Slate Cheese Board
This Brooklyn Slate Company board will only set you back $25 and is tres chic.
Do It Yourself Option: to make your own buy picking up a slab of slate from Lowes or Home Depot and glazing it yourself. Tutorial found here. Other online articles suggest using a matte varnish and then adding the oil as a conditioner/barrier.
If you want to add an exceptional cheese on the cheap, I am partial to this aged gouda from Trader Joe's. And as always, a forever advocate of Savannah Bee Company honey. This one is gold-standard.
I can imagine setting this up at a friends BBQ or taking it with on a camping trip, or a trip to a beach or lake house, or even just putting it up in the back yard on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This hammock by Hammock Bliss is portable and under $50.
Who doesn't wear them? I am partial to a wood pair. They are unique enough to be cool and universal enough for anyone.
I have kept a journal since I was like 12. I have it in my directive to burn all of them after death.
These little guys make it simple for anyone to start a personal record. Question & Answer a day for adults or a version just for kids. $12 each.
Probably a betta since they are so low-maintenance. And pretty. Maybe a gold fish, but for like under $20 you can get a nice betta set up from your pet store.
Subscriptions & Memberships
You have to know your audience here...
Hulu Plus for the couch potato on the go
Costco for anyone who loves America and Pizza
Switch Pitch Ball
Its cool and cheap at four minis for $20. Or one for under $10.
Home Made Sweet Treat
As always I like to suggest a nice baked good for the season. This year I am partial to these chocolate mousse brownies. They are half-assed, using a box as the base saving you time and are festive with the minty deliciousness.
Last Years Guide
And the Year Before