As a different sort of gift for the readers you know you might consider giving them a magazine subscription. I’ve always enjoyed getting magazine subscriptions, especially when they were to magazine I might not otherwise have known about.
If you know somebody interested in fiction — specifically science fiction, fantasy, and horror — might I suggest On Spec Magazine? This is a fantastic Canadian magazine and I’m not just saying it because I’ve sold three stories to them (“A Ragman’s Vow”, “From the Sea” and “Touch the Dead”). I was a fan of the magazine long before I started selling fiction to them.
So if you are interested, the subscription link is here.
Oh and if you’ve read this far I’m pleased to announce that I’ve sold a fourth story to them: “Kyle’s Plan.” What is Kyle’s plan? Well maybe if you get a subscription you’ll find out :)
Both “Kyle’s Plan” and “Touch the Dead” will be appearing in forthcoming issues (though I doubt both will appear next year… but that’s what 2 year subscriptions are for, right?)