You hit the nail on the head with this one. I love books and gift cards. This year I asked for a printer from my husband and I bought him a monitor (which will probably arrived late). We no longer believe in surprising each other! We've started doing that with the older kids, too. Makes Christmas way more enjoyable for me. The little ones we still surprise and it's fun only having to find surprises for two instead of seven kids! Merry Christmas!