You want to give a gift that is reflective of how you feel for them without being too extravagant.
When you just start dating a woman, you want her to know that you care.
We asked victims of bad kissers at Marie Claire Ask & Answer — , gifts that are "personalized and that show that you are listening to them are the best kind." She suggests you first look to your partner's interests.
If you have just started dating, then it is still important to get her something.
This has happened to most people and it can be a tricky situation to handle. You want her to know you like her, you want something a little personal, but you don’t want to give her the impression that you are madly in love and ready to start shopping for a house with the white picket fence.
What you really don’t want is to scare her away by being too cold and impersonal or by being too over the top. The biggest mistake you can make, other than ignoring the occasion all together and giving her nothing, is to spend too much money.
They don’t always have a lot of extra money, but she will go ahead and buy him a card (or make him a card) and get him a little gift just to show him that she is thinking about him and cares.
She has even written him a personal letter to let him know she cares. She has phoned me crying on her birthday because even though he said ‘Happy Birthday’ to her, there was no gesture to follow it up.