Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20

Oster 4207 Electric Wine-Bottle Opener

Cordless Electric Bottle Opener

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Stylish, sleek Oster Brand 4207 Electric Wine Bottle Opener removes a cork in only seconds with the simple push of a button!  It can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge and has a foil cutter for easily removing seals.  The sophisticated design has a comfortable, soft-grip handle.  The unit measures approximately 4" x 4" x 12" and comes with the recharging base.  This terrific gift even comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Contemporary Saki Set

This contemporary black sake server with 4 matching cups will match any table setting.  You don't have to worry if they will go with their dishes or dining room.  If you're not sure if the person you're buying this for likes sake, it's okay because this set is so decorative that it will be proudly displayed in prominent location.

For the Tea Lover on Your List

This gift box is perfect for the tea lovers and part hosts on your list this year. It is an exceptional sampler of 8 bags each of 8 delightful tea flavours - Constant Comment, Earl Grey, English Teatime, Lemon Lift, Mint Medley, Orange and Spice, Cozy Chamomile and Green Tea. Tea bags are individually wrapped.

Wii Nunchuk Controller

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20 For Kids

Wii Nunchuk Controller

This goes with the Wii games that support nunchuk use, fitting into the hand that isn't performing the main action in the game. Nunchuks are those things that Ninjas use, you know - those sticks with chains in the middle that I'd kill myself with if I ever tried to use them. It plugs into the bottom of the Wii remote via a cable that is 2 1/2 ft. long. It has 2 trigger buttons and a joystick. No batteries required.

More Wii for Under $20

Wii Grand Slam Sports Pack

The Wii controller fits into the handle of these pieces. Actually, these pieces all share the same handle - one at time, of course. When you want to change sports, you unscrew the one you're using and screw on the new one. The set includes a tennis racket, a baseball bat, golf club and sterring wheel. Apparently, the controller needs to be removed during pitching when baseball is being used. The tennis racket light fixture requires two AA batteries.

Set the Mood

Anyone on your list would love this jewel tone 5pc tea light candle tray. It's great to use as a centerpiece for home or office. This attractive candle set adds a calm and relaxing ambiance to any environment. Product includes 5 glass votive holders, 5 tea light candles, river rocks, and a wooden candle tray. The votives come in an array of colors to match any décor.

Family Fun with Board Games

Give the Kids an Old Fashioned, Non-Electronic Game for Christmas

  • Jenga - Ages 6 & Up - Stack the blocks and have each player take a turn removing one until the tower falls down. Unlike puzzles, this game isn't ruined if a piece is lost. Fun for adults, as well as kids. Comes in a sturdy canister for storage.

  • Twister - Ages 6 - 99 - Who doesn't love Twister?? It's good exercise and tons of fun! Grandmas and Grandpas will remember playing Twister in their younger days, so it’s a great game to involve the entire family in over Christmas.

Box DVD Christmas Set

Christmas Movie Fun for Kids

New Christmas Classics Gift Set

There are 4 holiday movies for your little ones in this boxed set. That's 284 minutes on 2 DVD's. Full screen display features Casper, George of the Jungle, Fat Albert and Gumby. Not rated. Starting at only 55 cents! This one fits in everyone’s budget and makes a terrific stocking stuffer.

For Your Little Princess

Barbie Does a Christmas Carol

Barbie in a Christmas Carol

Every little girl will love this one. Barbie stars in this adaptation of the traditional Charles Dickens' story. Fashion, laughs and singing - this movie has it all! As best as I can figure out, Ken does not have a role in Barbie's screen debut. It's just 60 animated minutes of the beautiful Mattel model, a cat and three Christmas spirits.

Kids and Adults Alike Love Shrek

Shrek for Under $20

Shrek the Halls

The beloved ogre returns to the screen with the usual cast of loveable characters to celebrate the Christmas season. Shrek extends his typical heart-warming wishes, "Smelly Christmas to all and to all a gross night."

Kids and adults alike love Shrek! This movie features 22 seasonal minutes of run time.

Christmas Gifts for Her

Ladies Watches

Unless you already bought her one recently, you just can't go wrong with a nice looking watch. They're functional and pretty. Watches are typically gift-boxed for giving and come with a warranty or guarantee.  Not only that, they come in a myriad of colour ways and styles.

A watch is a pretty good gift for the $20 range.

Warm, Cozy Scarves

Have you ever felt a 100% pure Pashmina scarf? Me either, but I'd sure like to. Amazon describes these 72" x 26" beauties thusly:

"Fine wool from the undercoat of Himilayan mountain goat, raised by semi-nomadic herders. Luxurious rarity; incomparable softness, warmth and durability; extremely lightweight."

You can see why I didn't bother to paraphrase. I was too busy drooling.

These scarves come in a variety of colours and get softer the more they're worn. She will lo-ove you for this!

Swiss Army Knife

Christmas Gifts for Him

These knives are from Victorinox, which I can tell you from being in the promotional products industry, is THE best brand.

Numerous sturdy little hand tools hide away in the swiss built body.

Victorinox knives come boxed for easy wrapping and have a lifetime warranty. You can get this little beauty for less than $20.

V-Neck Sweater for Him - $19.99. Really.

Keep Him Warm This Christmas

Yes, yes, I know. You're holding your heart and gasping because it says this mens v-neck sweater is $60. Now, would I do that to you? Nope. Go ahead and click on picture. It'll take you to the Amazon page where it is selling for only $19.99, plus free shipping if you order $35 or more of goods.

You don't have to tell the lucky recipient of this gift how little you got it for but you'll know you came in under budget with this item.

Feel better?

Axe Shower Accessory Keeps Him Squeeky Clean

Great Christmas Gift for a Boyfriend, Brother, Dad, etc.

He'll love this Axe shower detailer. The mesh side helps to clean the sensitive, delicate areas, while the other side takes care of scrubbing the tougher places. This is meant to be used with liquid soap only and provides a great lathering clean. Axe body wash is available in drug stores, etc., so it's really easy to keep your guy well stocked with his favourite fragrance. N.B. Pick one you like the smell of, too. :-)

Hope This Helps

Hopefully, this hub will save you some time and money. I know that it took me hours to find all these items.

These products are all from Amazon as you can see, but that will save you even more time. Shopping online for your Christmas gifts means not having to go to crowded stores or try to find a parking spot. Heck, some gifts can be shipped gift wrapped.

If I spot more things that I think might go well here, I'll add it.

Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas!

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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great ideas :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I love these ideas and do see why you were drooling over those pashmina scarves. I'm always looking to save time and money. Thanks Shirley for helping me do some Christmas shopping. What a pal! :) (printing out)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Susan!

Dottie, I almost didn't do this - I HATE SHOPPING. It dawned on me that I might not be the only one, so hoped it would come in handy for somebody. I'm going to be doing all my shopping online this year. I just went into a store yesterday to buy a tube of toothpaste and it took me a half hour to get out again because of the amount of people at the check-outs *shudder* I hate that.

You're very welcome, Dottie - anytime. Hope it cuts down on your shopping time.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Looks like you have a head start on writing holiday hubs Shirley! Nice recommendations for Christmas presents!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, SweetiePie.  I don't normally do this type of hub, but last night decided that I can't possibly be the only one that would rather poke her eye out than go into a store at Christmastime.  All that stress makes me feel like Shirley Scrooge.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I do hubs about Christmas songs, movies, crafts, and decorating, which are easier to write about than Christmas shopping in my opinion.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Nice ideas, Shirley. I love pashminas and have a few because sis used to have a boutique in NY that sold pashminas and bags, so since sis is a generous older sister who spoils her little sis, (that's me), she would let me have pashminas and accessories from her shop. :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

SweetiePie, people who are crafty and want to make their own Christmas stuff should definitely visit your hubs. You're so good at all of that.

ViolentSun - you are one lucky younger sister! Tell me....are the pashminas as wonderful as they sound? Thanks for coming by and commenting.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Love the hub, but where did that sexy avatar go? By the way, you should add some home made items. I'm thinking...baked goods!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You don't find the tree sexy? B.T. all of my belongings are still in crates. I have never found my cookbooks by trying to poke through the boxes, but if I do find my you-know-what recipe, I'll make it a hub unto itself and dedicate it to you. :)


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

ViolentSun - you are one lucky younger sister! Tell me....are the pashminas as wonderful as they sound? Thanks for coming by and commenting. >>>

Yes!  They are lightweight and keeps one warmer  than the bulky scarfs, reason why I stopped wearing bulky scarfs to keep the cold out,  when I lived in the East Coast with its harsh winters. I wear not only the scarfs but also the shawls, even here in Oregon where the weather is more temperate but it does get cool in the winter.


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Shirley, With the current financial climate, this hub will be very handy! very handy indeed,!,,, until i find a hub titled "gift ideas under $10

I have been reading to many frugality hubs! lol:D


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh Violet, they sound so perfect! I knew I liked the sound of those.

C.S., the $10 is in the works! Were you peeking?


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Great list here Shirley. It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a month away.

regards Zsuzsy


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thx, Zsuzs. I know, I haven't even started my shopping, but that's okay since I'm doing mine online this year.

Thanks for coming by!


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Christmas is coming up really fast this year and we haven't even had our Thanksgiving in the U.S. yet which is in 2 days. It is the 27th this year and usually the 21st or 22nd so Christmas will be right around the corner. I don't think about Christmas til after thanksgiving so I will see you maybe this weekend to check out a few things I like here. Glad you asked and Violet Sun answered about those scarves. ;)


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Sweet! and yes! i WAS peeking! lol :D


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie - I don't know how you guys jump from Thanksgiving to Christmas like that without a breather in between. Do the stores have their Christmas stuff out before Thanksgiving's over?

C.S. - LOL, I knew you were a peeker! I just don't feel right about calling you furry pants anymore! My God, what kind of beauty regime are your using?? I want to get my hands on some of it.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

LOL...Shirley, after Christmas and before you switch back to original avatar would you consider giving us woman a really hawt hunk of a guy for your next avatar, would you at least think about it Shirley.  This is my Christmas wish to you! :)

p.s. if you do get your hands on some of that regime would you share it with me?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dottie, I will definitely consider it!! Any requests? Of course, it may confuse my family members that come on here.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Shirley, I can't think of any. What's wrong with me!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Absolutely nothing wrong with you! If I use Mel Gibson, everybody that knows me will expect it. However, maybe Hugh Jackman. Hmm, I'll have to think about that. Maybe Compu-Smart will lend me someone from his idandy site.


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Nicole Winter 8 years ago from Chicago, IL

Shirley: Wow, thank-you so much! What fantastic ideas!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

You're very welcome, Nicole! Thank-you for coming by. Hope it helps with your shopping some.


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laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

Thanks for all the ideas for shopping, you pretty much covered all the bases, as far age and gender gifts.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Laringo! Hope it helped.


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hibiscus_mel 8 years ago from Marlton, New Jersey

Pretty informative and just in time for the holidays. I like it. What a nice hub.;-)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you so much, Hibiscus Mel! I hope it was helpful to you. :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I placed my order. Shirley if you get my credit card # I beg you not to order me any more F-cup cookies....you've sent enough!

btw those axe gift sets are currently unavailable. boo hoo!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey Dottie, you sure you wouldn't like to biggie size that order with just one more case of F-cup cookies? I'm sure they'll give you a good deal seeing as how you've purchased so many already. :) Do they work, by the way? Sorry to hear about the Axe gift sets, sounds like it was one of the things on your list, too. My grandson loves that stuff.

I've looked through Amazon Canada, but it doesn't have all the neat stuff that the American site does, which is sad. I was looking forward to getting all my shopping done through them and have everything shipped together. Oh, well.

Hey again Dottie, thanks so much for shopping Shirl-Mart! We appreciate your business!! Hope it's all wonderful.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Well since we are working on project Canada maybe I'll bring some of those cookies with me for a snack with our wine.  You'll see how they worked when I get there :)

And thanks, I really enjoyed shopping Shirl-Mart today! My warm neck will soon thank you for it :)


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

LOL, F-cup cookies and wine - what a combo! Hard to say what will happen.

Warm neck? Did you order one of those Pashmire scarves?? Did ya, huh?


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Nayberry 8 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

Great hub. I am on a budget and these gift ideas are a great relief after looking through store after store after store and only finding great gifts that cost over fifty dollars. That is a tough way to shop for a sinlge mother of four. Trust me. I know.

Tootles!!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Nayberry. A lot of people are tightening their belts this year. I hope this hub does help you!


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Lgali 8 years ago

I like Jersey Knit Robes


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

So do I, Lgali.  They're very comfortable and wash up like an old rag without looking like one. Thx for coming by!


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rockinjoe 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

Love the hub and you're an Amazon genius.

How about a hub for Christmas Gifts for people you don't like very much, but have to get them something, anyway?


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Why thanks very much, Joe! Hmm, something for grinches you're obliged to buy for but don't really want to....if I had the answer to that, I'd make my fortune. Have you considered booze, cash or gift certificates? Perhaps a season's pass to your comedy shows? Maybe not, if they're grumpy they might heckle you. Oh, I know! Dinner for two somewhere (gift certificate). Everybody has to eat, even persnickety people.

None of this helps, does it?


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Amber90 7 years ago

This is a great article and very befitting for the current economic state. Going traditional is great especially with the board game ideas you put on here - I would like to get members of my family away from the Playstation and Xbox (which is like pulling teeth). I dont know how well Gumby would go over (jk) but this really is a very simple and to the point article - It my pleasure to read this. thank you


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you so much, Amber! That's very kind of you to say so.

Best of luck getting your family away from the PS! Happy Holidays.


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rockinjoe 7 years ago from Standing right behind you!

ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT, PEOPLE! GET SHOPPING!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hey, thx, Joe. Do I owe you a commission or something?


comparepricesbuy 7 years ago

Thanks for saving me lots of time this christmas


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm very happy to have helped, Comparepricesbuy. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a Happy Holiday.


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Karen N 7 years ago from United States

Great hub Shirley,I love shopping on Amazon, it really makes things so much easier.


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What's News 7 years ago

Great Hub good content. I rated up. I made a list of the top 10 christmas gifts for 2008 send me a comment with a link to this hub and I will publish it.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-10-Christmas-Gifts-200...


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Karen. I hope it was helpful.

What's News - thanks, that's very kind of you!

Fangji - I appreciate your well-wishes, thank-you.

Um, guys - take it easy with those links - that is NOT allowed. HubPages considers it spamming. Thanks.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

http://hubpages.com/@fangji says:12 hours ago

Nayberry. A lot of people are tightening their belts this year. I hope this hub does help you! Thanks for saving me lots of time this christmas.

Sorry, Fangji - I had to delete the original comment to get rid of all the links.  Thanks for understanding.


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livelonger 7 years ago from San Francisco

Great suggestion for the Wii nunchuck - it allows you to play boxing, easily the most fun (but exhausting) game with the system!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Livelonger! It does sound like fun.....and exercise. You know, for many years now, I thought the word was numchuk. Oops.


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livelonger 7 years ago from San Francisco

It's definitely quite a workout. You are seriously sore afterwards, if you take it seriously. A middle-N sounds an awful lot like a middle-M - in-patient can easily sound like impatient. :-)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well with my personality and level of physical fitness, I can be both impatient and an inpatient. Heck, I can be both at the same time. :)


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jobister 7 years ago from Anaheim, California

Awesome ideas! Thanks for doing the research!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Jobister. Hopefully, this will help some folks have an affordable Christmas.


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voinetwork 7 years ago from Cape Coral, FL

Thank you Shirley,

I really enjoyed your hub, I love your layout, and it is very informational. Great idea's all around for christmas shopping.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Voinetwork! Hope it helps you save a little money this Christmas.


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Mom Duncan 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Thanks Shirley, some great ideas.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Mom Duncan. Hope they help save you a little time and money this holiday season.


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Tom.Gilbert 6 years ago from The North Pole

Hey Shirley, just wanted to drop a line and let you know that I've featured this article on my website's big list of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas Blogs on the Internet. Great stuff!


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Tom. I'm woefully behind in a lot of things, such as responding to comments. Thank-you so much for the exposure on your website!! Merry Christmas to me!

I hope that this hub will help your readers save some money this year.

Thanks again, Tom. I so much appreciate it.


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Those tea lights are a nice idea! And the electric bottle opener makes me laught - can they make opening wine any easier?


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I like those too, Betty. Re the wine opener, there is one easier way - have someone else open the bottle. :)

Thanks for dropping in, Betty!


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Ingenira 6 years ago

Hmmm... I like the Saki set !! Great ideas, thanks.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Shirley - You have come up with some great gift ideas under $20. My vote is with Ingenira. I like the Saki Set. Good idea for a hub especially this time of year.

Sage


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, Ingenira and Sage! The Saki Set is nice, isn't it.

Geez, that time of year is coming around again pretty fast, I should probably try and find some time to see if there's anything new to add.


ankigarg87 6 years ago

Great ideas !


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you, Ankigarg!


Candace 6 years ago

WONDERFUL HUB


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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank-you very much, Candace!


Judy 6 years ago

thanks for the gift ideas! i thought i'd share one with everyone too to keep the list growing. this year, i bought my mom a


Vintage Christmas Decorations 6 years ago

Great hub! I love your gift ideas. Thoroughly enjoyed reading everything. I'm SO looking forward to Christmas! Cheers, Liz.


adair_francesca 5 years ago

This hub is really helpful especially at this this we really need to spend less even this Christmas season. Thanks for the great list you shared to us.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

This hub has been around since the earth was still cooling, but I'm glad I found it right now before Christmas '10. Thank you Shirley.


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Shirley Anderson 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Okay Judy, the suspense is killing me, what did you buy your mom?

Thank-you, Vintage.

Adair, I'm glad it was helpful to you. Thanks for your comment.

Doug, I had to fight dinosaurs to get this hub published, way back in December of 0-8. Yearly updates have met with some pretty scary creatures, too. :) Hope it was helpful for you. Thank-you for visiting and commenting.


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Giftformen 5 years ago

Wow these are some great gift suggestions! Thank you for sharing.

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