3. Books: Uh, I haven't read any this year (but both our brothers wrote wonderful books!) . Magazine subscriptions are fun! There are many good ones for $5. Five dollars for a gift that lasts all year is pretty good.
5. For the very busy person: An Amazon Prime account. I have no idea how I would survive life without Amazon Prime. If you have a kid about to leave home for college far away, get this for yourself. You will be amazed how many things your kid needs right away. I am about to use it right now for my gift shopping.
4. Absolutely delish cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake. Their gift wrap is really cute, too.