By Zoë Ruderman
As your coupledom changes, so should your presents. Because the wrong item at the wrong time can make for a seriously awkward moment. But don't stress-we have you covered, whether you just started hooking up or you share a last name.The Perfect Gift: Lingerie...for Yourself
Relationship Status: Hookup Buddies
Surprise him by showing up wearing the sexy little number at left-or any of the other getups featured here. If he gets you a present, let him know your naughty look is his present. If he doesn't get you a present, then just enjoy the hot sex that proceeds. This way, you won't feel awkward about dropping money on a guy who didn't have you on his list-because really, you didn't. Calvin Klein version shown here, ($26 and $44)
Related: 5 Naughty Things To do With Your Bra
The Perfect Gift: An Experience
Relationship Status: You just started dating
It's too early to buy him something useful (leave that to women in LTRs and the moms of the world). So go with something intangible like any of the packages on Cloud9Living.com, a site with every experiential gift imaginable. Some are a tad pricey (do not drop $5,200 so he can experience weightlessness aboard a Boeing 727, G-FORCE ONE in space-that'll freak him out). But you can find walking photo tours and wine and cheese tastings for well under a hundred bucks. Do it together since research has found that trying new things together is a great bonding experience.
Cloud9Living.com, (starting around $55)
Related: Your Guy's Vacation Wish List
The Perfect Gift: A Beer Tender
Relationship Status: Facebook official, but under a year
Not that you need to earn girlfriend points (because he's clearly really into you), but it couldn't hurt to remind him just how much of a kickass significant other you are. Do it with the ultimate boy-friendly appliance: a beer tender, like this one (which works with Heineken) or others that work with different beers. It keeps brewskies perfectly carbonated, cold, crisp, and fresh for a month.
Krups available on Amazon.com, ($118.95)
Related: A Meal That Will Mesmerize Him
The Perfect Gift: A Kickass Jacket
Relationship Status: In a serious LTR
Big clothing purchases are scary for most dudes so do the work for him (and guarantee he doesn't end up wearing some oversized creeper trench every time it dips below freezing). We love L.L. Bean's rugged coats like the Northwood Parka, which is masculine, but tailored and on-trend, and protects against wind, rain, and snow.
llbean.com , ($149 but he'll totally think it cost way more)
Related: The Truth About Why Guys Lie
The Perfect Gift: A Wow Watch
Relationship Status: He's put a ring on it
He got you jewelry so now it's time to return the favor. But for the love of god, please don't get him man bling; get him a big boy watch. This gunmetal one from ParkandBond (the male cousin of Gilt.com) is timeless, sexy, and has a stainless steel case, which means you can get it engraved with anything from your wedding date to a personalized message (shmoopy is accceptable since no one but him will see it).
Tateossian on ParkandBond.com, ($550)
Related: 6 Surprising Facts You Don't Know About Men Today
The Perfect Gift: The DILF Paperweight
Relationship Status: You two have babies on the brain
Slip this in his stocking and let him-and everyone else in his office-know how you feel about the man...and that things are just as hot as they were when you two first met.
Related: When a Friend Is Getting Married...and You're Still Single
30 New Ways To Turn Him On
- 10 Things You Don't Know About Kissing
The 20 Best Relationship Tips To Follow
Secret Sex Tips From Guys
- How to Decode His Body Language