We love books around here and all gave/received some for Christmas. Books are always the best gift, even if it's just a picture book. You can usually buy them inexpensively, they never go out of style, they teach you new things and look great when piled on a shelf.
They are just really not fun to pack up and move, I know from experience.
And the Muuto Unfold Pendant light, that's a pretty nice gift too. ;)