Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lovely Gifts for Less than $25

Find something perfect without having to spend a fortune:

  • Ana Candles: Smokeless, dripless, high quality paraffin. Perfect for everyone -- couples, singles (male or female), host/hostess, or even for your own home or party. Great to have on hand for that last minute gift or pair it with a personalized guest towel. Price: $22

  • Personalized Ornaments: Rebecca Edmonds hand paints whatever you want -- from a single name, to an ornament with all the grandkids'. Perfect for a first christmas (couple or baby) or a cherished keepsake. Price: $22
  • Ballpoint Pen: These pens have a lovely feel -- both in your hand and to write with. They'll look forward to writing thank you notes with this! Black ink, variety of colors and patterns. Price: $19.75
  • Stationery: Notepads and notecards in a variety of colors and sizes. Perfect for a casual note as well as a formal thank you. Price: $14.50 - 17.50
  • Napkin Box: Cocktail napkin holder in a rich rattan is the perfect place to showcase holiday napkins -- an excellent hostess gift. Add a set of Caspari napkins for $5.25 and you'll still be under $25. Price: $17.50

  • Napkin weight: Available in a variety of motifs and seasons, as well as single initials. Pair it with a set of napkins, attach it to a bottle of wine, or hang as an ornament from the tree. Price: $14

  • Zip ID: Available in a variety of Vera Bradley patterns -- perfect for an ID/credit card and some cash, with a keychain attachment. Priced so perfectly, you could tuck a little cash or gift certificate in for them as well. Price: $10 (Baekgaard leather card holder also available for $11)

  • Kid's Topics: the classic version of Table Topics, geared towards kids and all packed up and ready to go for the car or to a friend's house. Sample questions include: What would be a really good flavor of toothpaste? or What's your favorite Disney character? Questions to start great conversations with or among your kids. Price: $10

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