5 Thrifty Things: Gifts Made in WI Under $50

by Shoestring Editors
December 5, 2012 - 11:38am

There's way more than delicious cheese being made locally in Wisconsin right now, and we're salivating over these 5 locally made gift ideas under $50 from 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
Feather and Rhinestone Shoe Clips

Primp your pumps with these fun and flirty feather shoe clips ($45). Whether for the Big Day or every day, turn one pair into two through customizable clips.

 

FOR HIM
Great Lakes Distillery Small Batch Spirits

From vodka to grappa and everything in between, we love what's coming out of this Madison-based distillery's barrels.

FOR KIDS
Little Sapling Toys Alphabet Blocks

We discovered Little Sapling Toys through Grass Roots Modern, and we're glad we did. These eco-conscious blocks are made from maple, walnut, and cherry wood and finished with beeswax and jojoba oil.

FOR HOME
Mustache Key Rack

If you never know where your keys are, we mustache you a question, why not get this mustache key rack ($30 and up)?

FOR THE HOST
Quince & Apple Citrus Syrup

Small-batch preserves producers Quince & Apple's newest addition is this delightful citrus syrup, packed with lemons, limes, and lemongrass that adds a tart twist to sparkling wine or a winter cocktail.

FOR STOCKINGS
Fiskars Scissors

With US operations based in Madison, we have to give love to the iconic orange shears which celebrate their 45th anniversary this year. We recommend giving a pair to the sewers on your list.

Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Wisconsin? 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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