For my birthday this year, I told my husband not to get me anything. I really did mean it. I wanted nothing. Well, nothing but a drawing. In the end, I got my drawing and some really special surprises. I was blown away and very appreciative of the effort he had put into the day.
When your significant other says "Don't get me anything", do you get them something anyway?
I still get a gift, if I had planned on getting a gift. I like choosing presents of a personal nature, and even if someone has said don't get me anything, they've generally still liked the gift they've received or they've appreciated the effort. My partner is very hard to buy for and he knows this so will regularly say don't bother, but I think he still deserves special gifts.
Depends on the circumstance, but if they really don't want anything probably not.
What I would do is something that we could share like a lovely meal out to our favourite restaurant, surprise outing or a special home cooked meal with their favourite food and drink. We have been together long enough to know when the other means they don't want a gift or they really mean surprise me.