Megan’s Under $50 Christmas Gift Guide 2007

Want to buy someone like me a Christmas present this year for under $50? Here are some of the things I’m loving right now:

Flannel sheets from Target. Horrors! I normally HATE flannel sheets, but these are so cute I’ll get over it. And they’re on sale this week for the low-low price of$12.97. (Don’t bother getting them for Amy and me. We’ve already ordered them and they’re on backorder.)

flannel sheets

Mr. Bento Lunch Jar. I think this could help me move beyond the yogurt, luna bar, piece of fruit, and string cheese lunch. Besides, who doesn’t want a lunch jar with its own food-porn group on Flickr? This is the most expensive item on my list, at $37 via the Amazon discount.

Mr. Bento

Triple G Farm yarn. Lucky me, I’m going there this Saturday to fondle and purchase! All their yarn is from the sheep that live on the farm. I made Amy a sweater from this yarn a while ago, and would love to work with more of the yarn.

Twin Cities Cityscape Calendar by Adam Turman, $18. While I don’t plan on moving back any time soon, it’s nice to be able to see my home city every day.


Smartwool socks. LOVE these. I’ve got 5 or 6 pair of the cute, stripey sorts and I WANT MORE. But only if they’re on clearance. I don’t think spending more than $8 on a pair of socks makes sense. But these are on clearance everywhere, since they bring out new styles each season. Sierra Trading Post, Zappos, and REI are my big three places to find them.

smartwool socks

LL Bean Tote Bags. These things are simply the best for hauling crap around. Everyone needs one or two around the house. I like the large size ($24) best since the handles are longer.

LL Bean Boat and Tote Bag

So there you have it. Some fun items that a mid-30s woman who plays hockey, is a librarian and knitter, and owns dogs thinks are good Christmas gifts for someone like her.

Is there anything under $50 that you think would make a perfect Christmas or Hanukkah or solstice or winter birthday present? Do share.

4 thoughts to “Megan’s Under $50 Christmas Gift Guide 2007”

  1. We have the same taste!

    I have flannel sheets very similar to those, I want the Mr. Bento because it might help me move beyond NO lunch (and a HUGE dinner), and I spent 10 minutes last night at EMS salivating over the 20 dollar(!) Smartwool socks. And the ll bean bags rock.

  2. the Mr. Bento Lunch Jar is great. was sadly unaware of its existence. but now… oh the ideas i have for how it could be put to use. i think anything hand-knitted makes a great gift, and that could be under $50. but i’m sort of low in ideas at this time of the…. oooops, it’s afternoon.

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