My friends are so freakin' creative and cool.
Sergio makes exquisite boxes. Also, if you bring him some cigar boxes, etc., not only will he turn it into art, he'll probably buy you a beer or a tequila. This could make the art collector in your life a really nice Xmas gift.
Angry Skinny mixes stiff drinks and tight jams. (Yes, I deserve 50 lashes with a wet noodle for that last line.) He's a member of the Baldwin Brothers -- Chicago Junktronic music. They have a new CD out, with funky creepy unicorns on the front. You can read a review here. (That's AS pointing at everybody else.)
Angry Skinny also has another project called Sidewalk Skolaz with G-Spot and Fish -- and I've known those guys since we were all teenagers. Which is not very long at all...