Ugh. I'm not going to lie, I've had the draft for this piece sitting in my drafts dashboard for weeks. Given my commitment to covering “financial etiquette” topics, I knew that come holiday time I'd have to cover how to navigate gifting with a significant other, but man…have I procrastinated writing this piece. I didn't want to write it, partially because in my own experience gifting with past boyfriends has been a disaster. And from my wealth of experience in how NOT to holiday gift with a loved one, I bring you the lessons of my experience.
There are a variety of ways to handle gifting with a significant other during the holiday. Here are three popular (and proven) approaches to mitigating this slightly awkward situation.