Gift Guide: Gifts under $40

December 13, 2011 (CHICAGO)

With just 12 days left until Christmas, there's not much time to find the perfect gift, especially if you're watching your budget.

Chicago Blackhawks Tommy Hawk Pillow Pet FansEdge
Not just for kids anymore - this Pillow Pet is perfect for any sports fan: Dad, Mom, your favorite teenager… Just unfasten its belly and the pet becomes an 18" pillow.
Perfect for lying on to watch the big game.
Also available in Chicago Bears "Staley Da Bear."

BBQ Grill Light Brookstone
Great for the Dad who love to grill year-long, even when the days get shorter.
Super-bright lamp attaches securely to most grill handles.
It pivots, allowing the light to shine on just the right spot.
LED bulbs last over 100,000 hours - never needs replacing.
Weatherproof design stands up to rain and snow.

Digital Golf Scorecard Brookstone
If Dad's a golfer, here's a fun gadget.
Skip the pencil. Just enter your strokes at the end of each hole, and it will automatically calculate a cumulative total score.
Review a specific hole with just a click of the button.
Saves scores in memory for future comparisons.
Conveniently attaches to golf bag.

Emperor Penguin Charm & Papa Noel Stopper Bead Brighton Collectibles
Great holiday additions to Mom's charm bracelet.
Emperor Penguin features a pearl belly and holly-bedecked Santa hat.
Roly poly Papa Noel is very cute with dapper gold buttons.
Emperor Penguin Charm: $18
Papa Noel Stopper Bead: $20

Multi-Pocket Pebbled Bag Charlotte Russe
For the mom who's always on the go, or the fashionable teenager on your list.
Popular hobo style in buttery faux leather with a pebbled surface and burnished hardware.
Plenty of pockets outside offers easy access to keys and phone.
Strap adjusts so she can wear it cross-body or over the shoulder.

Plaid Trapper Hat Buckle
Trapper hats are all the rage among teen boys.
You get the added bonus of giving your son a gift that'll keep him warm, and he'll actually wear!
Faux fur trim.
Snap chin strap.

Chenille Plaid Throw Coldwater Creek
Keep Grandma snuggly warm all winter long.
Made of chenille, so it's super-soft to the touch.
Gemtone-colors plaid will look great in most decors.

The Geekbox Marbles: The Brain Store
If Grandpa's a puzzle-lover, he'll really enjoy this deceptively simple looking gift.
Attractive wood box contains 6 small puzzles - perfect to keep on the desktop for a quick mental break.
Simple to take apart but getting them back together requires a hefty dose of memory, visual perception, and strategic thinking skills.

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