I’m sitting at my parent’s kitchen table, circling my cursor over the purchase button on my laptop screen.“For fuck sake,” says my father, “just buy the damn thing.”I shake my head.
“I’m not ready.”“You’ve been sitting here for 20 minutes,” my mother says.“Is sitting here such a problem?
Maybe you’ve determined that he’s officially your boyfriend, or you’re still delicately dancing around the subject.
At any rate, it’s a bitch to figure out what’s appropriate and what’s completely insane when it comes to gifts for a new boyfriend.
Pick a restaurant that has a long wait list but you were slick enough to swing by early on and ask the owner for a little help.
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.Today, I present Part 1 of my two-part series on the proper gift for the new or unofficial relationship. ” Then it hits you: you have to get them a present! When things are going well, you don’t want anything to rock the boat.Part 1 is for the gentlemen and next week, I’ll offer some ideas for the ladies. You need a gift that says “I like you” but not “I want to meet your parents tomorrow.” Rule number 1: Don’t roll out the red carpet. Well, you did just start dating and you want to save a little magic for later, if/when things get more serious. —but you’re not sure what the going rate is on Christmas gifts.Maybe you’re a few weeks in, or a couple months in.