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Holiday gifts finds at NYC bodegas, discount stores, more

After paying rent, buying groceries, and refilling a monthly MetroCard, buying holiday gifts may seem impossible when you're on a tight budget. And doesn't your gift list double every year with new additions -- from friends to family members?

Your paycheck isn't doubling, so here's how to spread some Christmas cheer without going broke.

Head to your local bodega.

We've done the legwork and have found the nicest bodega finds for under $10.

NYC-themed shot glasses

What better way to show your New York
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What better way to show your New York pride than to gift these city-themed shot glasses ($4 each) found at: Sun Shine Oriental Shop Center, 2134 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, 718-239-4836.

Discount artwork at Deals

If you're looking for some artwork to spruce
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If you're looking for some artwork to spruce up your humble abode, try these paintings ($8-10) found at: Deals, 2641 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, 718-239-4836.

Porcelain tea kettles

Local shops are the perfect places to find
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Local shops are the perfect places to find unique household items like these tea kettles ($7-9) found at: Sun Shine Oriental Shop Center, 2134 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, 718-518-8851.

Journals under $3

Nothing's better than writing down your thoughts with
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Nothing's better than writing down your thoughts with a good ol' pen on the pages in these journals ($2.50) found at: Dollar Power, 2755 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx.

Plush bath robes

Keep your loved ones warm with these plush
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Keep your loved ones warm with these plush robes ($10) found at: Deals, 2641 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, 718-239-4836.

Libbey's sangria serving set

This sangria serving set ($10) by Libbey, which
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This sangria serving set ($10) by Libbey, which is the perfect gift for the "hostess with the mostest" in your life, can be found at: Deals, 2641 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, 718-239-4836, deals.dollartree.com. Find the best price: shopping.google.com.

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