Let’s DTR (define the relationship). Gift giving for someone new and special in your life can be a stressor. Whether it's a new relationship or you've been married for years, you can find the perfect gift for your honey no matter the status of relationship.
New relationships, you don't want to break the bank, but you want the present to be memorable and fun! For her, let’s throw it back to the mixed tape (MilkTape.com) with a twist. This USB cassette tape lets you upload your favorite tunes that make you think of her. Swoon. For him, check out this Briefcase BBQ—because grilling is serious business.
At the 6 month mark, give something thoughtful and something they would actually use or really enjoy. You should know them well enough (hopefully!) at this point to know their favorite perfume or drink of choice. For her, follow your nose, ScentBird will lead the way. This monnthly
subscription service delivers designer fragrances to your door step. Wait, it gets even better. To make it really easy on you, ScentBird has curated a collection of gift sets based on her personality (Miss Diva, Miss Parisian Sophisticate, Miss Daydreamer, etc.). For him, you can’t go wrong with a whiskey tasting. I love Woodford Reserve --over 200 flavors, top quality, and there’s an app for your iPad that teaches you how to conduct a proper tasting. Cheers to that!
For established relationships, gifts should forecast your future together. For her, this Heart Book Box is the perfect way to give her a key to your place so you can ask her to move in with you. Doesn’t get more romantic than that (unless it’s a proposal—just sayin’). For him, these weekender bags from Restoration Hardware are great for future trips and get-aways.
When you're married, make sure to get him/her something they wouldn't buy for themselves, but would be over the moon and can show it off to friends and family (make it Instagram worthy, please!). For your wife, score her some new jewelry from Samantha Wills. The rings would be perfect for her to wear when she wants to change out her wedding band. For the hubs, can’t go wrong with a new, nice watch. The Porsche Design timepiece is crafted just like his favorite sports car—top knotch, luxurious, and bonus—he won’t get a speeding ticket with this one!