Seeing as these excursions require a bit of advance notice and sometimes even a trip out of town, you'll want to wait until the 6-month mark before springing for a pair.

WHAT TO GIFT: We hope you know his shirt size, because you're in for a whole lot of casual-but-chic button-down shirt gifts over the next few years (assuming things go as you've planned over on your wedding Pinterest board, you sly dog, you).

If his mom's in the picture, go on, get carried away.

WHAT TO GIFT: When you're button-down-ed out, it's time to whip out the bigger guns; namely, sports and concert tickets.

"And always do what your heart desires, even if it feels silly." WHAT TO GIFT: As Flicker told us, "I always think the most special gift you can give is to buy a blank card and fill it up with something that comes from your heart." Keep things cheerful, throw in a witty inside joke, and that first date's practically guaranteed. But if it's the week of his birthday, offer to pick up the dinner tab, or, better yet, cook a romantic dinner for the two of you.

Maybe save the full 12-page love poem for your personal diary, though. Yes, even the worst cooks can perform this sweet gesture with the help of a meal subscription service like Blue Apron. "That's what matters." WHAT TO GIFT: Reading is for lovers.

Assuming your man's got a solid head on his shoulders, a book will make for an excellent gift at any stage of your relationship.

Just be sure you've actually read the book in question before gifting it; awkward subtext, whether intentional or unintentional, likely won't go unnoticed.

You're new beau's birthday is coming up, but even with six dates under your belt, you barely know the guy — let alone where the relationship's headed.

Are you really expected to whip out the wrapping paper and ribbons?