Or, what we'd like to put in some YA characters' stockings...
Taylor Markham (JELLICOE ROAD) would probably laugh in my face if I tried to give her a stocking. Nevertheless, I'd stuff it with a journal and a camera, because I think she sees the world in a very special way, and it would be beneficial to her (and to us!) if she documented that. For all her huff and gruff, she has the spirit of an artist, and I bet she would write and capture some really cool stuff. (Plus it could help her work through various issues...)
You know how "nice young ladies" used to have to go to finishing school in order to learn proper etiquette, particularly if they were going to interact with high society? Yeah, that's what I'd give Froi (FROI OF THE EXILES). A voucher for a 6-week course or something. Er, make that 12 weeks. Because dude is seriously rough around the edges.
As for Jared (THE HOST), I'd just put a lump of coal in his stocking and call it a day. He was pretty mean to Wanda, and I've never completely forgiven him!
To Margo Roth Spiegelman (PAPER TOWNS) I would give a cell phone... or maybe a twitter account. Something to prevent her from sending people on wild goose chases.
To A (EVERYDAY), I would give a bottle of polyjuice potion and a key to the TARDIS. I'm not sure exactly how, but I feel strongly that these two things would make his/her life easier.
Lastly, to Severus Snape (HARRY POTTER), I would give a large bottle of extra clarifying shampoo.
Karou (DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT). What do you get the girl who has everything? For starters, I'd get her a gift certificate for a Thai full body massage. Even devils need pampering. Also, a new sketchbook with a garter so she can attach to her leg when she's on the run. But really, I'd like to give her three wishes that won't cost her any pain. Gavriel-sized wishes. And I'll even refrain from voicing my opinion on how to use them.
Elisa (CROWN OF EMBERS). Girl. I'd give her two VIP tickets to Alicia Keyes in concert, complete with dedication during "Girl on Fire." Hells yeah, that song is about her. Just ask Hector. I'd also put some Ramen noodles (no msg, of course) in her stocking so she doesn't have to eat desert rats anymore. Dude. Jerboa soup? Not right. And possibly some extra bling for the godstone because... if you've got it, flaunt it.
I would LOVE to give Katsa (GRACELING) a gift certificate to REI or Cabela's so she and Bitterblue would have warm ski jackets and boots, a four-season tent, and any kind of camping/climbing gear they could possibly need for their mountainous trek over Grella's pass to Sunder. Just thinking of it makes me shiver. Brrr!
To sweet, eclectic Lola (LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR), I would give this decorative tape measure for when she's creating her costumes. Practical and pretty.
How about you? What do you wish you could give some of your favorite (or not-so-favorite) book characters for Christmas?