In the shameless self-promotion department, which I really stink at--most people who know me don't even know that I write books--I thought I should mention that if you are giving (or end up receiving) one of my books as gift this holiday season and would like it signed, it easy! Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a bookplate.
A bookplate is a little square sticker (mine is from Random House) that you can paste inside your book. Just send your address, who it should be made out to, and how many you'd like. Then presto, a signed book.
Happy shopping everyone!