Editors' pick: Originally published Dec. 1.
It's that time of the year again when thoughts invariably turn to holiday gifts. In what has become an annual tradition, I have compiled a list of financially-themed items to suit all budgets, from less than $10 to more than $8,000.Chocolate Money ($10 or less)
Few things scream, "It's the holidays," like chocolate coins. You may know them as Hanukkah gelt. Maybe they've shown up in your Christmas stocking from time to time. Either way, when you've got 'em, they're hard to save.
I found half a pound of this "yummy money" on Amazon (AMZN) for around $10 here. That said, drug stores carry them for far lower prices. This year's 10% increase in gold prices doesn't seem to have had an impact.