RAGBRAI should consider an enhancement to their registration system to allow someone to buy it as a gift. Then on Christmas an email to the registrant could be sent announcing their gift. Of course software to prevent them from registering if a gift registration had already been purchased would also be needed. Registration would just show an error message if they tried to register again on their own saying “someone has already bought this for you”. Just don’t let them know who until Christmas.
A good idea for the Bacoon Ride also maybe?