Today, I present Part 1 of my two-part series on the proper gift for the new or unofficial relationship. ” Then it hits you: you have to get them a present! When things are going well, you don’t want anything to rock the boat.
Part 1 is for the gentlemen and next week, I’ll offer some ideas for the ladies. You need a gift that says “I like you” but not “I want to meet your parents tomorrow.”Rule number 1: Don’t roll out the red carpet. Well, you did just start dating and you want to save a little magic for later, if/when things get more serious.
Then they say, “So my birthday is this Saturday and some friends are getting together. Plus, it may freak them out if you give them a present that most people save for their 10th wedding anniversary.
or this gift, fellas, I’d recommend an elegant romantic dinner out and a little something that you know they will like, to top it off.
Plus, a gift can say a lot about your feelings – are they lukewarm or red hot?
The pressure to nail the proper gift that says how you feel without going overboard (or being underwhelming) is more stressful than obsessively checking your phone for a text, an email, or even (gasp) a call back.
Choose something that will not, by any means, put you out financially.Both registration and sign in support using google and facebook accounts. Pick a restaurant that has a long wait list but you were slick enough to swing by early on and ask the owner for a little help.That says, “It may be early, but I want to see this last longer.”As for the present, keep it simple – maybe a book they have talked about reading or a bottle of wine they have been dying to try.After all, the person is not expecting to be blown away…not just yet.