OK, so you're going to hate this after about the first 15 seconds, but it is a little on the humorous side.
So that was horrendous.. but weather radios are very important and critical to sending out timely weather information such as watches and warnings. I think it is a great gift for a family member and there are plenty places out there that you can get them for cheap. Most of them are around $30 and you can buy them in such places as Best Buy and RadioShack in case you don't want to buy online. We even have one here at the station:Our ABC7 Weather Radio
In case you would rather keep your desk and home free of more clutter in the coming new year, you can also download the NOAA Weather Radio App on your phone as well.