Great start to your Christmas stash. How wonderful to have a friend to to share this hobby with. If she like what you do that would be a good place to start.
A scrapbooking friend of mine was interested in my stamping hobby, so I showed her a thing or two about the fundamentals of stamping. Just two weeks ago she was onstage doing a demo for a local SU! hosted event. She's been called up a couple of times to demo for them and I jokingly tell her, 'You know dear, I did teach you EVERYTHING you needed to know about stamping!'
Her papercrafting talent however is all her own.