The cheap gift which your friend will like is some thing which he like with unique print. You just should to chose a photo or picture which will fit to your friend's character. Recently was a holliday in my company, and I decided to give to all my employees T-shirts with unique prints for everyone, I bought its here conceptplus.ca, so you can try to find something too. They liked this gifts, Its were quite funny pictures so all of us laughed and has a nice time.
I personally like making some cool personalized gifts like the lapel pins from PinSource for example. I am pretty sure that you will find it interesting to you too, and you will like this idea a lot. Think about it
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS