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Gifts That Are Made in America
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Don't let the Fourth of July corner the market on holiday patriotism. Keep the USA pride flowing all year long by thinking beyond all the imports and pickup up some domestically produced American gifts. We've found gifts proudly made in the USA to satisfy all interests, including an off-the-charts hot sauce, a buy-it-for-life cutting board, and whole slew of American-made toys.


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Literary Scarf
Uncommon Goods
Stormy Kromer Cap
Amazon
KettlePizza Deluxe Pizza Oven Kit
Amazon

KettlePizza Charcoal Grill Pizza Oven Deluxe Kit

$224 from Amazon
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A unique gift for the grill master, this adapter turns a grill into a wood-fired pizza oven. It includes both a traditional aluminum cooking pan and a 15-inch cordierite stone that yields crispier crusts.


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Pendleton Yakima Throw Blanket
Amazon

Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw

$129 and up from Amazon
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Outdoorsy types will appreciate a little something extra to keep the chill away around the campfire. Available in four colors, made-in-the-USA Yakima camp throws are woven in Pendleton's northwest U.S. mills from pure virgin wool and cotton.

Claudia Pearson City Tote Bags
West Elm

City Tote Bag

$22 and up from Etsy
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Show your civic pride with these whimsical canvas tote bags, which are designed in Brooklyn by artist Claudia Pearson and manufactured in Michigan. Choose from more than a dozen cities, each with different hand-drawn landmarks and icons.


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Go Forth Goods Bag
Go Forth Goods

Go Forth Goods Jane Leather Cross Body Bag

$300 from Go Forth Goods
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While the claim "they'll outlast you" is a bit ominous, you'll be glad the goods produced in this tiny shop in Marietta, Georgia, are guaranteed for at least your life. 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 and takes seven to ten days to produce.

Creekside Farms Wreath
Creekside Farms
Meyer Bees Honey Advent Calendar
Meyer Bees

Honey Advent Calendar

$80 and up from Meyer Bees

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Here’s a sweet and unique way to support an Illinois-based business. Meyer Bees' honey advent calendar kicks off each day with a sampler of raw, all-natural honey, along with honey-related surprises like beeswax candles and honey candy. The sticky samplers showcase a range of flavors and styles from around the country —from raspberry blossom and coffee blossom to creamed honey and honeycomb — and are all accompanied by a fact card to help you become a honey bee savant. Don’t want to commit to the 24-day box? There’s a 12-day calendar available, too.


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K'NEX Building Set
Amazon

K'nex Imagine Power & Play Motorized Building Set

$60 from Amazon
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Made at a zero-waste factory in Pennsylvania, this K'nex set comes with 529 pieces and a motor to bring kids' 3D creations to life. Get creative or follow step-by-step instructions to build a variety of different models, from racecars to aircraft.

My Life Story - So Far
Uncommon Goods
Leatherman Wingman
Leatherman

Leatherman Wingman

$55 from Amazon
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The stainless-steel Leatherman Wingman is hailed as one of the best multi-tools out there and worth the price, since it's useful in so many situations beyond hiking. There are 14 tools, including pliers, wire cutters, a knife, a bottle and can opener, a file, a screwdriver, and more.

Woodchuck Flask
Woodchuck USA

Personalized Wood and Steel Flask

$35 from Woodchuck USA
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This stainless-steel flask is embellished with a choice of five types of sustainably sourced cuts of wood. Made in Minnesota, it holds 3 ounces. Also, for every product purchased, the company will plant a tree on your behalf!

Vermont Teddy Bear
Vermont Teddy Bear

Vermont Teddy Bear World's Softest Bear

$25 and up from Amazon

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Skip that mass-produced teddy bear in favor of this heirloom-quality toy. With a lifetime guarantee, it can be sent to the company's "Bear Hospital" in Vermont for repair or replacement. The 15, 24, and 36-inch bears are cut, sown, stuffed, and stitched exclusively in Vermont, while larger bears are made overseas and then stuffed domestically.

The Original Slinky
Target

The Original Slinky

$3 from Amazon
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Naval engineer Richard James inadvertently invented the stair-descending spring during a failed attempt at making stabilizers for ships' instruments during World War II. After he sold a bunch to a department store in Philadelphia in 1945, demand became so great that James started mass-producing them there. Production eventually moved to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, where more than 300 million have been made to date.


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Constitution and Declaration Glasses
Uncommon Goods
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
KitchenAid

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

$450 from KitchenAid
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The gold standard for any baker and a popular gift for newlyweds, the 325-watt Artisan stand mixer is assembled in Ohio. It features 10 speeds, a tilt-head design, and a 5-quart stainless-steel bowl. Although KitchenAid stand mixers are worth a splurge, they're also discounted every year around Black Friday. This one comes in dozens of colors and is compatible with attachments ranging from pasta makers to food processors.


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Fabric of our Family Blanket
Uncommon Goods
Kiel James Patrick Sweater
Kiel James Patrick

Kiel James Patrick Original Cotton Anchor Sweater

$138 from Kiel James Patrick
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This New England-made cotton acrylic sweater has unisex appeal and comes in white, light blue, and navy blue. All of Rhode Island-based Kiel James Patrick's items are made in the USA.

Cobalt Creek Rug
Cobalt Creek Rugs

'Shoot Me Straight' Cobalt Creek Rug

$125 and up from Cobalt Creek Rugs
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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.

Ezra Arthur Wallet
Ezra Arthur

Ezra Arthur No. 6 Wallet

$125 from Nordstrom
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Made of leather tanned in Chicago, the No. 6 wallet is sleek enough to slip into the pockets of trendy slim-cut pants but still has a spot for everything. It's available in several colors and comes with a lifetime warranty on the stitching. Add a monogram for a gift-worthy flourish.

Mouth Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit
Mouth

Mouth Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit

$92 from Mouth
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This gift box will be perfect for the cocktail-lover on your list. It includes all the necessary fixings sourced exclusively from American producers — except the vodka, which is not part of the package.

Lake Topography Art
Uncommon Goods

Lake Topography Art

$119 and up at Uncommon Goods
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Laser-cut, assembled, and framed in Michigan, these made-to-order wood topographical maps are perfect for the person who just can't wait to get back out on the water. More than 4,000 lakes and coastal regions are available, and some maps show up to eight layers of 3D depth and detail.


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Frye Boots
Frye

Frye Harness 8R Women's Boots

$398 from the Frye
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Frye, well known for its long-lasting boots, has a large collection of made-in-America men's and women's styles. This cavalry-inspired pair is crafted from oiled leather and should be in your closet for years to come.

Uncle Goose Blocks
Amazon

Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks

$38 from Amazon
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Perfect for the little one or parent-to-be on your list, these alphabet blocks feature child-safe ink and are crafted in Michigan. Looking for something more offbeat? Uncle Goose makes blocks featuring planets, the periodic table, constellations, and several foreign languages.


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Step2 Play Kitchen
Walmart

Step2 Lifestyle Play Kitchen

$118 from Walmart
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A guaranteed hit with toddlers and preschoolers, this play kitchen features frying and boiling sounds; a pull-out drawer and recycle bin; and several plates, cups, and utensils. Step2, which also makes outdoor toys such as wagons and water tables, manufactures everything in Ohio. 

Alex and Ani Necklace
Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani Path of Life Necklace

$94 from Alex and Ani
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Alex and Ani makes all of its distinctive jewelry in Rhode Island, and you can amp up the USA love by choosing the Path of Life necklace. It is available both in sterling silver and 14k gold over sterling silver.

Green Toys Truck
Amazon
Wilson Football
Wilson

Wilson NFL Super Grip Composite Football

$20 and up from Amazon
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Maker of the official NFL game ball, Wilson manufactures its footballs at a factory in Ada, Ohio — the oldest leather game ball factory in the world. This is the easier-to-manage junior size, but there's also an NFL Super Grip at official regulation size.


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KeySmart Key Organizer
Ace Hardware

KeySmart Key Organizer

$20 from Ace Hardware
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The perfect stocking stuffer for the person with way too many keys, the Chicago-made KeySmart keeps keys safely folded away, Swiss Army knife-style, so they don't scratch your phone or take up too much space in your pocket or purse. A loop at the end also holds larger key fobs.


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Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
Amazon

Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

$11 from Bass Pro Shops
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Eco-conscious bird lovers will appreciate this Rhode Island-made bird-feeder adapter, which turns any 2-liter bottle into your feathered friends' new favorite hangout. The zinc adapter comes with a wire handle so that the feeder can hang from a pole, out of reach of raccoons and other interlopers.

Faribault Wool Throw
Faribault Woolen Mill

Vintage Vertical Stripe Wool Throw

$150 from Faribault Woolen Mill
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Scratchy wool blankets are particularly miserable on summer nights. Faribault, which has been making wool products in Faribault, Minnesota, since 1865, uses a soft, 100% Merino wool fabric that makes a pleasant shield against the elements on a biting winter night. If cared for correctly, it should stay that way throughout this throw's lifetime.


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Vitamix Blender
Amazon

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

$350 from Vitamix
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Founded in 1921, Vitamix employs hundreds of workers in Olmsted Township, Ohio. It draws high praise from Consumer Reports for quality and satisfaction, although its price is still eye-popping. This blender features variable speed control, pulse ability, a 48-ounce container, and a five-year warranty.


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Stetson Hat
Stetson

Stetson Bozeman Wool Felt Cowboy Hat

$80 and up from Amazon
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One of the most iconic and enduring symbols of the American West, Stetson hats were first manufactured by John B. Stetson in Philadelphia beginning in 1865. While the company's 9-acre Philadelphia factory closed in 1970, the beloved Western-style cowboy hats are now produced in Garland, Texas, by the company Hatco under license from Stetson for customers in North America. This style, water-repellent and totally crushable, is ideal for taking on outdoor adventures.

Fisher Space Pen
Amazon

Fisher Space Original Astronaut Space Pen

$67 and up from Amazon
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Here's a stocking stuffer that's got a little more oomph than socks. The chrome-plated, pressurized Original Astronaut Space Pen was used on the Apollo 7 mission, and has been used on manned space flights ever since. Made in Nevada, like all Fisher pens, it also comes with a line of complimentary engraving.

All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware
Amazon

All-Clad 5-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

$500 from Amazon
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Most cooks will tell you that All-Clad cookware lasts a lifetime if cared for properly. Made with American steel in Pennsylvania, this stick-resistant stainless-steel five-piece set features tri-ply construction and contoured handles. The pieces can be nested for convenient storage in small spaces. The set is dishwasher- and oven-safe and can be used on induction cooktops.


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Lincoln Logs Tin
Amazon

Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin

$40 from Walmart
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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, and fences, as well as figures representing cowboys and horses.


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Zippo American Flag Lighter
Amazon

Zippo Pocket Lighter

$19 and up from Amazon
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This handy Zippo lighter is abundantly clear about where it was made. The embossed chrome finish is scratch- and fingerprint-resistant, and the lighter is backed by a lifetime guarantee.

L.L.Bean tote bag
L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean Boat & Tote Bags

$30  and up from L.L.Bean
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This retailer's line of simple yet effective Boat & Tote bags has been made in Maine from rugged 24-ounce canvas since first introduced in 1944. The Freeport-based company makes some of its other products abroad, but its online store has a convenient "Made in the USA" category that includes footwear and outdoor gear in addition to the bags.

Anchor Hocking Drinking Glasses
Wayfair

Anchor Hocking 16-Piece Glassware

$33 from Amazon
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Anchor Hocking has been producing its glassware in the USA since the company's founding in 1905. It employs more than 1,500 associates across the nation, most of them concentrated around its manufacturing plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Anchor Hocking has plenty of products between $10 to $40 marked with a "Made in the USA" label, except for a select few collections that are sourced internationally. This set includes 12- and 16-ounce drinking glass tumblers.


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J.W. Hulme Co. Duffle Bag
J.W. Hulme Co.

J.W. Hulme Co. Weekend Bag

$995 from J.W. Hulme Co.
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John Willis Hulme started his baggage company in St. Paul, Minnesota, back in 1905, designing reinforced duffel bags for early hunters and fishers. Its more modern products are similarly durable, but its leathers now fit smartphones and tablets, as well as bottles. Not only is every product guaranteed for life, but even small leather goods are eligible for $10 monogramming.


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Rope Basket
The Rope Co.

The Rope Co. Tall Rope Basket

$130 and up from The Rope Co.
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Handwoven in Maine, this eye-catching storage basket has a hundred possible around-the-house uses. It resists mold and mildew, comes with a wood-bottom insert for carrying heavy loads, and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Case Pocket Knife
Amazon

Case Knife

$70 from Amazon
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Founded in 1889, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. employs more than 350 people in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it produces legendary handcrafted pocket knives, as well as cooking, hunting, and specialty knives. For many folks, these knives have become family heirlooms, passed down for generations. This knife features clip point, sheepfoot, and spey blades made of chrome-vanadium steel.


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Red Wing Heritage Boots
Amazon

Red Wing Heritage Line Classic Moc Boots

$296 and up from Amazon
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Red Wing Shoes not only still makes its heritage line by hand in Red Wing, Minnesota, but uses leather from the same tannery it bought in 1987. While it's known for oil-tanned work boots, the company's been making women's boots for more than 90 years. The Classic Moc, a men's boot, comes in eight different options.


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Merle Norman Eye Shadow
Merle Norman

Merle Norman Knockout Nudes Eye Shadow

$67 from Merle Norman
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This well-known makeup company has kept its research and manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles County since 1931. Although it expanded beyond the original Santa Monica studio, Merle Norman remains family-owned and committed to producing superior cosmetics, which are sold in individually managed "try before you buy" studios around the nation. This shadow kit includes 10 neutral shades that'll make any makeup buff happy.


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Authenticity 50 Essential Cotton Towels
Authenticity 50
Yankee Candle Large Jar
Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle Jar Candles

$12 and up from Yankee Candle
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Yankee Candle still makes many of its products in Massachusetts, including its signature 22-ounce jar candles. Made with premium paraffin, they burn for 110 to 150 hours and come in a dizzying number of scents, from Apple Pumpkin and Autumn Leaves to Candy Cane Lane and Coconut Beach.

American Giant Tee
American Giant

American Giant Women's Premium Slub Crew Tee

$50 from American Giant
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American Giant has made a big splash with its Los Angeles-made classics, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, and leggings. This figure-flattering basic is made of 100% Supima cotton. It is machine washable and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Todd Shelton Jeans
Todd Shelton

Todd Shelton Pro Original Mid Jeans

$285 from Todd Shelton
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Designer jeans don't need to be imported, and these selvedge denim zip-fly jeans are made — though the denim is often sourced elsewhere — in the marshy confines of East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser
Philosophy

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser

$13 and up from Amazon
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This cleanser made from meadowfoam seed oil from Philosophy is suitable for all skin types and makes a great gift for anyone who wants a holiday glow.

Burt's Bees Gift Set
Amazon

Burt's Bees Essentials Gift Set

$10 from Amazon
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This thoughtful little set is ready to pamper someone with five all-natural travel-size products: a deep cleansing cream, hand salve, body lotion, food cream, and lip balm.

Bee Hive Beeswax Candles
Bee Hive

Bee Hive Votive Candles

$18 from Bee Hive
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Bee Hive Candles is based in Maple Falls, Washington, and it handcrafts 100% beeswax candles available in votive, pillar, tea light, taper, and honeycomb versions. This six-pack set of votives features a light honey scent, and each candle has a burn time of 15 hours.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups
Amazon

Pyrex Measuring Cup Set

$23 from Walmart
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Pyrex was founded in 1915 and sold to Corning Inc. in 1998, but the new ownership avoided transferring American manufacturing operations overseas. Although Pyrex's metal bakeware is now manufactured abroad, its glassware is still made at the factory in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. This stackable set is preheated oven-, microwave-, fridge-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

Allen Edmonds sneakers
Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds Shoes

$200 to $475 Allen Edmonds
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A mere 2% of shoes sold in America are made here, and those include Allen Edmonds footwear. The company specializes in meticulously crafted, hand-stitched men's dress shoes of varying styles and widths. The company's shoes are understandably expensive, but its website includes a clearance section.

Wiggy's Sleeping Bag
Wiggy's

Wiggy's Sleeping Bag

$130 and up from Wiggy's
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Based in Colorado with another retail store in Anchorage, Wiggy's makes sleeping bags to withstand frigid conditions with contoured hoods and its own method of insulation called Lamilite. No matter the details, every one of its durable sleeping bags is made at a Grand Junction-located factory.

Mini Mag-Lite Flashlight
Amazon

Mini Mag-Lite Pro

$38 from Amazon
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One of the best-known flashlight manufacturers, Mag-Lite is based in California and makes its entire product line in the USA. The 332-lumen Mini Mag-Lite 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 glove box.


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Polarmax Crewneck
Polarmax

Polarmax Men's Double Layer Crewneck

$23 and up from Amazon
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Polarmax specializes in providing comfortable base-layer clothing for any condition, and devotes considerable resources to developing breathable, moisture-proof performance fabrics. Its vertical business structure means all manufacturing and shipping activities take place within a 30-mile radius of its headquarters in West End and Candor, North Carolina, partnering with numerous outdoor retailers to sell its products across the nation. This mid-weight, double black base-layered tee comes in five sizes.


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360 Cookware
360 Cookware

360 Cookware

$99 and up from 360 Cookware
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Also 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, whose lineup is based on the "waterless" cooking method, produces fry pans, saucepans, stockpots, slow cookers, sauté pans, and bakeware.


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Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce
Amazon

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Hot Sauce

$15 from Amazon

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Popularized on the YouTube talk show "Hot Ones," this American-made hot sauce is rated at 135,600 Scoville Heat Units, or around 27 times spicier than a jalapeno. For that reason, this makes an excellent gift for chili heads who like their food to have an extra kick.

Sonder Cutting Board
Amazon

Sonder Cutting Board

$80 from Amazon

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Need a cutting board that will last a lifetime? This durable 8-pound maple cutting board is sure to stand the test of time, and it's made in the U.S. with sustainably sourced wood. Reviewers also rave about the small business' s stellar customer service. 

Wikki Stix Play Pack
Amazon

Wikki Stix Triple Play Pack

$21 from Amazon
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Wikki Stix are a molding toy made from knitting yarn and non-toxic wax that can be shaped into just about anything. Bendable and stickable without any special tools, they're made in Phoenix from U.S.-sourced materials. This set includes 96 primary and neon pieces for mess-free fun.


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