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Shopping For "Him" On A Tight Budget

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News 8 has great gift giving ideas for the man in your life for $20 or less. \r\n\r\nLet's face it, when your relationship gets as comfortable as an old slipper, shopping for him gets tougher by the year.\r\n\r\nDespite thousands of choices at the Burlington Coat Factory, we found worried women. But before you say a tie is too clichÈ, how about 2 for $15?\r\n\r\n"We're carrying just about all the biggest brand names that you are finding in the mall for a lot less," John Phillips of Burlington Coat Factory said.\r\n\r\nFor instance, Raymond Aker is eyeballing a dress shirt and matching tie combo for $19.99.\r\n\r\n"I think it's a wonderful gift, useful. I wouldn't take it back," he said.\r\n\r\nMarried for 49 years, Roy Greathouse knows what he likes. \r\n\r\n"I'm a very casual guy, so you can get me shorts or flip flops," he said.\r\n\r\nJessica Menno found her cousin a discounted Ed Hardy t-shirt.\r\n\r\n"It's $34.99 and it's regularly $62Ö I think he'd be excited to have this because it's pretty trendy right now," Jessica said.\r\n\r\nWhen you go to check out, financial experts recommend paying with cash.\r\n\r\n"Whatever you're purchasing, you've purchased it and it's yours outright," Linda Rossi said.\r\n\r\nRossi, from the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union says this shopping season, stay organized by making a list and consider giving a group family gift.\r\n\r\n"A zoological membership benefits the whole family and may be much less costly than choosing a gift for everyone on the list," she said.\r\n\r\nThen like falling dominoes, let the gift giving begin - flat screen TV cleaner, $13, Nautica leather wallets, $17, MP3 speaker set, $10. How about an emergency roadside kit with tools, jumper cables, ice scraper, tape and fuses for less than $20?\r\n\r\nOne last suggestion: try not to be a last-minute shopper. Last minute shoppers tend to lose their heads and spend too much money. \r\n\r\nFinancial experts say another way to avoid over-spending is to review last year's receipts. Remembering last year's pain may help you stick to a more manageable holiday budget.\r\n
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