A cute little knitted hedgehog by Yarnigans on Etsy (it ships for free!)
Simple and classic wool mittens for every person on your list (these are very local and unbelievably affordable).
An adorable child-sized hat on Etsy.
This less-tricky-than-it-appears mug cozy (the pattern is FREE at yarn.com).
The perfect slippers pattern by Elizabeth Murphy on Ravelry
Or, alternatively, for that friend or family member who has always wanted to give it a try...
A Learn to Knit Kit from the always stylish, Purl Soho, and a budget friendly version from Fiber Wild on Etsy.