I just started dating someone and Christmas is just around the corner. Do I get them a gift? If so, how much money is appropriate to spend on a new relationship?
Dear Secret Santa,
The easiest thing to do in this situation is just ask the other person. Before you leave on Christmas break, sit down and ask if you want to exchange gifts this year. If you agree that it is a good idea, then next thing to settle would be a general price range. It could be awkward to get a gift that was worth $50 and only buy one that is worth $10.
If you decide that talking about it would ruin the surprise, then get a surprise gift. Just make sure it is small so the other person doesn’t feel obligated to get you something in return.
Sue Z. Maroon