What, if any, memorable or special book have you ever gotten as a present? Birthday or otherwise. What made it so notable? The person who gave it? The book itself? The “gift aura?”
I honestly can't remember a single book that someone else has purchased for me that I haven't asked for. I have so many books that unless I give someone a title there isn't really any way for them to know what I have read, or already own. Besides, half the fun of getting new books is browsing to see what treasure you might come across!