Shamelessly copying Kim’s post here (and seconding recommendations of her books if you like crocheting!) in saying that books make great holiday gifts, so why not buy mine?
You can see all my books, complete with clickable links, on this page. I suppose it’s kind of like saying you have a favorite child, but my three favorite books of mine are Alt Fiber, Spin to Knit and Felt Frenzy. Alt Fiber is printed on 50% recycled paper (so it’s a great gift for the enviro-friendly person on your shopping list), and has info about some very interesting modern yarns. Spin to Knit is a good beginning spinner primer with interesting patterns that will work for just about any yarn. Felt Frenzy is also info-heavy and has a lot of patterns and inspiration for things you might want to try.
Of course, it goes without saying that if you’re buying for a younger person or for someone who doesn’t know how to knit at all, either Knitgrrl book will do nicely! And if you’re looking for an excellent new magazine subscription, treat yourself to Yarn Forward! We’re just finishing issue #9 now and it’s wonderful. As soon as that’s out the door, we’re making over the website…it’s overdue for a makeover.