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.