The day of love is fast approaching, and while some couples have been planning epic surprises for months, Valentine's Day can be a difficult holiday to navigate if you haven't been dating for very long. Trying to find the perfect gift that is appropriate for the age of the relationship is essential. Making too much of an impression could be viewed as coming on too strong, while not putting in enough effort could make the person you're dating feel you aren't committed. If you've been dating for less than a year, let this gift guide help you figure out the best gifts at the right price. Celebrating Valentine's Day together can be hard when your relationship is this new.
It's Still Fresh! 8 Valentine's Day Gifts For The Guy You Just Started Dating
7 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For The Person You Just Started Dating
Sometimes the simplest gift is the best gift—especially when a relationship is just finding its sea legs. Grabbing the tab after a night of drinks or even dinner, too is a sincere gesture to make, especially if your new guy has been treating for everything except the occasional coffee and a bagel on the weekends. Every man wants to know he is appreciated! A good kiss! Infatuation comes with some downfalls though, such as chapped lips. Save the heart-print boxers for your husband. But aside from having your totally chill covered, a nice pair of socks is a luxury few people—and especially few men—will indulge in, so it is sure to warm his heart.
How should you handle Valentine’s Day if you’ve just started dating?
When you're in a new relationship, spending your first Valentine's Day together is usually exciting—and, if we're being honest, a little bit stressful. It's a holiday all about the L word, which can feel like a heck of a lot of pressure if you two recently started dating. Still, you don't want to pass up on the opportunity to take your romance to the next level—and that means getting your boyfriend just the right Valentine's Day gift.
Do you go with the practical or the romantic? The sentimental or the sexual? How do you thread the needle when it feels like every gift is practically soaked in unspoken messages about commitment, intent and expectations? The trickiest part of holiday shopping for a young or entirely unofficial relationship is understanding the relationship between the length and type of your relationship and the budget for the gift.