By Kate Gibson
How much is too much to spend on your significant other this holiday season?
Whether it’s your first or fiftieth Christmas together, every couple beats around the bush of the same old question: How much are we spending on each other. You think of the year that he gave you a beautiful necklace and you gave him a bargain bin movie, and the next year he gave you flowers and you splurged on a cashmere sweater collection for him.
So how do you come to fair middle ground? Maybe middle ground isn’t what you’re looking for. People view a fair exchange as similar prices of presents. Look at grab bag or Secret Santa cost limits though. Just because you spend and receive the same amount, does not mean that you will feel good about the presents given or received. We al have experienced disappointment or embarrassment when exchanging gifts, all in terms of money.
Forget the dollar sign and get each other something personal. Maybe you have an inside joke or went somewhere interesting together. Give a gift related to that. If you know the other person will love it, who cares how much you spend?