" I finally figured out the only reason to be alive, is to enjoy it." - Rita Mae Brown
Although it's not necessary, it is always an unexpected and pleasant surprise to receive a gift. In my view, its not the expense spared but rather the thought behind it-
Here are a few of my favorite things:
Wine -French (Burgundy, Bordeaux (blanc or Sauternes), Alsace, Champagne) Italy (Barollo or Grillo) Greece (Assyrtiko), Hungary. US - pinot from Williamette Valley, NY -Wolffer - Rose.
Whisky - Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon...if you can find it.
Books -You cant go wrong in the subjects of business strategy, tech or political/historical biographies.