So you’ve got yourself a dashing man who thinks you’re hot stuff. Good start.
Now comes the tricky bit - buying the gift. Been dating a couple of months and you might be unsure what your gift says about your intentions for the future... Been dating a year and you’ll have a list as long as your arm and won’t know where to stop!
Sometimes we all need a little help. So we’ve put together our top tips and price guide to help you find that perfect gift with ease...
TOP 3 TIPS BUYING FOR A BOYFRIEND:
1. START USEFUL
Men can be practical beasts so start with something he’s going to use. Think personal items like wallets, shaving tools or desk items. Focus on upgrading the things he values most - The more he interacts with your gift, the more he’ll think of your relationship and smile.
2. MIX FUN WITH GREAT DESIGN
New relationships are awesome, so don’t be overly serious. Add sweet treats, reference in-jokes or consider buying lots of small things rather than one single item (because, be honest, we all love unwrapping things). If it’s still relatively early days choose gifts with great design and it’ll keep your cool points running high.
3. BE GENEROUS... BUT APPROPRIATE
Length of relationship matters, so we’ve created a gift guide below for what might be appropriate to spend. Every person is different so feel free to go off-piste… Just don’t suggest shelling out £1,000 when you’ve only been dating two weeks. You’re not a lottery winner. (Unless you are a lottery winner in which case carry on, you lucky devil.)
WHAT TO SPEND?
Dating less than one month: £20 - £30
What to buy: Fun meets great design, with an edible treat to share
What it says: This is kinda fun. Let’s hang out more...
Hand Printed Hanky with Artisan du Chocolate No1 Salted Caramels
Dating two or three months: £30 - £40
What to buy: On-trend upgrades for his daily life
What it says: Surprise! I’m awesome.
Caran d'Ache Goldbar Pen with Mast Sea Salt Chocolate
Dating four or five months: £40 - 60
What to buy: Premium gifts you know will fit with his style and routine
What it says: Saw this and thought of you...
Dating six months or over: £60 - £80
What to buy: Quit the foreplay. It’s time for a proper gift in a nice box
What it says: You might be around for a while yet... And I’m down with that.
Kreafunk Agroove Bluetooth Speaker in Plum
Dating for a year: £80 - £120
What to buy: You know him well. Get personal with styling statements.
What it says: Yep, you’re my man now.
Dating for two years: £100 - £200
What to buy: Gifts to last for years to come.
What it says: Being in love with you rocks.
Dating for three years:
You guys are solid… check back soon for our gift guide on buying for husbands.