What Does His Gift Really Mean?
Decode what your man left you under the tree!
The days after the holidays are the perfect time to redeem gift cards,return the wool socks for store credit, and reflect on the thoughtful or not-so-thoughtful gifts you received from the man in your life. What that special someone gives you can speak louder than words and learning to decipher between the “I love you” gift and the “maybe we’re better off as Facebook friends” gift is key to managing your relationship expectations in the New Year. We’ve made it easy for you by breaking down some popular gifts your honey may have given you and what they really say:
Jewelry: “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it” is more than a great line from a Beyonce song. Getting anything that sparkles and shines is a good bet that your man is invested in you and the relationship. Jewelry is a universal symbol of romance and attachment. Your sweetie wants you to wear his gift as a reminder of him and your relationship together.
The more personalized he gets, like engraving a sentimental message or using your birthstone in the setting, the more thought went into the purchase. On the romance meter, rings reign supreme with earrings, bracelets, and necklaces following. Some might argue that the cut, carats, material, and place of purchase reflect at what stage your relationship is in (or is going), but to us, it’s really the thought itself that counts. As long as it doesn’t turn our skin green, a man who invests in a bauble is making a statement about how committed he is to you. Rock that bling and make all of your girlfriends jealous.