Category Archives: Gifts

Patriotic Items and Americana at Monticello Shop: Made in USA

Monticello, the home of our third president, Thomas Jefferson, operates an interesting shop where we’ve found lots of USA-Made patriotic and presidential items, plus some appealing Americana. And it just so happens that there’s a sale going on, with 15% OFF orders of $100 or more with Coupon Code: APRAF through the end of April 2017.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!Bow ties and lapel pins made from thorns and feathers will give you a taste of old-time fashion.These long-lasting beeswax candles are Made in USA and hand-dipped as they would have been in the 1700s.

Jefferson used a revolving armchair believed to be made by New York City cabinetmaker Thomas Burling. The finely crafted replica on the left is based on that chair and is also hand-crafted in New York. Jefferson also liked the relaxed posture of his Campeachy chair, right)and its classical lines.

The Primrose Coverlet features a design popular in the USA since the early 1800s. 90” x 98”.
jefferson-ten-rulesHere are some perfect gifts for the patriot: “Jefferson’s Ten Rules to Live By” and framed copies of the words, “Life,” “Liberty,” and “Happiness.”

At 65% Off, Enlarged Family Photos Make Great Mothers’ Day Gifts!

You know what Mom and Grandma love best: YOU! So make them happy this Mother’s Day by picking their favorite family photos and turning them into beautiful wall art.Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do! As a special Mother’s Day incentive, you’ll get 65% off all Canvases from Canvas People plus FREE shipping! Order by May 7th for Mother’s DayChoose between two canvas thicknesses : the larger one looks more like a piece of professional wall art.

Regards, Kathy

New Jewelry Sophistication From Alex and Ani: Made in USA

In 2004, Carolyn Rafaelian started making jewelry in Rhode Island. Her goal, she said, was to create items that “adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.” She named her business Alex and Ani, after two of her daughters. The company manufactures and/or assembles all of its jewelry in the USA.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!The latest jewelry from Alex and Ani is a departure that reaches a new level of sophistication.The new crystal necklaces are especially attractive. Left, the Golden Ray Spike Pendant Necklace.  Center, the Rose Glow Spike Pendant Necklace. Right, the Icy Moon Spike Pendant Necklace.Matching earrings are also available. 

The newest “Carry Light”  necklaces are really special, made with copper saved from the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

See all the Alex and Ani designs here.

The Latest Quirky Finds at Uncommon Goods

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We’ve just checked-out the latest releases from Uncommon Goods and, happily, there are 41 American-Made items. Here are some of our favorites:First up is a six-pack carrier for your bike. It’s made from reclaimed bike tube material and upcycled tent fabric, and has a handle for use off the bike.This can carrier for your bike is by the same maker.If you can never get enough heat when dining out, try this set of fiery travel-sized sauces:  jalapeño, tequila, and lime (medium), scotch bonnet and ginger (hot), and red habanero with black coffee (hot).  They are vegan, sugar-free and preservative-free.Have a stressful day ahead?  Infuse the aroma pad in your new aromatherapy scarf with a few drops of essential oil and wrap yourself in calming comfort. Created by a psychotherapist.

This handmade razor blade sharpener can extend your razor’s life by 5-7 times. All you do is wet your razor and  move the blades against the honing service a few times. Works for both men’s and women’s razors.

Finally, brighten up your surroundings with wild flowers. Pick a color range, then plant indoors or out to see Mother Nature’s vibrant hues.

Regards, Kathy

 

Hundreds of USA-Made Products On-Sale for Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day is always a good time to get a deal on Made-in-America goods, so we’ve done some searching for you.

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Save 25% off when you buy three of these Polo Button-downs.
Get $50 off some of Allen Edmonds‘ most iconic shoe designs.Save an Extra 25% Off Sale Items at ThreeDots.com with code PRESIDENTS173D Throughout President’s Day Weekend!As usual, Nordstrom has come through with many American-Made sale items, including menswear…women’s clothingmen’s accessoriesjewelry and women’s accessories

Orvis is offering an additional 20% off items that are already on sale. Through 2/20 . This includes pet enclosures and gates, a classic wool throw, creel hearth baskets and Ultimate Suede Totes.Sundry brand clothing is 25% off at Lou & Gray. Through 2/20.
Assembled -in-USA luggage is also available on eBags.

Take an additional 60% off these Made-in-USA sale items at Rodale’s
Shop the Presidents Day Sitewide sale at Carolyn Pollack and save 20% OFF everything – All orders ship free!

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