TasteBook, at http://www.epicurious.com/ allows you to create customized hardcover cookbooks with their recipes online or your own recipes. Kind of a cool gift idea if you like to cook and/or have friends/family that do too.
Lastly, the Food Notebook blog has some suggested food-related book buys for the season. I’m actually reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma myself, and can highly recommend this book… though, be prepared to never want to eat corn again!
UPDATE: I just found another cool website for unique gifts (through a VERY cool food blog: http://www.cafefernando.com/).
I am ordering these Chinese Wooden Moon Cookie Molds — only $6.95 for the entire set:
The even come with a moon cookie recipe and are hand-carved in china. The website is gearded toward adoption families and provides gifts from all over the world. Check it out at: http://www.adoptshoppe.com/