Birthday gift for someone you've recently started dating

(11 Posts)

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can help?

I've recently started dating someone (about a month) whose birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. What kind of gift would you suggest/what would you consider appropriate for such a short 'relationship'? <clueless>

GinPalace Fri 04-May-12 15:52:28

I would get the sort of thing I would get for a friend. Something like a book I know they'll like or meal out to fave restaurant depending on budget. Something that doesn't shout 'other half' but does show you appreciate they were born. grin

O2BNormal Fri 04-May-12 15:56:50

Something edible or drinkable. Beer if you know they've a favourite

Isabelle97 Fri 04-May-12 16:00:22

if you know the person well then get them something they are in to just like you would for your mate xx

DaisyMaisyJessicaEmily Fri 04-May-12 16:01:42

My now DP had his birthday about 8 weeks in. I got a card and a bottle of JD.

TeWiDoesTheHulaInHawaii Fri 04-May-12 16:08:59

Definately friend like, I think I bought now DH a DVD!

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, kind of what I had in mind already smile I just wasn't sure.

QuacksForDoughnuts Sun 06-May-12 21:54:32

Luckily I started dating OH just after his birthday so didn't have this issue. wink But our first Valentines day was a couple of weeks into the relationship and for that I gave him a packet of multicoloured hair ties, small and not very expensive but something he needed because he'd been growing his hair and it was at a length where it needed tying back at times. (Because we both had plans for the day that preexisted the relationship and lived in different cities I had to factor in being able to post the present!) So basically, keep an ear out for what your new partner wants/needs that is within your budget, it'll show that you've thought about them rather than getting something generic...

Sorry, only just realised that there was another response to my question, thank you. smile

Joiningthegang Fri 25-May-12 18:35:59

I suppose it depends if you think he's a keeper!

Mummy2FE Sun 10-Jun-12 11:17:04

My partner at the time had a birthday 6 weeks into our relationship- a long distance thing.

I bought him a bottle of decent vodka (which was his tipple) and a card.

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