Love is a magical time for new couples! Perhaps you met each other through online dating through one of the best dating sites such as eHarmony. But when it comes to gift giving, things can get real awkward really quick. If you’re wondering whether or not you should give her a gift at all…the answer is always ‘yes’! Now comes the tricky part. You don’t want to give her a ‘friend zone’ gift but you also don’t want to freak her out with something too serious. Because this whole gift giving thing can be confusing, we’ve got you covered with 12 fail-proof gifts to give the new woman in your life.
1. Concert Tickets
A gift that gets you another date? It’s a win-win! You don’t have to go all-out with Justin Timberlake tickets (even though that would be pretty amazing). You can get tickets to a local band playing at an intimate venue or tickets to a music festival. Extra points are guaranteed if you can be a little sneaky and decipher the style of music she likes fist.
2. Bottle of Wine
This one is self-explanatory, is it not? A bottle of wine is a genius gift to give the young lady you’ve just started dating! It’s a neutral gift that won’t overstep any boundaries, and hopefully, she’ll want to drink this bottle with you! If she likes her reds any Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot will do the trick. If she loves her whites go for something like a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.
3. Winter Gear
Cute mittens, a cozy hat, or a warm scarf– will be much appreciated by your new love interest. Suggest to her that she take these gifts for a spin as your date to an ice skating rink or a winter walk through the park.
4. Box of her Favorite Snacks
After several dates, you should know what she likes. If she’s a salty girl, fill up a box with pretzels and pita chips. If she’s more on the sweet side, grab all the luxury chocolate (such as Lindt Lindor Truffles) and candy you can find. Wrap the box up really pretty and wait for her to literally feast her eyes on the sweetest gift ever.
5. Essential Oils
Let her know that you listen when she tells you that work stresses her out, that she has pounding headaches after class, or that she’s been having trouble falling asleep lately. This is the perfect gift to alleviate all of her problems. Essential oils are a personal, yet practical present which won’t overstep that ‘Are we? or Aren’t we? line. And if you want to take this gift just a step further, throw in an essential oil diffuser.
6. Warm Winter Slippers
Not too formal and not too forgettable- plush slippers are the perfect gift to give the woman you just started dating. Every time she slips her toes into the soft, luxurious fabric, she’ll certainly think of you! Get cozy with ‘Slip-On House Shoes’, cute with ‘Teddy Bear Slippers’, or if you know her exact shoe size, go with a classic ‘Faux Fur Moccasin’.
Ah, the nostalgia is so real! Either your new woman hasn’t seen a disposable camera since her youth and will squeal with excitement…or she’s too young to have ever held a disposable camera before and will be fascinated by this ancient machine. Once it’s unwrapped, go outside for a winter photo shoot!
8. A Game For Two
There is nothing sexier than a challenge. Pick a game that is two-player friendly and once she unwraps it, you two can start playing right away. Get serious with a game like Chess or be goofy with a game like HedBanz. Either way, the quality time will certainly help you two progress to the next level of your relationship.
9. Classy Drinks
If the two of you often find yourselves swigging out of the tequila bottle and chasing it with a glass of orange juice, then it’s time to upgrade. Show her that you’re ready to take things to the next level by classing it up a bit of sophisticated options like Johnny Walker Black or Blue. You might even want to give her a bottle of classic Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé.
10. Scented Candles
Never underestimate the power of ambiance! Set the tone for a romantic night with scented candles for her room. Help place and light them up straight away and you’ll be her object of affection.
11. Cozy Blanket
It’s cold outside! Give her a gift that she can use to snuggle up with (hopefully, with you by her side). This Mermaid Tail Blanket will make her childhood dreams come true. Alternatively, a big plush blanket will scream ‘luxury’, and this 100% cotton knit blanket comes in practically every color – easy to find her favorite!
Nothing screams romance quite like perfume. A gift like perfume is exceptionally intimate and she will always connect this scent with you and vice versa. Before purchasing it have a whiff of the perfumes she owns already to see if she prefers a musk scent over a floral scent or prefers something a bit different. Perfume is like art, very subjective. This gift is a winner for both of you as she will always smell beautiful.
One last thing to remember: women pay attention to details, so do your best to wrap your gift up with a pretty bow or at least, in a beautiful gift bag. Pair your gift with a thoughtful note or a sincerely written card and you’re all set!