I'm always grateful to receive any gift.
I never ask for anything, so I'm bombarded with gifts I don't even want or need. I just try my best to smile, but sometimes it fails and I end up looking extremely awkward.
Usually I have asked for what I wanted, but there have been times in the past when I haven't, and that has happened to me. I think for the most part I managed to feign interest and got away with it, but since no one commented after that they thought I was putting it on, I have to assume I was successful lol.
I asked for every one of my gifts so i didn't get surprised by any terrible gifts
it is important to be considerate to the meaning of the gesture for the one who makes it.