I rarely rave about consumer products, but here's one I really like:
Link It's a "power failure" flashlight/night light. The cylindrical flashlight rests in the bottom portion that plugs into the wall. It's charged by inductive coupling (no wires or prongs). When you lift the light out of its charging cradle it lights. When the room darkens, the bottom turns into a night light. I'm getting some of these to give as Christmas gifts this year.