I'm gonna list some books I'm gifting this year, just because I know it's hard to find the right gift sometimes. List yours too.
Your Duck is My Duck by Deborah Eisenberg- For some reason, me and my mom can agree on this lady's short stories.
Sleep, Death's Brother by Jesse Ball- This is a super weird guide to lucid dreaming...that actually works. Somewhat. A great, interesting book, especially for someone who might not be a huge reader but is into the unusual.
Silver Surfer Omnibus by Dan Slott and Mike Allread- Really good comics, and Mike/Laura Allred are my favorite art team. Beautiful stuff.