Gifts In Relationships
Sometimes, relationships can be kind of pricey. Especially around this time of year… it feels like we just bought holiday gifts for our BF’s, and we already have to go out and buy Valentine’s Day gifts! But when it comes to giving gifts to your sweetie, and getting them in return, how do you feel? Are expensive material items always necessary? Are you cool with not getting a gift for an occasion? Or do you think gift giving/receiving is a huge part of relationships? Read what we think over here at Gurl.com, and then tell us your opinion!
Julie Says: No Gifts, No Big Deal
I’m of the no gifts, no problem mentality. Something about needing to buy a special gift for a specific date takes away the magic of doing something special for the person you dig. I’d much rather my guy swing by my place with a $5 footlong or send me a picture text of a fat baby in sunglasses (they’re my fave!) any random day of the week than give me something with a bow and a fat price tag on my birthday. My boo should make me feel special every day of the year, so I don’t need much extra when my birthday or a holiday rolls around.
Melanie Says: Experiences Are Better!
I think half the fun of dating someone awesome is being able to do awesome things for them—but I’m not typically a big, expensive, showy gift kind of girl. Most of the gifts I’ve given to my boyfriend are homemade (I made him a crazy-detailed R2-D2 pillow last year—he loved it!). As for getting gifts, my favorite kind are activities or experiences, like a small day-trip out of town, a picnic, or a fun dinner together. My favorite present he’s gotten me was swimming lessons at my gym so we can have fun at pool parties together this summer. Relationships should be about how much fun you can have together—not about how much you can buy for each other!
Jessica Says: Gifts Are Important
While I totally agree with Melanie (experience gifts are SO much fun), I also have to admit that I love presents. I’m not trying to sound shallow, but who doesn’t enjoy opening up something from their BF once in a while?! For birthdays and holidays, I think getting each other something nice is important in a relationship. I’m not saying it has to be super pricey or elaborate, something meaningful and small can be great! I personally love picking out gifts for my BF and I like seeing what he picks out for me. Basically, while I expect a gift for certain occasions, in the end, it’s really the thought that counts.
Who do you agree with? Do you expect gifts when you’re in a relationship? Tell us in the comments!
Gifts In Relationships