My Amazon Books wishlist is up to date. Type in "Elizabeth Barrette" (there were two, last I checked; mine is the central Illinois entry).
Other good bets are things that don't matter if duplicated:
Austrian crystal window prisms, suncatchers, stained glass, ornaments made of mirror bits, other sparklies
Stickers, lasercuts, or paper for scrapbooking
Things that glow in the dark
If you are a writer or artist and your work is not so widely available that I probably have it already, copies are most welcome. I love having things by people I know personally.
If you live far from Illinois, local arts or crafts are a good idea.
Tiny animals carved from semi-precious stone.
One or two 12x12" nonstick cookie sheets or baking trays with a shallow edge. That's the interior size of my oven racks, and the trays that came with are definitely not nonstick.
From Looney Labs:
The Computer individual Fluxx card
Small Pandora's Boxx
Jewelry -- necklaces are probably easiest. I love colored semi-precious gemstones, Celtic knotwork, and Pagan motifs.
I have two scrapbooking border punches right now, one with little hearts in it and Elegance which is a scroll pattern. Fiskars is my favorite brand, with patterns like Boundary Waters, Leaf, and Lace. I'm also hankering after the EK Moon & Stars, Alpine Trail, Candles, or Snowflake border punches.
From the Particle Zoo, so far I have Dark Matter and I am most interested in adding a Strange Quark, a Tachyon, and a Photon.
I think crowdfunding is cool. I love supporting artists, writers, and other creative folks. You can see some of my favorites here.
I think homemade gifts are cool.
I think gift cards are cool. (Favorite bookstore: Barnes & Noble, and I can make use of Amazon. Favorite craft store: Michael's.)
Plain old money is also fine, especially for my friends outside the U.S.A. for whom conversion might be more convenient than shipping; I have a permanent PayPal button on my LiveJournal profile page. PLEASE include a note saying something like "Holiday gift for Ysabetwordsmith" so I can distinguish it from crowdfunding.
I strongly prefer paper books to electronic books, but will resort to reading ebooks if something really cool lacks a hardcopy edition.
My t-shirt size is Large. Preferred style is unisex/men's/unfitted.
My favorite color is blue, but I like most bright colors, and black. I hate pink.