” My father pours coffee.“If I buy it, it’ll mean I care.”“You do care.” My mother looks at me over her reading glasses.“Well, I don’t want you-know-who to know that! ” My mother sets down her i Phone, clearly resigned to the fact that Words with Friends will have to wait.“Yes.”“For how long now? ” My father leaves the room.“It is perfectly acceptable to buy the person you’re dating a Christmas present after five months,” my mother says.“It would be fucked up if you didn’t!
If your date doesn't have plans, you can offer to take him or her out for a birthday drink, but be wary of this.You aren't that serious yet, so preferring to spend a birthday with friends is totally normal. Possibly, your date will mention a party or get-together to which you'll be invited.If you go, treat it as you would the birthday of a friend you very much like: bring a card, buy them drinks, etc.Buying Christmas or Hanukkah presents for the guys in our lives stumps us every season, which is why we compiled our largest-ever list of gift ideas this year.You'll find everything from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items here—all suggested by men, so you know he'll like whatever you choose.