20 under $20

From gifts to stocking stuffers

Photo by Kat Kerlin

1 Gift certificates—to spas, yoga or exercise classes, cooking classes, coffee shops, and nearly every store mentioned here

2 Bottle of wine from local wine shop

3 A few cans of Buckbean Brewery beer would easily be under $20. Check www.buckbeanbeer.com for a list of local distributors.

4 One of the “12 Groundbreaking Books that Have Shaped Our World” series, from George Orwell’s Why I Write to John Ruskin’s On Art and Life. ($8.95), from Sundance Bookstore

5 Barack Obama action figure, from the Melting Pot ($14.75)

6 Snowboard or ski wax from a local sports shop (about $11)

7 Lavender-peppermint foot lotion from Lavender Ridge ($10)

8 Beer brittle from BLVD ($12)

9 Jeez-Its sticky notes from Paper Moon ($6.25)

photo by Kat Kerlin

10 Imagination mats (placemats kids can draw on with washable markers) from Lil Diggs ($15)

11 Reno eNVy shot glass ($10) at Lodo Loft and other distributors

12 Ornament from any local nursery

13 Light green “vintage” colander ($16.50) from Kitchen Treasures

14 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders knitting book ($18.95), from Jimmy Beans

15 Two pounds of marinated tri tip from Butcher Boy ($20)

16 Bear Earth Soap (prices vary, but many options under $20) at The Nevada Store

17 Organic Fair Trade chocolate ($5.25) at Artisans Fair Trade

18 Build Your Own Kaleidoscope kit ($14) at Rockabye

19 Naturally Irish bath salts made by Fragrances of Ireland ($9.75), at local Celtic shop The Isles

20 Hundreds of CD, records, and DVDs at Recycled Records or Discology are under $20