I received 2 genealogy help gifts this year for Christmas. The first was a cashmere sweater which will keep me warm when I do my volunteer work at my local Family History Center. It is so cold that there is a space heater in the room. Most of us just keep our coats on. This is in south Texas!
The second gift I received was a Nook book reader. This will let me search for and download reference materials. My library also has e-books available to borrow via download. It's a whole new environment to explore.