One of my favorite recurring features in MAKE magazine, and on the Web, is Howtoons.
Howtoons is sort of a graphic novel/manga/Mr. Wizard mashup that gives you instructions for creating a fun (usually sciency) DIY project. If you go for that sort of thing (and if you're already reading this blog, I guess you do!) you should check out the Howtoonsbook, which is a paperback collection of Howtoon projects.
A perfect gift for the big or little maker in your life (including yourself!)