Believe it or not, it’s October.
While we know there’s a lot going on in the world right now — which is perhaps the understatement of the year — the holiday season is also almost upon us. That means it is time for our team to begin work on the 2020 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide – and we need your help!
Our annual list of American-made gift ideas from every state (plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico) is one of our favorite things we do all year. It’s a fun way to showcase some amazing Made in USA products, and we always discover something new.
But this holiday season, the gift guide is especially important.
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic already has put countless companies across America out of business. Those that remain face incredible obstacles, and many are struggling in the current economic climate. For some manufacturers, it will be a make-it-or-break-it holiday season.
That’s where YOU can make a difference.
Do you have a favorite Made in America brand that you want to shine a spotlight on? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will consider including it in the 2020 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide. The product must be Made in the USA to be considered for submission.
Whenever you buy Made in America, you support jobs and businesses in your community. But this year, buying American-made gifts may just help an American manufacturer survive the current economic crisis. It is a small gesture that could make a big difference.
But we know it can be hard to find American-made items in the big box stores, and it is likely to be even harder this year. So many retailers already are out of business, especially smaller shops that sell independent, Made in USA brands.
That’s where the gift guide comes in! We work hard to put together a collection of gift ideas with variety of Made in America items, and at different price points. There’s something for everyone on your list – and most products can be ordered online, directly from the manufacturer.
Over the years, some of our best gift guide ideas have come from supporters like you. So, if you have a favorite Made in USA product or two, please send us an email at email@example.com!