the saying goes "it's better to give than to receive" and i'm all for it. i love finding that perfect something for each and every person on my list. that being said i really, truly love receiving, too! especially when it's something i've been wanting. it's not the most romantic thing, but i'm kind of notorious for putting things that i really want on hold for peter, my husband, so all he has to do is go buy it--i'm thrilled with my present, i win the oscar feigning utter surprise upon opening, and he's relieved by the ease of it! he tends to start hand-wringing and experiencing general anxiety (i'm exaggerating but not by much) over the pressure of picking out gifts for me so i had the idea to make it easier for him.
point being, there is nothing wrong with dropping a hint. how about asking for a little "me" time? a nice long bath with kai bathing bubbles, a kai candle (or a few) and an amazing glass of your favorite wine.