What pops into your mind when you think of clever half birthday gifts? In which I am concerned, I think of only one thing: these are gifts that you buy for someone and from which you can also benefit. I believe this can happen only with close persons, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, parents or other close relatives, or persons with who you live in the present – meaning persons with who you can share something.
Let’s take them one at a time.
If you are in a relationship, here you can get the most of your boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s birthday present: the thing that we are all thinking is a piece of sexy lingerie (which will be more enjoyed by the one that makes it a present – especially you boys know what I’m talking about). But, of course, there are other items too: if your boyfriend/girlfriend is also your roommate, you have that much more in common and anything you will buy for the house as a birthday gift you will both use.
If you are still living with you parents, what I’ve just said above applies here as well. Maybe you are thinking of something decorative, perhaps a tableau or some new piece of furniture, if it’s for the house you are living in, is like you have bought something for yourself, only that other persons use it to; in this way you shoot two birds with one stone.
In case you are looking for a birthday gift for a close friend, the situations when you can “share” that gift is if you do something together, like traveling or going to a trip for a few days.
Another way that you can use the present you are giving is if that particular thing helps you if your celebrated one has it. For example, if you live far away from a good friend and you would like to keep touch more often but the distance represents a physical obstacle, you could buy your friend for his/her birthday gift a webcam in order that you could have video calls – this way you both use the webcam.
In this spirit of splitting a birthday gift with the one you give the gift, I hope that my suggestions will inspire you to find even more clever ways for you to make birthday gifts in half.
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