The goal: a gift that manages to say “I-like-you-but-we’re-still-getting-to-know-each-other-and-that’s-totally-cool.” It also pays to understand that a small present—something thoughtful, semi-personal, and affordable—is the way to go when you’re dating a brand-new guy. DO: Take him out to dinner, maybe for a drink after.
DON’T: Treat him to a 9-course dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and present him with a bottle of Glenmorangie Pride 1981.
DO: Make him a cool winter Spotify playlist with songs you’re digging right now, and an i Tunes gift card.
Page 1 of 2Everyone has been in this situation: You just started dating someone only to find out their birthday is right around the corner. Here you are, with a new relationship and just as you're getting to know the person, their birthday rolls up out of nowhere and leaves you wondering about the gift.
Every year, once we get past Thanksgiving and Black-Eye Friday and the Christmas Shopping Season It’s a trickier question than you’d think.
Gift giving, whether at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, can be fraught with insecurity and peril, especially when you’re at the beginning of a new relationship – or worse, are still in the “are we/aren’t we” stage of dating.
On the other hand, spend too The trickiest part of holiday shopping for a young (or entirely unofficial) relationship is understanding the relationship between the length and type of your relationship and the budget for the gift.Maybe you’re a few weeks in, or a couple months in.Maybe you’ve determined that he’s officially your boyfriend, or you’re still delicately dancing around the subject.No, my biggest issue is the way it gets shoved down one’s throat earlier and earlier every year.Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.