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Birthday gift for someone you've recently started dating

10 replies

NellyNoKnicks · 04/05/2012 11:59

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'?

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GinPalace · 04/05/2012 15:52

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 · 04/05/2012 15:56

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

Isabelle97 · 04/05/2012 16:00

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

DaisyMaisyJessicaEmily · 04/05/2012 16:01

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

TeWiDoesTheHulaInHawaii · 04/05/2012 16:08

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

NellyNoKnicks · 04/05/2012 16:51

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

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QuacksForDoughnuts · 06/05/2012 21:54

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...

NellyNoKnicks · 14/05/2012 16:00

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

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Joiningthegang · 25/05/2012 18:35

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

Mummy2FE · 10/06/2012 11:17

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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