I constantly look for gifts that solve the dilemma of giving to the person who seems to have everything. Whether it brings giggles, solves problems, or is simply interesting, there are gifts that thrill without depleting the bank account.
My favorite this year is either the tumbler or stemmed glasses ($8 each) made of high-quality plastic. From a distance you will swear it is cut crystal. Dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and unbreakable, the glasses are great for wine around the pool or with use with children whom you want to experience a “formal” dinner.
Corkcicle insulated stemless wine with ATM logo ($27.95), tumblers ($32.95-$34.95) , or coffee mugs ($24.95) keep beverages just at the right temperatures.
If there is a need to eat while driving, select the Nibble & Dribble travel bib ($18). Its coated finish provides quick clean up. Attach the Velcro at the neck for easy use. It can also be used while working on crafts, cooking, or applying make-up. Available in men’s patterns as well.
Wine drinkers with a sense of humor love Chirpy Top ($25-$26), a wine pourer in the shape of a bird that chirps as the wine pours through. The same manufacturer produces Gurgle Pots ($42) which gurgle as liquid is poured.
Avid bakers usually have to stock jars and jars of sprinkles to get the colors needed. The Everyday Decorating Kit ($14) solves the problems by providing ten varieties in one divided kit.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 S. Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive.