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Locking Down the Right Gift for a New Relationship

Locking Down the Right Gift for a New Relationship
Written by Her View From Home

If you’re in a new relationship, it’s never easy to know when gift giving is okay, and when it isn’t. You want the item that says “Hey I’m glad we’re doing this thing” without subtly explaining that you want to spend your life with her. Make finding the right gift for her easier than ever whether it’s her birthday, Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion. Try one of these awesome ideas and really make her smile.

Tickets for an Upcoming Event

You gotta be careful with this idea, but if you pull it off, you’re definitely going to be scoring some much needed points. Finding tickets to an event is a way to keep your new relationship on the right track, but planning for one too far ahead is going to scream “clinger stage 5.”  Find a concert, sporting event, or activity in upcoming weeks that you know she’s going to dig, and have a date easily planned that she’s going to freak over.


Women love chocolate (as I can tell you from my own personal obsession), and this scrumptious treat is a well-received gift at any time of the year. Girls also like to show off to other ladies, and you can use this to your advantage with your gift. Sending your girl chocolates right to her desk is going to gain you huge points in the romance department, and get her some envious death glares from the other ladies in the office.

The Classic Picnic with a Twist

Not all gifts have to kill your wallet, and if you’re looking to impress on a budget, then take it old school debonair gentleman and take her on a picnic date. I know, I know, it’s mid-winter right now, but you can use that to your advantage. Instead of sitting on a picnic blanket in the middle of a park, you can hide your romantic efforts inside the comfort of your own apartment. Move all of your furniture to the side of the room, lay down some comforters and pillows and serve some snacks and wine for a night you’ll both enjoy.

An Adventure

If you’re completely stuck for material gift ideas, take the present out of the package by considering planning an adventure from Experience Days for the two of you to go on together. If you’ve got yourself an active chick, first of all, hats off to you. Secondly, your options are unmatched. Whether it’s a kayaking trip, a hike you’ve been talking about, or a camping adventure, you can make this gift as expensive or as cheap as you’d like. A weekend away is sometimes all a couple needs to better connect with each other, and this option is more of a gift for both of you.


Jewelry is always a safe bet, and the shinier the better, guys. I’m not talking diamonds, you’re in a new relationship after all, but something that hints towards diamonds can really take you far. A ring set from Emitations gives her all the bling without wreaking all the havoc on your wallet. Every girl wants to start her New Year off with an updated wardrobe, and a little sparkle will help her walk out the door every day with confidence—now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Handwritten Letter

Hear me out—this gift is cheaper than cheap, and probably one of the most romantic things you can do with minimal effort. Channel that inner Carey Grant I know you’ve got hidden somewhere deep inside you and get to writing. You can talk about how much you’ve enjoyed spending time with her, write down memories from some of your best dates so far, or mention things you’re excited for in the future.

A Special Meal

Sometimes all it takes to impress a girl is just a little bit of effort. Instead of doing the same old restaurant date where you spend way too much, invite her over for a home cooked meal. Hopefully you’re a good cook, but if not, you can always re-plate a delivery from a nice restaurant before she gets there—just be sure to throw away the boxes in a trash can she won’t see.

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