As you consider the gift giving season I'd like to point you to a site I found through my affiliation with BuzzAgent.com
Visit Hope for Women
This is just one of many many cottage industries bringing hope to women and families around the world. Specifically for knitting interests I know of Himalaya and Mango Moon. Supporting companies like these offers not only a unique and quality gift, but also a unique and quality experience.
Please check out these sites and seek out others - in the spirit of Christian giving that is maybe just a little bit bigger than the gift itself.
I'll keep you posted!