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Dating is already complicated enough as it is. But, dating around the holidays!? Phew. That’s a whole other story. If you’re struggling with deciding if you should buy that special someone a gift this year or if a gift too soon will make them run away (Hi, avoidants!), this guide is for you.
Instead of just rounding up some gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends, I’ve got you covered in all stages of a relationship. Whether you’re just having fun as friends with benefits, just entered the talking stage a few weeks ago, or you’re stuck in a situationship that you refuse to get out of (praise be), I’ve covered all bases. And yes, those of you who’ve made it official get some recs too.
For friends with benefits
Look, you don’t have to want to date each other. And if you’re not hurting anyone with your occasional hookups, there’s no shame in that…or buying them a cheeky holiday gift (especially if it’s mutually beneficial).
A bottle of natural wine
A sex toy starter pack
For the ‘talking stage’
Freshly dating someone around the holidays can be tricky territory, but if it’s clear that you like each other and this might actually be going somewhere, a teeny gift won’t hurt (or creep them out).
A dainty lil’ plant
For your next game night
For the rollercoaster situationship
UGH. I know we all it here, but should you really be getting the person who can’t commit a holiday gift!? I personally think they’d deserve something like this lump of coal, but to each his own. If you must get them something, here ya go.
A candle that (literally) says it all
For Netflix and chillin’
For the officially official
Made it past the dreaded “so, what are we” conversation? Now we’re talkin’. Get them something extra special for finally making the jump (and to get some cute photos, of course).
The cutest keepsake ever
Your very own anniversary journal