Ah, his fam. Whether you’re dying to impress his parents on your first holiday with them, or trying to win over his sister on your tenth, buying for his relatives can be nerve-wracking and complicated. These crowd-pleasing gifts are sure to make everyone happy—without breaking your bank account.
He has a million ties. And while you'd love to get him the iPad, you can't cough up that kind of cash. Here, some less-expected gifts that will wow him—for budgets big and small.
OK, so that gift card you got her last year was great because she got to pick out whatever she wanted, but here's a hint: Picking out an actual gift for her will win you more points. Sound daunting? Never fear, YourTango is here! We've got some ideas that'll please even the pickiest lady but won't make your wallet cower in fear.
He's the greatest man on earth, the reason you've always had such high standards where men are concerned. He's a protector, provider, and sometimes jokester, and for that there will never be anyone better. Except the father of your own children, who has oddly enough started spouting some of the old familiar "Dad-isms" he swore he'd never say. And so, in celebration of all the dads out there: our favorite dad-speak and what to get the dad who says it.
We've all experienced the disappointment of giving our sweetheart a gift that's met with lukewarm reception (at best). Gift giving can be treacherous but with these four simple questions it's more science than art.
Men think women are hard to figure out, but the female set spends countless hours pondering, reading about, and brainstorming with girlfriends to answer the perpetual question: what do guys really want? YourTango went directly to the source: we polled real men on their favorite gifts of all time, and suggested affordable and luxury options based on their most-loved presents.
At You.Propelled on DivineCaroline, hundreds of individuals are stating how they've enhanced their life today. The idea is to highlight the way small changes can have a big impact. This got me thinking about how small measures have powerful impacts on relationships, specifically my own. One of the best gifts I ever gave to my fiancé cost me a total of $7. I call it a Relationship Pensieve—er, basically a box full of paper cranes with my happiest memories of our relationship written on them.
The year may be coming to end, but the time to get closer to your partner is just beginning. The holidays are an opportunity for couples to introduce the traditions that have been passed from one generation to the next—but also to create new traditions that enhance a relationship for years to come. Here we've collected ten holiday traditions (some a little spicier than others) that you and your boyfriend or husband can make your own. Happy holidays! – Maureen Dempsey and Elizabeth Narins