How should I bring up exchanging gifts?
A. Casually. Try not to make it a big deal. Simply asking if they’d like to exchange a small gift is a great start. It’s better to ask than to assume. If they prefer not to exchange gifts, respect their wishes. A date instead might be a better alternative that you can offer up when asking to take some of the pressure to say yes to gifting off of your partner.
How do I know if my gift is well-received?
A. Generally, a small, thoughtful item is received positively. As long as the gift isn’t overly expensive and you’re not expecting anything in return, the receiver will likely be grateful and, perhaps even impressed, that you thought of them. It’s also a great way to show that the relationship is meaningful to you.