Top 10 holiday gifts for the home

  • Ready yourself: Black Friday is upon us.

    And Americans are ready to spend (a little) more than last year: Projected holiday gift spending in the U.S. is set to outpace 2013 by 3 percent, with the average person spending about $720 this year, according to the latest Gallup poll.

    There are plenty of gifts out there that can enhance a house -- some help you save energy (and hence money), some make your home more beautiful through unique photographs, or more functional by organizing your kitchen.

    Here are 10 great gifts for $150 or less that could make a loved one's home a little nicer and possibly a lot more functional.

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