While it's easy to spring for a gift card or shove cash into an envelope, finding a thoughtful gift for someone you love shows that you know, support and listen to the things they're passionate about. The risk with picking out a unique birthday gift, though, is that you might not actually know that person as well as you thought...
When a recent Reddit user asked, "What was the most unexpected birthday gift someone gave you?" birthday boys and girls everywhere were ready to share the most memorable and surprising gifts they've ever received.
A few years ago my siblings and I hosted a 70th birthday party for my dad on my birthday. My birthday is in July, his in February. We had him fooled into thinking the surprise party was for me and he was shocked when he walked in and realized it was his party. Half the fun was watching him almost spoil the surprise about a half a dozen times.
Fast forward to yesterday, I get a package in the mail with a super cozy sweatshirt and note from dad saying is was a birthday gift for me on his birthday. Included in the note, he stated, "I couldn't think of better person I would want to swap birthday's with." I'm not gonna lie, the note was the real gift.