Friends, it's that time of year again -- time to open your hearts (and wallets) to the magic of the holiday spirit. It's easy to get caught up the in the whirlwind of Cabbage Patch Kids, Tickle Me Elmos and Zhu Zhu pets, but let's all agree on something: giving gifts should feel good, and getting your post holiday bank statement shouldn't induce an aneurysm. So, kick back and celebrate with a variety of fiscally fun gifts that will have everyone singing joy to the world -- all you boys and girls.
Groovy expandable vinyl bags made from recycled billboards collapse into flat discs for easy packing. Stretch Bag $16.
Stay warm Cyndi Lauper style: recycled cashmere and angora arm warmers by cashmeredejavu on Etsy $10.
Statement jewelry that won't break the bank: Diamond Ring in red acrylic $12.
Rock out with your bling out. Ear buds $10.
Part Francis Bacon, part intergalactic apocalypse, 100% awesome. Disco Peak print by Ricky Allman $20.
All they want to do is dance. Critters Windup $12.
Find out if cats really always land on their feet. Cat-a-pult $10.
Ahoy matey! These napkin rings can be custom made with your initials. From Brooklynrehab on Etsy. Set of six $24.
High style shakers will add pep to your prep. Icosa by Tai Design $29.
Clean your plate and uncover a colorful surprise. Eating brussel sprouts has never been so fun! Poketo's The Middletons series, set of two $24.
You know you want to. Fisticup $15.
Drinking makes learning fun. Coastermaths, set of five $22.
I know what Karly wants for Christmas... Wild Horses kitchen towel $12.
Shall I admit that I kind of despise Christmas? Whenever December rolls around I get antsy and Grinchy, and I start cursing a lot under (and over) my breath. But this little dude has melted my icy, two sizes too small heart.
Tomorrow Karly will be back with a deluge of great gifts under $50, so come on back and bring your checkbook.
I promise it won't hurt a bit.