Just because one is overseas or not physically around a birthday girl/boy, doesn't mean that the person cannot give any gifts. I didn't know this too at first but you can soooo go online, buy a gift/flowers/chocolates/easter brownie pops and have the company deliver it as a gift.
You can be halfway across the world but just as long as you have a credit card.. swiped and you're off and ready!
Seriously business and technologies nowadays...
Sometimes I don't know if its brings people closer or further apart.