Oh, Pennsylvania, how we love you so — from the art scene in Philly to the sports bars of Pittsburgh, there’s a gritty authenticity steeped in history that us Bostonians can relate to, which is why we’re pumped to share these 5 locally made gift ideas under $50 in our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays.
Be sure to check out the rest of our 250 picks for made in USA holiday gifts under $50 on our new interactive US map, where you’ll find our favorite locally made products by state for her, him, kids, the home, the host/hostess, stocking stuffers, even some for pets!
Give her a pop of something trendy this holiday season with upcycled vintage jewelry hand-painted in neon by Stacy Dill of East Greenville. If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or Vogue lately, then you know just how hot her designs have become, and they start at just $22!
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Straight outta Old City, this Philly distiller has been leading the craft spirits movement nationwide with their cool artisan vibe and their killer cocktail bases. High-proof, uniquely infused flavors lacking any BS syrupy sweetness, we’re addicted to all four spirits: Root (root beer); Snap (ginger snap); Rhubarb and Sage. Find out where Art in the Age is sold near you here.
It’s never too early to start gifting style, or turning the wee ones into sartorial mini-mes. We love these adorable kids bow ties ($36) from popular (and epically productive) Philly designers Shauna & Steve. Take 20% off through 11/30 with code GIFT
EarthBox Vertical Gardens
We have it on good authority from experienced green thumbs that these minimally designed vertical gardens ($40) made in Scranton aren’t just pretty to look at — they’re practical, too. Grow, baby, grow.
FOR THE HOST
Greenmarket Purveying Co. Candles
With all-natural fragrances, cotton wicks, and cheeky branding, these small batch candles and diffusers made in Langhorne are sure to put a smile on even the most harried host’s face. Try the Jazz Brunch ($18) or Frangipani + Lavender ($30).
Urban homesteading has hit a fever pitch in cities across America, and this tried-and-tested field guide to growing, making, and storing food no matter where you live ($10) comes from a former Rodale staffer, so you know its good. We’ve professed our love for Kutztown-based author Robyn Jasko before, and did it again with a blurb on the back cover. Buy a copy on Amazon and you’ll see!
Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Pennsylvania? Definitely share them with us in the comments, we’d love to add them to our shopping lists!