Birthday is perhaps the only holiday that is celebrated in absolutely all nations, nationalities and cultures. The peculiarities of the traditions of this day may differ, but the essence remains the same - to give gifts and congratulate the hero of the occasion.
Such is the psychological need of people that at least one day a year they want a holiday. If a person is dear to you, try to make an original gift for him that he can appreciate. Provided that you know the birthday person's personal hobbies, try to pick up an addition to them. If it's a collectible, find a rare item, if it's a hunt - a good gun. The Internet, where there are many forums and sites for the sale of all kinds of goods, can always help you in choosing such gifts.
If the person is quite pragmatic, a practical gift will suit him. For example, a good folder, organizer. A tie, as an essential attribute of a business style, will also be appreciated. But this is a more standard solution. A trip to nature can be part of an original gift for a person confined in an office. If possible, ask a friend who has a good command of versification to come up with a comic congratulation in the style of the birthday man's work: report, instruction, schedule, etc.
When you are making a guest list, note that there may be an old friend or girlfriend missing. Find a contact with this person and invite him. A visit from loved ones is always a significant gift for any of us. It is much more than a thing or a service.
One of the original gifts will be an invitation from an animator for the celebration. And in this case, age does not matter: adults, adolescents, children are always happy to spend time on the move, while the holiday itself takes on a certain plot. All the details need to be discussed with the presenters in advance.
Artists love everything unusual and directly creative. An invitation to a concert, a trip to the theater, cinema will be a pleasant surprise for them. Such people have highly developed attention and imagination. If your invitation is in an art form different from what the birthday boy is doing, it can be a good surprise, as it will broaden his horizons.
When you are miles apart, a gift can be sent in advance by mail. And most importantly - call on the day of the celebration, and say not learned trivial words, but sincere and truthful ones.