IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about the holidays—but, as in years past, times are tight. So this year, we've worked hard to make sure that most of our suggested gifts are at—or below!—the wallet-friendly price of $18,000. We still think our list of thrifty goodies will bring plenty of delight to you and yours this yuletide season.

• A week's worth of groceries at New Seasons ($645)

• Foie gras for two at Genoa ($1,250)

• Indentured Thai laborer ($3,000)

• Merritt Paulson teaches you to scream at Major League Soccer referees, followed by a private party in one of Jeld-Wen Field's luxurious Pavilion Suites ($7,000)

• Modest winter wardrobe makeover at Mario's ($13,275)

• Tuition for your two youngest angels at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School, Lake Oswego ($17,350)

• Merritt Paulson allows you to personally scream at him in a luxurious Jeld-Wen Field Pavilion Suite, then watch as he is debased by an indentured Thai laborer ($17,999)

• Charlie Hales ($750,000—True, we're going over our limit... but developers? He's worth every penny!)

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