Giving a gift to a guy is usually tricky enough, but it becomes even more so when you haven't been together very long. Suddenly your new relationship just got a bit more stressful. Not only do you have to impress your guy, but his family and friends are undoubtedly going to ask what you got him as well. When you're in a panic over what to give your new guy, there are some do's and don'ts to consider that can help you in your search.
Do tailor the gift to your guy
The gift you give your guy shouldn't be just a random pick; you should actually be fairly certain it's something he'll love. One of my friends once gave her new guy a book, but it was something she wanted him to read and not something he was interested in at all. Even if you've been together with your guy for only a month or so, think about little things he likes that he's mentioned during that time and you'll come up with plenty of ideas.
When you overspend on the gift, it could make him feel bad if he didn't spend as much. The amount of money you spend doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be a fantastic gift. Sometimes less is more but it's the thought you put into the gift that's really going to be valuable.
Do set a spending limit
You may feel odd setting a spending limit with your guy, but chances are he'll be relieved to have a number to work with, especially if he's on a budget. Considering it's the early stages of the relationship, consider sticking to under $100 if you've been together for several months, but under $50 if it's within the first few.
Don't shop last minute
Waiting until the last minute to get your new guy a gift is going to send you into panic mode. Start shopping for the gift at least a month before the occasion so you have time to order it if necessary and make sure it's what he wants.
Do consider standard gifts
The "standard" guy gifts to consider include concert tickets, video games, alcohol, sports tickets or any sports memorabilia. You don't have to worry about getting something different because you think he'll be bored with one of those options, just make sure you tailor it to something he'd like. It may seem like a safe pick, and it is in a way, but it's better to stick to something you know he'll definitely love.
Don't have expectations
One of the worst things you can do when it comes to giving a gift to your new guy is to have expectations of what he'll give you or how much he'll spend. Not only does this put too much pressure on him, but you could also be setting yourself up for disappointment. Your best bet is to have zero expectations that way whatever you get you'll still be surprised.
There's no reason you shouldn't give your new guy a gift for a special occasion, the key is to give him something he'll really like without going overboard. Although he'll likely appreciate anything you give him, you still want to let him know you took the time to pick out something special.
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