It's awkward, for sure. You're three or four weeks into a relationship and something like Valentine's Day (or worse, his birthday) lands on the calendar. Your "couple" status is pending, so you don't want to go overboard, but doing nothing to celebrate feels like a step backwards. Don't worry, we're here to help.
Beforehand, try and gauge their feelings towards the lovey-dovey holiday. If they're a Valentine's grinch (boring), suggest doing something low-key and hit them with a hilarious (slightly mocking) card. If they've already booked a table at the swankiest place in town — you know you've got a romantic on your hands and can do something a little special.
Despite the cringe factor, dealing with Valentine's Day early in the piece will definitely fast track the relationship — and let you know if they're worth your time.
Just remember the golden rules for gifting when the relationship's still green: Don't spend too much (under $50, please) and avoid clothing. Now the do's. Here are five gift ideas perfect for your new bae.