For readers, I loved Bertie's War by Kregel's publications. I would recommend this for a pre-teen early teenage girl, but truthfully this spoke to me, a 40-something adult.
The boys and I loved the Andrea Carter book we read last year, Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure. We received this from Kregel, too. If I were buying it for a gift, I would print out the unit study/activities to go with it. That's what we did and we had a great time.
For a homeschool Mom I'd give a subscription to ABC Teach. hmmmm...I have a friend who's a first year homeschooler...hmmmm I thought this on-line resource had a plethora of things to do, supplemental activities, unit study ideas and worksheets. It would make any homeschool mom's life easier.
A study pod packed with a few fun school supplies would be a fun gift for a college student.
For preschoolers/early elementary aged children, I'd get a Maestro's Classics CD. We enjoyed the Tortoise & the Hare a lot. It is a fun listening activity but also comes with a beautiful color picture book and suggested activities. We enjoyed listening to this CD.
And there you have it. If I was Christmas shopping based on last year's reviews, this is what I would buy! How far are you in your Christmas shopping? Ours is "coming along." (interpret that to mean we have LOTS of ideas, but not a lot finished!)