I am a firm believer in making a Christmas list. Your loved ones can take it or leave it, but it's fun to make and fun to look back on fondly years later and see what items you coveted at 18. Personally I've made a few Christmas list power-points that make things even more interesting! My lists are usually mostly books...and this year that hasn't changed!
Here's a few items from my 2011 list:
Laguiole Cheese Knife Set, Wall Flower Art from Jayson Home, Ko Sticks from Madewell, Marc by Marc Jacobs'Amy' watch in Rose Gold, Grey Striped TOMS