You are about to go on a first date and you do not want to come empty-handed. You hardly know the girl and you are racking your brains out for gift ideas to give her. You want to give her something simple but sweet enough to impress her, but not too expensive to wipe off your entire savings. You have window-shopped all over town, but still came up with nothing. Although it is not a requirement to give her something on your first date, you want to buy her a gift to make her feel special and cared for. The question now is, what are three small first date gifts that don’t come off as “too much”?
Flowers: The all-time number 1 gift choice
Flowers have always been the number one gift choice to give on first dates. They look and smell sweet, they are in bloom all-year round, and they do not cost as much. Most girls swoon over the sight of flowers, all the more that it should be given on your first date. But before you head to a flower shop, make sure that your girl is not allergic to it. Also, subtly ask what her favorite flower is, and be certain to get it for her. Roses have always been a classic choice, but with more variety of flowers to choose from, you can pick from among those available to give her. You can give her a corsage or a bouquet, the choice is up to you. Chances are, she will have a big smile on her face at the first sight of the lovely flowers.
Chocolates or candy: The sweet (pun intended) gift choice
Chocolates or candy is also a popular gift choice when it comes to first dates. Aside from the wide array of sweets to feast your eyes over, they are also budget-friendly. Again, be sure that your date is not allergic to it (I know, of all the things to be allergic to). Also, check if she is not on a special diet (read: diabetic) or health-conscious, or else giving her sweet treats would make her think that you do not care for her at all and drive her away. You can give her a bar of her favorite chocolate or candy or you can get her one of each brand, the choice is entirely up to you. Some chocolate brands come in boxes, so that would be a better (and a classier) choice. Or you can get her your favorite chocolate brand and tell her that every time she takes a bite of it, she might remember you. You can even be creative and whip up a chocolate concoction of your own and name it after her. Or if you are aiming to get lucky after your date, buy her some chocolate-covered strawberries and let it aphrodisiac effects surprise you.
A disposable camera: something to capture those memorable moments
In this age when everything has gone digital, a disposable camera is a unique gift idea for your first date. Unleash your creative side and take pictures of your first date, then go to the photo store together to have the pictures developed. Pick the most beautiful picture of the two of you, get it framed, and give it to her. Then she would have something of permanence to remember your first date by, and how happy both of you were at that time.
Gifts for a first date are not a prerequisite, but a sweet gesture nonetheless. It can be considered as a token for accepting your date invitation and something to thank her for giving you the time to get to know her better. It is always advisable to give her a gift that is simple and not costly. Going all out and giving her a very expensive gift is not suitable unless you know for sure that she is a keeper. Also, some women are scared when a guy gives her something expensive, because it might give her an impression that you have high expectations of her, or that you might want her to return the favor by giving you something equivalent. There are also some other gifts that you can give her, like something that you handcrafted, and she will appreciate it just as much. Regardless of what gift to give her, remember that the best thing on a first date is not really the gift but your company that matters. Just be yourself and let loose those first date jitters. I am sure that everything will run smoothly.