Yesterday, the gift for me went live at merlin_holidays, a Merlin/Gwaine fic called "Welcome to the New World." It's so utterly charming! Modern AU, with Merlin the new tech guy hired to spy on a company's employees to make sure they're not doing anything inappropriate during work hours, a company where Gwaine works so you just know there's lots for Merlin to read.
There's so much to love about it. It's epistolic fic (which I adore), all of the characters are treated well (which is so important to me, I hate it when characters get bashed), and it knows how to turn up the heat when the time comes for it.