ONE TO THREE MONTHS
Kate Spade E-Card
C’mon, who wouldn’t want to find this in his in-box? Kate Spade’s Behind the Curtain project offers dozens of adorable e-cards, but this make-out reminder is definitely the most boy-friendly.
Stuff Every Man Should Know / The Art of Kissing
Graduation doesn’t guarantee he left his frat-boy ways on Greek Row. Wish your new crush would grow up already? Send a subtle hint with Brett Cohen’s Stuff Every Man Should Know, which is chock-full of manly tidbits. Bonus for you: The “Love and Relationships” chapter includes a massage section.
$9.95 at Tabletop in Dupont Circle, 202-387-7117
If he’s well trained on the lovey-dovey stuff but could use some help with his, ahem, technique, The Art of Kissing offers advice from a time long before the words “hookup culture” completely eroded the art of a slow romance.
Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix
After he unwraps this over dinner, bat your eyelashes a bit and let him know that this decadent breakfast will be served to him—in bed—tomorrow morning. Then watch how fast he signals for the check. (PS—This bacon chocolate peanut brittle looks might tasty, too.)