Midday Fix: Valentine’s Day gift giving tips from Amy Sewell

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Amy's Tips:

Know if the relationship is exclusive. If you aren’t absolutely certain, giving a gift may create an awkward situation.

Do give a gift that reflects where you currently are in the relationship. Don’t try to use a gift to force the relationship to a new level.

Do keep it light, and give something appropriate to the nature and duration of your relationship, such as flowers, chocolates, wine, or tickets to a concert or event you can enjoy together.

Don’t give a gift that indicates you are already planning a future together.

Women, don’t give him a gift unless he gives you one. It may sound old-fashioned, but most guys prefer to take the lead.

Men, remember that women may interpret your gift as a sign of how you view the relationship. If you’ve only been dating for a week, lingerie or very expensive jewelry may make her question your motives.