Two words: university surplus.
Know someone with a corpse they'd like to re-animate? Give the gift of an AED training defibrillator.
Have a friend with a mind-controlling satellite they just haven't been able to get into orbit? How about this theolodite survey scope?
For the relative who is always talking about building a new evil lair here's a nice transit scope to survey rocky islands in the South Pacific,
and a bus shelter so no one will ever suspect anything is there...
For the hobbyist who is always out in the garage tinkering with his giant robot, there's a Powermatic drill press
this thing that's just described as a "cutter"
and a "folder with right angle attachment".
If you ever wondered where the James Bond villains got all their cool stuff, now you know.