Unless you really have no interest in popular music you will probably have heard that Coldplay announced their latest album on December 04, 2015
I can't think of a better listening Christmas present for your thoughtful, philosophical and considerate friend.
As I recently remarked for Adele's 25, the album is not available on streaming sources like Spotify, though the above Everglow track on its own is here
The full album is available from
Now let us end this Sunday Sermon with the appropriately titled Beyonce and Coldplay collaboration:
Coldplay & Beyoncé - Hymn For The Weekend
As Chris Martin, founder of Coldplay is on record as saying: Always listen to the lyrics, for they should be important.
Coldplay and Annie Mac re: Hymn
Live Lounge Coldplay (7 minutes)
Radio 1 Live Coldplay, Dec 04 2015