I'm not sure what typical people ask for on their birthdays. I asked for a door.
Last year I asked for a hot tub delivery. Yes, the delivery. Not the hot tub itself. I already had that. I just wanted it delivered to our new digs and didn't want to have to deal with the headache of coordinating having it craned out of my old house and trucked to the new one.
This year, I wanted a door.
I'd say I'm easy to please, but that's probably a lie.
I don't mind paying for my gifts, helping install them, and I can't recall ever returning one.
However, the chances you're going to find something for me at the mall are slim. I buy my own clothes. If there's a book I want to read, I get it. I don't want more crap. I'd rather have antiques from my family than something from Restoration Hardware. And I already have plenty. I don't need more knick knacks to dust. I don't like decorations that lack stories. I like history, humor, functionality, and beauty in the things around me.
So, a door.
A birthday door.