Postcards from Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box is one of the best birthday gifts I've ever received as I collect postcards and I really like Penguin Books' classic covers. My favourites are the original orange Penguins and the Penguin Poets series.
The boxed-set of postcards were given to me by Janet, my book-editor friend.
Other birthday books:
From Kit, The Left Bank Gang by Jason. This is a graphic novel in which Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and James Joyce, portrayed as various animals, are graphic novelists in 1920s Paris. And Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz.
I got myself: White is for Withching by Helen Oyeyemi, two Dayan books and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Conch-Bearer.