There’s nothing more awkward than starting to date someone new around the holidays. You’re only just getting to know each , so you won’t necessarily be able to pull off a genuinely thoughtful gift, but you want to make sure that they know you don’t just think of them as one of your friends. It’s a weird line to toe, but that doesn’t mean it has to be impossible.
Below are some gift ideas for your new Tinder boyfriend or girlfriend. You can thank me later.
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2. A good bottle of wine (or their favorite liquor)
(Photo: Packaging of the World)
If you’ve been on a couple of dates with someone, you probably know their drink of choice. Bonus points if the packaging is on point.
3. A scarf for the colder weather
It’s a gift that’s both seasonally appropriate and universally-loved. If I got a soft scarf from someone I’d just started seeing, I certainly wouldn’t be mad about it.
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5. A cologne, shaving, or skincare set
It’s too early to try to change a beauty routine or influence the way they dress, but that doesn’t mean you can’t nudge them in a certain director.
6. Candles or incense
It’s not tacky so long as you actually pick out a scent that doesn’t smell like burning hair.
7. A drinking game
Know your audience with this one, but there are lots of cute drinking games out there that make for great gifts.
8. A Netflix subscription
Now he won’t have to steal yours or his roommate’s when you want to binge-watch House of Cards.
9. Tickets to something you can do together
I’m not saying you should buy Adele tickets together (though if you can get your hands on a pair, you’re probably God and can do whatever you want). If there’s a movie or concert coming up in the next couple of weeks that you know you both want to attend, go for it. Just make sure it’s not so high-pressure; that means no vacations.