5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in RI Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 20, 2012 - 3:39pm

It may be small in size, but Rhody is big on style. For our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays, here are our top picks for gifts under $50 made in Rhode Island.

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
Sue Gray Wax Seal Jewelry
It's not likely we'll give up the ease of texting for the romance of quills, but give her a bit of that lovely old past with Sue Gray's wax seal jewelry ($27 and up). Cast in bronze and silver, imagine the trinket was stamped on a letter from Mr. Darcy.

FOR HIM

Lucky Tiger Shaving Essentials

Easy there, tiger. Slow down your shave and use something that keeps your skin safe and smooth. The Lucky Tiger grooming essentials (from $18) are available from Caswell-Massey, apothacarists since 1752.

FOR KIDS
Instabook Instagram Photo Book

Remember after Prom when you took your disposable camera to the drugstore to develop the film? Well, don't let this generation of kiddos miss out on printed memories. The Instabook ($20) is the perfect way to display that phone-tography.

FOR HOME
Drinkup Carafe
Leave it to a graduate of RISD to come up with this cute carafe. Jason Amendolara's Drinkup Carafe ($20) is a hand-blown glass version of a Matryoshka doll you can sip from. To your health!

FOR THE HOST
Dave's Coffee Syrup
A grown up syrup for a grown up with fond childhood memories, Dave's Coffee Syrup ($9.95) makes the the best coffee milk you'll ever drink. Also delicious mixed in a cocktail or drizzled on dessert, you'll think of new ways to enjoy all that cold-brewed flavor.

FOR STOCKINGS
Poor Girl Gourmet by Amy McCoy
Slow Food Rhode Island champion Amy McCoy has taken her popular blog and written a how-to cookbook for the frugal foodies. We love her tasty twist on saving cents.

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Rhode Island? 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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