Confession time: I love my bellows!
This year I decided I was tired of coughing all winter from starting the fire in the wood stove by blowing on it, and getting all this horrible fine ash in my lungs. So I splurged on an excellent bellows: The Long John Bellows. It's made from wood, the bellows are suede, and the nozzle is copper, so I can direct the airflow right at the coals. There's no plastic. "Not a toy but a tool!"
So now my fire starts much quicker, I don't have to get down on my knees, and I don't have that horrible dry hacking cough so many Mainers have.
This seems to be the original manufacturer: Johnny Beard Company. They don't have prices in their catalog, so I assume that's why there are versions of these bellows all over the Internet from resellers.
If you haven't figured out a nice present for the person in your life with a woodstove, this will do nicely.