As someone rather ironically noted, President Obama would appreciate some cash for his 51rst Birthday. What with campaign money being a key preoccupation, his Chicago backyard will be the place to be this coming weekend on August 12, when a fundraising belated birthday party will be held.
But my guess is that one of his greatest gifts this year has already happened. Michelle's book, American Grown (2012) about the White House Kitchen Garden is certainly the best President's wife's publication that I've seen in my lifetime. To see just how great a difference Mrs. Obama has made, try comparing her volume to Barbara Bush's Millie's Book (circa 1990). I certainly know which volume I'd rather see kids reading.
Eddie Gehman Kohan, "President Obama Marks His 51st Birthday..." (August 4, 2012), http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.fr/2012/08/president-obama-marks-his-51st-birthday.html
"Michelle Obama launches White House Kitchen Garden book" The Telegraph (May 29, 2012), http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/michelle-obama/9296716/Michelle-Obama-launches-White-House-Kitchen-Garden-book.html#