Motor Oil: Everyone has a car and the lines are short at auto supply stores this time of year. A colorfully wrapped case of 10 w 40 has a pleasing heft and you can’t beat the look on their faces when they unwrap it.
Live Bait: Again the short lines are appealing and it’s convenient for friends that live near a pier. Make sure it’s thoroughly iced and water proof wrapping is recommended for this sure fire holiday pleaser, everyone loves to fish on Christmas Day just ask Scott Peterson.
Fire Arms: Hand guns preferred but long arms will do. Don’t bother wrapping, just put it in a brown paper bag and pass it to your friend outside a convenience store and see what happens. It’s a gift! It’s a gift card that never runs out of cash and works all year long!
Linesman Spikes: Ever want to see the view from the top of a telephone pole? No problem, just don’t touch the high voltage.
Fire Extinguishers: These abundant, free and handy devices are available in public buildings, hospitals and schools; anywhere liability insurance and local regulation require them. Slip one under the coat after mass and you’ve got something for that forgotten somebody on your list. They are especially appreciated under trees where the low priced, Chinese manufactured, string lights arc and the tree goes up in a festive holiday conflagration.