6 Things I've Learned After My 6th Christmas With My Boyfriend

6 Things I've Learned After My 6th Christmas With My Boyfriend

Apparently socks are a gift for married people.

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6 years later and I am still celebrating Christmas with my favorite person. Through the years every Christmas is different but here are 6 things that always remain constant through the holidays.

1. There is a such thing as "married couple" gifts.

Although socks are actually a great present for a guy because they wear so many, it's still a 'married couple' gift. My boyfriend is always asking for new Nike socks so whenever I get them for him both of our families always say "oh my gosh already buying married couple gifts for each other"

2. It is really hard to keep secrets from someone you talk to every day.

When you go Christmas shopping for your S.O. and you just buy them some perfect gifts it is really hard to keep it a secret. You are just so excited to give it to them that you want to tell them what it is but you also want to keep it a surprise!

3. Christmas is such a happy time of year with someone you love. 

It is so great to have someone you love and have been with for a while during the Christmas season. It just makes everything so special when you can shop together for each other's families and for each other. Being able to share the magic of Christmas with one another makes the season that much more special.

4. You become such a huge part of each others families. 

When the holidays roll around you are constantly spending time with each other's families around Thanksgiving and then for Christmas. Whether its baking cookies, a Christmas party, or just exchanging gifts it's so great to spend so much meaningful time with each other's families. It also is a great opportunity to give meaningful gifts to your S.O.'s family to leave a lasting and loving impression.

5. The best feeling is getting them the perfect present. 

Whenever you finally find them the perfect present it just makes the holiday so much more exciting because every day is counting down until you can give it to them and see how happy it makes them. Seeing them happy makes your heart fill with joy and it is such a great feeling.

6. You already have the best present of all.

Although cute presents and socks may be great, the best present of all is them. Having this be my 6th Christmas with my boyfriend it is beyond meaningful to still have him in my life and grow with him every year. Having them by your side through every season of the year is by far the best present anyone could ever ask for. And receiving continual unconditional love is the best thing anyone could receive.

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Valentine's Day is a highly commercialized holiday. Many companies try to sell you expensive, useless gifts and you feel pressured to buy them. When in reality, a more personalized gift means so much more. Here are a few things you should avoid, or at least consider avoiding, when picking out gifts for your significant other.

1. Chocolate

Make sure your significant other likes chocolate before you buy one of the cute heart boxes. It seems like the standard holiday gift that is sure to work, but that may not be the case for everyone. Some people hate chocolate or at least the heart boxes of stuffed chocolates. It's not uncommon to not like the creams they stuff them with. If you want to go the chocolate route, you can get your partner a kind you know they like, or even get high-quality plain chocolate.

2. Jewelry

If she likes jewelry it can be a really great and thoughtful gift. But if you have never seen her wear any, it's not a great idea. Although it may be a beautiful piece, if she doesn't usually wear it, she probably won't start.

3. Lingerie

Ask yourself, is it really a gift for her or is it a gift for you? If you truly think she would want to receive this as a gift, then go for it. But if you are only getting it because you want to see her in it or are expecting sexual favors in return, maybe this isn't a good choice.

4. Bath bombs

Do they have a bathtub? This may seem obvious, but I have given bath bombs as gifts to people who don't even have bathtubs, which makes it a pretty bad gift.

5. Stuffed animals

Are they cute? Yes. Are they going to do anything except collect dust? No. The big stuffed bears are a little better because you can use them as pillows. Also, if you give a stuffed animal one year, that's okay, because they can be comforting to have. Just don't make it a habit unless your partner collects stuffed animals.

6. Perfume

People are often particular about what perfume or colognes they get because they have to smell it all day long, so this may be a hard one to choose. Also, many people don't wear perfume or are allergic to it.

7. "Open when" letters

Although this idea is meant to be thoughtful, you should support your loved ones in real life, not through some slightly edited generic idea you found on Pinterest.

8. Wall art

I don't know why you would even think this is a good idea, to be honest.

9. Instagram ads

Although some of the gifts you see advertised on there, whether it be directly or on fake stories, may seem nice, the quality probably isn't. More importantly, remember they are trying to sell it to you, so of course, it's going to seem like a great idea.

10. Generic list items

Most generic items you find on lists are not good gifts. They are not genuine or personal and it usually shows. A smaller, more thoughtful gift will always beat a generic, expensive gift.

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10 Reasons Why Having A Boyfriend Is Especially Awesome Around The Holidays

No better time of the year than Winter break to make all the memories with your honey freezing in the weather or sweating by the fireplace.

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A date for looking at Christmas lights is on the top of the list, for sure.

1. You have someone to do all of the activities with

He's like your built-in partner for everything. Wanna watch a movie? Take a nap? Need someone to help you clean your room? You've got your person.

2. You can steal his hoodies when its chilly outside

It doesn't even have to be cold for you to want to. Chances are its a size or two bigger than you need and his cologne is all over it.

3. Chances are he's more willing to drive in the snow than you are 

Guys typically have a little more of a heavy duty vehicle. If you've got a good man, he might even rescue you an hour away in a blizzard if you think you're tougher than the weather.

4. Christmas movie partner!!

Do I need to add more?

5. He can always keep you warm

Bear hugs. Cuddles. His trucks dual air 90 degree heat on your side. He'll find a way to keep you warm.

6. Your family holiday events partner

Multiple Thanksgivings and Christmas' are a breeze with your favorite person by your side. Plus, no one to ask you where your plus one is or why you're single.

7. Matching Christmas pajamas

I don't know about you, but my family has matching Christmas jammies every year. You can even get your favorite person in on them too for a cute insta picture.

8. Your errand running partner

He's your built-in Christmas shopping partner so you aren't bored standing in line forever or while you're still shopping and he can act as your place holder.

9. You aren't the only single one in your family on Christmas Eve anymore. 

It's awkward when all of your siblings are taking pictures with their others, but when you've found your person, you can do all the same things, including looking forward to your new year's kiss.

10. Making more memories

No better time of the year than Winter break to make all the memories with your honey freezing in the weather or sweating by the fireplace.

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