Unwrapped: Gifts For Your New Significant Other

A list of not-awkward things to gift your new partner

by Hafeezah Nazim

’Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month (31 days!) in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life—and maybe even a spoiled pet or two.

So, you've started dating someone new, eh? Congrats! Chances are, while you may be currently in the blissful state known as the honeymoon phase (and loving every minute of it), you're also most likely freaking out about the holiday ahead.

Let's face it: There's no one way to shop for a new partner. Everything is relative to the person you're with, and is totally dependent on what level you're at in your relationship. Are you in a fairly new relationship but feel like you're soulmates? You might want to opt for more sentimental gifts. What if you've started dating someone who used to be a friend? Maybe your gifts can be a little more laid-back! Nobody knows better than you. But in case you're feeling a little unsure about where to start, we've got the perfect guide to help you through it. 

It's all confusing and overwhelming and wonderful—but then again, so is love. Happy shopping!

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Tequila Avión, Avión Añejo, $67, available at Reserve Bar.

Tequila is the gift that keeps on giving in the sense that, um, it can definitely encourage you and your SO to get super festive. But don't go for something subpar. Instead, scoop up some Avión Añejo, which strikes the perfect balance between roasted agave and aged oak for a smooth taste. Don't stop with just the bottle, though! For an extra $15, you can transform it with a custom engraving. Nothing says "I like you, I like this, I like where we're going" better than a personalized libation. For more spirit-inspired gift ideas, head here! Cheers!

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Sephora Collection, Face Mask Magic! Face Mask Set, $25, available at Sephora.

Make your indoor date night that much more special with these soothing face masks, a few movies, and a bottle of wine. Chill nights in never felt so good.

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Yummy World, Extra Large Cheesy Pie Pizza Plush, $50, available at NYLONshop.

Nothing says "we're in this together, but like, not in an 'I love you' kind of way just yet" than a giant pizza pillow plush. So comfy!

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URBANEARS, Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones, $99, available at UrbanEars.

Who doesn't love music? A great pair of headphones can go a long way. 

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Urban Outfitters, Bob Ross Chia Pet, $24, available at Urban Outfitters.

Not quite at the owning-a-pet-together phase? This Bob Ross Chia Pet will give you both something to care for without any pressure.

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Universe, The Official Bob's Burger's Coloring Book, $11.52, available at Amazon.

Picture this: You and your new bae are spending your Saturday night inside, binge watching Bob's Burgers. What could make that better? Spending that time with a coloring book, too. Duh!

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Ben and Jerry's, Euphori-Lock Ice Cream Pint Combination Lock Protector, $35.95, available on Amazon.

Just because you like-like your new partner, doesn't mean you can trust them around your precious ice cream. This gag gift is guaranteed to garner a few laughs while protecting what matters to you most: Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

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Funtime, World's Smallest Table Tennis, $11.50, available at ASOS. 

Tired of binge watching Friends? Take your date night to an adorable new level with this tiny table tennis game. 

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West Elm, Dapper Animal Candles, $14, available at West Elm.

What's better than animal-printed candles? Fancy animal-printed candles. 

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Mouth, Hot Hot Hot Sauce Kit, $67.50, available at Mouth.

If your new beau has a fixation (read: obsession) with hot sauce, this gift is guaranteed to satisfy their hot tooth. 

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Harry's, The Give Truman Set, $20, available at Harry's.

Necessities are always a reliable gift to get during the holiday season, and this shave set contains the best shaving basics for your new bae, including a Winter Truman handle, two blades, shave gel or cream, and a travel blade cover.

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Polaroid, Originals OneStep 2 Camera, $100, available at Urban Outfitters.

Okay, this one is a little pricey, but think of it as a shared gift, one that you can both appreciate. Take this camera on romantic excursions, keep it on hand for at-home Netflix marathon dates... it's good for anywhere really! The possibilities (and adorable photos) will be endless.

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Urban Outfitters, Labradors Tee, $29, available at Urban Outfitters.

Let that special someone know that you like them just as much as you like dogs (i.e. a lot!) with this killer tee.

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Yeah Bunny, You Look Great Today Socks, $13, available at NYLONshop.

For those days when your partner needs an extra reminder that they look good AF.