Birthday gift for guy just started dating
If It's Your Birthday As psyched as you are about being in a relationship on your birthday, don't put too much pressure on your newly minted significant other to make the day special.
Remember, it's their first time going through the birthday gauntlet with you, so this one is mostly about setting the tone.
You're not close enough to plan a trip to Aruba together, nor are you close enough to give him an electric tweezer to take care of his stray hairs. Nothing says, "I'm still getting to know you," like making an extended offer to combine liquors, and nothing says, "we aren't quite at the sweatpants and wine phase in our relationship yet," like making an effort to learn how to make fancy-schmancy cocktails together. And each of the above has its perks: At a concert, you can dance like maniacs together and bond over your sweet, sweet dance moves. It's a hub for PC video games, including new and more unique games. As cool as it is to purchase a ton of movies on your Apple TV, a Fandango gift card lets you go to the movies together. *~* Get a gift card that's not a set amount of money to help him avoid having a few random dollars on his gift card that live in Gift Card Money Purgatory until the end of time.
Next time you see the person, have a card, or offer to foot the dinner or drink bill in honor of their birthday. With the holiday season coming up, you don't want to scare him off with a gift that screams "it's too soon!," nor should you flippantly throw him a thoughtless bauble and call it a day. Give him your favorite book, or one that you could read together and then talk about it.
There's a reason tha hardcover books make great gifts, and no, that reason is not "they look soooo good on my built-in bookshelf." They can provide you with amazing, smart, interesting, provocative conversation. And no, you cannot just get him a box of boring chocolates. has some great cocktails that aren't impossible to make. And if you like sports, nothing brings two people closer together quite like cheering in the bleachers in the freezing cold while chugging down overpriced beer. Then there is nothing cooler than BYOB, or Brewing Your Own Beer. If you're unfamiliar with the world of board games beyond Monopoly, Settlers of Catan is a great place to start — just don't forget to put away all of the little pieces before you have sex on the table after you win. He'll love when he writes his ideas in that sweet Moleskine pad or unique leather notebook — and it's way, way classier. (Or maybe yours can, in which case, props to your grandma.) Texting glove are super functional and super stylish. And when he's gaming, it's a great excuse for you to catch up on 9.