Heather's birthday is just a week after mine. She requested a stainless steel sink. (No, she didn't want a bottle of perfume. She's very feminine, but she's not your average lady. Maybe that's why I married her.)
Anyhow, Habitat for Humanity has a store in Denver. It's amazing! People bring them stuff that they don't need, and they sell it - benefiting their mission to bring affordable housing to those who are priced out of the market.
So I got a sink for $9.61!!
If you're in Denver, call 303-722-5863. And get your next little or big home improvement thing there. If you're not in Denver, do some research to see if there is one in your city. Or, if you're feeling generous, here is where you can give to them.