Here are some of the books I've reviewed that would make excellent gifts.
For aspiring authors:
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderon
The World's Stupidest Inventions
The Adventures of Riley: Mission to Madagascar
For pet owners:
Animals in Translation
For your mom:
For Star Trek fans:
The Nimoy and Delancey audio productions of The First Men in the Moon and The Lost World and hey, the rest of them.