Gifting in relationships can sometimes be as stressful as gunning up for a first kiss. There’s something very defining about that first gift. But, don’t stress. Henry’s got you, gURL.
Thinking about the best presents I’ve ever received from lady friends, they all tend to be kind of homemade. Homemade and from the soul can kill it for a guy. One of the best presents I’ve ever received was a homemade t-shirt for my favorite band. My girlfriend drew the band’s logo on the back of the shirt and ironed on some letters and the shirt still gets me comments when I go to shows.
If homemade isn’t your bag, just ask yourself: What does your guy like? Does he like books? Music? Sports? The key here is to take what he loves and extend it beyond something he’d buy for himself. What’s his favorite band? Ok. Who is that bands favorite band? Get him their album. Or buy him books that influenced his favorite author.
And if all of the above fails, you can’t go too wrong with the old standby: the coupon. Something like, “One night out where we eat that fried food you like and watch the movie with boobs and explosions at the same time. And I pay.” Done and done.
Bottom line: Be honest about who you are, who he is, and where you are in your relationship and whatever present this dude ends up opening on his b-day, he’ll probably like.