It's always hard for me to decide. My wife's birthday is also right after Christmas, so I get hammered twice. I usually just stroll around the stores looking for at least 1 thing thats fun (besides all the clothes and whatnot that she'll get) like electronics, or cooking gadgets. I don't mind spending the money on my wife each year. The dilemma of choosing what to get, and having to deal with the crowded shopping places, is what I don't like.