I loooove things made out of pipe cleaners like these little Halloween figuriney guys. Maybe I should learn how to make my own. I have a little ballerina with a green glittered head and tulle skirt. I get more joy out of that silly little thing and it only cost fifty cents.
And these roosters, I just can't resist them. I think if someone really knew my tastes, my love of tiny weirdness in things, they would be able to give me some pretty terrific presents on the cheap.
When my ex and I got married the minister who performed the service told us a story about marriage and tradition. He and his wife made a pact that they would only spend fifty cents on each other for Christmas. He said it gave him so much joy trying to find the perfect gift for nothing.