Ask your guy how he plans to celebrate his upcoming birthday before you plan anything.Perhaps he doesn't make a big deal about his birthday and just shrugs it off.

Instead, buy him a ticket to a fun yet inexpensive outing.

Consider taking him to the movies to see a new release or to a museum to view the latest show. Pay for his game card and enjoy having a friendly competition to try to beat each other's scores.

If he is a bit of a thrill seeker, pay his way at an amusement park and go on the highest roller coaster you can find.

You might want to simply treat him to a lunch or dinner.

If the guy you're dating has an upcoming birthday, you might be stumped when it comes to gift ideas because after all, he isn't your "boyfriend" yet.

Spending a lot on lavish gifts and a pricey dinner are generally inappropriate at this stage.

Also, you don't want to plan anything overly romantic or too personal either.

Instead, celebrate his birthday like you would for a close friend.

A casual setting is your best bet for this dating stage.