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Supply Chain News: A Made in America Christmas Gift Guide

 

 

Interesting Lists of Gift Ideas Made in Each State

 

Dec. 1, 2021
SCDigest Editorial Staff

 

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is back once again with its annual Christmas gift guide for Made in America products, listing at least one and often two or three domestic made choices from each state. Most featured companies are small, with some recent start-ups while others have been around for decades.

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Everything made by Bully Tools since the company’s founding in 1994 has been manufactured stateside, and since 2006 has been assembled by workers at a state-of-the-art facility in Steubenville

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SCDigest perused the full list (link below), and publish here from a few of our favorites:

 

Arkansas


Swedish company Husqvarna is an international manufacturer, but it operates a production facility in Nashville, AR where it makes its Automower for the American market. That’s right: a robot that mows your lawn. This is “the ultimate gift for the dad who has everything.”

California

The husband-and-wife team of Sean and Shannon Scott brought years of shoemaking experience to their Los Angeles-based COMUNITYmade shoe business. Both worked many years with the industry giants of footwear before bringing their vision back home to be Made in America. They offer both men’s and women’s premium handcrafted luxurious casual shoes, which are made of leather and vegan materials. Every purchase also includes a 20% donation to the charity of your choice.

Colorado

American Dog offers an eclectic mix of dog toys that are all Made in America, a true rarity.

Florida


Need to get your bike or skis to your next outdoor adventure, but don’t want to bolt a rack to the roof of the car? How about you take a look at SeaSucker, which sells vacuum-mounted racks. They’ll go on almost any automobile, are easy to install, and each mount is rated to hold hundreds of pounds of weight – so your gear will stay attached as you ride down the road. They’ve got marine gear too: Cup holders that can attach to your boat that can withstand the waves. Made in Bradenton.


Georgia

All American Khakis is a family-owned chain on a mission to grow manufacturing in the United States. Their khakis include a wide array of selections, including seasonal to trendy five-inch shorts, all made in the city of Thomson.

Indiana


Polywood is a decades-old company based in Syracuse turns landfill-bound plastic into tasteful outdoor furniture. It stands behind its products so much that each comes with a 20-year warranty. You are unlikely to need it, as the products are extremely durable. Products include chaise lounges, adirondacks, gliders, rocking chairs and more.

Iowa

The Original Udder Balm website proudly proclaims, “A great American product not stuck on a container ship somewhere.” This family-owned West Des Moines business offers what is calls liquid gold for your skin that moisturizes everything on your body from head to toe.

Kentucky

Decorate your holiday table with the classic dishware from Stoneware & Co., which first got into business in 1815. The company is one of the oldest stoneware makers in the country.

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Maine

Two Little Beans & Co.’s baby booties, bibs and apparel — all handmade on the coast of Maine — promise to withstand spills, falls, and everyday messes, but with a bright, modern aesthetic influenced by the Maine coastline. The mom-owned company’s baby booties have a cozy Sherpa lining that keeps your baby’s tootsies toasty, and their bamboo terry cloth bibs feature a unique side-snap design for easy removal.

Maryland

In 2015, Words With Boards cutting boards were a finalist in the Martha Stewart AMERICAN MADE Design Contest, and later that year the custom cutting boards landed on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things holiday list. Produced in a Baltimore wood shop and design studio, you can order lettering carved into your cutting board, lazy Susan or serving trays. The American hardwoods used are sustainably forested and for each wooden product sold a tree is planted in the United States.

Massachusetts

If you’re considering shoes this holiday season, look no further than Victory Sportswear. The Fitchburg-based company has been making shoes for everyone since the 1980s, and have shoes for running, walking, and specialized for those with orthopedic needs. Victory Sportswear shoes are made to last, the web site says.

Minnesota


Since 1990, WSI Sportswear has been tailored to meet the needs of athletes across America. Anyone who needs any sportswear can likely find it in WSI’s vast catalogue – if you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, WSI also makes custom gear at their facility in Eagen.

New Jersey

If you’re looking to give a shirt this holiday season, then you have to check out Gambert Shirts. The family-owned company has been making shirts in Newark for almost a century, and will customize their shirts with a selection of over 1,500 fabrics and countless designs. When it comes to quality and uniqueness, you can’t go wrong with their great designs and Made in America quality.

North Carolina

Unbelievable- socks still made in the USA. Boldfoot Socks are proudly 100% Made in America from the cotton itself to the final stitch, with 5% of profits going to U.S. military and veterans in need. As you might imagine, Boldfoot offers a bounty of patriotic styles, but there are plenty of options in bold, bright colors.

Ohio

Everything made by Bully Tools since the company’s founding in 1994 has been manufactured stateside, and since 2006 has been assembled by workers at a state-of-the-art facility in Steubenville. Bully Tools makes a variety of gardening tools, shovels, and snow and ice removal equipment, along with a line of specialty products.

Pennsylvania


Brothers John Bundy Sr. and Russell T. Bundy founded USA PAN in 1959, and for decades, the company sold its durable products to the commercial baking industry. In 2009, USA PAN began making bakeware for the home that included the same features trusted by professional chefs. It’s still family-owned today.

Tennessee

These giant coolers really do live up to their namesake. ORCA Coolers, known for featuring colors like flashy neon yellow and a cool hue of blue, are made in a facility in Ohio, with the final assembly at ORCA’s headquarters in Nashville. These coolers are built to last – and ready for next season’s tailgate.

Wisconsin


Show your state pride with a state shaped skillet made by American Skillet Company. This woman-owned brand earned recognition from Martha Stewart, who selected it as one of her inaugural “American Made Awards” in 2012. Each of the company’s cast iron skillets are hand crafted and pre-seasoned — and Made in Wisconsin from start to finish.

The interesting full list is available here: The 2021 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide


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