This year give a handmade gift to people and/or pets you love. By doing this you are helping small businesses like me and other crafters and artists on places like Artfire.
What got me started in this business adventure was my durable dog toys. Don't just take my word on how durable they are. Here is what one of my happy customers had to say. http://www.harmonyinmetal.com/blog/2010/09/11/meet-bella-and-her-new-best-friend/
I also have cards. and here is what another customer had to say. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/feedback/MJsKraze
Come check out my site to find about the other items I sell.