The 2023 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 20 2023 |

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is thrilled to unveil the 10th anniversary edition of our Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, our annual list of American-made gift ideas from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

It’s our biggest list ever, featuring more than 200 companies that manufacture products in the United States. In honor of the guide’s 10th anniversary, we’ve included both new gift ideas and old favorites, noting the year previous picks were included.

We think there’s something Made in America for everyone on your list! Check out the 2023 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide grouped by category on this page, and click here if you’d like to view the list by state.

Giftables | Toys | Kids | Bath and Beauty | Handbags and Accessories | Apparel | Jewelry | Socks | Shoes | Autos | Electronics | Food | Hobbies | Stationery | Holiday Supplies | Stocking Stuffers | Home | Furniture | Kitchen | Outdoor Gear | Tools | Pets |


Recognized for its elegant watches and luxury leather goods, Shinola is ticking proof of American ingenuity, and their products are built to last. The now-iconic American brand has been reshaping Detroit’s manufacturing landscape since 2011, and the company has expanded its offerings in recent years, making journals, apparel, and even a stylish power supply, pictured above. 2014 entry

Buffalo’s Oxford Pennant designs wool felt pennants, flags and banners, with an admitted taste for nostalgia. Check out its line of 50 States patches, or its collaborations with the Rolling Stones, Sesame Street, and the United States Postal Service. You can also design a custom project of your own. New

The Bevin family has been making bells in East Hampton, Conn., since the early 1800s, but it almost all came to an end in 2012 when the Bevin Bells factory was struck by lightning and went up in flames. Thankfully, the company rebuilt, and today makes more than 50 different types of bells – including a replica of the bell featured in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which Bevin Bells manufactured for the iconic film. 2017 entry

The Southwest Indian Foundation isn’t a manufacturer. Rather, it is a nonprofit, charitable organization that aims to lessen poverty among the Native peoples of the Southwest, including members of the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Laguna, Acoma and Apache tribes. The foundation offers a marketplace where tribe members can sell their handcrafted jewelry, accessories, pottery, home décor and more. 2019 entry

Wendell August Forge celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and the beloved Pennsylvania company continues to handcraft ornate metal objects like ornaments and trays. The company also makes official NFL keepsakes. Of note: The company’s craftsmen are members of the United Steelworkers (USW). 2019 entry

Gift your loved ones an unforgettable piece of history from Pewabic Pottery. With beautiful ornaments, tiles, vases, mugs and bowls in the product lineup, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. Pewabic’s rich history reaches back 120 years to its beginnings in Detroit, where it remains committed to enriching the human spirit through clay. The company will be unveiling a new Winter Collection just in time for the holidays. 2022 entry

If there is such a thing as the ultimate one-stop shop for Vermont-made goods, Common Deer is it. Everything you’ll find on this site is Made in America, with an emphasis on items from the Green Mountain State. Gifts, cards, home goods, kids puzzles, apparel, bath and body products – you name it, they might have it. This website is worth a browse. Reader pick and New

Experience the joy of Bear Creek Felting by learning a new craft this winter. Led by Teresa Perleberg, a dedicated fiber artist, these kits are made from locally sourced North Dakota sheep’s wool and cater to all levels of expertise. Learn how to make your own snowman, penguin or festive gnomes. 2020 entry

BenShot, a Wisconsin-based father and son venture, is known for their hand embedded shot glasses made in a repurposed furniture factory once owned by Thomas Edison. With their popular patriotic designs and real, lead-free bullets, each glass showcases quality and pride. 2022 entry

Door County Candle Company, established in 1993 in Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County, is recognized for its handcrafted candles that evoke cherished memories. This woman-owned business’ commitment to quality shines through its “Candles Creating Change” initiative, which donates to causes worldwide. Share the holiday spirit with these amazing scents: Door County Christmas candle, Deck the Halls candle, or the enchanting Christmas Tree Farm gift set. 2022 entry

Door County Candle Company

Experience the magic of WhiskeyMade, where bourbon-infused history meets holiday warmth. Since 2016, the brand’s skilled woodworkers have transformed retired barrels into cherished festive treasures. Each piece, hand-assembled and laser-engraved in the USA, carries the essence of Kentucky’s distilling legacy to be cherished throughout the world. Whether it’s a personalized wedding guest book or a heartfelt housewarming gift, they have something for you. 2019 entry

HGTV stars Erin and Ben Napier run Laurel Mercantile with family friends in their Mississippi hometown, and make a concerted effort to stock their shelves with American-made items. Browse their selection of home goods, and note the countertops, boards and blocks made by sister company Scotsman. 2021 entry


Farmmm makes soft sculptures and toys that come from the mind of multidisciplinary artist Sasha Topolnytska, who designs and handmakes every one of them in Brooklyn. Browse around and discover strangely thought-provoking objects to fill your home or kid’s bedroom. New

Award-winning Luke’s Toy Factory makes colorful, eco-friendly cargo trucks, fire engines and dump trucks that come apart and can be put back together like a puzzle. The family-owned company manufactures everything it sells at its factory in Danbury, and trucks are priced under $25. Reader pick and 2020 entry

More than 100,000 Make-a-Fort kits have been sold, and it’s easy to see why. The straightforward kits allow kids of all ages to build fun forts out of sturdy cardboard, getting them off screens and tapping into their imaginations. The company also offers Minecraft-themed kits to help older kids build “really big forts.” It’s the perfect indoor activity for cold winter months, too. 2022 entry

Uncle Goose’s timeless, handcrafted wooden blocks are both playful and educational, offering traditional alphabet blocks in multiple languages and various themed sets from dinosaurs to constellations. Uncle Goose sources its materials from around the Great Lakes. 2018 entry

To be clear, Step2 and Simplay3 are separate companies, but both are the brainchild of Tom Murdough, a toy industry legend who also founded Little Tykes. The two companies specialize in large, easy-to-assemble plastic toys that are an especially good fit for toddlers and preschoolers. Check out Step2’s Up & Down Roller Coaster or  Simplay3’s Big River and Roads Water Play Table. Both companies also offer playhouses. 2018 and 2022 entries

Richard T. James invented the Slinky back in 1943, and generations of children since have watched its springs travel down a flight of stairs or used it to perform tricks. In 2019, the original Slinky factory in Altoona closed, but thankfully this story has a happy ending — when Just Play bought the brand in 2020, it reopened the factory. 2014 entry

Wikki Stix: Spreading Holiday Joy! No glue, just press for instant sticking on smooth surfaces. Repositionable for mistake-free fun. Twist and bend for 3-D creations. Ideal for learning and decorating with festive cheer! Made with safe, non-toxic wax. A delightful fidget toy or quick fix tool. Perfect stocking stuffer size! 2019 entry

We’re including Westwood Designs in the toys section because of the company’s handcrafted wooden block sets, which are perfect for building castles and cathedrals. But Westwood Designs also makes a number of giftable items, including ornaments. 2020 entry

The wooden trains handcrafted by Whittle Shortline Railroad are compatible with all major wooden toy railways, but the company’s attention to detail is what sets its trains apart. Made in Kirkwood, Mo., since 1996, these trains are high-quality and ultra realistic, the perfect gift for the railroad enthusiast in your life. 2019 entry

Blu Track produces flexible, two-lane racetracks for children worldwide, encouraging interactive play, creativity and hands-on learning. Tracks available are 15-25 feet long, so kids can enjoy longer, more exciting races both indoors and outdoors. These tracks are an excellent gift option for children of all ages, as well as teachers to add to their classrooms. 2020 entry

Unwrap the magic of Trouble the Dog, a symbol of hope and love, lovingly crafted in the state of Arizona. Trouble the Dog is a sweet plush toy who is specifically designed to bring comfort to children, who seem to gravitate to his energy. 2017 entry

Trouble the Dog

Headquartered in Randolph, N.J., Cra-Z-Art manufactures a cornucopia of art supplies, craft kits and puzzles at two factories in Florida and at America’s largest pencil factory in Tennessee. But be sure to check the country of origin label, as some items may be imported. 2022 entry

Maple Landmark produces durable, eco-friendly wooden toys. We’re talking train sets, building blocks, rattles, puzzles, yo-yos and lots more. And we speak from experience, as some of our own kids have a Maple Landmark train set; they love it. Check out the company’s chess sets, too. 2021 entry

A teddy bear is a classic gift that will delight your small child, and Vermont Teddy Bear makes them and more — including one with fellow Green Mountain State maker Vermont Flannel Co. Check out its line of stuffed animals, giant teddy bears, holiday themed bears or bears for special occasions. Some items are imported for assembly, but credit where it’s due: The company spells it out in its item descriptions. It also has set aside a line of Made In USA keepsakes for conscientious shoppers. 2014 entry


Mighty Moe’s BPA-free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe toddler dishware is designed to be indestructible. The company’s colorful plates and bowls, silverware, sippy cups and straw cups are sure to be a little kid favorite at meal time. New

Starry Knight Design’s handcrafted leather shoes for babies and toddlers are made with love in Corvallis, Montana. These soft-soled shoes are perfect for little ones taking their first steps or snuggling up at home. Choose from many styles, from classic loafers to adorable T-straps. There are also adult and big kid styles available, along with purses and hair accessories. Make this holiday unforgettable for your little star by supporting this women-owned company. New

Meet Swaddelini, an American baby swaddle manufacturer from Holland, Mich. The Swaddelini is the world’s first 3D knit escape-proof swaddle. Founded by Liz Hilton, the company’s mission is to provide superior sleep solutions with its trademarked Hug Technology, which offers babies the comfort of a hug while allowing movement. Recognized for safety and innovation, their bamboo and original swaddles make for an excellent gift, providing peaceful rest for both parents and newborns. New

Since 2008, Castleware Baby has been dedicated to crafting ethically made, organic pajamas for babies and children. Their commitment to USA-made organic cotton ensures cozy, durable sleepwear. With timeless (and skin-friendly) designs, their pajamas are meant to be cherished and passed down. 2020 entry

Castleware Baby

Liz & Roo makes luxury baby bedding in a variety of patterns and designs, all of which is sewn by hand in the United States. The company also makes window treatments, and everything can be monogrammed. Definitely a keepsake item. 2014 entry

The Leotard Boutique sells dance and gymnastics leotards in a variety of colors and styles, and even offers products themed around holidays like Christmas. Everything is Made in USA, down to the fabric, elastic and thread, and everything is also dyed, cut and sewn in the United States. 2022 entry

You can feel good about gifting the kiddo in your life Klee Naturals, as the company’s play makeup and bath and beauty products are made from all natural, nontoxic materials. The brand’s makeup kits are a great gift option for tweens experimenting with makeup for the first time. 2022 entry

Bath and Beauty

Dr. Bronner’s, known as the “fighting soap company,” is on a mission to make the world better. Dr. Bronner’s treats employees like family, offering free healthcare and fair wages, and prioritize fair play with suppliers and establishing equitable supply chains. And, of course, they treat the Earth like home, striving for humble and mindful use of its gifts. Reader pick and New

The 10th Muse Group, made up of nine perfumers from the Seattle area, put together a special Discovery Set that aims to capture the Emerald City’s “diverse and captivating character.” The limited edition set features scents made by women-owned, BIPOC-owned, and LGBTQI-owned perfumers. Reader pick and New

For decades, DAX has manufactured high-quality hair care products with particular attention to needs of the company’s multi-ethnic clientele. It’s no surprise then that Dax’s styling waxes, gels and conditioners are sold around the world. Reader pick and New


Unilever is a British multinational corporation that makes consumer goods like baby food, beauty products, instant coffee and toothpaste. It also makes soap. And at its factory in Hammond, Indiana right up near Lake Michigan a unionized workforce makes Dove soap bars. Who knew? Great soap Made in The Region by union workers. Reader pick and New

Dive into a world of eco-consciousness with Kobee’s! Their lip balm, crafted from all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients, brings joy to your lips and the planet, as the company uses plastic-free, compostable tubes. Each purchase supports ocean cleanups, tree restoration and air pollution control. Reader Pick and New

Leila Noelliste is the entrepreneur behind BGLH Marketplace, an “ice cream shop for the body” that sells mango, shea and cocoa butters for skin and hair care. Noelliste studied pastry-making techniques and uses commercial grade mixers to create body butters with a perfectly soft and fluffy consistency. A Black-owned business that makes beautiful products. Reader pick and New

Aria Rose Bath Company offers a cozy, rejuvenating escape this holiday season with its handcrafted sugar scrubs, bath bombs and lotions. Owner Dee’s dedication to creating clean, natural products is reflected in every lush item, each infused with love and joy. Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season and support this woman-owned business. Apple Honey or Vanilla Rum are highly recommended! 2022 entry

Award-winning Black entrepreneur Calvin Quallis founded Scotch Porter to provide quality, clean, non-toxic personal care products for men. Today, the brand is the top-selling beard care brand at Target, but you can find Scotch Porter at Walmart, CVS and Amazon, too. Quallis is committed to giving back and donates up to 1% of his company’s total sales and mentors other Black entrepreneurs. 2020 entry  

Badlands Shaving Company is a family-run North Dakota business specializing in unique handcrafted razor handles, brushes and bowls from exotic wood and resin. Established by Melvin Faris, the company’s meticulous woodworking process ensures each piece is both refined and durable. These one-of-a-kind pieces can be engraved and personalized to elevate that gift from special to extraordinary. 2022 entry

A cool little company with a cool story: Three friends and former addicts turned a hobby of making soaps, lotions and skincare goods into an entire product line. In 2015 they started selling their stuff at Baltimore farmers markets and they now have a staff of 11. Check out Mount Royal Soaps line of sugar scrubs, each $16.99 a bottle. 2022 entry

Skincare company Camille Beckman combines dreamy, garden-inspired fragrances with hydrating, high-performance ingredients. Made in Eagle, Idaho, Camille Beckman’s expansive line of lotions, perfumes, shower gels and more have been fan favorites since the company’s start in 1989, but its best seller remains the Glycerin Bar Soap that helps draw moisture to the skin. A wide range of Camille Beckman bundles and gift baskets makes holiday shopping even easier. 2017 Entry  

Smoke Perfume is deeply inspired by founder Kathleen Currie’s work as a massage therapist and herbalist. The end result is a line of enchanting botanical perfumes made from ethically sourced natural ingredients that evoke the magic of New Orleans. 2022 Entry  

Family-run Caribbean Soaps makes its artisanal soap and bath products in San Juan, Puerto Rico, incorporating local ingredients like sea salt, honey, fresh aloe and other local herbs along with an all-vegetable blend of oils. Originally operating out of the family’s garage in 2001, Caribbean Soaps is now the island’s largest handcrafted soap maker. 2022 entry  

Handbags and Accessories

The handmade leather goods from Awl & Leaf are immensely giftable, including wallets, belts, desk pads and even flasks. Be sure to visit the company’s Etsy page for even more products, including mouse pads, money clips and even a guitar-pick holder. Reader Pick and New

Artisanal Maruca bags are intricately woven from top-notch Jacquard fabrics in lively patterns. Established in 1994 by Rex Maruca, the brand’s evolution from upholstery materials to distinctive handbags has been a remarkable journey. Now under female ownership and management, Maruca maintains its tradition of craftsmanship and excellence from its Colorado design studio. Reader pick and New

Warm up your winter wardrobe with a new hat from Covered Bridge Crafts, a woman-owned small business in Wisconsin that offers a modern twist on classic knitwear, including stylish hats and headbands. Handcrafted with premium yarn, its products are designed to keep you warm without compromising comfort or style. From the popular “Little Heart” to the versatile “Classic,” the entire collection displays a dedication to both quality and individuality. New

Cheers to a season of excellence and innovation with GRIP6. Founder BJ Minson’s vision began with a simple belt, born out of a desire for durable, USA-made products. The labor of love continues to shine through every belt, wallet and sock they create. From lasers to custom machines, each step is a testament to their commitment to quality. Reader pick and New

We profiled Sandlot Goods back in July, noting the Kansas City, Mo., company’s vintage style baseball caps tap into a sense of nostalgia. The brand is also known for its Yardball, which is bigger than a baseball and smaller than a softball and designed specifically for a game of catch. New

Holdfast Gear’s camera accessories marry luxury and function for the professional and amateur photographer. Its patented MoneyMaker leather camera harness allows its user to easily access up to three cameras as well as attach other accessories, and the company’s Sightseer collection puts that same attention to detail and versatility into camera accessories for travel. But HoldFast has so much more than photographer gear. You can also shop its belts, pet collars, wallets and other leather accessories. Reader pick and New

Handbag designer Alaina Marie uses marine grade materials – the same used by Maine’s lobster fishermen – to make beautiful handbags with luxury appeal. The company offers a digital design bar that allows you to customize your bag’s style, color, grommets, handle details and more. 2022 entry

Stormy Kromer has become a timeless American brand known for its signature caps that provide warmth and durability. Proudly made in the Upper Peninsula, Stormy Kromer’s caps were originally made to withstand the harsh weather conditions faced by railroad workers, but they gained popularity among outdoorsmen and women alike. Today, the company continues to honor its heritage by producing a range of high-quality cold-weather apparel in Ironwood, Mich. 2016 entry

Meet ARTIFACT, an Omaha-based maker of durable bags, aprons and accessories, carefully crafted in small batches. Founded during the Great Recession, the company prides itself on American-made quality, utilizing a skilled local workforce. Check out the Garden Collection for the gardener on your list, and the leather chess pi could be the perfect checkmate for your holiday gifting. 2021 entry


Based in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming, Alexis Drake offers classic handbags, heirloom jewelry and many accessories that flawlessly blend modern elegance with Western charm. Founded 10 years ago by Lexie Garrett, this company makes their products in-house and offers customization and a direct connection to the manufacturing process. Alexis Drake’s commitment to the local community through sponsorships and support makes their products a meaningful gift with a story. 2014 entry

Located in the heart of Laramie, Range Leather Company stitches together beautiful leather goods, from sturdy wallets to stylish bags, using the finest leather all sourced from Chicago. All its products come with a promise to “wear in, not wear out,” ensuring they stand the test of time. Its braided earrings, O-ring bracelet, and smart watch band would be great stocking stuffers; to be remembered and loved for a lifetime. 2021 entry

Collared Greens makes a range of colorful apparel and accessories with a Southern flair. While the company sells a variety of polo shirts, T-shirts, caps and even swim trunks, it’s perhaps best known for its bow-ties, which come in a variety of fun patterns and are the perfect accessory for a wedding or other formal event. 2016 entry

The handbags, duffel bags and small goods made by Meanwhile Back on the Farm are both stylish and classic — and designed to stand the test of time. While the company maintains a line of popular styles, its Small Batch Friday offers customers the chance to purchase limited-edition, handstitched bags. 2021 entry

Concalma’s line of brightly colored fabric bags, totes and backpacks is manufactured in a women-owned factory in Utuado, Puerto Rico, with the mission of raising awareness of fair trade and the importance of local design and manufacturing. Founder and CEO Matilsha Marxuach, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, derives inspiration from the island’s culture. 2019 entry   

R. Hauner has been crafting elegant men’s accessories since 1985. Today it manufactures its bowties, neckties, cummerbunds, and pocket squares in Fort Mill, S.C., from imported fabrics. Don’t forget to browse the holiday collection for especially festive gifting! 2016 entry   

cinda b makes a stylish variety of bags at its Fort Wayne, Ind., factory. From cosmetic to diaper bags, from totes to backpacks, cinda b brings options – there’s even a travel line made with vegan leather – and it’s all quite reasonably priced. If you’re in the area, the company opens up its show room for select Factory Fridays. Keep an eye on the website for details. 2014 entry


We’re stunned that we’ve overlooked the All American Clothing Co., for previous gift guides, as this Made in America mainstay has manufactured apparel in the Buckeye State for more than two decades. Founder Lawson Nickol quit his job as a sales manager for a jeans manufacturer in 2002 after his company started importing goods and struck out on his own. Nickol sadly passed away in 2020, but All American Clothing Co., remains dedicated to Made in USA. Reader pick and New

American Trench got its start making a stylish trench coat, but the Philadelphia-based brand has branched out since then. The company now offers a range of clothing, from its popular Merino Retro Stripe socks to shoes to its Original Equipment streetwear line. New

Elizabeth Cotton’s incredibly comfy women’s pajamas are made at a pair of factories in New York City’s historic garment district. The company also designs and produces robes, nightshirts and gowns – all sold exclusively online to avoid in-store markups and keep prices affordable. Get in them and sleep well. 2020 entry

Fern + Daisy is a new women’s clothing brand with a mission of bringing sustainable and ethically made apparel to market while also helping women in the heart of Central Appalachia. The company’s dresses, pants, and blouses are sure to stand the test of time. New

Levi’s may have moved their production overseas, but there’s still a denim manufacturer in the Bay Area. Tellason jeans are handcrafted in San Francisco, and the company uses raw selvedge denim to make them, giving each pair a personal fit the brand promises is “unlike any other pair in the world.” The company also makes shirts and accessories, but check the country-of-origin label, as a handful of non-denim products are made overseas. Reader Pick and New

Celebrate the holidays in style with Birdwell Beach Britches, proudly handcrafted in sunny Newport Beach, California since 1961. Their enduring quality and timeless style make them perfect for gifting or resale. As dubbed America’s Beach Brand, they bring you boardshorts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, jackets and more, designed to spread joy and comfort throughout the holiday season and all year round. Reader pick and New

Step into the festive spirit with yoga wear that’s kind to you and the planet. Beyond Yoga is committed to transparent, ethical practices and sustainable fashion. Their pieces, crafted with love in Los Angeles, spread warmth and comfort in and out of the yoga studio (or Pilates studio, or gym, or in your home). Reader pick and New

It’s rare to find Made in USA apparel, and it’s even more rare to find union-made Made in USA apparel. But American Roots is defying the odds, manufacturing a popular line of hoodies, T-shirts and accessories in Portland, Maine. The company is represented by the United Steelworkers, and even worked with Old Port Wool & Textile to launch a training program to bring more people into manufacturing. Reader pick and 2016 entry

Get ready for beach season with Arrow + Phoenix Swimwear! This Black-owned, women-owned brand prioritizes sustainability, extending from compostable mailers to multi-functional designs that defy fast fashion. Join their unique recycle program and enjoy discounts future purchases. For every sale, Arrow + Phoenix donates $5 to The Coral Restoration Foundation, supporting beach cleanups and coral reef restoration. 2020 entry

Back in 1913, Landon Clayton King found he needed more durable work clothes on his farm, where he raised champion bird dogs. He decided to make the apparel himself, and L.C. King was born. The company remains in the King family, continuing to make high-quality clothing that’s designed to withstand a workday at the factory or farm — and looks pretty good, too. 2015 entry

Texas is neither Southern or Western; Texas is Texas. The apparel made by Texas Standard captures that Lone Star State spirit, from the company’s affordable T-shirts and Western wear to its Tejas Guayaberas, a modern take on a classic Mexican style. 2019 entry

Origin offers a wide range of apparel for the active man, from everyday clothing to workwear to outdoor gear and even jiu-jitsu sets. The company began making its clothing at a 7,000 square foot facility in Western Maine back in 2011; it now employs more than 400 people at two facilities with 230,000 square feet of space. Reader pick and New

The same commitment to American-made craftsmanship that steered Goodwear USA at its start in 1983 guides the family-owned company today. Its classic American apparel, sewn in Essex, Mass., and made from 100% U.S.-grown premium cotton, stands the test of time and has earned Goodwear an ardent following over its 40 years of business. 2020 entry  

When Leslie Ruddock moved his family to Texas in the 1950s, nearly all of the apparel sold in the United States was American-made. That’s not the case anymore, but the company he founded, Ruddock Shirts, continues to manufacture high-quality clothing, shoes, and accessories in what was once a thriving garment district in El Paso. The company is known for its Flying R Ranchwear, including its Lone Star Flag collection. Reader Pick and 2022 entry

Texas Jeans embody the spirit of the Lone Star State, but they are actually manufactured in North Carolina. The company has made its jeans in the United States for 45 years, and its jeans are priced competitively with imported rivals, with most pairs priced at $59.99 and two jeans for $99. Reader Pick and 2016 entry

Sheep to Shelf is their slogan, and they mean business when they say they are 100% American-made. With a focus on knowing their U.S. supply chain, all of Duckworth’s Merino Wool is sourced, spun, dyed and knitted in the United States. Their exquisite wool clothing is exceptionally soft, insulating and odor resistant. From sweaters to socks, Duckworth is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast on your shopping list this season. 2018 entry

Dehen 1920 has been proudly crafting wool shirts, sweaters and other apparel in Portland, Ore., since 1920. This family-owned business started by knitting sweaters for athletes, and continues to produce every garment locally. The Dehen 1920 line, born in 2011, marries a rich heritage with a forward vision. 2021 entry

For over a decade, American Giant’s “Greatest Hoodie Ever Made” has set an industry standard. By developing their own supply chain, the company has ensured their apparel is as American-made as possible, bolstering local economies and reinvigorating communities across the U.S.A. And if you haven’t checked in with them for awhile, take a look — the California-based company has broadened their product line to include a stunning array of new pieces, including dresses. Reader pick and 2015 entry

Experience the timeless Aloha Spirit with Kahala, the company that created the original aloha shirt in 1936. Each shirt embodies the vibrant lifestyle of Hawaii, carrying the Waikiki beach boy and girl spirit in every stitch. As a family-owned, community-minded brand, Kahala is committed to local manufacturing, ensuring each shirt holds a special Hawaiian touch. Explore their Collector’s Edition and unique collaborations, which beautifully capture the rich heritage of the islands. 2014 entry

Sig Zane Designs is an apparel company that is also a celebration of Hawaii’s soul, embodying the profound connection of its creator, Sig Zane, to the land and the ocean. Rooted in surf, dance and art, each design resonates with nature’s harmonies. Established in 1985 by Sig and Nalani Kanakaʻole, the company is a testament to their dedication in educating and honoring their heritage. Today, their son Kūhaʻo ensures this legacy continues, infusing every creation with the enduring spirit of the islands. 2015 entry

Get ready for the holiday season with Lynn, a native Hawaiian and the creative force behind always a.line. From Maui to the bustling streets of NYC, Lynn’s fashion journey has been a vibrant one. Since 2013, always a.line has embodied the essence of simple, confident living. Each piece features carefully curated artwork, transformed into custom-knitted jersey fabric in the USA. In the Kaka‘ako district of Honolulu, skilled hands craft every garment. They’re not just a brand; they’re a community, celebrating local craftsmanship. 2022 entry

Created by South Carolina natives, Loggerhead Apparel makes classic American polos made from 100% American Pima cotton. The company’s yarn is spun in Georgia and then dyed and cut in the Carolinas. Loggerhead donates 10% of its sales to sea turtle conservation. 2020 entry 


Tiffany, the iconic high-end retailer, is known for its fine jewelry, china, silver and also its wedding registry. What many may not know is it does most of its jewelry manufacturing in Kentucky, New York and specifically in Cumberland, Rhode Island, where is staff of incredibly talented silversmiths meticulously produce the company’s wares. Reader pick and New

The jewelry handcrafted by Bang Up Betty in North Little Rock, Ark., really makes a statement. The company is known for its fashionable pieces that combine snark and meaning, like its “Smash the Patriarchy” gold necklace that includes a tiny hammer. But the company also makes custom pieces, and many items are priced under $50. 2022 entry

Everything produced by Lat & Lo is custom-made, as the company specializes in creating gold and silver pieces that include the coordinates of a specific location – the latitude and the longitude – that are meaningful to the wearer. Lat & Lo can also add additional personal touches, like handwriting. 2021 entry

The tradition of wire-wrapped jewelry dates as far back as Ancient Egypt and is the only metal jewelry technique that is created without any soldering or casting. For Sand N’ Stones Owner and Artisan Michele Buckler, it’s an artform that celebrates the uniqueness of every gem and stone. All of her wire-wrapped jewelry and ornaments are custom made in her Lewes, Del., store. 2021 Entry  

In 2022, the historic jewelry design house Mignon Faget underwent a complete rebranding for the first time in its history. For more than 50 years, the company has feted New Orleans architecture and nature through its jewelry, and its vision for the future builds on that inspiration, but with a perspective that celebrates diversity in style, age and gender. 2016 entry  

Handmade by a family of Cherokee artists on the Muscogee Reservation, Cherokee Copper jewelry captures the beautiful traditions of Cherokee culture and storytelling with modern design. 2021 entry  

Every Brackish product is handcrafted in Charleston, S.C., using natural feathers that are individually placed to form unique bowties, lapel pins, cummerbunds and more. It’s a process that takes four to five hours per piece and has garnered a fervent fan base, including a growing cohort of celebrities that includes Bill Murray, Blake Lively, Cam Newton, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Don Cheadle. But we have a big update since we last featured Brackish in our Gift Guide. In 2019, the company launched a women’s collection of feather-adorned jewelry that coordinates with the company’s men’s accessories. It’s the perfect pairing that will make any family photo or special occasion a win. 2018 entry


The New York Times dubbed Gina Locklear the “Sock Queen of Alabama” back in 2016, and she’s still going strong. Locklear’s organic sock company, zkano, continues to roll out new designs of festive, sustainable socks at its factory in Fort Payne, which once was known as the Sock Capital of the World. Reader Pick and 2016 entry   

The Tar Heel State is home to a number of sock makers, and each one has their own individual style. Freaker USA makes colorful socks (and also drink holders) that often feature pop culture references, like this Big Lebowski-inspired pair; Solmate Socks creates whimsically mismatched pairs from recycled yarns; Boldfoot Socks creates patriotic pairs and pledges to give 5% of profits to veterans in need; and the Diabetic Sock Club manufacturers compression socks with minimal seams, providing extra comfort. Reader Picks

Fox River Mills has been an American hosiery institution since 1900. Not only known for its durable, high-quality socks, Fox River’s heartwarming “Socks for Soldiers” program has sent thousands of socks to troops overseas. Additionally, their original Sock Monkeys bring joy to kids everywhere. 2018 entry

WIGWAM has been warming feet since 1905. Its durable and comfortable socks are a staple in many homes. Designed for all activities and seasons, and it’s proud to be the official sock for athletes of U.S. Ski and Snowboard. 2015 entry

Darn Tough Socks don’t play. I’ve been wearing a pair for eight years and they’re still holding up. If they don’t, they’re unconditionally guaranteed for life, as all Darn Tough products are. Lots of varieties to choose from. Get a pair of socks you can rely on. 2019 entry


The shoes made by Rancourt & Co. have been designed and handcrafted in Maine since 1967, with a look inspired by the Pine Tree State’s sea-faring culture. Rancourt makes moccasins, oxfords, boots and more, in styles for both men and women. You can find discounts on discontinued and overstock items via the brand’s online outlet. 2018 entry

Check out the iconic Wisconsin shoemaker Allen Edmonds this holiday. With many options ranging from loafers to oxfords to boots, you’ll want to order one of each style. Allen Edmonds supplied shoes to the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II, and has been the footwear choice for several U.S. Presidents. 2017 entry

Most American shoe manufacturers specialize in a particular type of shoe, but San Antonio Shoemakers, also known as SAS Shoes, offer a variety of styles for both men and women. The company sells its shoes online and at retail locations throughout the country. Reader pick and 2018 entry

Northstar Trading Company makes a number of stylish sheepskin products, including hats and earmuffs. But it’s best known for its sheepskin slippers, a Made in the USA alternative to some of the less sustainable imports on the market. 2019 entry

Originally a custom running shoe manufacturer, Victory Sportswear got its start in 1982. Today, that custom ethos still guides the company’s production though it now sells non-custom sneakers as well. Every pair of Victory Sportswear shoes is handsewn in Fitchburg, Mass., and designed with a replaceable EVA midsole and Vibram outsole for extra longevity. 2021 Entry  

Boston-based New Balance currently owns five factories in Maine and Massachusetts, employing approximately 1,300 workers to make more than 4 million pairs of sneakers in the U.S. annually. And the company has plans to grow its American manufacturing stake with a sixth factory set to open in New Hampshire in 2025. 2018 entry  

One of the few true American-made footwear manufacturers, Okabashi makes sandals for men and women and cute rain boots for kids. But what it’s really known for are its comfortable flip-flops. They’ve got quite a variety, and each pair comes with a two-year guarantee. 2015 entry


Attention, Jeep owners: Azzy’s Design Works specializes in creating high-quality custom products to give your ride a boost, from custom gauges and badges to even prototyping. But if you aren’t looking to give your car a makeover, the company also sells smaller accessories, including keychains. New

You may not think about your windshield wiper blades all that often — but when you need them, you really need them. Keep them protected with the Wiper Glove, which shields them from frost, snow, ice, ultraviolet rays, ozone and even debris. Priced under $10, the Wiper Glove is a great gift for any driver on your list. New

Hammerhead Armor is a brand of the Hol-Mac Corporation, a manufacturer and steel fabricator that creates high-quality aftermarket automobile bumpers. These are the push bars and fenders you’ll find on police cruisers, ranch vehicles and fire trucks. Do you have a working truck that gets a lot of use? Armor it. Products available for a wide variety of auto makes and models. Reader pick and New

You almost definitely already know and love WeatherTech’s all-weather floor mats (they’re an essential gift for any new car owner), but the Illinois company boasts a host of helpful car and home accessories like phone holders, boot trays, comfort mats, pet ramps, and more – all made in Bolingbrook, Ill. 2017 and 2019 Entry 


Hug-A-Plug is an adapter plug that helps solve a common problem. These flat adapters, plugged into a regular outlet, allow your furniture to fit snug against the wall by allowing electrical cords to attach from the sides. No more bending cords or losing space with the Hug-A-Plug. Made for indoor or outdoor use, these practical plugs will be a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list, or a neat little stocking stuffer. New

Speaker manufacturer Klipsch got its start in Hope, Ark., and while its headquarters are now in Indianapolis, the company still assembles many of its products in the Land of Opportunity. Klipsch’s Heritage Series, Professional, THX Ultra2, Palladium, select Reference II and many other professional and cinema speakers are assembled in Hope, the perfect addition to any home theater system. 2014 entry

U-Turn assembles its sleek turntables in Woburn, Mass., through a process that consists of 20 assembly stations that can produce more than 200 unique turntable configurations. The end result? A turntable that delivers phenomenal sound at a reasonable price. And we’re not the only ones who think so. This year, the company garnered a special mention in Time’s Best Inventions of 2023 and a glowing review in Wired. 2019 Entry  

Grado Labs is a family-run company, founded on a kitchen table in 1953, that hand assembles high-quality audio equipment like headphones and record player cartridges. Its products are a favorite of audiophiles. Listen and you’ll immediately hear why. Each item comes with a warranty. 2019 entry


“Give Jam, Spread Joy”- we couldn’t agree more! Family-owned American Spoon works closely with local farmers and emphasizes small batch production, preserving both classic and unique flavors of jam. From the popular Red Haven Peach preserves to the exclusive Holiday Jam, each item contains the authentic taste of locally grown Michigan fruit. Reader Pick and New

Gift the taste of South Dakota with woman-owned and operated Calla English Toffee. Handmade in Mobridge, each layer is carefully made with love. Calla also makes Pastels, dried fruit covered with savory chocolate and glaze available in Calla Cherry, Blueberry and Lemon Shortbread varieties. These treats are packaged to perfection. 2022 entry

Spice up your holiday with gourmet salt from J.Q. Dickinson. This woman-owned company also offers an array of jams, butters, jellies, syrups and more, all sourced in Appalachia. 2021 entry

Indulge in the sweet success story of Kimmie Candy! Farmer Joe Dutra’s dream started in 2000, when he started a new candy-making company. But Dutra’s story really gets started in 2005, when he decided to move his production from South Korea to Reno, Nev., where he built a state-of-the-art candy factory. Kimmie Candy is now well-known for its ChocoRocks, Sunbursts and Pretzel Bites, all of which are Made in America. 2015 entry


Louisville is home to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and you can order custom wooden bats online. Not only are these famous baseball bats still made in the Bluegrass State, they’re union-made, too, manufactured by members of United Steelworkers Local 1693. New

Backyard birdwatching is a popular hobby, and there are several bird houses on the market that allow you to set up a camera to capture your avian friends. But those cameras often end up being stressful for the birds. Enter the award-winning birdhouse The Peep Show, which is specifically designed to put the health and wellbeing of the birds at the forefront. The stylish houses are made of eco-friendly materials, and Made in the USA, too. Reader Pick and New

The United States Playing Card Company has been manufacturing playing cards since 1867, and while you may not know its name, you likely know many of the brands it makes, including Bee, Bicycle and Bonus. The company makes cards for both personal and casino use. 2018 entry

It’s a tradition for many families to complete a jigsaw puzzle or two over the holidays, and springbok has been making theirs in the United States since 1963. The company is dedicated to eco-friendly practices, like using recycled materials and vegetable/soy-based ink without petroleum additives. The company even has a line of Coca-Cola-themed puzzles. 2020 entry

We’ve got one more puzzle-maker for you: Dowdle Folk Art’s captivating jigsaw puzzles are crafted in the heart of Utah, and each piece is a festive masterpiece. From custom designs to fine arts and wooden puzzles, their creations are made to captivate and challenge. 2020 entry

Manuel Delgado is the son of legendary guitar maker Candelario “Candelas” Delgado, but it wasn’t always clear that the younger Delgado would enter the family business. When Candelas was diagnosed with cancer, Manuel returned to the guitar shop, and eventually moved the family business to Nashville. Delgado Guitars is now considered one of the best makers of guitars in the music industry.

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Embark on a yoga journey with Hugger Mugger. For over three decades, the company has been concocting yoga magic. It all began when Sara Chambers had a lightbulb moment — transforming a belt into a yoga pose master! Then came the Tapas Mat, the superhero of yoga mats. Today, they’re still conjuring up eco-friendly, USA-made yoga wonders. They’re not just serious yogis; they’re serious about giving back too, as a slice of their sales supports important causes. 2022 entry


Take your Christmas card writing up a notch with Birmingham Pens, a small manufacturer of fountain pen ink and pens. Everything is made and bottled by hand at the company’s workshop north of Pittsburgh. Reader pick and New

The Musgrave Pencil Company has been making pencils in Shelbyville, Tenn., for more than 100 years. The company’s Tennessee Red was described by one reader as “a connoisseur’s pencil,” and Musgrave also makes custom pencils. While all of Musgrave’s pencils are Made in America — the company typically employs between 80 and 100 people at its factory — it uses both domestic and globally sourced materials. Reader Pick and New

Inspired by vintage promotional memo books that agricultural companies distributed to American farmers, Field Notes manufactures its own memo books in Barrington, Ill., that far transcend their utilitarian purpose. Sure, they’ve got seriously good notebooks if you need them, but their limited editions are absolute treasures. Each one crystallizes a particular theme, like the hot-foil stamping process or the ingenuity of American independent letterpress shops. Unsurprisingly, these limited editions sell out quickly, so gift Field Notes’ $120 year-long subscription to get first dibs and enviable exclusives. 2017 Entry  

Holiday Supplies

Keep your Christmas lights safe from the elements with the CORDSafe PLUS Extension Cord Plug Protective Safety Cover. The CORDSafe covers the connection between two extension cords, protecting the cords from being pulled apart or damaged by water. It’s also a great item for backyard string lights or for use while camping. New


MASU founder Libby Hampel had a hard time finding wrapping paper that was 100% recycled, recyclable, Made in America – and had great designs. So Hampel launched her own company, making wrapping paper and greeting cards with designs that start with her own drawings. The company is committed to being truly eco-friendly – it’s a plastic-free business – and equally committed to being American-made, with paper milled in New Hampshire and printed and finished in St. Louis by a century-old, family-owned company. Even the boxes in which Columbia-based MASU ships its wrapping paper are made in Missouri. New

All of the paper goods made by Night Owl Paper Goods are made in the United States using sustainably harvested birch wood and 100% cotton from “reclaimed fibers of the textile industry.” There’s plenty of festive, animal-themed designs to choose from, and the brand offers pre-designed and custom holiday cards. 2015 entry

These are gifts you might want to buy a few weeks before the holidays so you can put them to use. Ann Clark Cookie Cutters has everything you need to start turning out holiday treats. Most of its items – and specifically, its eponymous cookie cutters – are American-made, but make sure you check the label. There’s also what looks like a pretty good recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing on their website if you need some inspiration. 2019 entry

Stocking Stuffers

Advance your self-care routine with Nectar USA’s handcrafted bath bombs, soaps and scrubs. These perfect stocking stuffers are made with care in Nevada. The dessert-inspired creations are more than just products—they’re an invitation to joy and self-love. Nectar USA is on a journey to make a positive impact. Reader Pick and New

Pop a ComeBack Tag on your water bottle, helmet, backpack, or just about anything else, and if someone scans its QR code it’ll automatically send its location with a Google map link and direct the person who scanned the Tag to your personalized contact info page. Reader Pick and New      

You won’t forget Simone Chickenbone lip moisturizer when you see it – the tubes read “I Love Chicken POOP.” But have no fear: There’s no actual poop. Instead, Simone Chickenbone contains all natural ingredients, helping to keep your lips soft during the cold winter months. Reader pick and 2017 entry

Post-Its weren’t invented by Romi and Michele; they were created by the 3M company back in the early 1980s. And most of those sticky little square pieces of paper – which come in yellow and other colors – are made in Cynthiana, Ky. 2022 entry

Is there really anything better than a brand new box of Crayola crayons? Nope. While Crayola is now a worldwide corporation, it still makes 3 billion crayons every year – that’s 13 million every day — at its factory in the Keystone State. 2016 entry

Nearly all marbles on the market today are made overseas, but the Marble King is still in business in West Virginia. The company makes more than a million marbles every day, offering marbles for industrial uses and for fun. Visit the company’s online shop to fill a bag of marbles for $7. 2016 entry


Stay warm this winter with a comforter, mattress topper or sheet set from CozyPure, which makes handcrafted organic bedding in Norfolk. Formerly called Tomorrow’s World, the woman-owned company has been in business for three decades, a pioneer in manufacturing eco-friendly bedding from organic materials. New

Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe, and in 2015 the company became the first Native-owned company to sell Native-designed wool blankets on a commercial scale. Those blankets put Eighth Generation on the map — and on the cover of British Vogue, where one of its blankets was featured alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone, stars of Killers of the Flower Moon. All of Eighth Generation’s Gold Label collection is made in Seattle. Reader pick and New

Beehive Handmade crafts home goods, ornaments and baby gifts at its studio on the water in the town of Warren, Rhode Island. They work a lot in pewter to create some simple, elegant stuff. Not everything sold on their website is American-made, but most is, and each product’s description up front about its sourcing. New

Since 1969, a group of 250 Native Alaskan women have been making unique hand kit accessories as part of the Oomingmak cooperative. All of the scarves, smokerings, caps, tunics, and other items feature patterns inspired by village life and are made with Qiviut, the soft underwool of the Arctic musk ox that is shed naturally every year in the spring. While Qiviut is eight times warmer than wool, it is extraordinarily lightweight. 2019 entry

Family-owned Red Land Cotton gets its name from the famous red soil of Alabama, and this Cotton State company is dedicated to preserving the land for generations. Red Land Cotton sheets, towels, and home linens are made with organic cotton produced at the Yeager family farm, and quality is key — the brand designed its bed sheets after reverse engineering the original weave construction and yarn size from a sheet from the 1920s. Reader Pick and 2018 entry

The veteran-owned Warmer Upper isn’t your typical throw, as it includes an ergonomic seat wing that wraps around you, perfect for a frigid outdoor sporting event or chilly office environment. The Polartec Thermal Pro blanket also includes a clear-view, touch-sensitive pouch so you can store and use electronic devices while warming up. You can even personalize the Warmer Upper with custom embroidery, making it a great gift. 2021 entry

This small, Black-owned company in Mound Bayou, Miss., is a family affair, founded by four brothers 25 years ago. Peter’s Pottery makes candlesticks, platters and trays, vases, dinnerware, lamps and pitchers, and that’s not everything on its product line. All of it is handcrafted and beautiful. 2016 entry

Oregon’s Marley’s Monsters is a proud recipient of the Bold Steps Award 2021, a prestigious accolade that honors Eugene-based sustainable businesses. The company specializes in making reusable daily household items – like sponges, tissues, paper towels and even make-up remover pads – in colorful, fun patterns that had add some whimsy to your home. 2022 entry

The Peterboro Basket Company made its baskets in the United States for 168 years, making it the oldest continuous manufacturer of baskets in the country. But in 2022, the decision was made to close the company’s factory, as the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has reduced the availability of Appalachian White Ash, the wood used to make the company’s baskets. You can still order an official Peterboro basket while supplies last. 2017 entry

If you’ve got a college sports fan on your holiday shopping list, Gameday Ironworks has everything you need! An officially licensed collegiate manufacturer, Gameday Ironworks makes its steel signs, wall art, business card holders and car accessories in Stillwater, Okla. 2018 entry  

Entrepreneurs Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi created Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC in 2010 as a way to provide opportunity for immigrants and refugees in their community. All of the company’s dish towels, aprons and other goods are hand-printed in small batches, and the organization is also committed to minimizing its environmental impact by using only water-based inks and producing goods with only 100% natural fibers. 2018 entry

Cozy on up with Faribault Mill this season, and let the warmth of its blankets, throws and scarves surround you. Nestled along the banks of the Cannon River in Minnesota, this 157-year-old mill offers tours and shares its history to those who walk through its doors. The holiday sale features many festive throws and Peanuts themed pillows. These cotton and wool options are guaranteed to become precious heirlooms. 2016 entry

Discover the perfect Christmas gift with Dakota Steel Art’s stunning wind spinners, proudly made in the USA. Handcrafted in North Dakota, each spinner comes with a lifetime rustproof guarantee and a stainless-steel swivel for easy turning. With over 250 designs available, choose from a range of colors and styles, bringing the brilliant, reflective display to any outdoor or indoor space. A perfect way to brighten up your garden, porch or Christmas tree. 2018 entry

Explore the legacy of Terry Redlin, celebrated as “America’s favorite artist,” through the Redlin Art Center, located in Watertown, South Dakota. Commemorate the essence of small-town America with his timeless artwork, reproduced on quality furnishings and home decorations. Send your heartfelt season’s greetings with the “Evening Rehearsals Deluxe” and “Trimming the Tree” Christmas card packs, each featuring 18 beautiful, Made in USA cards. Or piece together a merry surprise with a gift from their puzzle collection. 2016 entry

USA Coasters’ stone coasters are 100% Made in America, from raw materials to finished product. Founded in 2002, the company uses a unique formula and process that makes its coasters more absorbent, and a soft neoprene bottom protects surfaces. Choose from the company’s wide array of images to decorate your coaster or order a custom set with a personal photo or text for only $4 more. 2022 entry  

Mountain Meadow Wool, rooted in the American West, offers premium wool products, celebrating the American West’s ranching heritage with its premium wool collection. Their yarn is sourced exclusively from Wyoming ranches, and it supports fair prices for ranchers. From the Bighorn Mountains, its signature Mountain Merino wool reflects exceptional softness and superior quality. Take a peek at its mittens and gloves for the perfect stocking stuffer. 2015 and 2018 entry

Looking for that signature piece to decorate your space? Look no further than Kendrick Home, located in Edgewood, Iowa. The Kendrick family’s dedication to quality and sustainability shines through their designs, each incorporating a hidden tree motif. They house the largest sawmill in Iowa and have made over one million signs.  They offer a diverse range of sayings and prints, along with season favorites. To purchase signs online, visit Antique Farmhouse and search for Kendrick Home. 2021 entry

Founded in 1965 in New Brunswick, N.J., Mr. Ice Bucket is the longest continuously managed ice bucket factory in the world. Note that some of the company’s products are decorated in the U.S.A. as opposed to manufactured here, so be sure to check product information before buying. 2014 entry   

Riverboat captain Joshua John Ward hit upon a winning combination in 1889 when he made a hammock of cotton rope woven using a double-latch technique, achieving both softness and strength. Other mariners quickly caught on and requested their own hammocks. Years later, it became known as the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock that’s still made in South Carolina. 2018 entry  

This company, through several acquisitions and mergers, has been manufacturing towels in a small town south of Atlanta for 135 years. Today, as 1888 Mills – its name an homage to the year the mill began operation – it also has manufacturing operations around the world. To its credit, though, it makes a point about sourcing and country-of-origin transparency, and breaks out its American-made products for conscientious shoppers. 2017 entry

Colonial Mills knows braided rugs. It also knows doormats, runners, stair treads, and also baskets, hampers and trays, all in a variety of styles, designs, materials, colors and price points. And all its rugs are made to order, giving each a personal feel to them. 2021 entry

Have you ever found yourself cooling off in your backyard pool and thought, “man, I wish I could get my patio furniture in here with me so I could really relax.” Well good news: The makers of the Aqua-Rita table thought the same thing. Put one of their tables in the water with you and presto, you’ve got the fundamentals of a swim-up bar. Pretty neat! 2020 entry


Stauber Best makes clear acrylic furniture that is both stylish and easy to assemble. The company’s waterfall desk is a great option for the home office, and it also offers shelving and racks to simplify home organizing. Reader pick and New

Often imitated, never duplicated. The Bed in a Box was the first mattress in a box to hit the market, and it remains Made in the USA today. Whereas other mattress companies outsource their production, Bed in a Box’s entire production process happens at its factory in Mt. Airy, N.C., from foam pouring to mattress assembly and customer service. And have no fear: Bed in a Box’s memory foam mattresses will help bring many a good night’s sleep. New

As American as apple pie, Lawn Chair USA captures the nostalgia of an American summer with its Made in Florida aluminum folding chairs. Available in five sizes and more than 30 colors, the family-owned company welcomes custom orders if you have your heart set on a certain color combo. Don’t forget to also get a cup holder to accessorize your lawn chair! Reader pick and New 

Godet Woodworking is the namesake of Adam Godet, who has turned a childhood passion – he recalls watching The New Yankee Workshop with his dad – into a career making custom hardwood furniture. He works on commission, and there are plenty of beautiful, handmade pieces to be found on his website. And, if you’re in the DC area, he offers woodworking classes too. New

Little Colorado continues to shine as a beacon of American craftsmanship. Headquartered in the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, this Montessori-based company handcrafts each of their wooden toddler furniture and toy houses, making pieces designed to stand the test of time. 2018 entry

When you buy one of Challenge Program Furniture’s wood tables, benches, cabinets or desks that handcrafted in Wilmington, Del., you’re providing on-the-job training for young adults who grapple with serious employment barriers like homelessness and food insecurity. And to sweeten the deal, all proceeds from Challenge Program Furniture sales go to the workforce development nonprofit Challenge Program. 2020 and 2022 entry 


Vacuum coffee mugs keep your coffee hot, but often so hot you have to wait a long time to drink it. Enter a group of rocket scientists – seriously – who developed Burnout Mugs, which work to bring your fresh, hot coffee immediately to a drinkable temperature, and keep it there for hours. The mug’s screw-on lid minimizes heat loss and includes a slide closure for drinking, and the whole thing is dishwasher-safe. Reader Pick and New

Back in 1905, Anchor Hocking began making glassware at its factory in Lancaster, Ohio – and it never left. The company’s popular line of glass bakeware, serve ware, dishware, food storage and more continues to be made at that same location, and you can find Anchor Hocking products at retailers like Walmart. Anchor Hocking is also union-made, by members of the United Steelworkers. 2020 entry

The stainless steel pots and pans made by All Clad are considered to be among the best on the market, regularly used by some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs. Made by American artisans with American steel, this cookware is designed to stand the test of time. They’re union-made too, crafted by members of the United Steelworkers. Reader Pick and 2016 entry

There are multiple cast iron makers in the United States, but Appalachian Cast Iron stands out because of its Great American Waffle Iron. The Veteran-owned company also makes a line of skillets. 2022 entry

One of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the United States, Stoneware & Co. makes a variety of patterned dishware, along with vases and items for the garden. The company also offers plenty of holiday-themed items. If you are in Louisville, you can tour the Stoneware & Co. factory or paint your own pottery. 2021 entry

Fiesta is an absolute legend in the tableware industry, known for its colorful dishes, mugs, serving plates, pitchers and more. The West Virginia company, which is represented by the United Steelworkers, introduces a new color each year, and retired items are highly coveted by collectors. If you aren’t in the market for a new dishware set, Fiesta offers an array of giftable items. 2015 entry

The kitchen tools made by Fletchers Mill are extremely giftable, from salt and pepper shakers to rolling pins and muddlers. The company also offers several gift sets, including one that is lighthouse-themed, a nod to the brand’s Maine heritage. 2019 entry

Not everything that KitchenAid is manufactured domestically, but the KitchenAid Stand Mixer continues to be assembled at the company’s facility in Greenville, Ohio. This famous piece of kitchen equipment is highly rated and widely considered to be the best on the market, a must-have for any baker. 2017 entry

Tervis tumblers are designed to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. They’re dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and shatterproof, too. The tumblers come in a variety of colors and designs, from sports teams and movie characters (Star Wars! Harry Potter!) to holiday themes and even original artwork. Tervis is consistently one of our most reader-recommended Made in USA companies. Reader Pick and 2014 entry

The knives made by The Ulu Factory are inspired by those crafted by the Eskimo for thousands of years. The Ulu Factory has been in business for 50 years, and their products are designed for practical use in the kitchen, particularly when fileting fish or chopping vegetables. 2013 and 2015 entry

Discover the cutting-edge of Rada Cutlery. With a variety of knives and kitchen essentials sourced and made entirely in the USA, Rada slices through the competition. Consider their classic Regular Paring Knife or the world-famous Tomato Slicer for the cooking enthusiasts on your list. The Rada ice cream scoop or pizza cutter are also great stocking stuffers. You and your loved ones are guaranteed to carve out memories this season. 2015 entry

Cutco has been making kitchen cutlery in Olean, New York since 1949. The knives made by this union-represented manufacturer are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Naturally, that includes free sharpening. Get ’em sharp to carve up a bird for your holiday table. 2022 entry

This pewter shop has roots that predate the United States by almost 30 years. Founded by Thomas Danforth II in 1755 who passed the business down to his descendants, who continued it until the 1870s. The family then took a century-long break until another Danforth picked the metalworking tools back up. Today, Danforth Pewter’s artisans cast, spin, polish, paint and assemble their lovely products – from Christmas ornaments and figurines to oil lamps – all by hand. All of its workers are trained in house. 2021 entry

Get in the holiday mood and get a head start on your baking with Nordic Ware’s kitchenware collection. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, this company makes its durable products right in the heart of Minneapolis. Its commitment to sustainability and ethical production ensures your celebrations are made merrier with responsible choices. The best-selling baking sheets make the perfect gift option for nearly everyone on your list. 2017 entry

Epicurean produces eco­-friendly kitchen products such as cutting boards and utensils, with a focus on being sustainable. The company was founded in 2003 by repurposing material from a skatepark construction business, using a paper composite material. While most components are sourced and manufactured in the USA, a small portion of the silicon and nylon utensil heads are imported. 2022 entry

In the heart of the Copper State, The Original American Mule Mug gleams with festive spirit. Crafted from 100% pure American copper, it echoes the endurance of a mule, promising longevity, and authenticity. Owner Casey Barras is the proud grandson of a WWII Veteran, and his mug is designed to celebrate the hardworking spirit that shaped a nation. 2021 entry

AeroPress delivers exceptional coffee. Its 3-in-1 brewing creates smooth, rich coffee in a minute. Lightweight and sturdy, it’s your perfect travel companion for hotel, office, or ski lodge brews. Immerse yourself in its unique flavor profile—rich like espresso, smooth like pour-over, and full-bodied like French press coffee. 2019 entry

Liberty Tabletop

When Oneida Ltd. shuttered its flatware factory in Sherrill, N.Y., in 2005 to offshore production, Greg Owens and Matt Roberts stepped in. The two former Oneida employees co-founded Sherrill Manufacturing in the factory and resolved to preserve the American craftsmanship that had made Oneida world-famous. Today, Liberty Tabletop makes high-quality flatware that is 100% Made in the USA, and its designed to last for generations. 2017 entry

Back in 2009, Brian Johnson, a mechanical engineer by trade, started making stainless steel picture frames and tables as a hobby. In 2012, Johnson decided to narrow in on glassware and bar accessories etched with city maps, and his sales rocketed. Since then, Well Told has vastly expanded its range of products and design content (in addition to personalized map etchings, you can find constellations as well as history-, literature- and science-themed goods). Based in Exeter, N.H., Well Told contracts with manufacturers around the country to make its products. Be sure to check production information as Well Told imports some items, like its flasks. 2013 Entry  

Aardvark Straws use a design it first patented in the 1880s to make FDA compliant, marine degradable and compostable paper straws using natural, food grade materials. The company also claims to make the only flexible paper straw in the USA. You can buy them in all kinds of patterns and sizes. 2018 entry

Outdoor Gear

HotHands is the kind of product you might find in a truck stop or a convenience store – and on a cold day, it’s very convenient. Stick one of these pouches in your mittens or a work boot and it’ll keep you going when the temperature drops. Check the country of origin label, as some HotHands products are made overseas — but the company is currently working on expansion of its Dalton, Ga., plant to increase its U.S. production. New

BYOB, the guys from City Bonfires explain, stands for Bring Your Own Bonfire. This company was founded when a pair of friends and neighbors got laid off during the Covid-19 pandemic and, while spending time outdoors with their kids, noticed they spent more time keeping their kids away from the fire pit than they did enjoying it. What started as a garage operation making and selling wax-based, portable fire pits has since greatly expanded. Each product has a 3-5 hour burn time. 2021 entry

The products made by Alaska Paracord Designs aim to help everyone from newbie hikers to veteran outdoor explorers survive the unexpected on an outdoor adventure. The company’s Alaska Survival Bracelet, for example, has everything you need to start a fire no matter the condition, and also includes a cord to lash together a shelter and a whistle buckle to signal for help. 2020 entry

Cordova Coolers

Cordova Coolers are built in Idaho’s Treasure Valley to perform year after year in even the toughest of conditions. Unique features like anti-slip goat feet that keep contents stable regardless of surface, a “Bear Resistant” rating from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, anodized aluminum handles that provide the perfect grip, and a built-in bottle opener make these coolers essential additions to your next great expedition. But note that since we first featured Cordova in our Gift Guide in 2018, the company has expanded to offer drinkware and a number of accessories that are assembled overseas, so be sure to check product information before buying. 2018 Entry  

Back in 1998, John Oliverio used his background in computer science and mechanical engineering to come up with the Power Pole anchor, which allows fishermen to control their boats more easily (and hopefully catch more fish). Power Pole anchors are still made in Tampa, Fla. 2019 entry

Discover American craftsmanship with Duluth Pack, the oldest canvas and bag maker in the U.S. with Minnesota roots reaching back to 1882. You’ll find an exceptional range of bags, each backed with a lifetime guarantee. From sturdy school backpacks to adventure-ready canoe packs, each product is a testament to this company’s devotion to superior manufacturing. 2019 entry

Blue Ridge Overland Gear got its start in a backyard shed, when owner Matt Akenhead started handmaking bags, pouches and gear organizers for outdoor use. The company has grown since then, but continues to offer tactical grade pouches, bags and vehicle organizers designed to make outdoor adventures a little easier. 2021 entry

Elevate your holiday hydration with Polar Bottle, which makes bike and sport bottles specifically insulated to keep your drinks just the right temperature, whether you’re hitting the slopes or warming up by the fire. With BPA-free materials, every sip is a safe and merry one. 2021 entry

Born out of a passion for the great outdoors, Green Guru Gear pioneers eco-responsible adventure products. Since 2005, the company has transformed old gear like bike tubes and wetsuits into new, sustainable treasures, diverting them from landfills. As a B-Corp certified company with a prestigious Gold Level status in the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program, Green Guru Gear is dedicated to a sustainable future. 2019 entry

“Handmade goods from overlooked materials.” That’s how Bicycle Trash describes its wares made from bike innertubes and chains. Grab a bag, belt, necklace or bottle opener. Bike folks will really like this stuff. 2022 entry


Looking for that perfect gift for the dedicated craftspeople, DIY enthusiasts and tool aficionados in your life? Montana Brand Tools has you covered. These precision-engineered drill bits make an ideal present for builders, artisans or anyone passionate about quality tools. Manufactured in Ronan, Montana, each tool will stand the test of time with their titanium coating and uncompromised quality. Reader pick and New

Atlas46 brings the quality and durability of first responder and military gear to wearable tool storage. The Illinois company’s innovative, highly adaptable tool storage and organization systems can be worn as vests, chest rigs, chest panels, aprons, belts or packs. Just pick your tool storage platform and select from than 150 pouches and add-ons for customization. Reader pick and New   

It gets cold in Vermont, so it tracks that this state would be home to a manufacturer who produces excellently insulated work mitts. Vermont Glove has been making gloves out of goat leather since 1920. A lot of thought goes into their design, and so they’re built to last. You’ll get what you pay for with a pair of these. Reader pick and New


Channellock employs more than 350 people in Meadville, Pa., to make its legendary pliers, and it has been making pliers in the United States since 1886. The company also makes screwdrivers, wrenches, and other specialty tools, and while not everything the company makes is manufactured in the U.S., a lot of it is, so just be sure to check the label. Reader pick and New

Wilde Tool got its start nearly 100 years ago, when brothers Paul and Otto Foreschi came up with the design for the first pair of angle nose pliers granted a U.S. patent. The company continues to be known for making a high-quality pliers, along with screwdrivers, wrenches scrapers, and more. Everything Wilde Tool produces is Made in USA. 2014 and 2015 entry

When we first featured Zootility back in 2017, we focused on the company’s Pocket Monkey, which can fit inside a wallet and features a bottle opener, screwdriver, letter opener, ruler, orange peeler and headphone wrap all in one. But the brand has greatly expanded its product line since then, offering a variety of survivor-geared tools, outdoor accessories and even TekPets, which are intricately designed wooden puzzle toys. 2017 entry

Your loved one might have every tool in the shed, but they probably don’t have one of these. Loggerhead Tools designs and manufactures new-to-the-world hand tools that make the job easier and faster. The company’s iconic Bionic Wrench pairs the adjustability of a wrench with the simplicity of pliers. 2013 Entry 


Atlas Pet Company‘s dog collars, harnesses, and leashes are all handcrafted in the USA, and the company promises: no compromises, no shortcuts. Every product is backed by a lifetime guarantee, designed to withstand even the most adventurous pups. Handmade with care in their Colorado warehouse, Atlas Pet Company prioritizes quality. Reader Pick and New

Atlas Pet Company

Celebrate your pups this season with Wagster Dog Treats, made with love and real, healthy ingredients. No chemicals or preservatives—just chef-inspired recipes for happy dogs. Plus, your purchase supports a nonprofit helping homeless and low-income individuals build a brighter future. Reader pick and New

Go for the gold with Gold Paw Series this Christmas. This brand offers a colorful array of American-made dog wear, blending snug comfort and fashion with superior quality. Opt for a fan favorite, the stretch fleece, to keep your best friend warm and cozy. Best of all, these dog coats are machine washable and very versatile. 2022 entry

Gold Paw Series

Check out this maker of durable dog toys and beds where every item is meticulously crafted in West Paw’s eco-friendly Bozeman factory. This small, family-owned business has a dedicated team committed to quality over profit, and proudly stamps Made in USA on all its products. For moderate chewers, the Toppl is sure to provide mental stimulation and treats at the same time. Cue the tail wags! 2017 entry

Handcrafted in Greenville, S.C., Paw Paws USA’s wide variety of nylon ribbon collars, leashes and harnesses celebrate artistic expression with whimsical prints. The company also makes machine washable dog beds using high-end upholstery grade fabrics. Be sure to browse Paw Paws USA’s holiday shop, so your pooch can join in on the festive fun. 2014 and 2019 entry  

Previous Editions of the AAM Made in America Holiday Gift Guide:

2022 | 2021 2020 | 2019 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

AAM’s Cathalijne Adams, Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, Meghan Hasse, Matt McMullan, and Jennifer Snyder authored the 2023 AAM Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, with assistance from Micah Anglin, Jenna Carretero, Lauren Miller, and Brennan Young. Special thanks to Kieran Daly and Maria Gallagher at Winking Fish, Josh Kalven at Lone Pine Creative, and Scott Treibitz at Tricom Associates.

Full Disclosure: The Made in America Holiday Gift Guide is intended to highlight companies that support American jobs and that make great products in the United States. We rely on the companies listed to provide accurate information regarding their domestic operations and their products. Each company featured is individually responsible for labeling and advertising their products according to applicable standards, such as the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in USA” standard or California’s “Made in USA” labeling law. We do not review individual products for compliance or claim that because a company is listed in the guide that their products comply with specific labeling or advertising standards. Our focus is on supporting companies that create American jobs.

For more on the Federal Trade Commission’s standards for “Made in USA” claims and California’s “Made in USA” labeling law, please also read this guest post by Dustin Painter and Kristi Wolff of Kelly Drye & Warren, LLP.