Times are tough financially for any people in my circle, included myself so I thought why not share some ideas for spreading cheer without spending your rent money. If you've got a little money to spend but are afraid it won't go very far here are some shopping spots that will help you make the most of your limited bills.

Blockbuster - Going Out of Business Sale
774 Broadway, Bet. 9th & 10th Streets

Everything must go including the fixtures! This is the place to go if you've got movies on your holiday shopping list. Used and new DVDs are up for grabs but I ran for the video game section. Got my niece a guitar hero game for her Nintendo DS at the bargain price of $6.09 (that's with tax). All sales are final so if you're prone to suffer from buyer's remorse make sure you really want that box set. Candy, magazines and books are also up for grabs.

Pearl River Mart
477 Broadway, Bet. Grand and Broome Streets

I like Pearl River for novelty items like this Weepy the Wee Wee toy (he pees when you pull down his pants). It will only run you $2.50 and is sure to make one of your buddies laugh. Really though you can find a great variety of things for under $10 here: journals, wallets & coin purses, ornaments, candy, etc. I saw a 6 pack of mini-tea tins for $5.75, which would be great for any tea drinking friend.

Housing Works Bookstore
130 Crosby Street

Books are a great gift for so many. A cookbook for the foodie, a guidebook for a friend who's planning to travel or the person on your list that's new to New York, need I say more? The great thing about Housing Works is that proceeds go toward the fight against AIDS and homelessness. Contribute to a great cause while finding gifts for your loved ones.

Black Friday note: From 10 am to 9 pm on the day after Thanksgiving get 30% off the store's entire stock!

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