The holiday season is officially in full swing, which means we’re all diving into the spirit of giving. While the shipping system is usually strained during this time of the year, this year poses an even bigger challenge: the supply chain crisis.
With the shortage of trucks, drivers, and warehouses workers, cargo ships have been left in the harbors idling in the waters outside of the ports for weeks. Leaving everyone to ask, “where are my orders?”
While no doubt stressful for those waiting on pre-purchased holiday gifts, this could actually be a blessing in disguise. With global ordering at a somewhat standstill, this is the perfect opportunity to support local businesses and made in USA companies. From stocking stuffers to swoon-worthy splurges, these gifts are sure to please and inspire patriotic pride.
Need stocking stuffer ideas? Add this to the roundup. Perfect for the guy or gal who’d rather ditch the purse or wallet (and needs everything in one place), this wallet sticker with a card slot transforms a phone into a cardholder that holds up to three items.
If you want to splurge for your haberdasher or fashion-forward man, these elegant, luxury Shinola wrist watches are something to consider. These everyday sophisticated timepieces are assembled in Detroit, MI. They also make jewlery for women, ranging from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and wristwatches.
Inspired by the blankets cowboys carried on the backs of their saddles and unrolled to make camp after a long day on the range, these high-quality, wool camping blankets are a must-have for those who love getting lost in the outdoors. Plus, who doesn’t love getting blankets during the colder months?
The master chef among your friends and family will appreciate the artistry behind this everyday kitchen item. Coming in an array of designs, these cutting boards add a little extra pizzazz to the cocina, while fulfilling a functional cooking purpose.
Any seasoned baker knows, having an electric mixer can be life-changing when whipping up copious amounts of cookies and sweet treats. While these are definitely a little on the spendier side, the Made in USA mixer is known for its quality craftsmanship and longevity, making the return on investment worth it.
America’s pastime lovers need this classic baseball bat in their arsenal. Perfect for kids, sports junkies, and all-around team players, inspire some family (or friend) fun for the coming summer months. Want to make it more personal? Head to LouisvilleSluggar.com to customize the bat with engraving a name, phrase, or quote.
This Made in USA multi-use tool covers all the bases for your everyday home improvement. Coming in at a grand total of 18 tools, this all-in-one multitasker includes pliers, replaceable wire cutters, wire stripper, knives, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler, can, and bottle openers, files and screwdrivers.
Got yourself a little one who loves playing pretend with trucks? Put this Amazon bestseller on the list. This toy teaches kids the importance of taking care of the environment by helping kids learn how to sort bottles, cans and paper. Plus, the toy truck uses all earth-friendly materials.
Inspire future architects, engineers, and all-around building geniuses with this classic kid’s favorite. K’NEX is a Made in USA brand that manufacturers in Hatfield, PA. This set comes with 863 classic K’NEX rods and connectors and allows children to create a multitude of shapes, figures, and structures with ease, inspiring a flourishing imagination.
Hunters, campers, and all-around outdoorsmen/women can go the extra mile with this heavy-duty cooler. The Made in USA cooler is extremely durable yet lightweight with a proven 4-5 day ice retention. Have a bestie who frequently hosts parties or family gatherings? Their heart may just skip a beat when they find this under the tree.
Don’t forget to use Consciously to shop made in USA this holiday season. Happy holidays!