For Christmas this year, give books. Figure out what it is the people you are giving to are into and give a book. You can get some for under three dollars, they make great stocking stuffers, they are perfect for the people who have everything. If you have a loved one who really doesn't like to read - books on tape/cd are good - or books that teach something about what they are interested in.
Some suggestions (by author)
J K Rowling
C S Lewis
Laurie Halse Anderson
Books we have loved at our house (mostly children's)
Dr. Seuss everything
The Polar Express
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Collections of favorite characters - Strawberry Shortcake, Dora, Star Wars, etc.
Series of Unfortunate Events
Where the Wild Things Are
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Magic Treehouse Series
For kicks and giggles, please post in the comment section the best books you have read so far this year, or your favorite of all time, etc. Come on everyone - let's read!