Gift ideas for a guy i just started dating
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: Get him a gift that’s reflective of something topical you’ve discussed. Get him a book of one of your favorite modern artists. Get him a new cooking gadget, a new cookbook you know he doesn’t have, or gift card to a specialty food store. Still mourning a Chatty Cathy her brother beheaded?You’ve finally had the “we’re exclusive” convo (congrats! But if said convo takes place just a month or two before the holidays, the internal struggle to figure out what to gift your new partner ensues.
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. They might have Netflix, but chances are they don’t have Netflix, Hulu HBO Go.
I want to buy a fun gift that's appropriate and personal, but am on a limited budget.
Choosing the right gift early on in a relationship is an important decision and one that needs to be weighed carefully.
Giving someone a ticket to a show that’s in a month or two shows more than just your generous spirit, it also shows your intention to keep seeing them.
Whether you make the best fiery gingerbread, are a Picasso with a paintbrush or love to pen verse – giving a new date something you’ve made yourself is a warm and heartfelt gesture.
A bag of gummy worms attached to a new book for the "bookworm", a container made to look like a medicine bottle filled with chocolates (label it vitamin "C") for a chocoholic, or even a jar of Hershey's "hugs" and "kisses".