Operation Don’t Go Broke Gifting on a budget

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Anna Quesenberry

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Operation: Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college.
Don’t start out the new year in the red. Avoid over-spending this holiday season by giving gifts that are thoughtful and affordable. The key is to think of all the things that make that special someone tick. What are their interests, hobbies, favorite color, sports team? What are they into? Pick something that’s sure to put a smile on their face. Just remember, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Gift Guide 2012

For Him

For the Comedian:

  • Graphic T-shirt
  • Novelty gift

For the Car-Lover:

  • Car wash kit
  • Seat Cover kit

For the Survivalist:

  • Gadgets
  • Flashlight

For Her

Entice her senses:

  • Fragrance
  • Scented Candle and oils
  • Chocolate Truffles

Pamper her feet:

  • Winter Socks
  • Slippers
  • Lotions
  • Nail polish

For Anyone

  • Homemade Treats
  • Gift box of odds and ends
  • Photo collage frame and prints
  • Do-it-yourself Christmas Cards
  • Knot fleece blanket

For A College Student

  • Family Recipe Book
  • Gift Cards
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Homemade Laundry Soap

For A Movie Buff

  • $3 McMenamins Movie Tickets
  • Movie Poster
  • $5 DVD Look for the $5 bin in electronics.

First year COCC nursing student, Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money.

(Contact: aquesenberry@cocc.edu)

 

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