And not just “any someone,” but a person you think might turn out to be the romantic partner you’ve been looking for?
The key word here is “might.” After only a few promising dates, it is still too soon to tell.
How does one strike the balance between cheeky and playful and serious and sentimental? Alas, there are a handful of gift ideas that manage to pull off the trick.
Everyone loves an excuse for a proper date night, and one can't go wrong with booking an experience, like concert tickets to see a favorite band, an evening of pasta making and eating at New York City favorite Eataly, or tickets to a play.
It’s hard enough to get it right with people you know well—close friends and family.
Spending a lot on lavish gifts and a pricey dinner are generally inappropriate at this stage.
If he's into fitness, then a box of nutrition bars can be a fitting gift choice.
Alternatively, give him a small birthday token that you might give a guy friend or brother, such as a sports almanac or a sci-fi DVD set.
Ask your guy how he plans to celebrate his upcoming birthday before you plan anything.
Perhaps he doesn't make a big deal about his birthday and just shrugs it off.