Here's a gift for the politically minded on your gift list: 51 issues of The Economist Magazine for $51 - a 60% discount off the regular price of $127.00. This Raleigh/Durham Groupon requires that you give the name, address and e-mail of the magazine recipient at checkout so be sure to have that info handy if you are giving it as a gift. I got it for my dad as a gift (after making sure he wanted it) and he is thrilled!
Here are some other deal details from the Groupon website:
"Not valid toward existing subscriptions. Valid only for subscriptions within the U.S. Allow 4 weeks for delivery of the first issue.
Subscribers also get unrestricted access to the online site, with a fully searchable archive dating back to 1997, as well as free access to The Economist in audio, which includes the option to listen to digital recordings of all print articles or to download them as a weekly podcast."