But just because you aren't comfortable manscaping him (…yet), doesn't mean you have to get him something lame for Valentine's Day. It's also a subtle way to clear out his souvenir shot glass cabinet for some whiskey and bitters. 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. 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. Bottom line: Reading is sexy, and always will be.12. OK, maybe nobody says that, but a quirky mug that can give a coffee drinker a chuckle in the morning is a pretty good (and not crazy-expensive) gift.And no, you cannot just get him a box of boring chocolates. has some great cocktails that aren't impossible to make.2. At a play, you can connect over how much you appreciate the arts — a little bit of post-show dramatic criticism is basically mental foreplay. Give him your favorite book, or one that you could read together and then talk about it. Look for a mug that's specific to the person you're dating — i.e.: a mug that says, "I'm The Top Bitch In Cat Town," may not bode well for a dude. He told you when you first started messaging online that he music, but you noticed that he's still using the crappy headphones that came with his phone.
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.DON’T: Buy him a shiny new flat-screen to watch it on.You've defined the relationship—but not much else—so this probably isn't the time for a Philippe Patek watch (but also not the moment for a gift that's small and thoughtless.) Ahead, 15 gifts that strike the perfect balance.Everyone 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.The situation: you’ve started a new relationship in the past couple of weeks/months, and you know that Christmas is coming.
Some might argue yes, depending on how close you’ve grown or how many dates you’ve had, some might say no. This shows you have good taste but won’t make them uncomfortable.Choose something that will not, by any means, put you out financially.As if deciding what to wear on dates isn’t hard enough, now you’re stuck deciding what gift to buy – or even you should get them anything at all – for their birthday.Plus, a gift can say a lot about your feelings – are they lukewarm or red hot?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.