Start Dating anniversary gift guide

Dating anniversary gift guide

7 months : Honestly, at this point, you’re presumably in a well established relationship.

Maybe a home cooked dinner and a good bottle of wine. Seriously, at this stage, you’re still getting to know one another.

Anything more than this and it’s going to make you look like you’re already thinking about what to name your kids. 1 to 3 months: You’re going to want to use how often you see each other as a gauge here.

And with that in mind: One of the keys to picking the perfect gift is keep her personality and interests in mind.

Some women are far more likely to want something useful than something schmoopy, while others will love you forever if you buy her an Assassin’s Creed Eagle hoodie or a Potat OS.

The more you can show that not only do you appreciate their passions – even if you don’t share them – but you care enough to love. Printing a favorite photo on wood, for example, gives it an extra level of texture and artistry that it didn’t have before, turning a couple’s selfie into something special.

To give one example: one of my friends effectively won Christmas forever by buying his wife a single chef’s knife. It’s incredibly simple makes you look like the best, most attentive boyfriend/husband/what-have-you in the world. Even when you’ve been with your partner for months or even years, it can be a little daunting to find something that will not only make them smile but will say that you put some thought into this. There are several services online that print photos in many different media, including canvas, aluminum, wood or even on chocolate.

At the same time, you don’t want to go overboard in terms of buying presents – going over $75 (depending on your budget) is still going to carry some emotional heft.

One of your best bets is something that you can do together.

Gift giving, whether at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, can be fraught with insecurity and peril, especially when you’re at the beginning of a new relationship – or worse, are still in the “are we/aren’t we” stage of dating.

It’s a delicate balancing act: if you spend too much, too early in the relationship, you risk coming off as though you’re starting to get clingy and desperate.

I point out that at this stage, practical gifts are more acceptable, especially if you’re living together.