I think these are adorable, because it means you took the time to create something special just for her. Spring for one of those fancy wine bottle gift bags. Do you want to be her boyfriend but don’t know how to bring it up? If it’s the former, you can step it up in the gift department. WARNING: you may only resort to this option if you are fairly fashion-forward yourself and have a very good sense of her style. Something in hardcover, on a topic she’s interested in: the works of Van Gogh, photography, Bonsai gardening. If you’ve been dating this long and you’re not yet exclusive, then, uh, why?
Pick some destinations around the city you have never been to, add it to the printable book provided in this date, and have a year full of dates at restaurants you’ve never tried. I have to admit that I LOVED watching the show Fear Factor, and even contemplated sending in an application, but I never followed through (probably because I knew my fears would get the best of me :). This is a perfect date to really be adventurous and see how far you can push yourself! I am all about having fun with my spouse – especially if it’s in a friendly competition with games that I MIGHT be able to win – LOL – not likely.
This is probably every man’s dream – to be able to have a whole night without having to wear his clothes. Plan a whole date night full of fun, ‘normal’ activities (dinner, movies, etc.), but the real fun of the night is you must do everything in your birthday suit. Play your childhood favorite games for a whole night…WAIT did I say childhood games – I meant childhood games but ADULT version. Go to the park and challenge your spouse to fun-filled games of competition.
So, my advice to the ladies on holiday gift giving to new dudes is this: 1. Unless you’re one of those nutty couples who rush into things at Kardashian speed, nothing is expected if you’ve been dating less than a month.
AVOID: Anything cutesy or romantic, socks, underwear, watches, clothing, a transcript of your first text conversation embroidered on a pillow. These days, the phrase “it’s the thought that counts” has become somewhat of a punch line. Notice if she comments on something while you’re out together, for example, her love of Paul Frank novelties or how she thinks caramel is superior to chocolate on the flavor spectrum. A rubber duckie (named Darrell, duh) could be a sweet reminder of your first date and she’ll totally go “Awww! But if you give her a good reason for the gift, it changes everything. More examples (because I know guys need help in this department): If her phone case broke and she loves elephants, give her an elephant-encrusted phone case.
And no, you cannot just get him a box of boring chocolates. Then there is nothing cooler than BYOB, or Brewing Your Own Beer. If you're unfamiliar with the world of board games beyond Monopoly, Settlers of Catan is a great place to start — just don't forget to put away all of the little pieces before you have sex on the table after you win. He probably jots his thoughts down on whatever's handy, like in his phone in a million files in his notes app. Sometimes giving a guy winter gear can look a bit grandma-ish, but grandma can't text, can she? It's a hub for PC video games, including new and more unique games. As cool as it is to purchase a ton of movies on your Apple TV, a Fandango gift card lets you go to the movies together. *~* Get a gift card that's not a set amount of money to help him avoid having a few random dollars on his gift card that live in Gift Card Money Purgatory until the end of time. Society6 has some pretty cheeky mugs, as does Someecards. Give him a cool listening experience with a nice set of headphones, like the Sony ones pictured, which happen to noise-canceling too.
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. They're less creepy than a tattoo of his initials less expensive!
Brooklyn Brew Shop makes kits in a variety of flavors that make DIY brewing easy to do, and you two can get your brew on together. Trying to figure out how to get a tiny game piece out of your butt can definitely bring two people closer together, but you might want to wait til you've known each other a little bit longer for that.6. He'll love when he writes his ideas in that sweet Moleskine pad or unique leather notebook — and it's way, way classier. (Or maybe yours can, in which case, props to your grandma.) Texting glove are super functional and super stylish. Like, a hardcore, take-no-prisoners, I-forgot-to-eat-because-I-was-gaming gamer? If you're a gamer too, you can join in, and if you're not, he'll appreciate that you're supportive of his hobby. Instead, get a gift card that approximately amounts to seeing a set number of movies together.
Post your free-flowing homemade brew on Instagram, and then drink up, you Craft Beer Queen! You can start off with a basic cookbook if you're a newbie to the kitchen, but if you're more experienced, go bold and try something new and adventurous. Plus, the "I couldn't text you because I was wearing gloves" excuse is out the window.8. And when he's gaming, it's a great excuse for you to catch up on 9.
In return, he got me an enormous bouquet of nothing. Don’t take it too seriously and try to have fun with it, because this will all seem like child’s play next year when you’re a real couple and you have to introduce them to your crackpot family. Double your chances and give Date Woking Singles a try for free today.