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Christmas gifts early in a relationship

So, the smart thing to do would be to never, ever start dating anybody between Labor Day and Valentine's Day -- that way, by the time major gift holidays roll around, you've been in a relationship long enough to avoid the awkwardness.

But I'm not a smart man, and I've been seeing a woman for about a month now. Which is long enough that I feel like I want to get her something for Christmas, but not long enough that I want to get her something big. Or that I have any idea at all what to get her.

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Old 12-14-14, 07:08 PM
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Diamond ring.
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Diamond ring.
I got a Groupon offer this morning for a diamond ring!

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-cert...1-db381930d139

How can you pass up a deal like that?
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Old 12-14-14, 07:30 PM
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A book.

A CD or DVD set.

Earphones.

And congratulations for a new start
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Old 12-14-14, 07:43 PM
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Re: Christmas gifts early in a relationship

In the other thread, a majority of members suggested that Gatordeb give a man a blowjob for Christmas.

So in this thread, people should suggest a mink coat, a diamond bracelet, or a sportscar.
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Old 12-14-14, 07:44 PM
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A massage at a local spa.
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A Coke and a smile.
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I am in the same place. Plus I am not big on gifts. At all.
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Don't get something she can throw at you when you break up.

I suggest a giftcard to Victoria's Secret.
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Old 12-14-14, 08:11 PM
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I think my answer in the thread about baby gifts applies here, too.

Otherwise...

Think about something she told you she likes and get that. It shows you listen, you're quirky and you're a bit sentimental. She mentions red scarves? Get a red scarf. She likes Frozen? Get her a little Frozen trinket. She drank you under the table at a local pub on your first date? Buy a snifter from that pub. She likes a particular writer? Get her one of their books in a format she doesn't have, like audio or film adaptation. She mentioned something she misses about summer? Find a way to present that in a cute way, like a diorama she can put on her desk at work.
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I think my answer in the thread about baby gifts applies here, too.

Otherwise...

Think about something she told you she likes and get that. It shows you listen, you're quirky and you're a bit sentimental. She mentions red scarves? Get a red scarf. She likes Frozen? Get her a little Frozen trinket. She drank you under the table at a local pub on your first date? Buy a snifter from that pub. She likes a particular writer? Get her one of their books in a format she doesn't have, like audio or film adaptation. She mentioned something she misses about summer? Find a way to present that in a cute way, like a diorama she can put on her desk at work.
Bah. If he were listening to the hints she's dropping, he wouldn't be asking us. Get her an iPad.
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Old 12-14-14, 08:16 PM
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Get her a fuzzy pet like a hamster or guinea pig.
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Bah. If he were listening to the hints she's dropping, he wouldn't be asking us. Get her an iPad.
It's early in the relationship, get her an iPad mini.
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I think they are still at the Shuffle stage.
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Old 12-14-14, 09:21 PM
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Awesome cunnilingus.
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Awesome cunnilingus.
Leave it to the gay guy to come up with that answer.

As for this suggestion and the Dick in a Box, a gentleman doesn't kiss and tell. And, on a completely unrelated note, I believe Christmas etiquette is to give her something I haven't already given her.

A friend suggested tickets to something, which sounds like a great idea, so now I just need to figure out what "something" is.
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And congratulations for a new start
Much appreciated!
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Old 12-14-14, 09:48 PM
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Great advice (again) by story

Really depends on how much you like her.

If you're really digging her, get her something you might both enjoy on a future date, like concert tix. (My gf's birthday was two weeks after we met. Suprised her with tix to one of her favorite performers, who just happened to be playing in LA during her BD week. Had the time of our lives. Wasn't cheap though.) If you guys enjoy hiking together, surprise her with an Osprey daypack packed with energy bars and things. Or do a date-night gift of a bottle of wine, an air popper, organic kernels (and coconut oil!), and a blu-ray of a film you've both discussed (or something holiday-related).

Does she own shitty key chains? Consider a keychain from Coach. Inexpensive-ish at around $40 and a classy addition to something she used multiple times a day.
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Old 12-14-14, 09:54 PM
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Opera tickets.
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A massage at a local spa.
I like this idea.

Tickets to something is a good idea just make sure that you don't buy tickets for something too far in the future (like a music concert in August for example) because then if you two break up they'll never get used.

I'd suggest a new mattress designed specifically for YOUR lumbar support. You know, so she gets the hint.
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Old 12-14-14, 11:22 PM
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Maybe some kind of fancy food item? As long as you don't imply that she eats too much or needs to lose weight or anything like that.
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Three months. Welcome to my world.
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