5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in FL Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 29, 2012 - 7:09pm

Oh Florida, how we love you so...especially in the winter. But we also love the indie designs coming out of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Palm Beach — right now, and we're pumped 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!

Judith March Dresses & Accessories

We just love, love, love Judith March's chic style. Though some of our favorite dresses are over $100, we can count on a good sale to get us some fab frocks under $50. Check with our friends at ModCloth or visit designer Stephanie Carter & crew in one of their two boutiques in Panama City or Seaside.

Rifle Paper Co. Hat Print

Our favorite stationer has done it again with this print of chic chapeaus ($24). We'd hang it in a sunny and spacious walk-in closet, but have yet to find one of those under $50. We'll keep you posted, though!

Citrus Scented Crayon Soaps

Parents need all the help they can get come bath time. These crayon shaped soaps ($10) make tub time fun.

Vintage Silverware Cheese Markers

Tell your gouda from your cheddar. Plan the perfect cheese board with these cool markers made from vintage spoons and forks ($24).

Flavors of America Salt Collection

Any host worth their salt will love this collection of USA-sourced sel.From Utah to Seneca, travel the country on your palate.

Fresh Pastry Stand Beeswax Candles

We love these pretty candles made from beeswax, shaped like pretty apothecary bottles and engraved pillars ($12 and up).

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Florida? 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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