it’s a little after the fact, but this is a great fun look at christmas consumption by way of great gift ideas, i.e.:
For her: a bathroom scale.
For him: a ruler.
Sure, the lump of coal is the traditional sucky fossil fuel present. But there’s no reason you can’t innovate with a peanut butter jar full of kerosene.
For the gadget freak on your list: A printer cable. All plug, no play.