Now that your knitter has needles and yarn he/she probably needs something to help manage all those wonderful stitches. Snag free stitch markers are a must for the lace knitter on your list, something to keep those pattern repeats straight without catching on the fine yarns we like to use.
Stitch markers come in all sorts of different designs.
From simple rings of metal or plastic to highly ornate decorative works of art.
Or make your own, here.
Of course I won't mention that a ton of knitters out there use nothing more than scraps of yarn tied in a circle!