It’s all about the surprise parties for Jennifer Lopez. ¬†The singer and American Idol¬†judge gave much younger beau Casper Smart an intimate dinner party for his 25th birthday over the weekend, according to People. ¬†Lopez¬†“had planned a fun day to celebrate Casper’s birthday,” said a source. ¬†But that’s not all the singer gave her back-up dancer, as she also gifted him a Dodge Ram truck. ¬†Lopez “knew that Casper really wanted a truck, and Casper was very excited about the generous gift,” said the same source. ¬†It looks like things are getting serious with this controversial couple!

How do you know what to buy your partner for their birthday?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s important to come up with a great gift to give your partner for their birthday, as sometimes the gift can mean something about your relationship. ¬†Cupid has some tips:

1. Inside joke: If you’re going to forego a romantic gift, the next best thing is playing on one of the inside jokes you share together as a couple. ¬†If you often compare yourselves to Calvin & Hobbs, then buy some comic books for your mate.

2. Romance: Some things you just can’t go wrong with, like jewelry and flowers. ¬†Although they’re generic, they’re also traditionally signs of love that your partner can’t help but feel special receiving.

3. Ask friends: If you’re getting desperate, tap into his or her friends for ideas. ¬†Often times an outside perspective can really help. ¬†Plus, she or he may have confided in their friends with their birthday gift wishes.

What did you get your partner for their last birthday? Share your comments below.