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Finding Good First Date Gift Ideas for Her

First dates are usually full of excitement and thrills. Excitement of finally having the time to know the person you think would be someone interesting, and thrill of what the date would turn out. It may turn out successful, which means you will both end up interested to meet again for another date, or it may be just something for the first date only.

Men might think about bringing her a gift because he wants to impress her, or he wants to show her his appreciation of going out with him. However, be careful on any first date gift ideas you have in mind. Do not go overboard to please the person on the first date. I for one, find some gifts may be too much for a first date and it can become a major turnoff. Imagine a guy giving you jewelry on the first date – nah, it might give a wrong signal to the woman.

So if you are looking for some first date gift ideas, you can settle with the simplest. Here are some tips that might help.

1. Flowers. Flowers are the safest and most appreciated gift you can ever bring to a woman on the first date. It could mean a ‘thank you’ for accepting the invitation, or an appreciation of being able to spend the time with the person. Flowers are indeed well appreciated.

2. Something to Munch. Whether you are spending the first date on some adventurous activities outdoors or a dinner date, you can bring her a box of cookies or chocolates. It could also be a great rescue when conversations run dry and even a great conversation starter if you want to know each other’s likes.

3. Tickets for an Event. This applies if you already have an idea of the woman you want to date with. If you have known her for some time but never had the chance to date her and you strongly feel that you want to date her again, you can bring along tickets to a concert or a show or a sporting event, whatever you think that she would love watching with you. This is also best given at the end of the date, after you have determined that you really want to spend another time with her.

4. Avoid expensive and personal gifts. If you are indeed looking for first date gift ideas, forget about the expensive and personal gifts. This may be common sense but you have to remember that extravagant gifts and personal things are a no-no for a woman on the first date. Save that jewelry for the engagement party, and save those lingerie for your honeymoon. First dates should be getting-to-know stage and giving her something expensive or something too personal may not be a good start to know a woman.

5. The best gift a woman would want to receive on the first date is knowing you. Of course, she went out with you because she wants to know more about you. She wants to know your thoughts and beliefs in life, what you are as a person, and like you, she is also trying to find out if you are a perfect match for her, so if you really want to impress her, forget about the first date gift ideas you have in mind. Present yourself nicely, make sure you are a gentleman, and most importantly, be a good listener.

Carolyn Anderson has made several book reviews of love and romance books. To learn more about making creative dates, check out 300 Creative Dates. Also check out How To Be A Lady Killer, where you can find seduction techniques for your woman.

“Limited Edition Prints by Damien Hirst: Thr-ser, 2012 (1-inch woodcut spot)” / Paragon Press / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.EOSM.04002.SQ
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Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
Woodcut spots from Damien Hirst. This series need no introduction. Each print is an abstract representation of a biochemical compound, expressed as a spot color from circular wood cuts.

It is hard for me to talk about Damien Hirst. On the one hand, I see a gifted and very talented artist who produces brilliant works. On the other, an artist-turned-factory who has become so commercialized that he would need to come up with all kinds of methods to pump up works to please the high demands for his work.

Andy Warhol likes to say that “making money is art, and working is art and good business is the best art.” But I tend to have a problem with art created purely to make money. Mondrian’s early works are brilliant and full of ideas, but the Mondrian after he has becoming the darling of his times left little to be desired.

These “limited edition prints” is probably the worse of this trend—making quick bucks in the art market, each asking approximately four-thousand pounds on today’s market. I have no doubt that these works are key to supporting the artist’s livelihood and thus allows him to be the richest living artist in Britain.

Art to me is pure magic, but in these works I see nothing but a money-making machine disguised as something fine but has no soul except the greed within.

Damien Hirst
Thr-ser (1-inch woodcut spot)
2012
Woodcut
55 editions
Hand signed and numbered

A series of woodcut printed on 410 gsm Somerset White textured paper. Signed by the artist on the front and numbered on the reverse in an edition of 55.

# Damien Hirst

Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Hirst

# Paragon Press
www.paragonpress.co.uk/
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