When Christmas is right around the corner, the question we always ask is: How much should I spend on a Christmas gift for her? And, of course, if you ask any woman, she’s never going to give you a straight answer.
Well, I’m going to tell you the exact rules of Christmas gift giving and spending. So, let’s go through it right now so that all of you understand there’s a certain time frame and money allowance for each situation.
If you’ve only been dating a few weeks, I strongly suggest you get something fun. That means you get something that pertains to the moments you’ve spent together. Maybe you listened to a song you both enjoyed or maybe you went and saw a concert together. Maybe you went to this really cool store together and she really liked this little trinket, maybe a tiny teddy bear, whatever. But if you’ve only been dating a few weeks, I strongly suggest that the present you give be more of a gimmicky, fun, easygoing type of present.
Try to find something that doesn’t cost you a lot of money (probably under $25), that she’s not going to return and that lets her think about your first Christmas together as really cute and memorable.
Now let’s say you met her in October — you’ve been dating for two or three months. This type of Christmas gift is a little tricky because you’re expected to get something thoughtful and nice, but you don’t want to go overboard. You don’t exactly know whether or not it’s serious and you don’t know what she’s going to get you either.
And there is a little asterisk to this one: In this case, you’ve not uttered the words “I love you,” because “I love you,” to me, creates the need for much more significant gifts. So let’s say, for instance, you’ve been dating for a couple of months and you really like each other. You enjoy each others’ company. You’re seeing each other a couple days a week. She’s staying over at your house and so forth. What I would do in this situation is, once again, stick with the fun gift, but get her a couple of them.
Maybe buy some little lingerie that she can wear when she stays over at your house or a fun pair of Christmas Santa pajamas. Try something that’s really kind of quirky, kind of off-beat. Maybe add a pair of earrings, but make sure they’re a fun, old, antique pair of earrings or an item that you’ve seen at the markets with her and know she really likes. You want to find something feminine but nothing really expensive. It should be an item that you can pick up at any little specialty store. If it’s the antique earrings we talked about, they’re probably $20-$25. The whole present should probably be under $100 for all of these things together.
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