Two of our favorite knitting magazines have sent their holiday issues and they have plenty to appeal to everyone. Interweave Knits features a lot of small projects, including some fun knitted ornaments. Some socks and a very nice "family sweater" in lots of sizes – and a thick warm afghan.
Vogue's issue includes a lot more larger projects. including at least one coat nd a dress. Lots of sweaters, including some challenges (but gorgeous).
These are inexpensive entertainment – fun to look at, imagine, and plan projects. Enjoy!