I'm at the point that I like to be asked what I want and then given it. I don't need knickknack crappy stuff laying around the house anymore. I hate it when people waste money on something I won't like or use. I'm way too practical when receiving gifts. I'm a pain in the butt and people rarely get it right.
That said--I'm not asking people what they want this year. I've already commissioned my crafty friend to make personalized set of greeting cards for my stepmom, mother and sister in law, and my sister. And I've commissioned my jewelry making friend to make necklaces and jewelry for them as well. Their men will get gift cards. My mom is getting Seasons 1-4 of Gilmore Girls and personalized cards.