DO: Notice he’s been walking around without proper winter gear?Spring for a pair of cute and affordable gloves from, say, J. DON’T: Run out and buy him a new Barbour coat, a set of Kastle skis, or a 100% real mink trapper hat. Nothing’s better than a homemade batch of holiday cookies or brownies. DO: Plan a gift you can do together—like tickets to a concert, exhibition, or a play.DON’T: Planning it for months and months and months in advance. Likewise, don’t be that girl and book a romantic weekend at that adorable B&B upstate. I've written an ode to this incense before, and the fact remains: it's awesome.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.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: Take him out to dinner, maybe for a drink after.
In many cases, it means you’ve found another person who makes you feel giddy, excited, and adored.
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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.