I have a link below to BEA's Official Librarian Blogger, Miss Julie - she did an awesome job with some book suggestions for the Holiday's. I thought I would add a few of my own while I am covering the subject:
Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand - A true and breathtaking story of survival of a WWII Army Lieutenant Louis Zamperini. The pages will fly as you live through this unimaginable tale of survival.
Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - This told through the eyes of Enzo, a dog who lives and loves the way we all should, this was a wonderful, wonderful book.
The Art of Fielding by, Chad Harbach - If you have anyone that enjoys Franzen (The Corrections or Freedom) - this would be something they will love. It was just a bit long, but had such a great finish that I didn't mind as much as when I was slogging through some of the middle part of the book.
I know I am not exactly breaking any new literary ground, but I did love all these books and would highly recommend them as wonderful gifts.