Handmade items are created with individual quality and love unlike anything you can find in a usual store. As a gift item, the receiver will have nothing like it, and will NOT get a duplicate of YOUR gift. Crafty Attic is a great way to support both the moms that make these awesome products, but to save a buck while doing it!
They also host weekly giveaways and artisan interviews to get an inside look at what it takes to run an independent business. PLUS (there are SO many pluses!!), you can even become a VIP member and receive extra discounts plus get to see the deals a day early (so they won't sell out by the time you get home from work, not that that's happened to me or anything). They are also running a contest on their Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/CraftyAtticSaysHi for a Kindle and other great prizes by referring your friends.
Last for the month of October, every person that signs up for the basic membership they will be contibuting to American Breast Cancer Society!! So you guys really need to go check out Crafty Attic, sign up for their daily giveaway newletter, and then come back and tell me all the cool things you're buying from them!