas That Won’t Freak Out Someone You’re Newly Dating

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Last Updated on December 8, 2021

If you’ve started dating someone new, it’s safe to say gift giving is always incredibly awkward.

It’s a delicate balance between not being too keen and spending hundreds, or giving them nothing at all.

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I always try to think about how I’d feel, and it’s safe to say that everyone likes being treated at Christmas – so what can you give them that won’t freak them out?

christmas gifts wrapped in green and brown paper

Big-ticket items are definitely off the cards, so I tend to go down the small and thoughtful route instead.

Take note of the things you have in common and like doing together, so you can both enjoy the present – or you can always look for gifts that are meaningful no matter what stage in the relationship you may be in.

I personally love all things food, so recipe books and sweet treats are a winner for me. Similarly, offering a simple but sweet gift such as a bottle of wine is a risk-free option.

Another great present idea is the card game Cards Against Humanity. It’s fun and er…eye-opening.

Don’t overthink it! Here are 9 Christmas gift ideas for someone you’re newly dating.

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Gift ideas for someone you’re newly dating

Sow & Co Herb Garden Urban Outfitters

Sow & Co Herb Garden, €20, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Wavy Decorative Candle Etsy

Wavy Decorative Candle, £12, Etsy – buy now

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook Waterstones

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook, £27, Waterstones – buy now

Moon & Stars Leather Diary Papier

Moon & Stars Leather Diary, £37.99, Papier – buy now

Nomu Gold Glass Decanter with Two Tumblers Oliver Bonas

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Calcarius Nu Liter RosaPuglia Natty Boy Wines

Calcarius Nu Liter RosaPuglia, £23.50, Natty Boy Wines – buy now

Cards Against Humanity Amazon

Cards Against Humanity, £19, Amazon – buy now

Christmas Cut Dried Flowers Letterbox Gift Not on the High Street

Christmas Cut Dried Flowers Letterbox Gift, £18, Not on the High Street – buy now

Super Soft Gloves Urban Outfitters

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