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Gift Guide: Great Presents under $20

The fruits of being frugal is the fact that you can really stretch a dollar in order to buy some unforgettable gifts. And don’t stress about cutting coupons. Home Depot has creative gifts that make the cut as inexpensive and stylish for even the most discriminating tastes.

Gift giving goes to a whole other level when you can just click and send an e-giftcard with ease. Within minutes you can create an e-giftcard on the Home Depot website, upload a picture, download a video or pick a cheery e-card template to send whatever amount you choose to a friend or family member.

egiftcardThis is especially helpful for those last minute gifts you forgot to get. Send an e-giftcard effortlessly in your pajamas, fuzzy slippers and with your Keurig pumpkin latte in your Christmas mug. While a Keurig may not be on the frugal gift list, a beautiful porcelain mug would make for a distinctive under $20 gift. Savor those spearmint teas, pumpkin spice lattes, rich eggnogs and aromatic mulled wines in this 4-piece Porcelain Stoneware Mug Set for $15.

DinnerwareOne of the “Golden Girls” in your life will appreciate the nostalgic look inspired by old-fashioned illustrations with gleeful seasonal swags of holly and ivy that accentuate the holiday cups. Consider this gift for grandma since they complement her yuletide garland dinner plates she pulls out this time of the year.

Try gifting with a dual purpose in mind with this Donut Hole Maker. You’ll make the recipient of this gift really happy when they’re whipping up hot and delicious donut holes, jelly donuts, puff pancakes or mini cinnamon buns. And you can make yourself the official taste tester and reap a bellyful of benefits. A win-win at $19.99.


Husky has a 28-piece combo wrench set that will entice the tool man in your life. Priced at $13, it’s a great buy and has an easy carrying case so storing them neatly isn’t an issue. They are useful for household jobs and for when your man gets a hankering to go under the hood and tinker with the transmission. Even if he can’t fix a car, this Husky tool set will surely make him look like he’s handling things.

Husky Combo WrenchWith the in-laws coming you’ll need to round up the good pots and pans because your mother-in-law will surely give you the side-eye if you’re caught sizzling up sausages in scruffy-looking cookware. This Continental mini electric skillet is perfectly priced at $19.99 and it’s not only good for you, but extend one to an in-law as a present too. The cool-touch handle features a built-in temperature control. Earn some cool points by giving this cookware as a gift.

skilletLet’s face, every man thinks he’ll get some sort of shaving kit for his birthday or during the holidays. At least this $20 Remington Head to Toe Personal Groomer proves that not all shavers are built the same. This cordless shaver makes trimming nose hair and sculpting beard lines easy enough. It also comes with three beard and stubble combs and a hair clipper comb which adjusts to cut and style hair to any desired look. So dads, leave some stubble on your face for this shaver.

grooming setBaby, it’s cold outside but there’s nothing wrong with conjuring up warm, satisfying thoughts of summer with this Americana Tailgate Charcoal Grill. The perfect portable grill for that grill-obsessed uncle of yours. This little grill is a workhorse and features heavy-duty steel legs and a tough high-temperature powder paint finish. For $19.99, get Uncle Joe a grill that can go wherever he goes!

grillOnce you get those extended family members their Christmas gift fix, focus on your kids. And since my daughters are avid chess players, this Elegant Glass Chess and Checker Board caught my eye. It’s only $14.99 and I love how decorative it looks with alternating frosted and clear squares. It’s both a decorative piece and fully functional game. What I love is that it adds a touch of class and stateliness to any home. Checkmate! This gift is a winner!

chessJust print this gift list and find your way to Home Depot and save yourself some dollars while giving some very special presents those special people in your life will appreciate!

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