We’re Making an [American-Made] List, Checking It Twice… and We Need Your Help

By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch
California-based American Giant made the 2015 list. What company will represent the state in 2016? | Photo via american-giant.com.

Tell us what you think should be included in AAM’s 2016 American-Made Gift Guide.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Halloween is just days away, and that means the holiday season is almost upon us. Here at the Alliance for American Manufacturing, we're getting ready by putting together our annual American-made gift guide.

As is tradition, the 2016 guide will feature at least one American-made gift from each state and the District of Columbia. We also plan to include a variety of types of gifts and price points, so there should be something for everyone on your list.

But we need your help! Do you have an American-made gift idea from your homestate? Email us at [email protected] and send us the details.

We know it can be tough to find American-made options, and sometimes, a Made in America item isn't available. But if each of us bought just a few American-made gifts this holiday season, we'd be supporting American workers and creating jobs. In fact, if everyone spent just $64 on holiday spending, we would create 200,000 new jobs.

The 2016 American-Made Gift Guide is scheduled to be officially unveiled on Monday, Nov. 21 — just in time for Black Friday. In the meantime, you can start your gift-giving planning by checking out the 2014 and 2015 gift guides.