Good Giving: 50 Under $50


Welcome to the 2013 Well Spent Holiday Gift Guide. Once again, we’ve set out to find an assortment of high-quality, low-cost goods that, though small enough to fit in a stocking, are a bit more enduring and useful than your typical stuffers. Like the 2012 Gift Guide, everything is priced at $50 or less. However, unlike last year’s, which included products from Europe, Japan, and the USA, this year’s picks are all 100% American-made. Hopefully we can help you cross a few people off your shopping list. Here’s to a healthy and sane holiday season.




Drifter Bags
Various styles available
Made in Ohio
$7.00 and up at Drifter Bags




Pointer Shop Aprons
Made in Tennessee
$27.00 and up at Pointer




Juniper Ridge Backpacker’s Cologne Sample Kit
Made in California
$20.00 at Juniper Ridge




Barrons-Hunter Belts
Hundreds of fabric / leather / hardware combinations
Made in Virginia
$41.25 and up at Barrons-Hunter




Gill Mechanical Co. Tube-Wringer
Made in Oregon
$22.00 at Canoe




Kiriko Pocket Squares
Made in Oregon
$27.00 at Kiriko




Peg and Awl Smoke Stacks Candle Holders
Made in Pennsylvania
$44.00 and up at Peg and Awl




Headlands Handmade Valet Tray
Made in California
$39.00 at Headlands Handmade




Artex ECO Cotton Beanies
Made in New Jersey
$11.99 and up at e4Hats.com




Lodge Mfg. Seasoned Cast Iron Skillets
Made in Tennessee
$11.95 and up at Lodge Mfg.




Topo Designs Laptop Sleeves
Made in Colorado
$34.00 and up at Topo Designs




Gung Ho Chinos
Made in Texas
$28.80 and up at All Seasons Uniforms




Buck Pocket Knives
Made in Idaho
$23.00 and up at Buck Knives




Incienso de Santa Fe Natural Wood Incense
Made in New Mexico
$2.95 and up at Incense Warehouse




Tru Nord Key Ring Compass
Made in Minnesota
$36.00 at Best Made Co.




Leather Man Ltd. Lunch Bag
Made in Connecticut
$45.00 at Eliza B.




North Star Lined Leather Gloves
Made in Washington
$12.00 and up at Western Glove Store




Corter Leather Handmade Copper Cuffs
Made in Montana
$44.50 at Corter Leather




The Knottery Caps
Made in Missouri
$30.00 at The Knottery




Starr Wall Mount Bottle Opener
Made in Georgia
$9.95 at Flotsam + Fork




Steele Canvas Tote Bags
Made in Massachusettes
$34.75 and up at Steele Canvas




Faribault Woolen Mill Scarves
Made in Minnesota
$41.25 at Faribault Woolen Mill




Portland General Store Whiskey Shaving Puck and Mug
Made in Maine
$42.00 at Portland General Store




Sole Survivor Jean Belts
Dozens of leather / hardware combinations
Made in Illinois
$36.00 and up at Sole Survivor




General Mfg. Co. Langley Churchkey
Made in New York
$42.00 at General Mfg. Co.




Lumina Clothing Ties
Made in New York
$48.00 at Lumina Clothing




3 Sisters Country Store Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelves
Made in Missouri
$23.00 and up at 3 Sisters Country Store




Inkleaf Leather Wallets
Made in Colorado
$25.00 and up at Inkleaf Leather




Upstate Stock Hats and Gloves
Made in New York
$25.00 and up at Lodge Goods




Ohio Stoneware Crocks
Made in Ohio
$15.99 and up at Red Hill General Store




Stanley & Sons Zip Pouches
Made in New York
$27.00 and up at Stanley & Sons




Columbiaknit CobbleCloth Crews
Size down for a slimmer fit
Made in Oregon
$50.00 at Columbiaknit




Santa Fe Stoneworks Pocket Knives
Made in New Mexico
$36.00 and up at Santa Fe Stoneworks




Greentree Home Candles
Made in New York
$13.00 and up at Greentree Home Candles




Peak LED Solutions Eiger Pocket Light
Made in Arizona
$49.95 and up at Peak LED Solutions




Lightning Creek Forge Hand Forged Triangle Dinner Bell
Made in Arizona
$36.00 at Lightning Creek Forge




Newberry Knitting Lined Ragg Wool Gloves with Deerskin Palm
Made in New York
$28.00 at Newberry Knitting




Frost River Canine Products
Made in Minnesota
$15.00 and up at Frost River




FairEnds Corduroy Camp Caps
Made in California
$48.00 at FairEnds




The Key Board
Made in California
$37.00 at Cool Material




Parrott Canvas Barrier Island Zip Top Totes
Made in North Carolina
$24.00 and up at Parrott Canvas




Snap ‘N’ Wear Vests
Size down for a slimmer fit
Made in New York
$29.99 and up at Army Navy USA




Ursa Major x Topo Designs Scout Set
Made in Vermont and Colorado
$49.00 with code WELLSPENT* at Ursa Major
*code expires 12/20/13




Archival Clothing Web Belts
Made in Oregon
$32.00 at Archival Clothing




Red Wing Stoneware Mugs
12 logos to choose from
Made in Minnesota
$47.95 for four at Red Wing Stoneware




Goods For Life Pocket Squares
Made in Massachusettes
$15.00 and up at Goods For Life




Nia Craft Desktop Air Plant Holder
Made in Utah
$20.00 and up at Nia Craft




Leatherworks Minnesota Wallets
Made in Minnesota
$30.00 and up at Leatherworks Minnesota




Woodlands Knit Caps
Made in Oregon
$30.00 and up at The Woodlands




Behrens “Vintage Steel” Products
Made in Minnesota
$17.00 and up at Amazon

Want more ideas? Check out the 2012 50 under $50 Gift Guide.

  • http://www.beadsandbrass.com Amy

    Fantastic list! Thanks for posting!