The annual what to get in a yankee-swap with my family

Al Neri

Diamond Member
Jan 12, 2002
I need to get a gift for my family's yankee swap, $30 and below, something that can be used by anyone.

Any ideas?



Jul 19, 2004
- A bottle of wine, cheese, and crackers.
- Nice bottle of liquor
- A nice chess set
- A few CDs of music everyone can enjoy (Maybe best of Elvis or some John Lennon)
- A couple of cheap movies and a box of popcorn
- One of those folding outdoor chairs that is stored in the quiver-like bag
- A Lawn Gnome
- A "hometown" gift basket of maybe a few fine foods from your area... for me (Cincinnati) it'd be a jar of LaRosa's pizza sauce, a bottle of Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce, a couple cans of Skyline Chili and some frozen Glier's Goetta.
- Go to a place like Auntie Annies or something and get a Pretzel-making kit and a couple jars of gourmet sauces for them... like a specialty mustard or cheese or something.
- A nice multi-picture frame
- Pretty much anything from Pier 1 type stores.
- A candle or two from a place like Yankee candle (GET IT? YANKEE GIFT SWAP... YANKEE CANDLE?? HAH.)
- Some nice chocolates, some gourmet hot chocolate, and some marshmallows
- Gourmet coffee and travel mug.
- A Crock Pot + Recipe Book (You might have to look around to meet the $30 limit but it can be done.)
- Get a $25 GC to a restaurant that everyone would like (Olive Garden, Applebees, etc.) and then put it in a box with a bunch of Hershey's to weigh it down.