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.
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?
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, €20, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Wavy Decorative Candle, £12, Etsy – buy now
Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook, £27, Waterstones – buy now
Moon & Stars Leather Diary, £37.99, Papier – buy now
Nomu Gold Glass Decanter with Two Tumblers, £45, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Calcarius Nu Liter RosaPuglia, £23.50, Natty Boy Wines – buy now
Cards Against Humanity, £19, Amazon – buy now
Christmas Cut Dried Flowers Letterbox Gift, £18, Not on the High Street – buy now
Super Soft Gloves, £15, Urban Outfitters – buy now