I'm turning 30 in nine days.
Because as late as two years ago I was still making $16,000/year, my parents are still asking for a 'Birthday list' from me.
On Christmas I told them "Just get something that you think I'd like that I wouldn't think of buying, something that comes from you." They bought me socks and pasta sauce. The one good gift I got was a book called '1001 beers to have before you die'.
So I'm trying a new strategy this year. "Just forget the gifts, just take me to an expensive restaurant with the money you would have spent on gifts".