Fellas, it’s that time of the year when you may not know what to get your special someone or significant other for the holidays. You may be in a relationship with someone who fully discloses what they want. No guessing required. As a matter of fact, if they are a Type A personality, you likely received their “suggested gifts list” in June! Or you may have the extra special benefit of being in a relationship with more of a free spirit. No list. No suggestions. They would rather leave it up to chance or test you by default to see if you know them as well as you should.
Either way, they are expecting a gift. For the record, the gift you give will either ensure you have a happy holiday or be an inevitable GPS to hit the road.
If your significant other has been discussing how many of their friends have gotten engaged over the past few months, that’s a huge hint. The read-in-between-the-lines message here is they hope to be engaged, too, by the end of the year. Getting engaged on holiday would be the ultimate “happy holiday” gift.
Have you met the family and all of the lifelong inner circle of friends? Then an engagement may be on the list. If you decided not to get engaged this holiday, it might be time to hit the road. You may be asked to do just that if there is a disappointed look on their face after they’ve opened the gift(s) you’ve given.
But there is still hope.
If your special someone gave you a sour look and a faint “Oh, I love it; I do,” then you may want to rethink how to spend your New Year’s Eve. That will be your last chance to make “it” happen. The last opportunity before the end of the year to have a “happy holiday.” I will probably get kicked out of the single women’s club of America for telling you this. You can’t go wrong with a marriage proposal.
Happy holidays and congratulations.
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