Okay... I know it's still quite a ways away, but Wallie and I need to get some Christmas shopping done before his next surgery which will be in mid-November (his second hip replacement at age 27). I know, being an ISTJ I tend to have trouble getting people things because of the whole syndrome of getting people things I would want. So, I was thinking, can anyone expound on what kind of gifts your type and/or other types like?
For me, and possibly other ISTJs, I'm not into the whole principle of "It's the thought that counts"; nor am I too much into sentimental crap like figurines or coffe mugs with warm fuzzy sayings on them. For Christmas, and birthdays, I prefer things that are cool AND that I can use. For example, some things I want right now are a wireless cable router for my laptop (since we blew up the last one), salon-style shampoo and conditioner, and some Sammy deep conditioner. New clothes are always cool too. Can you see a trend here? If it's not listed, or in the same vein, I probably don't want it.
My mom's birthday is coming soon, and she's more sentimental. I don't know what type she is, but she apparently knows how to appreciate all that sentimental useless crap that my sister gets her...
Anyways, you get the point. Discuss! Enlighten me!