I just spotted this at the Amazon landing page: $20 off the basic Kindle, for a one-day price of $49.
The sale is “while supplies last,” and I bet there will be a great deal of interest in this one. As of 12:40 p.m. today ET, it looks as if they are still available.
My father, who is 86, loves his basic Kindle, because it fits in the outer pocket of his suit jacket. I thought he would find the five-way controller difficult to learn for entering text, but he’s fine with it. So this is an excellent entry-level Kindle for someone on your list, at a great price.