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Great Gifts that are Made In USA

Updated on December 15, 2015

Some people like to buy locally to reduce their carbon footprint. They don't like the shipping of materials overseas, and finished products back, and want to reduce the use of fuel and natural resources. Some people feel it is their patriotic duty to buy products made in their own country so that they can keep the jobs in their own country and support their national economy.

Sometimes, however, it is difficult to find products that are made in our own country. If you put "Made in USA" in a search bar on a retailer's website, you may not get any hits, or you will get many false positives that will give you products that have "America" on the label even though the product is made in China or elsewhere. Other times you will get hits when someone who wrote a review of a product lists "USA" as their address. I have scoured Amazon to find some great gifts for adults that are made in the USA. For children's gifts, please see Best Children's Gifts Made in the USA.

All of these products are made in USA according to Amazon's product descriptions, and would make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, and any other gift-giving occasion.


1888 Mills Towels

Towels make great gifts, since they are used every day, and even when they aren't, they are hung in the bathroom to dry, where we see them every day. These 100% organic cotton towels come in a variety of colors - Earth Brown, Leaf Green, Stone Gray and Water Blue. You can get oversized bath towels, wash cloths or hand towels. They are very soft and absorbent. The description on Amazon state that these towels are made in the USA. The company, 1888 Mills is based in Oak Brook, Illinois, and has manufacturing plants in Griffin, Georgia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Africa.

Palmer Pizzelle Maker

These cast aluminum plates make two 5" decorative cookies at a time. You can make Italian style cookies with anise seed exactly like your Italian grandmother has been making since the 1950's. Just be sure to let your pizzelle maker heat for 15 minutes prior to using. They look pretty, and you can play with different recipes until you get them just the way you like them, even gluten free. They come with a cone roller. They have a ten year warranty and are made in the USA.

Giant Stuffed Gorilla

Who wouldn't love a giant stuffed plush gorilla? It is forty inches tall and is very soft and cuddly. The company, Aurora, Inc., is headquartered in California, and has manufacturing plants in China and Indonesia. The description of the gorilla states that it is made in the USA. Besides the mink gorilla pictured here, the company also makes pink elephants, monkeys, bears and many other stuffed animals in lots of different sizes.

Rada Cutlery

This Peel Pare and Slice gift set by Rada Cutlery makes a beautiful and useful gift. The blades on all three tools are made with extra sharp high carbon steel .You can get an aluminum handle or a dishwasher safe black handle. They have a lifetime guarantee and come in an attractive gift box. Rada Cutlery makes a variety of other kitchen tools as well.

Craftsmen Screwdriver Set

What full blooded American homeowner (or anyone else for that matter) couldn't use a full set of screwdrivers to help them fix and repair things, and simply look capable of solving any mechanical problem that comes their way. This set includes 24 pieces of 10 different slotted screwdrivers, 7 Phillips screwdrivers, 4 Torx and 2 offset screwdrivers. It even includes a 4-way pocket screwdriver so you can always be prepared wherever you go. And since it is made by Craftsman, it is warranted forever. Not all Craftsman tools are made in the USA, but these say they are.

Nail Polish

What American fashionista wouldn't love to express her style of nail art with this lovely set of 24 different nail polish colors? Each of Beauty Treats Brush On Nail Art Polish colors come with a high quality precision brush to apply your art treatment. There are other color sets as well.

Our Own Candle Company Candles

Americans love the smell of beautifully scented candles. Our Own Candle Company makes candles in a variety of different scents including, cucumber melon, coconut lime, apple pie cinnamon vanilla, lilac, cinnamon, hot buns cinnamon, homemade sugar cookie, and winter wonderland. These 13 oz candles have a 100 hour burn time, and are made of a mixture of soy and paraffin wax.

Valley Forge American Flag

While we are feeling all patriotic, we might as well include an American flag that is made in the USA. This premium Perma-Nyl Nylon is 3' by 5'. The Valley Forge bracket and pole they are selling with the flag are made in China.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a great American delicacy. It is great with pancakes, and can be delicious with other recipes as well. I particularly like my turkey with maple syrup. There are lots of great maple syrup companies. This Highland Sugarworks Pure Organic Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup is made in Vermont. It comes in a 32 ounce plastic jug. Every batch is tested for color and taste and is certified to be organic.

American Kitchen Cookware Set

This American Kitchen Cookware Set comes with 10 pieces of stainless steel kitchenware. The professional grade stainless steel is bonded to an aluminum disk. It includes a one quart saucepan, three quart saucepan, a three quart sauté pan, a six quart stockpot, and a lid for each of them. It also includes an 8-inch and a 10-inch nonstick skillet, made with a Biodegradable Eco-Satin which does not contain PFOA that releases your food from the pan. They have cool stainless steel handles, so they are oven safe up to 500 degrees. They must be hand washed. They come with a limited lifetime warranty. They are made in the USA at Regal Ware's West Bend, Wisconsin facility.

Chocolate Buckeyes

Here in the great state of Ohio, we like to gift our friends and family with chocolate buckeyes. They are candies made out of peanut butter and coated with chocolate. These buckeyes show our team spirit for our Ohio State University football and basketball teams, and are a delicious and tasty treat.

There are many products that are made in the USA that would make great gifts for adults.
There are many products that are made in the USA that would make great gifts for adults.

Support the National Economy by buying Made in USA

All of the products listed in this article are made in the USA. We can support our national economy, and keep jobs in our country by buying these and other products that are made in the USA. We know that these products adhere to United States manufacturing laws, and reduce the wasted fuel of shipping materials and products from country to country. Buying locally makes us feel proud of doing our part of our patriotic duty to support our fellow countrymen and women.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you mljdgulley354. I agree with you. People in other countries should support their own countries as well. It saves transportation cost its impact on the environment. The important thing is to buy locally as much as possible to support your local economy. When I look at home repair or buying things, I try to buy from places in my neighborhood, so that the businesses stay in my neighborhood.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information. It is important to support our own businesses here as much as it is important for other countries to support the businesses they have. I like to look around at what is being made where I live and here in Southern Oregon there is a lot of people making neat stuff to give as gifts. Loved this hub and the work you put into it is awesome.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you alocsin, phdast7, tammyswallow, cebutouristspot and urmilashukla23.

      This was a fun list to create. It is difficult to find the items that are made in the USA, but there are a lot of good ones out there. The gorilla got my attention as well, and they had other big stuffed animals.

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      Urmila 6 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Oh, nail polish is on the list too. My girls always buy nail polish. What a great idea you got Millionaire Tips! Shared and voted up!

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      I believe you will never go wrong with the screw driver set on any hands on male recipient. Lots of useful ideas here. Thanks for sharing

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Very unique suggestions. I am with alocsin. I want the gorrilla. :) Cute ideas!!

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub. Excellent and practical list of products made in the USA. I especially appreciate that you have inexpensive, as well as pricier items listed. Something for everyone. Thanks for doing the leg-work for us.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I understand that Maple Syrup is as American as apple pie, but a stuffed gorilla? I'm buying the gorilla! Voting this Up and Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

      Either way, I'm sure people appreciate a traditional gift from the U.S. as much as we appreciate traditional gifts from their countries.

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for reading and commenting stephaniedas. I have given chocolate buckeyes to guests from other countries, and have been told that they have a love / hate relationship with these sweet treats. Apparently, the Japanese are not comfortable with that much sugar, but the younger ones have become accustomed to it. All the people I have shared them with loved them, or at least that's what they told me.

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      Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

      Hey, that bottle of maple syrup looks familiar..wait a sec, it's in my fridge. Not only are these great for Christmas, but they are good gifts to take abroad and give to foreigners. I have had foreigners love and hate the maple syrup :)

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks jeyaramd. Farmers markets and local craft bazaars certainly are the best ways to get local goods. You do have to take those opportunities when they are available, and when you do, you aren't just helping the country, you are helping your specific locality, which is even better.

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      jeyaramd 6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Supporting our local economy is not the easiest thing. As you mentioned finding these products are not the easiest. Sometimes, its easier buying food items from the farmer's market. There is less confusion and we always need vegetables and fruits. Its unfortunate that they are closed during the winter. Thanks for the list. Great hub.