As if the holidays didn’t come with enough pressure from family, friends and bosses who expect you to take the office white elephant exchange seriously, they’ve somehow managed to align perfectly with that awkward, we’re-definitely-dating-but-we’re-not-super-serious phase in your relationship. If you and your lady are still a relatively new item, chances are you’re agonizing over what on Earth to get her for the holidays. You pretty much have to get her something, so where does that leave you? Start with these suggestions that all say something along the lines of, “I care about you and am happy with where this is going, but the only rings on my mind right now are Super Bowl ones for my NFL team.”
Alex and Ani makes a vast collection of bracelets great for layering, so you can start with the initial bangle and if you want to spend more, add a beaded option or another charm bracelet with a meaningful symbol. And if your relationship progresses, you always have an easy go-to gift option: Just add to her collection.
If you live somewhere that gets even somewhat cold, you can’t go wrong with a blanket scarf. They’re pretty much irresistible coziness.
Courting a wanderlust-stricken world traveler? She’ll love recording her every move on this scratch-off map.
Bring a good bottle of wine for your gift exchange and put this puppy to use immediately.
Quality candles (both scented and aesthetic) are seriously underrated. Get this offering on its own, or double up with its copper-dipped counterpart—and light one to set the mood.
As Johnny Manziel knows, giant bird floats are nothing new. Gold giant bird floats, on the other hand? Amazing. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm with a pool, this is perfect.
This one’s perfect for the enthusiastic home chef. Offer to do the dishes and perhaps you’ll even get a home-cooked meal out of it.
Perfect for the girl who enjoys pampering herself, surprises and green living.
If she’s constantly snapping photos, chances are she’ll go wild for this phone case that lets her print photos instantly, Polaroid-style. (Remember Polaroid?)
She’ll think of you every time she discovers a new jam, goes for a run or tunes in to tune out of her commute.
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