One of my birthday gifts from D was this Remington Pro Ionic Ultra Hairdryer. I know not a super flashy gift but after last years fiasco (I wanted a Kindle HD and got a Mini iPad instead - which I moaned about as I knew D really wanted it for himself and guess whose ended up using it the most!).
The hairdryer feels really light weight in my hand, super speedy at drying down my long hair with 3 heat settings, cool shot and a long enough electric cord to reach my plug socket. The bonus bit is the removable grill at the back so you can de-fluff it and keep it clean (I am always practical).