This is the fourth year that we have been promoting the “One Gift for America” message; the idea that purchasing at least one Made-in-USA gift this holiday can make a difference in the American economy.
Don’t know where to find American-made products?
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Paul and Kathy – The Americanologists
We’ve been writing about The Grommet for a long time because of the large number of fun, unusual American-Made products they carry. One thing they don’t have: a lot of promotional discounts, so you’ll want to jump on their one-day Thank-You Sale on Friday, September 15. You’ll get 20% sitewide and you won’t need a coupon code. Here are some of our favorite products:
Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do! The hand-crafted Repast Ravioli Rolling Pin produces perfect little pillows of pasta that won’t break open during cooking.Whether towing it behind a canoe or floating it in the pool, you will love grabbing cold drinks and food from the CreekKooler.Do you have a special place in your heart for a certain waterside location? The lake house you played in as a child, the site of the bayside cafe where you got engaged, the harbor where your family arrived in the USA? Now you can get a customized topographical artwork that beautifully maps these special bodies of water. We saw one of these in person and it is even more beautiful than it appears in pictures.If you appreciate your beer, The Cap Trap line of products will let you show it off. These laser-cut wooden maps of the USA, individual states and a variety of other fun shapes, are designed to be filled with the bottle caps of local brews. They are made in Tampa from Baltic birch plywood.The Swurfer and is a crazy-fun-looking swing developed by a surfer to prepare his kids for riding the waves.They’re colorful, they’re rugged and they let your kids assemble giant-sized dinosaur skeletons! What could be better? Check out these Boneyard Pets.These fish-inspired knives and corkscrews are perfect for the outdoorsy person.Motorcycle riders love these little Guardian Bells, since they are considered good luck charms.The New York Times Commemorative Book is always a fun gift, since it compiles the items that were in the news on Dad’s day if birth.This Maine-made Brahm’s Mount herringbone blanket is great for snuggling and is rugged enough to pass to the next generation.And finally, Cutting boards from Brooklyn Butcher Block will make your cooking and grilling even more enjoyable.
If you like to dazzle in diamonds or shine in pearls, you probably already know that these items are not mined or harvested in the USA. The same is true of many gems. However, the stone is just the beginning of a piece of jewelry, and you CAN buy dazzling items that are handcrafted by jewelers in the USA.
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Allurez, a jewelry-maker that manufactures in New York, is having a Fourth of July sale on American-made items. Check out some of the beautiful pieces you can buy for a loved one or -why not – yourself! The sale runs through July 5.
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”.
Here are some perfect gifts for the patriot: “Jefferson’s Ten Rules to Live By” and framed copies of the words, “Life,” “Liberty,” and “Happiness.”
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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.