So here's the story: Our first meet turned into a date, and so we count that as our first date. We just became exclusive this past week, and her birthday is two weeks from today. Here's my idea so far: Take her to a nice dinner (~0 for the two of us) and get her a card. We haven't been dating for long, so I don't want to go overboard, but I also don't want to come across as Mr. I also got her a wine bottle and a card for christmas, and she didn't get me anything. She is a woman and will say "this is cute" about ten times while you're window shopping.
You could go back and buy one of those things that she loved. You can go to bath body works and get her some lotion and candles or something.
Forget the crippling fear of texting back too soon, the question of when to meet the parents, and the constant effort it takes not to let them see you're completely insane...
the hardest part of having a new boyfriend is what to buy them for Christmas.
Why not keep it simple and get to know the woman instead of keeping track of who buys what? A small token gift is quite enough for a birthday occuring so soon after you become exclusive with someone. You should by know now a few little things about her, like her favourite cologne.
If you are a starving college student, take some of your beer money & go spend on ingredients and prepare a nice home/apt cooked meal for the two of you - don't put a bow on the Chicken Marsalla though...
However if I didn't already have one it would be a nice gift to receive from my new girlfriend as we can afford it (I'm in my mid 30's) - I too am searching for the right gift for my new GF, it's a tough deal - we both make decent money but it's more the gift - while I was focusing on a 100-200$ range necklace, I wasn't sure and I'm a psychologist :-) She does have a puppy, thanks for the thought Rosa - I know she wants a few things for her - love through the puppy is an approach I hadn't thought of : P - My thought is if you really care for the person a gift from the heart it the best answer - I'd be happy with a simple card and her wearing a bow in her hair exclaiming she is my present (she already is though) - for those who can afford something bigger dig deep, if he/she's into a specific sports team yet you might not be buy two tickets to a game and go with them, if any of you know my GF whisper "Rose Bowl" into her ear for me!
P - I am MORE concerned about you agreeing to be ""exclusive"" with her after one date than worrying about a birthday gift..being "exclusive"" her idea ?
maybe she just wants to use that tag so she can lay down for youhave yall had sex yet ??? I said, we've been dating since the day after black friday. We've been dating for nearly 6 weeks, and we've been on a lot of dates, and of course, we've had sex, and we have been having sex for over a month now.