I felt the need to point out a few of my (somewhat odd) favorites: [pics copied from Savannahchik]
Somewhat odd = somewhat girly but gosh they're cute (the stockings and slippers)
Charlene also picked up the volume 4 amigurumi1 book which features cute crochet animals which look to be excellent x-mas gifts! (And may be a good inexpensive option, too) I do have a few Japanese pattern/stitch legend books that I'll be sending her way in return for usage of the book :)
Just how cute are these little toys? Here go take a look after you loosen up your jaw to say awwww lots.
1 Crochet, knitted, or sewn soft toys according to amigurumi along