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

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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