Should You Buy A Gift For Someone You Just Started Dating?

The holiday season is here and everyone’s trying to be on their best behavior so they won’t be left out of the gift giving. You have your parents, siblings and even your friend’s gifts together, but your missing someone or are you? You just started dating a guy and although you like him a lot you’re wondering if it’s too soon to buy him a gift. It’s not like you two are in a relationship but you do go out often and you think more can come of it, but right now it’s up in the air. Should you exchange gifts for the spirit of the season, or should you text/call and say “Merry Christmas” and wait to see if the relationship makes it until next Christmas?

New romances can warm anyone’s heart *throws up*. I mean it’s cool when you’re dating someone new and you’re taking the time to really get to know each other. Ain’t that just the cutest shit ever? The thing that folks get concerned about is special holidays. Is it too premature to buy him/her a gift  for Christmas? In my opinion if you’ve only been on a few dates we and haven’t gotten to the point where you don’t know if you’re going to move to the next step a gift is not a good idea. You’re just getting to know them and what if you buy a gift and a week later ya’ll stop seeing each other? A card is acceptable, but just saying Merry Christmas will work out just fine. Unless we are exclusively dating each other I ain’t buying you shit. Let me take that back. I don’t have a problem taking you out to eat or something, but actually going to a store and buying you a gift ain’t happening. This gift issue always comes around other times of the year like birthdays and Valentine’s day. I don’t expect anything so don’t you expect anything.

The most uncomfortable feeling is actually when one person buys a gift and the other person doesn’t. If you think that has a chance of happening then maybe you should discuss that shit before the holiday approaches. I just don’t like misunderstandings and I don’t do embarrassment. So if you must bring it up lightly one day. Now if he insists on buying you something, then bitch you better accept it. Men don’t usually go around buying bitches gifts and shit no mo. So for you…just dating…no gift giving unless previously discussed. Just enjoy the holiday together if that’s the plan. No pressure. 

The Most Wonderful Time of the YEAR

Well the holidays are upon us…and you know what that means. Shopportunities are endless! Stores are opening later, deals are better and everything becomes even more of a must .  So here’s a few helpful hints to use your time wisely this holiday season.

1. Scope out deals on the net. Alot of your favorite companies have on line special that start after Black Friday. It’s called Cyber Monday!

2. Limit yourself. Take a certain amount of cash so you don’t over spend yourself…remember it’s the thought that counts and the feeling it feels to give.

3. Coupons are your friend. Some store take competitor coupons that can also help you to save money.

4. Mama ain’t raise no fool…If it sounds to good to be true…keep in mind it just might be. So be sure to research the product before you buy.

5. Be ready for battle…it’s the holidays but people tend to forget after 5 hours of hunting and gathering gifts.

6. Stay strapped! In your trust ever ready kit make sure you pack a snack… Stopping for food will only make you lose way and focus.

With these simple but important tips you shall be able to shop in until you absolutely drop!

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What Are You Thankful For?


What are you thankful for? I know we go through our everyday lives complaining about the things we lack, but never thankful for the things we have. As the holidays approach there are many people out there that can’t provide for their families. There will be no grand Thanksgiving dinners or the kids will have to go without presents this year. As the economy declines everyone is in a bind. With all this, we still need to be thankful for life, family, and love. No matter how bad things may be, you’re alive when you don’t have to be.
I want everyone to be safe out there this holiday season. No matter what you’re going through just know it’s only temporary. All our situations are temporary. I’m thankful for my family, friends, and the ability to love. So…What are you thankful for?
Have a safe holiday season from all of us here at Candy Diaries
Love V.I