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5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in NC Under $50

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We have a serious local love affair with North Carolina (Sunny Point Cafe, anyone?) and know firsthand that from the mountains of Asheville to the Outer Banks, there’s tons of cool, locally made stuff coming out of North Carolina right now — and we’re stoked to share at least 5 locally made gift ideas under $50 right here 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!

Sew Moe Handmade Custom Clothing

We discovered fiber artist Moe Donnelly this past Labor Day while meandering around Asheville’s galleries, and were immediately smitten with her modern hipster-folk aesthetic. From eco-knit sweater leggings to perfectly tailored bike-short-style denim, Sew Moe pieces are an investment worth your local love. From $30 in the Sew Moe Etsy shop.

Down Home State Tees

Give him a super soft, stylish way to show off his hometown pride with these custom printed American Apparel T-shirts ($21.95) made by Homeland Tees in Wilmington.

Figs & Ginger Jewelry

We (and fashion bloggers everywhere) have been obsessed with Figs & Ginger jewelry for years, and their sweetly styled woodland creature studs ($25) are the perfect thing for newly pierced ears — made right in Asheville by husband & wife team Rhonda & Elijah Wyman. Also check out the adorable wooden initial charms ($6) and Big Sister penant pendant ($6).

Furbish Studio Ice Bucket

Make a statement on your holiday cocktail bar with this stainless steel & cork ice bucket ($48) from Furbish, a stylishly curated Raleigh shop featuring new, vintage, and one-of-a-kind home decor.

Midnight Moon Small Batch Moonshine
Junior Johnson has achieved the seemingly impossible by bringing moonshine from NASCAR to national notoriety as a craft spirit with his Madison-based Midnight Moon. Grab a jar (we recommend the apple pie), a few friends, and let your host hang back Southern style this holiday season. (Because we all know a week of hosting family & friends deserves a drink or several.)

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from North Carolina? Definitely share them with us in the comments, we’d love to add them to our shopping lists!