Greetings everyone! This is my first official post although I have been a frequent visitor of the site for many months now.
So I have recently found myself in a new relationship right before the holidays and was wondering if you guys had any input on what type of gift to get a girl that you've only been seeing/dating for about a month.
A little background, we're both 21. We met through mutual friends and have gone on multiple dates over the past couple of weeks. Our relationship right now is a little bit long distance (2 hours drive) so when we do see each other it is usually over the weekend. I want a gift that doesn't come off as too serious seeing as the relationship is still early.
Sure, there's other factors, such as; quality of her current cookware, how often she uses it, whether or not she would use it to make him breakfast. I wouldn't take it off the board for consideration though.
They've only been dating for a month, Shane. They haven't yet entered the cookware phase of their relationship. You need a good six months, minimum, for cookware consideration.
You're quite right. I've forgotten my place.
frying pan contradicts Shane's own rule not to get people gifts related to their hobbies. You could call cooking one of my hobbies, and I don't want any more frying pans as gifts, having spent the last 3 weeks returning maybe a dozen of them received as wedding gifts.
I was just discussing wonderful and useless kitchen gadgets with some girlfriends (mostly SAHMs), and the opinions were all over the map - except everyone wants a garlic press. But, to Shane's point, I already have 2.
My rule is for buying a gift related to a man's hobby. Generally speaking we're pretty particular about what we want. However, if she's a foodie, I wouldn't attempt it. If it's something she likes to do on a regular basis, and has a beat up aluminum frying pan she got at a yard sale, a set of cookware wouldn't be out of question for consideration for a first Christmas. I wouldn't even contemplate it for a second Christmas, though.
On the other hand, do you really want to give her something she'll use on a daily basis if there's a possibility there isn't going to be a next Christmas together? At least gloves will probably be worn out or lost before next snowboard season.
While I hesitate to ask this, what's with girls and garlic presses?
Aversion to knives.
Thanks for the mug idea! But we've talked about how be both hate coffee so I don't think it would get very much use! Thanks anyway
Haha yeah.. not too sure yet about the anal beads.. who knows theres always next year.