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- I'll never understand the "I'm going to go silent and not talk to you or see you for weeks so I can make some money to buy you a present" trope. Somehow I think she would have valued those weeks of hanging out more than whatever you could buy her. Especially when the girl in question is extremely sensitive to feelings of abandonment.
Here makes sense though, because the person he's giving it to can read his mind. So its much easier to just avoid her entirely than to try to constantly not think about her birthday or the gift. Doesn't mean it was a great decision on his part, but at least here there's a decent reason for it.