Without some financial frame of reference it's hard to know how much to spend on her this season. Avoid the awkwardness of exchanging gifts of different values when you set a spending cap on the gifts you give each other.
The perfect gift doesn't have to cost a lot, but it should match up fairly well with the amount she spent on you. You don't want to be the guy who spent significantly less on a gift. Nor do you want to be the one who over-spent, which can end up looking like you're trying to buy love. Instead set a gift spending cap on the gifts to give each other. Talk about what is within both of your budgets and go from there. This will not only make the gifts more equal, it will also help you focus in on the price range you should be looking at when you shop for her holiday gift(s).
- Rated #7 in 7 Tips to Survive the Holidays in a Relationship