Only-in-Goshen Gifts Under $30
In our city, countless local mom-and-pop shops, artisans, restaurants, boutiques, cafes, studios, and guilds offer treasures you can’t find anywhere else. So as the holiday season approaches, we’d like to lend a hand in helping you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite gifts under $30 to spark some holiday spirit and inspiration. We’re sure you can find something to treat everyone on your list … without ever leaving city limits!
Treat the coffee lover in your life to a sleek and sustainable stainless steel to-go mug! Use it for hot or cold drinks to fuel their coffee addiction throughout the year.
Photo provided by The Electric Brew
2. Fables Books
Do you know someone that seriously loves Goshen? Celebrate their love for our hometown with a Goshen Home Town Map Bar Board, Goshen Home Town Map Rocks Glass, or State Cork Coasters. Set aside an hour to explore everything they have on the shelves, or check them out online: their entire inventory is searchable here.
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Photo credit: James Korn
Find the gift you’ve been looking for at Found! Gifts under $30 include wallets of various sorts (leather, recycled inner tube, handwoven) from Guatemala, Cambodia, and Thailand ($30), exotic stone beaded bracelets in multiple sizes from Thailand ($18), and butterfly earrings from Thailand ($16).
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Grab your beer enthusiast some swag from their favorite local brewery with a stylish beanie featuring the Goshen Brewing Company logo!
Photo provided by Goshen Brewing Company
5. I M She
Get that warm, fuzzy feeling this holiday season with an environmentally conscious 100% cotton diamond patterned throw blanket from I M She. Being sustainable never felt so cozy.
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Look no further for the perfect stocking stuffers! The Imagination Spot recommends their holiday dish towels, mini puzzles, or Santa pencil and eraser combo.
Photo provided by The Imagination Spot
Give your history buff the best gift of all — a piece of Goshen’s history. Choose from a variety of books, DVDs, and photos focused on our beautiful hometown.
Photo provided by Goshen Historical Society
Score the best deals on vinyl this holiday season at Ignition Music Garage. Shop record cleaning supplies, the recently added used bin, the bargain bin, kids’ records, and the cassette tape wall, all under $30!
Who doesn’t love knitwear, especially when it’s ethically sourced? Stop into Maple City Market this holiday season to browse a selection of items from Andes Gifts, a handmade, economically sustainable knitwear line.
Photo provided by Maple City Market
10. The Nut Shoppe
If you don’t know what to get them, get them chocolate! Chocolate is always a hit, and what better gift than a 24-piece assorted box of chocolates from The Nut Shoppe?
Photo provided: The Nut Shoppe
11. Soapy Gnome
Gone are the days when you gifted soap out of lack of options. This holiday season, your loved ones will be thanking you (genuinely) that you got them one of the many deals happening at Soapy Gnome. Check out their large variety of wrapped-and-ready gifts under $30. Check out more gifts here.
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Give back by shopping at Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen this holiday season. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries. This mug with a coffee scoop is a great way to give a cozy gift while making a difference.
Photo provided by Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen
Give the gift of delicious popcorn this holiday season. Pick up a half-gallon tin of dark and white chocolate peppermint popcorn from Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn for your loved ones or yourself!
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Ensure your loved ones stay fashionable and warm this holiday season with various cold-weather accessories from knitwear brand C.C all for under $30 at Twisted Britches.
Photo provided by Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn
Get cozy this season with a pair of Smartwool socks from Woldruff’s Footwear. Even though it’s cold outside, these socks are sure to keep your feet warm!
Photo provided by Woldruff’s Footwear
Good of Goshen Photography • James Korn
Originally published November 2015; updated November 2022.