Look, you don't need us to tell you that choosing a Christmas present for a new partner is a bloody minefield.
The first festive season with the boyfriend du jour is a real milestone, and it's made all the more difficult if your relationship is still in its first flush when you're only bleedin' mad about him, but still struggle to remember his surname after a few too many.
While you undoubtedly want to impress, you don't want to scare the bejaysus out of him, and you have a sneaking suspicion that with one overly romantic or intimate gift you might find yourself celebrating New Year's Eve alone.
Ladies, you walk a very fine line in this situation, and we're here to hold your hand.
Lads love T-shirts. It's a simple fact of life, and it makes Christmas very easy for most of us.
Whether it's Kanye, Metallica or Radiohead he's into, you can't go wrong springing for a T-shirt that gives more than a passing nod to his favourite band.
Left to right: Ramones Long Sleeved T-shirt Asos €26.67
Guns and Roses Longline Band T-shirt Asos €26.67
David Bowie Band T-shirt Asos: €24
The classic wallet
Choosing clothes for a lad can be a minefield (unless it's a band T-shirt), but accessories are a lot easier, especially if you keep it simple.
There are some seriously slick wallets on the highstreet right now which definitely won't break the bank.
Clockwise from top left: Brown leather fold-out wallet River Island €22
Black Faux Leather Fold-Out Wallet Topman €18
Tweed Wallet: SuperDry €24.99
Blue Leather Embossed Wallet River Island €22
If you know even one lad that wouldn't thank you for a crate of his favourite craft beers, we'd like to meet him.
While it might seem a little impersonal, it's actually far from it… especially if you've taken note of his favourite tipples over the last six months.
Left to right: Kinsale Pale Ale KPA O'Briens Wine € 3.25
Brewdog Vagabond Pale Ale O'Briens Wine €3.00
Victory Hop Devil O'Briens Wine €2.50
James Brown Chocolate Orange Stout €3.80
Kick it old-school on Christmas Day and gift your new bloke with a game the pair of yee can puzzle over together.
Yes, it's not the most sentimental, but hey that's what next year's Christmas is for!
Clockwise from left to right: Picture This Game Topman €7
Ridley's Game Room Who Am I River Island €10
Ridley's Game Room Pop Music River Island €10
Spin the Bottle with a Twist Topman €14