I know its a while to Christmas, but believe me, it will be here almost before you can say Winter Warmer. So if you are stuck for a present for a real ale or real cider fan consider buying them CAMRA Gift membership.
To make it extra special you can include include a copy of the Good Beer Guide.
Don't worry about getting it now. The membership year starts when they activate it so they won't miss out on a minute of membership.