If you're confused about what to get a knitter as a gift, it can be good to see how others have done it before. Surfing the web here are a couple of knitters who received great knitting gifts for Christmas:
Look at that only three knit bloggers that received knitting gifts in 2012. At least now you know that you can't go wrong with yarn or a winder and swift.
Maybe 2013 will see more yarn gifts for knitters.