A Present for/on Your Birthday

Both phrases are correct. However, when talking about getting a present or gift because it's someone's birthday, we commonly use "for".

Both phrases are correct. You can get a present "for" or "on" your birthday. However, when talking about getting a present or gift because it's someone's birthday, we commonly use the preposition "for".

Alice bought him a present for his birthday.

My friend gave me a gift on my birthday.

When in doubt, use "for":

I sent him a shirt as a present for his birthday.

What did you get for your birthday?

However, when talking about something you want that specific day, use "on".

She wants to throw a costume party on her birthday.

Note that you can use both nouns, "gift" or "present", since they mean essentially the same thing.

I bought you a present/gift for your birthday.

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