It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Fall is here!
The weather is finally cooling down, at least in most parts of the country. People are drinking pumpkin spice lattes and beer and everything else. Folks big and small are getting their costumes ready for Halloween.
But if you've stepped into one of the big box stores in the past week, you surely have seen it.
The green and red lights. The fake snow. Perhaps even an artificial tree or two.
The holiday season is right around the corner, and here at Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) headquarters that means we're hard at work putting together the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide.
The annual guide is one of the most popular things we do all year (click here to check out the 2018 edition, which also links to past guides). The 2019 guide is set to be unveiled on Nov. 25, just a few days before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season.
The annual guide shines a spotlight on some amazing American makers, featuring more than 100 gift ideas from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Everything on the list is made by companies that support U.S. jobs and have a manufacturing presence in the United States.
But we can’t do it alone!
Every year, we aim to highlight companies and products that have not made past editions of the guide. We also try to include a mix of gift ideas at a variety of price points, so readers can find something for everyone on their list. And I'll be honest — it gets tougher every year to put the guide together.
That's where you come in.
Do you have a favorite American-made company? Do you have a great Made in America gift idea? Is there a Made in USA product you can't leave without?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org — your gift pick might make our final list!
Seriously, please do not hesitate to drop us a line. Over the years, some of the best gift ideas have come from people just like you. Plus, we are always thrilled to learn about American-made products we haven't heard about!
Please email us at email@example.com with your ideas, and stay tuned to this space on Nov. 25 for the official unveiling of the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide.