Of course, the problems don't end once you've sealed the deal.
When you've been with someone for over two years, the old tie-and-a-button-down gift is going to start to feel old ... Common sense can solve a lot of gift-giving headaches, it's true. That's why we asked relationship expert and author of "Write Your Own Fairy Tale," Siggy Flicker, to help us make sense of when, how, and what to get that new or not-so-new guy in your life. That's the overall thing," she told in a phone interview. WHAT TO GIFT: A "just because" gift might be a little out of place at this stage in the relationship.
Assuming your man's got a solid head on his shoulders, a book will make for an excellent gift at any stage of your relationship.
Just be sure you've actually read the book in question before gifting it; awkward subtext, whether intentional or unintentional, likely won't go unnoticed.
"And always do what your heart desires, even if it feels silly." WHAT TO GIFT: As Flicker told us, "I always think the most special gift you can give is to buy a blank card and fill it up with something that comes from your heart." Keep things cheerful, throw in a witty inside joke, and that first date's practically guaranteed. But if it's the week of his birthday, offer to pick up the dinner tab, or, better yet, cook a romantic dinner for the two of you.
WHAT TO GIFT: According to somewhat irrational, time-honored societal standards, it's around this time that you can finally throw caution to the wind and show that you do, in fact, care a whole lot. Relish that fact by opting for more thoughtful gifts catered to his personality, like a small bottle of his favorite whiskey.
WHAT TO GIFT: We hope you know his shirt size, because you're in for a whole lot of casual-but-chic button-down shirt gifts over the next few years (assuming things go as you've planned over on your wedding Pinterest board, you sly dog, you).