Gifts For Bargain Hunters

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Buying one of those gift-wrapped luxury cars or diamond rings for your bestie this holiday? Well, then, move on, because there’s nothing for you here.

These gifts are for the bargain hunters, deal seekers and discount lovers in your life. Nothing costs more than $35 and any one of them is sure to thrill the thriftiest people on your list.

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Do you get annoyed when you can’t get the last drop out of the ketchup bottle or that expensive jar of makeup? Spatty Daddy and Spatty are perfect little spatula-like tools that fit through the tiniest openings and scrape out every bit of product. Spatty Daddy, $6.99 and Spatty, $5.99 at


Entertainment Publications are annual directories featuring hundreds of buy-one-get-one-free offers and special discounts from local and national merchants. The regional books are divided into a number of sections, including restaurants, hotels, attractions and sporting events. There are two Connecticut editions” Fairfield and Hartford/New Haven.  Books are $35 each and can be purchased online at

If your favorite deal hunter keeps coupons in an ragged old envelope fastened with a rubber band, this sleek holder will keep her organized in style. Available in black or teal for $6.99 at (Choose the free “Ship To Store” option and you can pick up your order at your local Staples store.)

“The $5 Dinner Mom’s One Dish Dinners Cookbook,” by Erin Chase, features 200 recipes – all prepared in one pan and all costing $5 or less to prepare. Available at local bookstores or, $10.95.

What’s one of the top New Year’s resolutions each year? Save more, spend less. This classic piggy bank, $14.95 at, can help you build up your funds.

Get life-on-a-budget inspiration from TLC’s show Extreme Couponing. DVDs of past seasons are available at Prices range from $11.99 to $18.99.