5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in OH Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
December 4, 2012 - 1:54pm

From Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati, there's lots of cool stuff coming out of Ohio 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!

FOR HER
zJayne Dryer Pillows

Green your clean and ditch the dryer sheets with zJayne's reusable dryer pillows ($12 and up). Available in lots of great scents, your nose and your wallet will thank you.

FOR HIM
Old Time Computer Docks

We love when old tech is retrofitted with a new life. Upgrade your desk with these upcycled iPhone and iPad docks ($52 and up).

FOR KIDS
Wilson Football

Made in Ada since 1955, Wilson footballs have been the official game ball of the NFL for 70 years. The factory makes 4,000 a day and over 700,000 a year!

FOR HOME
Leather Fly Swatter

Shoefly, don't bother me! Tell those pests to scram the classy way with this Amish-made leather fly swatter ($5.95).

FOR THE HOST
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

If your lips have never tasted a spoonful of Jeni's, you're missing out. The ice cream maven has scoop shops all over Ohio, but thankfully she ships the cold stuff nationwide on dry ice. The Holiday Collection includes flavors like Boozy Eggnog and Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows. Yum!

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Ohio? 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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