I don't usually ask for expensive items from my family members. So far, I haven't suggested anything. My husband and I buy a Christmas gift for our home every year. I think I'd like a new artificial Christmas tree this year. If I find one that I really love and can picture it adorned with my decorations, I'll do it. I'll pass the tree I have now onto my oldest grandchild with a few decorations of course once I'm able to replace it.
My dad would like us to stop exchanging gifts and give what we would have spent to charity because he likes the get-togethers far more than the presents and that's why he has trouble asking for specific items. I have to get hints from my mom so he'll have something to unwrap.