What to get for someone who 1) knows the price of everything in the market, and 2) doesn't have time to enjoy a gift that is supposed to be leisurely indulged in?
My initial thought was to get something to make the office environment more comfortable and relaxing, knowing how much time gets devoted to the office cubicle, but I don't want to create the impression that I'm encouraging long hours at work. Pretty baubles are hardly worn since we don't engage in such circles, decorative objects gather dust and become one more knick-knack to clean -- and besides, we have cats so we can't possibly have nice things. Electronics are more my thing, so devices with push-button operations aren't likely to warm the cockles of the heart.
There's a lot of mall pounding these days to see what inspiration strikes... but so far, the malls have been a let down.