I saw a blog post that had gifts for data geeks. Most ideas were not that cool, but a couple were. One featured a wall clock from Fluid Forms. The clock is created by etching an OpenStreets Map into acrylic or wood. Below is a screen shot I took of one I created from a map of Minneapolis. The hands emanate from Nicollet Island.
The other cool gift, was from a project called Newsknitter. This project produces sweaters based on 24 hours of new feed from the Internet. Good looking, warming and surely a topic the wearer has to explain more than once.