Interesting gifts for under $20
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There are always people on your holiday gift list that you have a hard time buying for. They have everything, are hard to please or you just don't know what to buy. Well, here are a few gifts that are sure to please the recipient, and they're all under $20!
Scottish land ownership
If you have a world traveler on your hands, give him or her the gift of Scotland. With the Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box, your friend can literally own one square foot of land in Scotland on the Dunans Castle grounds, and therefore use the title Laird or Lady, the official titles of land ownership in Scotland. Plus, it comes with two free tickets that never expire, so your friend can visit Dunans Castle if he or she ever travels to Scotland.
A number of websites offer the package for $19.99. Just Google "Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box."
Tacky Christmas shirt
The funny people on your list might enjoy a funny gift. Instead of dashing through the snow, this year why not try staching instead? Give them a t-shirt that says "'Staching Through The Snow" with a curly mustache on top. You can find it for as low as $9.89 at www.inktastic.com.
If you know coffee drinkers whose ears perk up when they hear there is a Starbucks nearby, you know they'll love anything having to do with coffee. Why not visit a Starbucks to get them a gift card or see what treats are for sale there?
Also Walmart has a Starbucks Holiday Coffee Mug Set that includes hot cocoa, coffee, a biscotti and a mug with the Starbucks logo on it. You can find it in stores or online for $8.98.
A gift you can get for almost anybody is a magazine subscription. Whether a person is into sports, fashion, politics or gossip, there is a magazine for it. It's a gift that keeps giving all year, and some yearly subscriptions start at only $5. You can buy magazine subscriptions many places, but www.magazines.com has a wide selection to choose from.
If you know somebody who loves to make a difference, you can donate money to a foundation in his or her honor. At the Make-A-Wish website, for instance, you can donate money in honor of your gift recipient and print out a certificate to give to him or her. This gift makes a difference for two people.
The leg lamp from "A Christmas Story" almost always gets a laugh. If you have a friend who's a fan, why not get him or her the fra-gee-lay nightlight? You can get a plug-in nightlight or a standing mini leg lamp that comes with a book of stickers from the movie. One place you can find them online is at the A Christmas Story House Gift Shop, where they sell for $14.99 and $8.99 respectively. Some local stores may have it as well, like Spencer Gifts in the mall, Books-A-Million or Toys 'R Us.
Also, Target has several "Christmas Story" items, including a leg lamp cookie cutter, in its $1 section.