Buy a few cheap items to give to your friend for her birthday. (sunglasses $4.99, shirt $12.99)
With whiteout and a marker, forge the tagged price to make it look more expensive. As if you’ve spent more money.
Cross out the amount with a thin marker to make it look as if you did not want them to see the price.
Your friend opens the present, is shocked at how much you care about them, and in return buys you even more expensive item.
Using this method, in return I’ve received three iPads, a diamond tennis bracelet and a flat screen HD 42″ television. With this round of gifts, I’m hoping for a White Steinway limited edition Adult Grand piano.