Mip is upset when he realises he’s forgotten Mac’s birthday and hides the fact that he has no present for her by making up stories. Mo tries to reassure him that it’s the thought that counts but Mip cannot be consoled. On their mission to Holland to save the country from a tulip blight, Mip continues to fret and cover up his fibbing and almost derails the mission over his forgetting Mac’s birthday. Mip ultimately confesses and realises that Mac doesn’t care about presents but his friendship that is her present.