5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in AZ Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 26, 2012 - 12:32am

There's more to this southwestern state than crystals and canyons. We scoured the state for our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays, and here are our top picks for gifts under $50 made in Arizona.

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!

Women's makeup bag clutch

FOR HER
Babe & Butter Fashion Art Makeup Bags
For the woman who's never far from her lipstick or her spraypaint, artist Babe & Butter's saturated airbrush style graces these cosmetic clutches ($20), both chic and a touch edgy.

FOR HIM
Dapper & Dash Haberdashery Bow Ties
Bow ties are back in a big way, and the gentlemen at Dapper & Dash make the theirs from vintage clothing and fabric. We heart the tartan-covered The Scottsman ($42), an apple red plaid perfect for a festive holiday fête.

FOR KIDS
Box Play for Kids Stickers
When it comes to kids and pets, most often they're more excited about the box than the gift. We love these stickers that transform every day trash into imaginative toys. The piano egg carton sticker ($5) turns breakfast into Beethoven.

FOR HOME
Jacob Bromwell Lexington Hand Graters
Jacob Bromwell's Lexington hand graters ($34.99 for two) have been made the same way on the same equipment for nearly 200 years. If that's not a testament to quality, what is?

FOR THE HOST
Bar Pastry Cocktail-Inspired Biscotti
Sweets and spirits are abundant during the holidays. Thank your hostess with a combination of the two with Bar Pastry's cocktail-inspired cookie creations. We love the sound of cranberry vodka biscotti ($15.99 per pound), ourselves. Cheers!

FOR STOCKINGS
Three Little Birds Reusable Sandwich Bags
Green (or orange or purple) your lunch sack with reusable sandwich bags ($10). Made from organic cotton and hand-dyed, pack your sammy the safe and sustainable way.

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

Story & main image: Copyright 2012, Shoestring LLC.
Photos: Courtesy, various retailers.

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Melissa Massello is an editor, start-up junkie, entrepreneur, Swapaholic, and lifelong New England girl. As a sustainable style expert, Melissa has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news station affiliates around the country and in US News & World Report, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Denver Post, The LA Times, The Dallas Morning News, MSN Money, and WalletPop, among other fine media outlets. Melissa currently lives with her husband and their Whippet mix in Somerville, Mass. -- "the Brooklyn of Boston" -- where they strive each day to save money, save the planet, and live the dream for less.
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