less awful and easy on the wallet, man purse, or whatever you’re lugging around these days (not that we’re judging).Regardless of cost, if you choose something that connects to her personality, beliefs, or passions, or to your relationship, it’ll show her that you listen to her and that you care.
—but you’re not sure what the going rate is on Christmas gifts.
Maybe you’re a few weeks in, or a couple months in.
Sure, it’s possible they’re just not big birthday people, in which case it’s perfectly fine to spend the day together without making a huge production out of the birthday.
But beware of people who expect you to make big plans for their birthdays too early on in the relationship — this screams high maintenance, and besides, don’t they have friends to do this? Same rules apply as above in terms of party behavior: if you go to a celebration, be prepared to buy drinks and go home together.
The first few months of a relationship are often the most romantic. You don't want your new love interest to think you're trying to buy her love.