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.
We love presents on Christmas, we love presents on our birthdays, we love presents on your birthday—we love presents on any day.
If you’re sure a lady is The One and you want to see her again, always default to a lavish gift.
Obviously, you don’t want to go too big, yet you don’t want to not give anything at all. DO: Get him a subscription to Netflix if he mentioned he’d like to start binge-watching “Narcos.” DON’T: Buy him a shiny new flat-screen to watch it on.
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. DO: Take him out to dinner, maybe for a drink after.
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.