It's hard to believe the rapper and 106 & Park host formerly known as Lil Bow Wow is 28 today. Seems like just yesterday we were introduced to a precocious 13-year-old Shad Moss by way of his debut single, 2000's "Bounce With Me." Today is his birthday, and he has many reasons to celebrate. I know you can't believe it: You forgot to buy a gift. Again! But I've got you covered.

Dawson's Creek box set: Bow Wow is starring alongside James Van Der Beek in the new series CSI: Cyber. This would be a good way to get to know his new co-star.

The complete CSI canon on DVD: While we're on the topic of Shad's role in the new CSI franchise, this couldn't hurt to have the original show in full as reference material.

Forensics for Dummies: Better safe than sorry.

An Apple Watch: This gaudy wrist computer just seems like something that would be up his alley.

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A Snoop Dogg G Pen: A gift from Shad's very own uncle would be nice.

The complete Patricia Arquette DVD collection: Mr. Wow is also sharing the CSI screen with newly crowned Oscar winner Patty Arquette, who has had a long and storied career herself, so it wouldn't be a bad idea for Shad to get a bit cozier with the Boyhood star.

A role in the just-confirmed ATL sequel: Seems right up the Atlanta resident's alley.

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A puppy: As far as I know, Bow Wow is not a dog owner. That just feels wrong, considering his stage name and all. Also, the Today Show recently got a labrador puppy, and it's made me pay about 100 percent more attention to the Today Show. Just saying!

An Edible Arrangement: When in doubt!

A course on computer programming: In CSI: Cyber, Shad plays FBI Special Agent Brody Nelson, a former blackhat hacker, and it's important to inject some semblance of reality in this piece of television gold. Teach Bow Weezy to code, is what I'm saying.

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Classes at Barry's Bootcamp: Shad and Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena are getting married soon, which means it's time to get that bod wedding-ready, man.

A VitaMix: Again with the whole wedding thing.

Confirmation of a Carmen: A Hip Hopera reboot: Beyoncé stars across Mekhi Phiefer in this 2001 MTV musical; Bow Wow played Jermaine Dupri's cellmate. I think it's nice to give people a gift that you, yourself, will enjoy, and I have a strong vested interest in seeing a remake of this important piece of pop culture.

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A Pisces-themed sweatshirt: With a strong Rihanna crossover. What's not to like?

A Mod Podged collage of pics from the days when Bow Wow dated Ciara: Do you remember when Bow Wow dated Ciara? I do! People don't forget! Although, I would assume they both would like to mind zap away their Ed Hardy-heavy sartorial choices from that era. In any case, if you've dated someone like Cici, that's not something you'd want to not commemorate.

Krav Maga classes: I mean, he's about to marry into a whole VH1 reality-show thing, and I have seen enough reunion specials to know what dangerous territory that can be.

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Dance classes: Again on the wedding thing. You do NOT want to get shown up on the dance floor at your own nuptials.

A pair of tickets to the rumored Kanye/Rihanna tour this summer: And! Shad, if your new bride is out of town and you need someone to go with, my schedule is free.

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