Valentines day ideas if you just started dating
Plus, spending this special time together doing something a little bit different can also serve as a test for your burgeoning relationship, to see if this is someone who you really like and can work with as a team.
Regardless of how long you have been together, from young love to a well-burning flame, picking the perfect date for February 14th is not easy.
“What makes their relationships so special is that there’s something that only they know, that only they think is fun, that only they find meaningful,” says Yue Xu, host of the podcast But Sarah May takes it one step further and recommends going fully ironic with your gift: “It’s a way to take the piss out of Valentine’s Day, because it’s got a lot of pressure built up behind it.” So instead of giving the gift of regular old Valentine’s Day candy, she jokes about giving a giant, one-pound gummy heart, “something that’s obviously silly.” We like this goofy, five-pound gummy bear (especially because it feels a little less precious than a giant teddy bear).
The other reality is that your first Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t have to be that spendy, as long as it’s thoughtful and shows that you’ve been paying attention and have been thinking about them.
Here's a list of awesome Valentine's Day gifts for him depending on how long you've been together.
It hasn't been that long, so you can probably get away with not giving a gift, but you do risk an awkward moment if he showers you with stuff and you're all empty-handed. A cool bottle of his favorite booze, a Netflix gift card, or a book you think he might like are harmless yet amazing gifts for anyone, really.
This, of course, depends on what your paramour likes, but Sarah May still recommends going a bit more tongue-in-cheek than sincere, like these cheeky socks.