We beg to differ: classics are classics for a reason.Skip the grocery store heart shaped box and bouquet, and go for something more personal.You don’t have to make a big investment – who knows if things will even work out between you two? On the one hand, she might be happy you know which her favorite store is.
Though chances are you didn’t know you you were jumping in right before a crucial time, most men stay away any new romantic worry about the gift as well, there are plenty of other things to worry about on a date anyway.Be sure to mingle with people, and don't expect to spend the whole night by the birthday person's side.You'll probably go home together at the end of the night, but if it doesn't happen, for whatever reason, don't pout.You're not close enough to plan a trip to Aruba together, nor are you close enough to give him an electric tweezer to take care of his stray hairs. Nothing says, "I'm still getting to know you," like making an extended offer to combine liquors, and nothing says, "we aren't quite at the sweatpants and wine phase in our relationship yet," like making an effort to learn how to make fancy-schmancy cocktails together. They're less creepy than a tattoo of his initials less expensive!But just because you aren't comfortable manscaping him (…yet), doesn't mean you have to get him something lame for Valentine's Day. It's also a subtle way to clear out his souvenir shot glass cabinet for some whiskey and bitters. And each of the above has its perks: At a concert, you can dance like maniacs together and bond over your sweet, sweet dance moves. There's a reason tha hardcover books make great gifts, and no, that reason is not "they look soooo good on my built-in bookshelf." They can provide you with amazing, smart, interesting, provocative conversation. Bottom line: Reading is sexy, and always will be.12. OK, maybe nobody says that, but a quirky mug that can give a coffee drinker a chuckle in the morning is a pretty good (and not crazy-expensive) gift.