Art books are always great gifts, and in my family they are always the safe gift for me. Here's one I've stumbled across recently that looks really fantastic, No.1: First Works by 362 Artists Edited by Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig. When you ask over 300 artists, “What was your first work of art” the results are vast. In fact this book has been called ironic, hip, stodgy and sincere. It's now on my list. Get it here for $40.