In some circumstances, the gift is intended to benefit both parties (for example, the transfer of ownership of a house upon marriage). "In this relationship my first gift was for my birthday and was a $100 spa package," sarahsoda17 told us. I wish things will work well for you. However, because every relationship is different, and there is an infinite shade of problems you might encounter– some absolutely unresolvable– this is definitely not a … "I kind of shrugged it off as impersonal … I wrote this article to share some of the Thai superstitions. The etiquette of gift giving in relationships isn't always obvious, particularly when it's early in a relationship. A gift will be considered to be an indirect contribution to the relationship by the party on whose behalf the gift was made. Getting a gift for the guy or girl you just started dating can be tricky and awkward. Today, I present Part 1 of my two-part series on the proper gift for the new or unofficial relationship. I am sorry to hear about your relationship not going well. The pressure to nail the proper gift that says how you feel without going overboard (or being underwhelming) is more stressful than obsessively checking your phone for a text, an email, or even (gasp) a call back. There’s a lot to consider, because you want to show them you care — just not too much too early. You don’t want to overspend, but you also don’t want to look cheap. I’m not one to suggest giving up in light of a few issues because a relationship takes a hell of a lot of work, forgiveness, and sacrifice. Personally I don’t think giving and receiving any gift cause a problem in a relationship. The best gift for any long distance relationship is one that's super romantic — and relevant to your situation.