Background: I am from Hong Kong, studying in a university.
My friend's birthday is coming and I prepared a gift for her. In order to actually give her the gift, I have to meet her somewhere on her birthday. However, there is no way to ensure that she turns up on that day. I have thought of several ways to meet her, but none of them appears to work:
I will have lessons with her on that day, but she often skips lessons. Sometimes I tried to ask her to come to lessons on time, but she wouldn't give me any promise and just slept in. She may also return home and celebrate with her parents.
- I want to give her a surprise, so telling her I will give her a gift doesn't work.
- Giving her the gift on the previous/following day is bad.
- Mailing is not an option because the gift is fragile. (After all, mailing a birthday gift sounds weird?)
- She will probably eat with her parents on her birthday, and asking her to have dinner together on that day sounds a bit weird (at least from our culture). To summarise, I want an elegant way which can let me meet my friend and give her a gift on her birthday, without telling her before. Any help would be appreciated.