5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in WA Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
November 20, 2012 - 3:15pm

If you're looking to save some green in the Evergreen State, we searched lots of native shops and makers for our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays, and here are our top picks for gifts under $50 made in Washington.

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!

Fancy Jewels Vine Earrings
We swooned over so many splurge-worthy things in Fancy (hello, gorgeous rough emerald necklace!), but these stainless steel laser cut vine earrings will only set you back $36.

Alchemy Goods Eastlake iPad Sleeve
We love a good upcycled product, especially when they look as cool as these. Alchemy Goods uses reclaimed bicycle tubes to create tough and stylish wallets, bags and iPad sleeves ($34).

Woolpets Felting Kits
Instead of buying another stuffed animal, why not have your child make their own? Easy to intermediate, each Woolpets felting kit ($19.95) comes with detailed instructions and everything a kid needs to make a new friend.

DIY Shower Curtain Kit
The shower curtain is the statement piece for many a bathroom. Don't leave yours naked, decorate it yourself. This DIY Shower Curtain Kit ($38) includes a blank curtain and a set of permanent markers so you can make your own masterpiece.

Noble Verjus
Literally "green juice," verjus is the result of pressing of unripe grapes. Great for deglazing, or as a gentler relpacement for vinegar in sauces, Noble Verjus ($27.95) is a welcome addition to any host's pantry.

The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
You already know our Shoestring anthem is Thrift Shop, and we've fallen hard for the rest of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's album, The Heist. From more fun tunes to more serious subject matter, we have it all on repeat. "So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us...like the ceiling can't hold us..."

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Washington State? 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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