Can't afford to splurge on expensive birthday gifts? Handmade pressies gives the precious gift of your time. Though the raw materials cost only a few dollars, if we take into account the time spent making them (costing our time at say $50 an hour) - now that's an extravagant gift!
Poppy and I made these pressies for 5 year old Hazel from 3 tea towels and a piece of wood found in the shed. Estimated upcycled value = materials ($10) + labour (say 5 hrs) = at least $250. Now no-one can accuse us of being cheap!