If you're the type to make gifts for family and friends, and you like to knit, then it's not too late. Here are a few books we added to our collection since last year--there's no need to worry about repeating your gifts!
Epstein, Nicky. Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More. [746.432 EPS]
Meldrum, Carol. 30 Min-Knits: What Can You Knit in Half an Hour Or Less? [746.432 MEL]
Startzman, Katie. The Knitted Slipper Book: Slippers and House Shoes For the Entire Family. [746.432 STA]
There is also a gazillion of patterns available online. One place to browse is AllFreeKnitting.com, where you can find a pattern for a gift card holder in case a knitted sweater or a pair of socks doesn't get beyond the planning stage!