MY GIFT LIST: Every year I hunt down presents for my family and friends – usually at the last minute without any thought to the total debt I am accumulating. But writing the Bargain Hunter blog has got me thinking. Shouldn’t I be able to rein in my spending while still giving thoughtful gifts? My Gift List is this experiment in action. Visit www.insidesocal.com to see who is on my list and how I’m going to divvy up my $400 budget. I hope my list will give you ideas and I hope you will share your best ideas with me. I sure could use ’em. LINCOLN LUNCH: A long line portended good things at Hugo’s Tacos in Studio City. No line moves quickly enough when you are as hungry as I was, but when it was my turn I ordered two tacos, carnitas and zucchini/corn/string beans. The five-minute wait seemed like an eternity, but it was worth it. Both mini tacos were tasty and I especially recommend the honey chipotle salsa. At $2.25 each they were a bit more than I’m used to paying, but not surprising for a mainstream Mexican eatery. If you have time, munch at one of Hugo’s shaded tables. Visit them at 4749 Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Studio City. 818-762-7771. BARGAINS IN YOUR INBOX: Sign up for the Bargain Hunter Daily Digest and get all the day’s deals and discounts e-mailed to you. To join, e-mail me at [email protected] Thanks! PRETTY LITTLE SALE: My Little Pretty is not a line of jewelry I am familiar with; however, the stuff on their Web site looks great, and much of it is 40 percent off. The sale is only while supplies last. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon code. FREE MEAL FOR VETS: Get a free meal at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants on Sunday – Veteran’s Day – when you bring in your VA card, VFW card, American Legion card, discharge papers, DD214, or other veteran identification to show to your server. Visit them at 3500 West Olive Ave. in Burbank, 818-260-0505 or at 111 North Los Robles in Pasadena, 626-405-0064. BENETTON STORE CLOSING: The United Colors of Benetton at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park is going out of business and everything is 30 percent off. A few items at the back right of the store are 50 percent off. They include a beautiful refined wool coat in grey for $130 (originally $260). Very stylish with a belt and smooth lines. Visit them at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. LNT 25 PERCENT OFF: Get 25 percent off online purchases at Linens ‘n Things until Nov. 28, 2007. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon code. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY: If you didn’t notice, I’ve moved to Mondays! Other days check www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the Web version of the column. Thanks for sticking with me during this transition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre ULTIMATE BEAUTY: I recently discovered Ulta Beauty’s Web site which seems to have good prices. Their best deals seem to be on makeup. For $25, you can get a Holiday Blockbuster pullout kit that includes 28 eye shadows, 12 lip colors, four lipsticks, four nail polishes, and two each of the following: lip gloss, concealer, pencil liner, shimmer powder and applicator. It all comes in a shiny gold or black case. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for a code to get an extra $5 off. Save a buck at www.insidesocal.com/bargain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!