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Fun finds for $5 at the Ybor City Saturday Market

If the little man on the salsa jar with smoke coming out of his ears is any indication, you're going to have a good time for $5. Miguel Colina's Hot Sauce owner Mike Hill grows his own peppers and uses all-natural, sustainable ingredients to create salsa flavors including peach and mango, tropical fruit, corn and black bean, and sweet berry. These are fast sellers at the market.

If you've been in a Yankee Candle store recently, you know those things cost an arm, a leg and your first-born. A good alternative is a $5 4-ounce jar candle from Mango Island Candle Co. in flavors like Island Crazy, Coconut Lime and Waterfall Mist. Owner Sheila Graniero of Tampa makes the candles by hand, in addition to soaps and beach jewelry.

We all know someone who could use patience. Or balance. Or understanding. Or all of it. Good thing you can get three Angel Inspirations pins from Carol Veierstahler for $5. The little handmade angels come with advice on the back, including, "Inspire me to take time to listen before judging," and "Inspire me to be calm in all circumstances." We're not saying it'll work for your Type-A sister, but it's worth a try.

Wrists empty and cold? Try a beaded bracelet from Carol Saputo of Brandon, who strings pretty beads under the moniker Carol's Creations. The bracelets are made with memory wire, which snaps back to its original shape when you take it off. Saputo's bead choices include red, green, turquoise, purple, yellow, clear and colors that haven't been invented yet.

Whether you're feeling lovey, lucky or nasty, there's a voodoo doll for you. LoveHateLuckDolls president Phil "Felipe" Dillinger makes voodoo dolls of all sizes and varieties, selling the small ones on greeting cards for $5. Wish someone luck with a green Gumby, or send some good vibes with a red dog. Or, as Dillinger said has happened, buy a juju cat for your friend with too many felines.

Fun finds for $5 at the Ybor City Saturday Market 05/03/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:06pm]
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