When confused about what to give someone close for birthday, make a list of the receiver’s favourite dishes and drinks from his/her favourite restaurants. Then request those restaurants to hand out vouchers of the same. And ta-da, you have a gift!
A lot of restaurants may not hand out vouchers usually, but try requesting, and most likely they will agree.
Also, if you feel up to it, design the vouchers yourself. So they can all be consistent. You will have to keep in mind the restaurant colour, logo, etc and run it through them, but believe me, it’s really not difficult at all! I made 5 of these recently and it was very well received. Yay!
PS: All the restaurants too, were super sweet about this!