DON’T: Get him something completely cliché like a tie if he wears jeans and tees to work, a baseball book if he hates sports, a universal remote for his TV, any sort of grilling apparatus, a box of golf balls, a power drill, a huge bag of “masculine” grooming essentials, or a subscription to the beer of the month club if you’ve never seen him drink beer.DO: Make him a cool winter Spotify playlist with songs you’re digging right now, and an i Tunes gift card.We love presents on Christmas, we love presents on our birthdays, we love presents on your birthday—we love presents on any day.
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.
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.
You sail through dates two and three worry-free, but then it’s date four and Christmas is two days away.
Right in the middle of cuffing season, Christmas is basically an etiquette nightmare for the just-started-dating crowd.