It's that time of year again where we have work parties, family gatherings and friends to purchase gifts for. Typically $20 bucks is the average price we are looking at for gifts to be able to get something that is appreciated, rather than shrugged off as the elephant gift at the next get together.

GIFTS FOR HIM OR HER

Combination Bath and Body products. Usually this time of year you can get a variety of these products at a discount if you purchase at least three. It might run you about $30 for 6 products, but if you REALLY have to stick to $20 as a gift, now you've got enough for a gift, and a few stocking stuffers.

Wine & Wine glasses. Hey...If you get me a $10 bottle of cheap sweet wine and a couple wine glasses, I'm a happy camper. This is super easy and a great gift for anyone. wrap it up with a bow and you're good to go!

Multi Tools. Who doesn't need handy tools? You can get multi-tools featuring tools like pliers, wire-cutters and screwdrivers anywhere from $10 and up.

Roadside Emergency & Tool Kits. The item you should always have in your car, but sometime overlook. This gift would be great for anyone who drives.

Blankets & Throws. Right now is the time to get a great deal on soft, comforting, fuzzy and warm blankets and throws for friends and family. Who wouldn't want an extra layer of comfort on a cold, winter night? I found many that were typically $50 for $20 or less. But move fast on these items.

Gift Cards?  Hey! Don't knock'em. How many times have you wished someone would have just bought you a gift card instead of giving you something you absolutely didn't want or need? If you know their favorite place...a gift card can be a very thoughtful gift.

HAVE IDEAS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?

Tis the season of giving. Send us your ideas, and we'll put together a great big list for everyone to get even more super ideas from. Send your ideas to Kelly@minnesotasnewcountry.com.