DON’T: Make him a mix of the sappiest love songs of all time, get him front-row seats at a sold-out concert, or buy him 0 wireless Beats by Dre headphones.DO: Notice he’s been walking around without proper winter gear?” My mother asks.“I just don’t know how to have that conversation.”“How about ‘hey-”“Don’t say the name!
You’ve finally had the “we’re exclusive” convo (congrats! But if said convo takes place just a month or two before the holidays, the internal struggle to figure out what to gift your new partner ensues.DON’T: Treat him to a 9-course dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and present him with a bottle of Glenmorangie Pride 1981.DO: Get him a gift that’s reflective of something topical you’ve discussed. Get him a book of one of your favorite modern artists. Get him a new cooking gadget, a new cookbook you know he doesn’t have, or gift card to a specialty food store.Be sure to mingle with people, and don't expect to spend the whole night by the birthday person's side.You'll probably go home together at the end of the night, but if it doesn't happen, for whatever reason, don't pout.