Good Giving: 50 Under $50, Pt. 1


Welcome to the 2012 Well Spent Holiday Gift Guide. Like the 40 Under $40 guide from last year, and the 25 Under $25 guide from the year before that, the following is a collection of goods that are not only affordable and US / first-world made, but also offer some utility, and will last. I’ll be posting 10 products a day for the next five days, so keep checking back. Here’s to a healthy and sane holiday season.


Beckel Canvas Handi Bags
15 oz. cotton canvas body
2″ heavy cotton webbing straps
Leather reinforcements
Made in USA
Best Price: $45.00 at Beckel Canvas




a tail we could wag Leather Tip Belts
Handwoven Guatemalan fabric (made by artisans paid a fair and equitable wage)
Natural cotton webbing backing
Domestically-sourced leather
Solid brass hardware
Made in USA
Best Price: $39.95 at a tail we could wag




New York Hat Co. Herringbone Camp Caps
Wool herringbone
Metal eyelets
Adjustable black nylon strap
Made in USA
Best Price: $29.00 at New York Hat Co.




Juniper Ridge Scented Products
Sustainably harvested fragrances
Natural ingredients
Wildcrafted in the USA
Recommended products: Douglas Fir Incense, Cascade Glacier Trail Crew Soap, Red Rock Canyon Room Spray
Best Price: $12.00 and up at Juniper Ridge




Apogee Handmade Leather Goods
Various leathers
Handmade in Canada
Best Price: $36.00 and up at Apogee Handmade’s Etsy Shop




Jungmaven Light Weight Hoodies
60% viscose hemp / 40% organic cotton
Made in USA
Best Price: $49.00 at Jungmaven




CHUP By Glen Clyde Socks
Cotton blend
Limited numbers
Made in Japan
Best Price: $35.00 at End Clothing




MidWest Gloves
Various leathers
Lined and unlined styles available
Made in USA
Best Price: $31.88 and up at Texas Good Gloves




Lumina Neckties
Various fabrics
Made in USA
Best Price: $42.00 at Lumina




Wolfum Coasters
Baltic birch wood
20 different patterns / designs
Handprinted in the USA
Best Price: Four for $35.00 at Wolfum

  • Hey19

    25/40/50 Inflation!