The Coolest Gifts $20 Can Buy: Clever Holiday Presents for Cheap Prices

13 really fun finds that each set you back no more than 20 bucks.

By Reader's Digest Editors
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    Spiderpodium Flexible Stand

    Hang you iPod from the dashboard, mount a camera anywhere, stand your cell phone at attention. ($19.99,

    SPI Belt

    An adjustable belt (SPI stands for “small personal item”) that can carry money, electronics, cards, and more. ($19.95 and up,

    Snore Stopper

    Deliver an effective blow to a loud sleeper. (You've got a meeting in the a.m.! ) ($19.95,

    Horrified B-Movie Victims

    Set of nine figures recoiling from something unspeakable. Or maybe they work where you do. ($14.49,

    The Original Christmas Classics

    Your four favorite holiday TV specials -- “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “Frosty Returns” – in one collection. (DVD, $19.99

    Simon Flash

    Train brains of any age with a variation of the classic Simon game, a sort of modern Concentration with battery-operated flashing lights and four varieties of challenges. ($19.84,

    Penfolds Red Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet

    A delicious red wine -- and 15 percent of the profits go to the Global Fund. ($14,

    Angry Birds Toys

    The addictive mobile-app stars: still angry yet ready to cuddle. ($12.99 and up,

    The 50 Funniest American Writers

    Andy Borowitz selects and samples his heroes of hilarity: Sedaris, Frazier, Sykes. ($15.19,

    Mixed Messages: Do-It-Yourself Ransom-Note Mug

    So they can tell it like it is in the a.m. ($14.99,

    Medieval Weapon Pushpins and Pinhead Pushpins

    Now they can post an important note with malicious flourish. ($9.99,; $6.95,

    Madécasse Chocolate

    Made in Madagascar by former Peace Corps volunteers, this chocolate comes in bars ($5.99), samplers, and larger sets, like the Chocolate Binge. (


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