Choice of presents says something about the person
Yes, we buy/give the birthday presents we do based on our knowledge of the persons tastes, likes and dislikes. Some of you know me well. I got many cards and some interesting presents.
Wine, cognac chocolate, a book, a jersey sweater, ticket to the opera, Planet Earth CDs, and all of Beethoven’s quartets. Nice! Thanks to all for making this birthday such a pleasant one.