Well, what I really mean is yes to consumable gifts.
I am, tactfully I hope, letting it be known that as I have enough of everything, and am decluttering still, I would appreciate consumable gifts most - flowers, chocolate, little deli delights, lunch....(just google clutter-free gifts for hundreds of ideas).
Or, even better, gifts to be consumed by someone else more in need than I am - a charity gift in my name is now my favourite kind of Christmas present.
It's a tricky issue isn't it, but I hope that by also giving goats and hens and suchlike, along with a little box of special sweets or somesuch, folks will reciprocate and not be offended by my bringing it up. Last year I was really touched that friends and family did.
By the way, if you harbour any doubts about the effectiveness of giving livestock, read this post on my friend Lynne's blog and see how goats can make brothers out of enemies - don't miss Evans Onyiego's comment....