My other favorite Christmas present is this French Press from Bonjour Products:
It makes 3 cups of incredibly tasty, rich coffee or tea. Just grind the beans (to the large French press size), plop them in, pour boiling water, and wait 4 minutes.
Cleaning up is the hardest part, but still very easy -- certainly easier than an espresso machine. Pouring water over the filter mechanism seems to get it clean enough for daily use. I should probably soak it in soapy water and rinse it thoroughly every so often just to keep it spotless.
Coffeegeek.com has thorough instructions for how to use press pots.