My Life Story So Far
$30 from Uncommon Goods
One of the most popular purchases among Cheapism readers is this cloth-bound journal. It includes nine sections of prompts that help the recipient capture their memories on paper for posterity.
The Original Stormy Kromer Hat
$33 and up from Amazon
Lined with cotton flannel, this Michigan-made hat comes in more than a dozen colors and six sizes to ensure a snug fit. The integrated ear flap can be raised and lowered for added warmth.
Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
City Tote Bags
$22 from West Elm
Celebrate the urban life with one of these canvas tote bags, which are designed by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson and manufactured in Michigan. Choose from more than a dozen designs, including Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans.
$79 and up from 360 Cookware
Made in West Bend, Wisconsin, 360 Cookware was founded and is still run by a Vietnam vet who worked for decades at what was the West Bend Cookware company. The company produces fry pans, saucepans, stockpots, slow cookers, sauté pans, and bakeware.
$16 and up from Uncommon Goods
It's only fitting that this glass featuring the script from the Constitution is made in Pennsylvania. Matching Declaration of Independence glasses from Boston-founded brand Well Told are also available to stock your bar.
Lake Topography Art
$99 and up at Uncommon Goods
Laser-cut, assembled, and framed in Michigan, these wood topographical maps would make a great gift idea for anyone who loves being near or out on the water. More than 4,000 lakes and coastal regions are available, and some maps show up to eight layers of depth and detail.
Kitchen Herb Wreath
Authenticity 50 Essential Cotton Towels
$39 and up from Authenticity 50
Made from California-grown Supima cotton, Authenticity 50's plush bath towels are stitched in the USA. Measuring 62 inches by 30 inches, the bath sheet is also larger than those of other brands.
Vermont Teddy Bears
$22 and up from Amazon
As the name suggests, Vermont Teddy Bear makes all its stuffed animals in Vermont. It churns out nearly a half-million teddy bears each year, making it one of the largest makers of this iconic childhood toy. The stuffed ursine friends are made with recycled cotton and guaranteed for life.
Mouth Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit
Polarmax Men's Long Sleeve Crew Tee
Jelly Belly 40-Flavor Gift Box
$18 from Jelly Belly
Satisfy someone's holiday sweet tooth with this 40-flavor Jelly Belly gift box, featuring flavors as diverse as buttered popcorn, Dr. Pepper, and toasted marshmallow. California-made Jelly Belly jelly beans are gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free, fat-free, and Kosher, too.
KeySmart CleanKey Hand Tool
Wood and Steel Flask
K'nex Imagine Power and Play Motorized Building Set
Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin
$50 from Amazon
A throwback to a time of simpler toys, this low-tech retro classic is still made in the USA. The 100th anniversary tin comes with more than 150 pieces crafted from maple, including parts for walls, roofs, chimneys, porches, fences, and figurines.
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$48 from Uncommon Goods
It takes a particular love of the written word to wear the text of "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," "Jane Eyre," or "Alice in Wonderland" around your neck. But these scarves, created by Tori Tissell of Storiarts, speak volumes about the emotional and intellectual attachment to those books. Made of 100% cotton.
Pendleton National Parks Blanket
$239 and up from Amazon
Made in the USA of 100% wool, these blankets are available in twin, full, and queen sizes, or as a throw, and each comes with a commemorative label honoring one of nine national parks, including Yellowstone and Acadia.
$60 from Leatherman
The American-made Leatherman Wingman is hailed as one of the best multi-tools out there. This version contains 14 tools, including pliers, wire cutters, a knife, a bottle and can opener, a file, a screwdriver, and more. You can even have it personalized.
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All-Clad Stainless Steel 5-Piece Set
Vermillion Buffalo Check Wool Throw
Allen Edmonds Boots & Shoes
Price varies from Allen Edmonds
Many of Allen Edmonds' classic, high-end men's shoes and boots are still handcrafted in Wisconsin, where the company set up shop in 1922. Be sure to look for discounts that will help bring down the high prices — we saw some pairs for close to half off.
Go Forth Goods Jane Leather Cross Body Bag
$275 from Go Forth Goods
Should this baby duffel fail you, lose a strap, or otherwise come undone, Go Forth will set you up with a new one. Each bag is made to order in Marietta, Georgia, and takes three to five days to produce. Available in eight colors.
'Shoot Me Straight' Cobalt Creek Rug
$125 and up from Cobalt Creek Rugs
Cobalt Creek makes rugs using premium nylon to create designs that look modern while harkening back to frontier history with Native American-inspired patterns and forest scenery. This particular style comes in six sizes.
Original Metal Slinky
Burt's Bees Essential Gift Set
Mini Maglite Pro
$35 and up from Amazon
One of the best-known flashlight manufacturers, Maglite makes its entire product line in the USA. The 272-lumen Mini Maglite Pro, crafted from diamond-knurled aluminum, is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who needs a reliable flashlight to stash in a kitchen drawer or glovebox.
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