This pretty much happens to me every year. They'll ask what I want and then they'll ask me where to find it, as if there wasn't a Barnes & Noble in every city in America. A couple years back I asked for that Making of ESB book, and they got me a Darth Vader cookie jar. This year, I mentioned something about either the Achtung Baby boxset or the Pearl Jam 20 book, so I'll just have to wait and see what I get.
I've asked the people I buy for what they want, and I've already got all of it, so there's really no excuse why they can't get me what I want. I'm sure I'll end up buying both those things on December 26th.
wow you come across as really ungrateful and self entitled in that post.
I just tell them I don't want anything because in reality the things I want are too expensive and I don't expect or want my family and friends to spend a lot of their money on me. I end up settling for a book or maybe a cheap xbox game if they really want to get me something. The same applies for birthdays too.