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DECEMBER 9, 2016

10 Locally-Made Stocking Stuffers

With the holiday season in full swing, there’s a good chance you’ve already hung stockings by the chimney with care. But why wait for Santa to fill them? Here are 10 locally-made goodies that make for perfect stocking stuffers.

Domeflake

No-Fold Wallet from People for Urban Progress (PUP), $28

This thin, no-fold wallet is made from the roof fabric of the former RCA Dome. It was designed by PUP’s founder and is perfect for folks who only carry a few cards. Another cool PUP product? The 2016 Domeflake pictured above.  


Mint Julep Foaming Sugar Scrub from Southern Hospitality, $16.50

This foaming scrub doubles as both an exfoliant and cleanser, and leaves feet feeling softer than a baby’s bottom. So, go ahead. Spoil your sister or girlfriend with this soothing cocktail of peppermint oil and lavender. 


Kids Christmas Crayons from Art 2 The Extreme, $12

These Rainbow Crayons are perfect for color-obsessed little ones. They’re easy to hold and handle, and are made from repurposed crayons. An interesting tidbit? Shop owner Nicole was the first person on Etsy to sell recycled crayons. 


317 Bottle Opener from Pittman Design & Fabrication, $27.99

If you have an Indy-loving tinkerer in your life, consider picking up one of these bottle openers from Pittman Design & Fabrication. They specialize in ornamental metalwork and have a variety of Indiana-themed products.


Crochet Cactus from Part Time Hooker, $10

Have a family member with a black thumb? Then grab one of these crocheted cacti. The cheery, palm-sized “plant” will live forever and is perfect for your loved one’s desk or dining room.


Fear the Beard Coffee Mug from Farizula Designs, $18

This microwave- and dishwasher-safe mug comes from designer Raechel Amey, whose shop is filled with sassy, straight-forward creations. Snag this mug for your bearded dad/brother/spouse/person.


Bourbon Brown Sugar Peach Preserves from Home Ec, $5

One taste of these preserves and your mom will be sold. Made in small batches right here in Indy, these preserves are low in sugar, and free of artificial flavors, and preservatives.


Indianapolis Bauhaus Tee from IndyGenous, $20

There is no such thing as having “too many Indianapolis shirts.” Especially since this iconic Bauhaus design has already proved popular as both a poster and postcard.


Miniature Book Wine Charm from Ohmmygolly, $7

Help your loved one show off their literary pride by snagging one of these wine charms. These tiny books are constructed completely by hand, and can be fully opened and written in. Better yet, you can order custom sets!


Dragon Tails Pickled Carrots from Indiana Pickle, $12

Eating vegetables just got a lot more fun. These pickled carrots are sweet, spicy, and bathed in Upland Brewing Company’s Dragonfly IPA.  (In other words, give these to the loved one who will share with you.)

 

 

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