So people in your household like to read do they? I know GIGC devours fiction like a school of piranhas going after a shin bone. She also sucks Popsicles like she's late with the rent money, but I can't get her Popsicles for Christmas- they make a hell of a mess under the tree.
So the gift of literature is always an excellent alternative.
If you're in the same boat and want to get that avid reader in your family something unique they don't already have in their collection, here are some suggestions.