I don't know about you, but with all the birthday parties we go to, plus Christmas... I'm always on the look out for inexpensive birthday gifts! Target in Huntsville has some great clearance gift ideas on the endcap between rows B21 and B22, near the office supplies.
Crayola Chalk & Colored Bubble Set $6.98 (Buyer Beware--I've heard lots of things about the colored bubbles staining!)
Create Your Own... Time Capsule Kit or Friendship Stone Kit $4.98
There were lots of these, but they probably won't last long!