On the other hand, spend too The trickiest part of holiday shopping for a young (or entirely unofficial) relationship is understanding the relationship between the length and type of your relationship and the budget for the gift.
I genuinely loved certain family traditions like the annual gathering of as many friends as possible to take over a local Tex-Mex restaurant for Christmas Eve lunch – before we all got older and had responsibilities that made it impossible to keep it going.
No, my biggest issue is the way it gets shoved down one’s throat earlier and earlier every year.
Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.
And to be perfectly honest, if I the holiday induces in my friends and family…
and it doubles the amount of anxiety-induced emails I get.
Every year, once we get past Thanksgiving and Black-Eye Friday and the Christmas Shopping Season It’s a trickier question than you’d think.
Gift giving, whether at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, can be fraught with insecurity and peril, especially when you’re at the beginning of a new relationship – or worse, are still in the “are we/aren’t we” stage of dating.
It’s a delicate balancing act: if you spend too much, too early in the relationship, you risk coming off as though you’re starting to get clingy and desperate.
You have to take into account how long you’ve been dating and – critically – what Fortunately, it’s fairly simple.