Rejoice! You’re not dating a fuccboi! In fact, you’re dating a gentleman, a good listener, a man who texts you back within minutes. The term “ghosting” isn’t even in his vocabulary, and he’s repelled by the idea of “Netflix and chill”—it just seems so unimaginative and, well . . . basic. He makes you laugh and has varying interests that surpass the appeal of Xbox. You’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop for weeks now, but he seems kind of legit: He even has a high Uber rating. Who is this newfound phenomenon you now call your boyfriend? And how exactly do you gift him for the impending holidays? Sure, you’ve been spending every weekend at his house and know how he takes his coffee, but you’re just scratching the surface when it comes to his taste level.
Rather than being intimidated by the significance of your first holiday together and overthinking “what it all means,” Vogue.com Market Editor Chelsea Zalopanysuggests you remain cheeky, clever, and lighthearted. “I think you can still be thoughtful and reference little inside jokes or the little bit that you do know about him, but you don’t have to get one serious gift for a guy you’re just starting to date.” So, for instance, if bae is a bit of a gym rat, why not show you think of him as the champ with the Shinola + Sleepy Jones Muhammad Ali robe? He can hang it in your bathroom. Or gift the hot and nice nerd (yes, they exist!) a Homido virtual reality headset—after all, he’s totally shifted your perspective on men. And for the guy who constantly keeps you laughing, why not surprise him with an Aruliden underwater landscape fish bowl with a little goldfish swimming inside? You’re sure to get a good chuckle from him as you raise the little fella together. After all, he’s bound to be around for a while . . .