Stumped for gift ideas? Try these budget-friendly suggestions.

14-01741 DE-CASH BLIZZARDDelaware Lottery Tickets ($1–$5)

Who doesn’t love finding these guys in
their stockings? Instantly amp up the suspense with a few scratch-offs. You may end up spreading some serious
Christmas cheer!

— Staff

A good candle

One that I look forward to every winter is the Forest Fir candle made by Linnea’s Lights, candleand sold at Terrain at Styer’s. It is what winter should smell like—pine and magic.

— Marie Graham Poot, Director of Digital Media

Wing & Root Gifts (Various pricing)

Local and handmade, the all-natural products at Wing & Root Gifts are ideal for the stocking. It’s my go-to for earthy and rustic-chic gift baskets,6589074_orig body and facial scrubs, bath salts and other natural products like lip balm and natural sprays. Order a product already made or create your own custom order. Prices are affordable and each item is made with creativity and care. Visit to view products, and to order, email

— Krista Connor, Contributing Writer

The War on Words ($9.95)

Language lovers will treasure this collection of The War on Words columns WOW_book
(OK, maybe I’m slightly prejudiced). A lesson on every page. Order yours at

— Bob Yearick, Contributing Editor

PureBread 2015 Pups Calendar ($15)

The 2015 PureBread Pups Calendar is a great addition
to any stocking. It features more than $120 in coupons PBP_Calendar2015to use throughout the year and you get to see a new adorable pup each month. This truly is the gift that keeps giving! Calendars can be purchased at any PureBread location.

— Kelly Loeb, Special Projects

Build-Your-Own Six Pack (Various pricing)

160494803Give something every beer geek will be happy to receive: a six-pack

sampler of craft beer. Choose the most obscure brands, their
favorites, or keep it holiday themed with winter seasonals from different breweries. Go at it alone or get some help from staff at Premier Wine & Spirits or State Line Liquors, just to name a few.

—Tyler Mitchell, O&A Graphic Designer


Invented in 1971 by a barbershop owner in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Uno is a
classic American card game in which sudden reversals of fortune are part of
unothe play. Simple rules make it easy for both young and old, and 108 cards allow for up to 10 players. Thus, it’s an ideal and fun pastime over the holidays when the relatives are in town.

—Jim Miller, Director of Publications

Out & About Staff
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