So when is it good to bring a gift on a first date?
A trendy watch or thoughtful jewelry (keep it simple, nothing too expensive or sentimental), dinner at upscale restaurant, or a fancy home cooked meal.
Our gift experts researched the topic and came up with the table below to help couples find the perfect gift and to recommend ways to celebrate a dating anniversary.
In addition to the dating anniversary table, the guys should be sure to check out our What Not to Buy Your Girlfriend guide to improve their chances of eventually making it to the traditional wedding anniversary table someday.
Especially on a first date, bringing her a little something small that you spotted can go a long way. For example, if she confesses to you that she still watches her favorite cartoon from childhood, go ahead and grab her a Spongebob figurine if you see one in your travels.
The point here is to show her that you’re paying attention to the things she’s telling you; The point is emphatically not to impress her with how much money you’re spending on her. There are a few reasons we advise men against automatically bringing a gift.
You could suggest playing a ‘get to know you’ game or share your favorite music.