The Girlfriend We’re Dumping After the Holidays

An inexpensive and thoughtless gift is the best way to subliminally prepare your loved one for an imminent break-up without scrapping your holiday travel plans. The strategy works best if the holiday token refers to an earlier, more substantial gift. Let the cost discrepancy speak for your heart. If you got her an iPad for her birthday, your Christmas gift should be either an iPad case, like this Apple Smart Case ($39, or that paid app she wouldn’t normally spring for, like FruitNinja HD ($2.99 in the App Store).