If you’re reading this, I assume you need help or the assurance that your gut feelings are accurate. Take into account that this is simply a guide. If you and your partner are saving for something special, dealing with $$$ challenges, out of work or only buying gifts for the kids this year, adjust accordingly!
1-4 Dates: Card
1-3 Months: Max of $30 gift plus dinner.
4-8 Months (Casual relationship): Max of $50 gift plus dinner.
4-8 Months (Serious relationship): $75-$150
9-12 Months: $150-$200
1-3 Years: $200-$300
3-5 Years: $300-$500
5+ Years: Whatever they (You) want.
Still not sure?
Plan an experience that you’ll BOTH enjoy. Anything from a low-cost camping trip to a “stay-cation” at a local hotel with spa amenities. If it’s 50% about YOU then you’ll have no regrets investing the $$$.
Give the gift of service! One of the 5 Love Languages is SERVICE. If your SO feels loved with acts of service, anything from detailing the car to organizing the garage can be more meaningful that a gift that comes with a dollar amount!