The sweetness of receiving gifts comes from the thought the giver put into them.
Receiving a birthday cake charm with pink (my favourite colour!) candles from my daughter… A necklace from my son because he remembered that I had commented months ago that it was “cute”… Other things that close ones know I love: flowers, chocolate, books, wine, and home décor. And every birthday greeting and kind word a gift in itself. Each gift was thought-full.
So while I love the gifts, it is the thoughts I love more.