Personally I hold what seems to be an unpopular opinion of what should be dropped from gifts, for the last 2 years we have got a lot of a single event armour, a freezing weapon and a mount of some sort from the 3 gifts. The event items are fine and can pose to be useful as you gain a fair few, something which does not need to be changed. But the freezing weapons and mounts...
I don't think this trend should continue as - despite satisfying newer players - it becomes pretty useless for any returning players from previous years. Furthermore the freezing weapons or mounts quickly become redundant as more release; look at the ice staff from 2017, the frost knuckles from 2018 made it completely useless as they have the same effect whilst using less energy and having a unique super punch ability. Providing no point to use the ice staff over the frost knuckles as they are a direct upgrade, NOT what should happen on following years of events.
All this just because masses of newer players cannot face the idea of playing without a freezing weapon or mount? Obviously that is not the sole reason, however I feel that it is a leading reason since the same group caused the sleigh to be nerfed (in all fairness it was quite broken, but so is the duck which is yet to be changed). The problem is, if PR gives mounts and freezing weapons out every year then newer players will expect them to be added every following year which will cause the present drops to never really change and will make previous present drops more useless over time. All in the pursuit of ensuring that everyone has access to these overrated weapons and increasingly overpowered mounts.
By ignoring these never ending wishes PR would be able to add newer, different and more effective/fun weapons from presents which would in turn maintain the hype around them as the drops they give would truly be ambiguous and not the same thing every year. He may choose to satisfy newer players by releasing an ice dagger every December which has the same effect as a freezing weapon but doesn't take up an important and hyped up present slot or ,hopefully, an event melee slot. As well as releasing a permanent mount for sale of money so they won't be requested every year. This would also ensure that Christmas gifts and past mounts actually gain some sought of rarity and value instead of quickly becoming redundant.
Despite how one-sided my rant was I would like to hear other people's opinions on this topic, hence the title, but please do not just beg for a mount or freezing weapon as it would be ignorant and quite frankly a waste of time.