So I was unable to find any gifts, but I didn't walk out of the store empty handed. I was browsing other thrift-related blogs the other day, and I came across Things I Found at the Thrift Store. The most recent post mentioned that the author was able to score some cash buying ugly Christmas sweaters at thrift stores and then reselling them on ebay. And lo and behold, he was right. There is a huge market for them right now, and some sell for upwards of $60. Apparently, some people have contests at their holiday parties for who can wear the tackiest garb, and most find their ensembles on ebay. Anyway, I found this atrocious sweater and put it on, seeing how it would do.
So far, no luck. But it only cost me $4, so I might hang onto it and try to sell it next year.