Freebies are good, but generally, they exist because you are going to be nice to the giver or will be in the future anyway.
The truth is that any free thing always come with a prize so am not all that comfortable with free things.Getting freebies is okay once in a while especially when you are getting it from people or businesses that you patronize. However, do you think it is okay to always want to enjoy freebies?
As a birthday present, I wouldn't mind getting any of those items as a gift. Birthday celebrants are meant to be gifted.I don't mind getting some free items such as pens & notepaper, or canvas bags that I will use. Other items are quite cheaply made &/or I wouldn't use them. i.e. water bottles & coffee mugs.