One or two well chosen special gifts are worth more than a dozen special gifts. If you know the person well, you can easily give something enjoyable. Like this year, I asked for bird seed. I don't really need anything else (I did ask for a few other things I also need, but birdseed is easier). I got my seeds, a feeder, and a bunch of things for the kitchen. I like kitchen stuff and it will be nice to have replacements in case I ever need them. My gifts were chosen with me in mind and they were very special.
I laughed this year about presents. I always think we get too much from my mom. She is a giver. She hasn't been well, so I've been hoping for her to downsize. This means there are many odd kinds of gifts. This year boxes came for Bear and The Craftsman. Mine? It was addressed wrong and was picked up by a family in Kenai. I do hope they send it on or at least, let mom know where it is. She is much more concerned than I am!