How To Handle The Holidays When You’re In A Serious Relationship….
Discuss the gift situation. Not sure if you're serious enough to buy each other gifts? Or not sure how much to spend? Talk about it with your guy rather than guessing -- you don't want to show up with a pricy gift for him when he has none for you (or vice versa)!
Make your gift a date. If neither of you is ready for a big gift exchange, agree to have a special date together or make gifts for each other (like a playlist or home-cooked dinner).
Compromise. Arguing over whose family to spend the holidays with? If possible, split the holidays -- do Christmas Eve with your family, Christmas Day with his. If you must go your separate ways for Christmas, then spend a romantic New Year's Eve together.
Warn him. If he's coming to your family, let him know what he's in for so he can prepare himself. Or, ask your family to go easy on him. If you'll be with his family, ask him if he has any tips for you to make a good impression.