Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Electric Grill

Delonghi Perfecto Indoor Electric Grill – for those days when it is too cold, too hot, too rainy, too snowy, too lazy…  This is a great gift idea – even for yourself.  It is very easy to use.  As long as you spray with high temperature Pam first, the clean up is very easy.  it goes into the dishwasher.  It is great for burgers, hot dogs (try splitting before grilling), steaks, fish fillets, fish steaks, shish kebabs, grilled veggies, lamb chops, pork chops.  you name it.  Only the highest ratings for this most excellent product.

Solar Patio or Garden Lights are an excellent idea for the holidays as well as other times.  The lights are very reliable and maintenance free.  Since the batteries are charged continuously during sunlight times, nothing needs to be replaced and there is no cost after the initial purchase.  They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes.  From a gentle walkway path to a garden light to a spotlight.  Highly recommended.

CASIO WK245 Keyboard with stand and headphones.  With 76 keys, it will take of all but the obscure keys.  This model has a 48 note polyphony, 600 Tones, 180 Rhythms, 32 Registration memory and 152 Song bank.  It is great for beginners all the way up to performers.  You can even do some recording.  It is excellent for the price of just under $230.  Make sure you purchase the Square Trade 2 year protection plan with it.


With winter in full swing, make sure to have that fireplace insert ready to go.  Get your firewood ahead of time.  Gather up those small branches, firestarter and firelighting squares.  This will help you save money versus using your furnace more.  Now that’s frugal!

If you live in the place where it snows, consider purchasing a nice rubber doormat.  It will make a huge difference as you get in and out of your house.  You would be amazed at the deals you can get at Ballard Designs.  Great deals to buy safety and peace of mind!

Hopefully, Santa will bring treats and minties for your dogs in their stockings.  It would be nice to have something in there that can really be used!  Now that’s frugal!

If you are looking to travel on a budget, consider Amtrak.  Compared with plane tickets, train tickets are a fraction of the cost.  It is so much more fun to travel by rail.  Amtrak has a guest rewards program where you can earn free train travel.  Now that’s frugal!

Consider giving restaurant gift cards to your spouse.  Cracker Barrel would be a good choice.  Chances are, there is one in your neck of the woods.  If not, there will be one on your roadtrip to just about anywhere.  High quality comfort food at great prices.  The general store attached to it is very nice as well.  There are normally regional items, so it is never boring.  So, you take care of a gift and receive it back when you use it.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are thinking casual Italian, think Fazoli’s.  It is very reasonably priced and much tastier than you might realize.  Their baked dishes are really good and you can build your own pasta bowl.  You can then choose a side salad or pizza for your side.  People rave about their breadsticks, which are unlimited.  Now that’s frugal!

Great food value:  Pizza Hut online.  You get a large 2 item pizza for only $7.99!  The only stipulation is that you have to order online.  Now that’s frugal!

If you are in the market for Turkish gift items for the holidays, check out  They have tea glasses, coffee sets, ceramic tiles, Iznik tiles, and a large collection mosaic lights – hanging sets, desk lamps, and more.  The company ships from Florida, so that is certainly not an issue.  It is worth checking out for sure.

If your winter gloves are finally worn, consider replacing them with Wells Lamont cold weather gloves, with 3M Thinsulate. Very comfortable, very warm, and durable – all for about $14. Now that’s frugal!