5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in ND Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
December 5, 2012 - 5:09pm

A far cry from the movie Fargo, there's some really cool stuff being made locally in North Dakota right now — and we're pumped to share at least 5 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
Bear Creek Needle Felting Kits

Teresa Perleberg's designs are so stinking adorable that they make us want to take up felting and needlepoint. Luckily, she not only sells needle felting kits ($25) in her Etsy shop, she also offers needle felting classes online through her website BearCreekFelting.com. Perfect for DIY-ing away those long winters indoors!

FOR HIM
B. Haven Prints & Coasters

Does your favorite guy's pad need a little sprucing up? Does the man in your life need a little gentle remindering sometimes? Check out these cheeky housewares from designer Sharon Higley, aka Ms. B Haven, in Bismarck (starting at just $12).

FOR KIDS
Que Interesante Crayon Labels

Science! Make your child's drawing time just a little more educational when you wrap their crayons in these clear labels that expose them to the chemicals and elements from the periodic table that make up each color. So cool. Made in Fargo, $15 for a set of 120.

FOR HOME
Pivot Hill Pillows

Words with Fargo, anyone? Give your bed or sofa a stylish makeover with these Scrabble-inspired pillows ($20 each), handmade in Fargo.

FOR THE HOST
B.C. New York Style Bagels

Gift your host with the perfect post-holiday brunch accessory: a dozen of these authentic New York-style bagels, made right in Bismarck by chef Eric Hawronsky.

FOR STOCKINGS
Eco Felt Stockings

Forget stuffers, we're completely obsessed with these stockings themselves, hand drawn and screen printed on eco felt using earth-friendly inks in Grand Forks with designs drawing upon maker Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem's Scandinavian heritage ($37 for a set of three).

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from North Dakota? 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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