Cupid's Pulse Article: Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Your PartnerCupid's Pulse Article: Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Your Partner

By Thomas Doane

With the holidays just around the corner, some people are starting to panic as they worry about what to buy for everyone.  Of particular concern for many is what to buy for their significant others.  Whether you are newly attached or longtime lovers, everyone wants to find a gift under the tree.

Believe it or not, even celebrities have these worries.  After all, behind the fame and glamour, they are flesh and blood humans.  Just like us, they have similar worries and doubts.  In that spirit, here’s a guide to holiday shopping for your significant others, whether you’re famous or not:

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If you’ve just started dating, think small.

Not only will your new love not expect a large gift, but it may freak them out a little, which is definitely not what you want or need at this time of year.  Try to find something small and meaningful for under $50.  This could be something simple like an item of clothing, or you could be a little more personal and plan a candlelit dinner at home.  Whatever you choose, be sure to look for deals, and don’t feel pressured to overspend.

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler should take this advice!  The pair has only been together for a couple of months and shouldn’t worry about lavishing each other with expensive gifts.  In fact, due to George’s infamously skittish nature, Stacy may want to go the dinner-at-home route, in order to appear appropriately aloof.

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If you have crossed the one-year threshold, then you can splurge…a little.

Still keep spending to a reasonable amount, but try to find a gift that reflects your feelings for one another.  Once you have reached the one-year mark, it is likely that you are in love, so go for something romantic, if all else fails, like a weekend getaway for two, or a small piece of jewelry.

This would be a good guide for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who recently celebrated their first year together.  While this pair is awfully young to be worrying about jewelry, they obviously like vacationing together, and should feel comfortable expressing their feelings for one another.  In doing so, they can be assured of one another’s affections, and their budding love will continue to bloom.

If you are in it for the long haul, then go all out.

Whether you are married or in a long-term relationship, the holidays are the perfect time to show your devotion and hope for a bright future together.  Accordingly, buy your loved one something that shows how much they mean to you, and emphasizes your familiarity with their likes and dislikes.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are preparing for yet another Christmas together, and despite repeated rumors of their demise, it looks like they are still going strong.  Now would be a great time for them to travel to another country, away from their passel of children, and reaffirm their love to one another so that next year will be even better than the last.

Regardless of where you stand in your relationship, the thing to remember is that the holidays are not about who gives the best gift or how many you receive.  The true reason for the season is spending time with your loved ones and preparing for a great new year.  So, just relax and spend the day with your sweetie.  Happy holidays!

Thomas Stone is a freelance writer and frequent contributor at the SprightlyShopper.