Dating gift guidelines

It’s hard for an early relationship to recover from that, so don’t blow this, dude.

The magical key to gifting success is to go super-sweet, but super-expensive. Hint at the gift before she opens it Now, onto that gift. “Think about something she has talked about that is special, something that has come up in conversation, like her favorite candy from her childhood, favorite board game or book,” says Casey. ), take her to a lecture or book reading of her favorite author, take her to an art exhibit or gallery or concert.

Hint: Pandora Birthday Blooms Earrings (be sure to get them in her birth month!

), , What to stick to: You’ve got a lot of wiggle room here and can get her just about anything.

But want to know the only thought worse than you giving us a gift? Yes, even if we insist you don’t need to get us anything for Christmas, you do.

(Stick with me here.) If you don’t, we’re going to assume you’re on the fence about us, or just don’t care that much.

“For any guy, my advice would be take notice,” Post says.

“Take notice of what colors she wears all the time, and what type of jewelry metal she wears most often.” These observations will help you pick something she’ll love and save you both the embarrassment of a flop.

If you’re gifting an everyday item, make sure you pair it with a card that has really beautiful words, or cook her a fantastic dinner to go with it, Post warns. “They often fall flat and can usually cause fights,” Post says.

And if you’re not confident about her style or hobbies, gift a cooking class or purchase tickets to an event the two of you can go to together.

That’s a great way to learn more about her, and even if she’s not a Master Chef or crazy about the band, the experience will bring you closer together.

We want to see time and thought, not a ginormous price tag. Something that clearly likes and it isn't clear that you would. ” Did the season inspire her to mention that she loved the Nutcracker Ballet when she was a kid? Do you know how much her heart will melt if you get tickets, even to just a little, local production?

Here’s what to do: “First step is to start with a card, and write at least four sentences,” says dating expert Whitney Casey. A) You paid attention, and remembered something small she said, and B) she About the Hot Girl: Claire Austen is a 20-something freelance writer, sports enthusiast, and polka-dot-lovin’ everygirl trying to bridge the gap between what men know about women and what women wish men knew.

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