If I have to get a gift at the last minute, I’ll always overspend, and never be really happy with the gift. So when I see something that has (almost) universal) appeal, I try to get it in multiples. These books from Italian graphic designer/author Bruno Munari are clever and work for any host, from the super granola to the uber design-y. One is Drawing a Tree, and the other is Drawing the Sun. They’re simple, inexpensive, and have good impact.