Damn ain't this the truth. The one problem I had was that whenever Christmas or my birthday came around, because people had no clear idea of what to give me, and they feel that just money is rude, I would end up with a whole bunch of stuff I didn't necessarily need..
Now, the problem has gotten smaller as I grow older, because not everyone in our extended family feels pressure to give me gifts anymore, it's still quite a lot of stuff that adds up.
That's why I've started wishing for two things. Consumables, and experiences. Like a steak, or a ticket to a cool movie. Great gifts that don't end up complicating your life!