We love giving special presents to our friends...even to friends that we don't know very well. Whenever my children are invited to a birthday party, we take time to think about the child and like to get something unique. However, the past few birthday parties that we have gone to, we never even saw the child open the present! We end up leaving it in some bin. If we're lucky, we will get a generic card in the mail saying "Thank you for coming to my party." There is NO mention of our specific gift.