But when you want to show that you care, you want to go the extra mile…especially if you’re not necessarily into or don’t really understand her interests.4 to 6 months, serious relationship: You’re in the “new relationship” stage, which means everything’s likely hearts and cartoon birds and barely being able to keep your hands off one another.
Here’s a handy rule of thumb for potential gift budgets: 1 to 4 dates: a card.
If you’re seeing each other once or twice a week, then you want to consider something heartfelt and fun but relatively cheap: no more than on the outside edge, plus dinner. Anything more substantial than, say, a book by her favorite author is going to be a bit much.
If you’re seeing each other upwards of three times a week, you’re starting to move into more serious territory and you have slightly more flexibility in gifts.
7 months : Honestly, at this point, you’re presumably in a well established relationship.
You should have a pretty solid idea of what your sweetie is into and is appropriate.