Thoughtful card ideas for someone who you just started dating

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression, and neither does the first gift you give a significant other.

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or just-because gift, present-picking can feel like pop quiz on your partner.

Your gift needs to be thoughtful, appropriate, and (usually) stay within budget.

Sometimes, it can seem impossible to find something that meets all of your needs and sends the right message.

We’d rather you didn’t spend any more money on us at the start of the relationship.Need help making sure you pass the first-gift test?We asked victims of bad kissers at Marie Claire Ask & Answer — , gifts that are "personalized and that show that you are listening to them are the best kind." She suggests you first look to your partner's interests.Being in a new relationship can feel like a whole lot of pressure — especially if you started dating right before effing Valentine's Day.Gift-giving can be super stressful (even if you've been together for ages!It can be difficult to think of something that they will want, but don’t already have.

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