Over the years my boys have been given a few gifts that have been, for whatever reason, unique, something their friends don't have, something a lot of parents aren't aware of, or something that is just hard to find. Here are a few of them with some background on why I think they're great.
Find them online at http://www.miyumagicstones.com/ and they can be purchased in Canada from http://www.mastermindtoys.com/ (great store in Toronto). If your child is into rocks, collecting and wizardry then this is for them!
You can purchase a black velvet pouch, a black treasure box or a black collection box. Each comes with a starter stone collection (3 in the pouch and 6 in the boxes) with up to 40 stones available. The collection box has a compartment for each stone. All stones come with a description the zodiac sign and its magic powers (all good, not evil). You can even sign up on line to become an apprentice wizard (though we've had a set for a while and haven't actually done that part yet).
For more detail of what the stone's can do for you, read the site's introduction by "Gliph Abar, The High Wizard of MiYu".
6) Survivor (Escape from Atlantis) Boardgame (2010)