Fortunately there are tons of el cheapo items of the handmade variety out there - just waiting to be snapped up. (A girl needn't neglect her desire to shop - even while she's on a budget!!)
Created by Jess has a variety of stationary items for less than five bucks. Here are a couple of examples:
This sweet unlined notepad is AUD$3
And for AUD$2 you could cheer up a friend by sending this card:
Oopsidaisi have five luscious sounding, handmade lip balms to choose from for AUD$7 each. Imagine rubbing "lemon meringue" or "musk lolly" into your lips...
And even Australia's Candle Godess Queen B, can offer some of her goodness for under a tenner. A votive candle with a clear glass holder can be ordered online for AUD$8.95. I'm sure you don't need me to remind you of the benefits of burning (100% Australian) Bees Wax over Parafin....or do you?
Leaving you enough pennies for that mid-morning coffee treat. Yay!