I hope I wrote this so I don't sound like a terrible brat.
My mom and I exchange gifts for birthdays and Chanukah. We see each other at least once a year and call each other about once every three weeks or so. We're both pretty busy and not very close.
In recent years, my mom has been stockpiling little gifts for me for Chanukah so that she doesn't have to worry about buying them just before the holiday. We have a few little traditions for Chanukah gifts that we enjoy. However, many of the other gifts are really meant for young girls (cupcake necklace, lollipop with a teddy bear snuggling it) or for someone much older (calendar with "over the hill jokes"). I am 28. I think she thinks, "oh, Welli used to like that so she'll like it now" or "oh, I like that, so will Welli!" At this point, most gifts she has given me are something that I can't wear because I'm allergic to the metals in the jewelry or don't need. I always thank her for all of the gifts while giving extra compliments to certain ones that I do love.
I feel like she is wasting money on these gifts, but I know she loves it when I send her Chanukah presents, and so I don't think I want to suggest ending our Chanukah gift exchange. We'll be trying for a baby soon, so she might end up transferring her energy toward her future grandchild, but there are no guarantees.
Should I say anything to her? If so, what? Maybe I could suggest a theme for Chanukah gifts next year?