I really like giving gifts. It's one of my favorite things to do; whenever I'm baking, I make an extra "gift batch" and surprise a friend with them. It's cool to give people interesting objects, too! To that end, I'm making this thread for people to post things they'd like to gift to someone, or would like to receive. Think of it as the guide to super-cool geek objects as curated by people you trust and whose opinion you care about. Here's a few things on my lists and in my notebooks right now.
Suck UK Grime Writer. I like graffiti, but the illegality of writing on things is irritating. The Grime Writer solves this by letting you "write" in soap, by cleaning off dirty surfaces. Load it up with a critical detergent (I recommend Alconox) and do your civic duty by cleaning your blog's name onto that wall.
I use pens and notebooks for most of my work and recreation. A decent fountain pen holds a lot of ink, looks cool, and is often cheaper in the long-run than buying single-use ballpoints. Neil Gaiman's favorite is the TWSBI Diamond 540, which has a giant built-in piston reservoir. Gaiman recommends writing in an atypical color for letters, which is a nice thing you can do with a fountain pen; I'm a big fan of the beautiful colors and smooth flow of Pilot's Iroshizuku inks.
I'm giving my family a Roku XD for Christmas. It's the next best thing to building your parents an HTPC.
Anyone got anything else they're excited to give or receive?