There’s a big sale at McSweeney’s, including some items I highly recommend:
Baby, Be of Use Bundle: Four small picture-style books, Baby Mix Me A Drink, Baby Make Me Breakfast, Baby Do My Banking, and Baby Fix My Car. I have given these as gifts at baby showers, and they are always a big hit. So much more interesting than yet another fuzzy blanket or packet of onesies, now on sale for $16.80.
How to Dress for Every Occasion by the Pope: A guide to snappy dressing. Probably not by the Pope, but it’s hard to know for sure. This also makes a great gift, and it’s on sale for $6.
The Future Dictionary of America: I have read excerpts of this in various places. It includes definitions by various famous and not-famous writers; most likely your favorite writer is among the contributors. Also included is a CD of music by “R.E.M., Tom Waits, David Byrne, Death Cab for Cutie, Elliott Smith, and many others.” A steal at $9.