What if she gets you a nice, thoughtful gift and you have nothing for her?
What if you get her something a little Fortunately you have a pretty easy one going in, because women love presents.
Plus, a gift can say a lot about your feelings – are they lukewarm or red hot?
The pressure to nail the proper gift that says how you feel without going overboard (or being underwhelming) is more stressful than obsessively checking your phone for a text, an email, or even (gasp) a call back.
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.
Hell, stores in Austin were putting up Christmas displays in October.
The magical key to gifting success is to go super-sweet, but super-expensive. Hint at the gift before she opens it Now, onto that gift. “Think about something she has talked about that is special, something that has come up in conversation, like her favorite candy from her childhood, favorite board game or book,” says Casey. ), take her to a lecture or book reading of her favorite author, take her to an art exhibit or gallery or concert.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.That says, “It may be early, but I want to see this last longer.” As for the present, keep it simple – maybe a book they have talked about reading or a bottle of wine they have been dying to try.We want to see time and thought, not a ginormous price tag. Something that clearly likes and it isn't clear that you would. ” Did the season inspire her to mention that she loved the Nutcracker Ballet when she was a kid? Do you know how much her heart will melt if you get tickets, even to just a little, local production?Here’s what to do: “First step is to start with a card, and write at least four sentences,” says dating expert Whitney Casey. A) You paid attention, and remembered something small she said, and B) she About the Hot Girl: Claire Austen is a 20-something freelance writer, sports enthusiast, and polka-dot-lovin’ everygirl trying to bridge the gap between what men know about women and what women wish men knew.