5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in CO Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 30, 2012 - 3:30pm

There's such fresh stuff coming out of the Mile High state right now — and we're pumped to share at least 5 locally made Colorado 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.

FOR HER
Brittany Miller Prints

While this Telluride artist considers herself more of a crafter, we're totally digging her mixed-media pieces using reclaimed cabinets and upcycled scraps of paper starting at $21.

FOR HIM
Sir Richard's Condoms

Do good for your own health and that of the global population by switching to these 100% natural latex, vegan condoms based right in Boulder (but made in Malaysia, "to be closer to the rubber tree"). In the socially responsible tradition of TOMS Shoes & Warby Parker eyewear, Sir Richard's condoms donates one box of condoms to a developing country for every box of condoms sold. We also love their cheeky marketing pitch: "$35,994 less than a brand new minivan."

FOR KIDS
Sprig Toys

Speaking of minivans, give your little ones a green makeover in the toy department with these award-winning and completely eco-friendly options from Sprig Toys in Fort Collins. Sprig Toys (from $7) are also molded from patented SprigWood, a durable bio-composite material made from recycled wood and reclaimed plastic. We likey.

FOR HOME
Bicycle Old Fashioned Glasses

Hand-screened in Denver by a husband & wife team, these bicycle-printed old fashioned glasses are the perfect thing for any cycle-obsessed household. $11 each at MADE or $75 for a set of 8 at UncommonGoods.

FOR THE HOST
Justin's Nut Butters

Made in small batches in Boulder, Justin's not only makes deliciously all-natural gourmet flavors (maple almond butter, anyone?) but they're also dedicated to giving back with thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of product in donations to hunger-related charities.

FOR STOCKINGS
The Lumineers

Ho! Hey! We're completely in love with the debut album from the this Denver-based band ($7.99), which you should pick up for stockings or download for your fireside soundtrack. We met this trio when they were Live in the Lab at Boston.com and they're just as sweet as their tunes, too.

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

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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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