Christmas is right around the corner, so if you’re still looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers, you’re in luck. These six picks are all from local area companies and won’t cost you more than five bucks each.
Java fans will appreciate these clever coffee packs from Tinker Coffee, a locally owned company with a roastery on 16th Street in Indianapolis. You use each single-serving pack like a tea bag; just place the pack in your favorite mug, pour boiling water over the top, dunk the pack a few times, steep for five to seven minutes, then remove from the mug and enjoy.
Tinker x Steeped Coffee Packs, $2 each at TinkerCoffee.com.
Bass Farms in Shelbyville sells a selection of holiday bar soaps made with goat milk and other natural ingredients. The soaps are ideal stocking stuffers and are available in several seasonal scents like gingerbread, peppermint twist, and pumpkin spice, so it’s hard to choose just one.
Holiday bar soap, $4 each at BassFarms.com.
Kids will love these squishable fruit toys from the Nurture Family boutique on Massachusetts Avenue. Shaped like a banana, peach, or pineapple, each one is also fruit scented for extra fun.
Scented fruit squishables, $4.99 each at NurtureOnline.com.
This duo of soft, chewy, Indiana-made caramels from All Things Carmel is too good to resist. One of the caramels is dipped in milk chocolate and the other dark, but both are downright delicious. You can pick them up in-store on West Main Street in Carmel, or at the company’s booth at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt.
Set of two caramels, $2 at All Things Carmel, AllThingsCarmel.com for location information.
Melissa Wrin of Sweet Melissa Honey & Hive makes these all-natural lip balms herself in Fishers. There are three flavors to choose from: orange, coconut lime, and peppermint, and all three are made with beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oil.
Lip balms, $3 each at BeeSweetMelissa.com.
These stoneware flower pinch bowls from Kristin Kohn’s Silver in the City are so cute you’ll want to stock up on them. They can be used for baking prep, as ring holders, coin catchers, or even to hold soy sauce on sushi night.
Flower pinch bowl, $4.50 each at SilverintheCity.com.
Stephanie Groves is a freelance writer in Indianapolis who hasn’t figured out where to hang her family’s stockings in their new house.
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