I always find buying and receiving gifts difficult. As a recipient I rarely feel I deserve a present(birthdays might be an exception), as the giver I am never sure what to buy. My taste might not be according the recipient style etc.
So - my sister wanted a specific present - stuff to put under hot pots, on the dining table. I just give her my credit card. She is extremely happy with her choice, and I am very relived.
If you want to buy me a present, after all my birthday is less then five months away, you can relax from now - I promise to post a list of books and CD`s I want, and few charities.
Its a deal.