People love presents. Especially unexpected presents. With the rise in popularity of online shopping centres such as Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and eBay, you can now buy almost anything online, from milk and bread to a fighter aircraft. Why not combine these two facts and buy someone something? Online.
Sites such as Amazon and John Lewis collect people's wish and gift lists. Use these for inspiration, and buy something someone likes.
I like books, and my friend James Frost likes computer equipment. If you are stuck for ideas.