It’s not unusual to wait until the last minute to choose a gift for a new significant other. There’s a lot of unspoken dialogue that happens when giving or receiving presents between romantic partners navigating a budding relationship. At Kelleher, our matchmaking clients who find themselves dating or in a new romance during the holiday season often ask us about the etiquette of gift giving. We’re sharing a few helpful tips to empower you to choose just the right thing for your gift exchange.
One of our clients recently wrote to our matchmaking agency in a complete panic: he had been on two dates with the woman of his dreams. She was smart, shared his passion for business and the two of them even supported the same charities. They had been at the same fundraiser the year prior and didn’t even realize it! The problem came when his date mentioned that her birthday was coming up – that weekend. Our client wanted to know whether it was appropriate to get his date a gift this early in the relationship and, if so, how to get her something meaningful without scaring her away.
Holiday gifts can be a tricky subject for many new couples. You might not know each other well enough to pick out a personalized gift, but you still want to impress your date with something thoughtful. While a matchmaking agency arranges introductions between compatible couples, it is still up to you to discover what kind of shared interests you have. Consider the types of dates your partner has suggested. Did they get really excited about a movie coming out or a new piece of technology that recently made its debut? Pick up on these cues and try to use them to your advantage. If you’re still stuck, our matchmakers have you covered with these unique holiday gift ideas that work for anyone:
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