5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in OR Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 20, 2012 - 3:11pm

The burning question is, "Is it local?" Portlandia reference aside, it's easy to find fabulous Pacific Northwest products, but was hard to decide between them for our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays, but since we must — here are our top picks for gifts under $50 made in Oregon.

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!

Ceramic Bird Vessels
Portland artist Leah Nobilette hand makes each of these ceramic vessels ($50), then finishes them with a bird shaped stopper. So you can, you know, put a bird on it.

Men Aluminum Sign
We are obsessed with Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.'s stripped-down style. This Men aluminum sign ($20) is made by a century-old Portland-based family business, on the original machinery.

Kitty Bowling Game
Looking for the purr-fect gift for the toddler in your life? Check out this adorable wooden kitty-shaped bowling game ($39.95). We think it's the cat's meow.

Pendleton Leather Blanket Carrier
The best picnic accessory, tote your throw with Pendleton's leather blanket carrier ($25). From stargazing to park lazing, carry your vintage blanket in style.

Ristretto Roasters Beaumont Blend Espresso
A full-bodied espresso with notes of chocolate, ripe berry, and buttercream, Ristretto Roasters Beaumont Blend ($14) is the perfect way to end your next dinner party.

Pacifica Marzipan Scented Soy Candle
Celebrate the season with Pacifica's marzipan soy candle ($6) and let the warm scent of the almond treat warm your hearth.

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Oregon? 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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