The economy is tough and money is tight, but you don't have to spend a lot to get high quality, handmade products. I did a browse through Etsy recently and found a whole lot of shops that sell really great items for under $10! (And in some instances this includes the shipping charge as well.) So check them out, treat yourself, and support handmade - it's a win-win. :-)
TallulahsSoaps looks good enough to eat. At only $6 for a 5-7 oz bar, this hand cut soap will arrive decoratively wrapped for gift giving. Or keeping. ;-)
greyskycreations. At only $3.95 you can afford to buy him and a tiny buddy for him to hang with! Kristina has a variety of these Marble Pets in her shop and can even custom make one if you have a specific animal in mind.
YesterdaysSilhouette. Shop owner, Laura, describes it as a pocket sized treasure with a time worn patina. Hurry though, it's on sale for $6.38 and won't stay in her shop long at that price!
PreciousKnits for $8, and once emailed to you, create this versatile, reversible wrap yourself.
inlulusgarden. Only $4.95 for a .30 oz tin.
velvetonthepage. These 7x5 cards come in many themes and are paired with envelopes, but are also suitable for framing. A free gift of three mini vintage illustration gift tags with twine ties is included with each set - how great is that!