Recently, I started dating a very sweet and nice guy. We weren't very good friends before we started dating--we knew of each other for about a year but didn't start actually being friends until a couple months ago--so while we get along well, we're still getting to know each other.
His birthday is coming up later this month and it will be about two months at that point. I've never been in a relatively new relationship with someone whose birthday is coming up, so I'm not sure what would be the appropriate price range to look for his birthday gift.
He has a rather close group of friends who are already planning a get-together of people and I feel silly also asking them what to get for his birthday since they're planning everything else. I do want to put thought into the present but I'm not sure where to start looking and what I should limit the present's price to, if anything.
I don't want to get him something too expensive since it might put pressure on the relationship. Plus, we're both still in college so I'm not sure a super expensive gift would be too flashy (and would burden the bank account). At the same time, I don't want to get him something too inexpensive as that might come off as offensive. Also, I do want to set myself apart from his friends and get him something special.
What would be an appropriate gift price range for a new relationship? Does price even matter?