I remember one year I wanted a toy stove for my birthday (God only knows why...I hate to cook as an adult and am an "epic fail" at it) and I did get that stove for a gift!!
me with grandpa with my new stove (and my sister in a box)
For those of you who have children, I hope you go out of your way to make your child's birthday extra special because those are memories that will stay with them forever. If you don't have children, make a special birthday celebration for loved ones or friends.