The holidays are stressful. Not only are there travel arrangements to make (which is really fun when airports are packed solid and it costs more than a month's rent to get on a crowded flight to Poughkeepsie), but there are office parties to attend, Secret Santa gifts to buy, decorations to consider and more minutia that can lead to a serious hair-pulling episode.
But finding the perfect gift for your loved one doesn't have to be stress-inducing. Rather, think of it as a way to show your partner that you care (aww!). And you won't have to blow your budget on an outlandish gift (the horse that my dad gave my mom one year comes to mind). In fact, a book or a personalized calendar is more thoughtful than a big-ticket item.
The last thing your partner would ever want is for you to rack up credit card debt just to buy them an outrageously expensive Christmas gift. Not sure how much to spend on your significant other? Think about how many hours it would take to make the amount of money that you're considering spending, and then evaluate if it's worth it. Too much hassle? Then just check out our guide below for the best holiday gifts for that special someone in your life.