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, breffo.com)

SPI Belt

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

Snore Stopper

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

Horrified B-Movie Victims

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

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 amazon.com)

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, walmart.com)

Penfolds Red Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet

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

Angry Birds Toys

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

The 50 Funniest American Writers

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

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

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

Medieval Weapon Pushpins and Pinhead Pushpins

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

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. (madecasse.com)

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