The Made in America Holiday Challenge 2014

The Holidays pose a particular challenge to the conscious consumer. Fighting crowds at the mall for last-minute gifts hardly reflects our intention to share something meaningful with someone we care for. Every purchase we make reflects our values, and what better time than the Holidays to make your gift buying count? Let’s make this year a Made in America Holiday!

Made in America Holiday Challenge Wreath 2014

The American Made Holiday Gift Guide 2014 is now live! Here you will find hand-picked gift ideas from companies and independent artisans that you can give with pride. The guide provides the conscious consumer with a place to find items that support our economy, protect the environment and give back to your community. Show your friends and family that extra thought and care went into their gift by selecting a made in USA Holiday present. Will you pledge to make it a Made in America Holiday?

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The average American spends over $700 annually on holiday shopping. If just 10% ($70) of this was spent on gifts made in USA, the economic impact would equate to the creation of over 200,000 American jobs [source]. So I challenge you to spend 10% of your Holiday budget on American made gifts. Take the pledge by leaving a comment below. The Holiday Guide will make the challenge easy and fun. Check back every week for a new giveaway of a made in USA holiday gift from some of the best American made companies. I hope you will join me in making this holiday season made in America! Read more…

Free Printable Made in America Holiday Gift Tags

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Taking the Made in America Holiday Challenge makes your gift giving extra special. Buying American made helps promote the work of local craftsmen, supports small business owners, and secures the future of manufacturing in America.  Choosing gifts … Read more...

Made in America Holiday Dresses From ModCloth

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I've shared that ModCloth is one of my favorite online destinations for adorable American made dresses. The online shop features vintage, retro, and modern fashions at affordable prices. Their mission is to help emerging independent designers by … Read more...

Cyber Monday Made in USA Sales Guide

Cyber Monday Made in USA Sales 2014

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving shared with friends and family. On Saturday, don’t forget to shop small for Small Business Saturday. On Cyber Monday, plenty of American made companies are offering generous discounts of their products to … Read more...

Handmade Gifts Made in USA on Etsy Holiday Giveaway

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Handmade products add a special quality to gifts. Handcrafted goods support local artists and communities, are more eco-friendly and ensure fair labor went into the product. Handmade goods like those found on Etsy are unique, display true … Read more...

Travel Fractiles Made in America Holiday Giveaway

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Simple, engaging toys are often the ones that kids enjoy playing with most over the years. Flashy battery powered gadgets are fun for awhile, but in the end serve more as entertainment than true play. I prefer toys that my children have fun with … Read more...