On 9 May 2002, as I hit 30, the gift one of my best friends, Justin, gave me was a ‘next stop 40’ T-shirt. The following May as he followed suit (he’s just under a year younger), I, of course, gifted it back to him.
Then last May as I hit 39, I found the same T-shirt sent back to me. Well, in the best possible MoneySaving taste, I’ve just packaged it up, put it in a box, added a card in preparation to give it back to him.
In the end, Justin did a clever bit of gift-giving. He bought it, and he’s the one who gets to keep it in perpetuity.