I'm a very practical person.
My Mother-in-Law has asked me, in the past, what I want for Christmas. So I tell her, maybe, that I need some curtains, or a throw rug. She then tells me she doesn't want to know what I need she wants to know what I want. Well, that is what I want.
She wants me to tell her that I want a pair of black heels and super cute purse and maybe a bunch of clothes. Well, I already have black heels that I'm very happy with, I use a purse until it falls apart and then I get a new one. And I wear the clothes that I have because I feel it's a waste of money to buy more when the ones that I have work very well. (I do appreciate her desire to gift give though, of course.)
When you ask what I want for Christmas and I tell you what I need, that IS what I WANT. I want the things that I need.
It seems silly to me to spend money on stuff that is not necessary when maybe a bill needs to be paid (especially with our current circumstances) or we just really do Need laundry detergent.
I don't know, I guess I'm abnormal.