every year MAC does a little too good a job of creating holiday gifts for the makeup lovers. the gifts are so perfectly put together that i end up wanting to keep all the gifts for self.
since i believe you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else, i strongly advise you invest in one of MAC's brush bags for both yourself and the beauties on your gift list. they only make them for christmas season, and they always end up being a useful purchase (i've accumulated 5 over the past 5 years and i still use all of them). this year they are offering three varieties, $49.50 at maccosmetics.com:
morning, noon & knight everything eye brushes