Have you ever been invited to a house-warming party for someone and wanted to bring something other than the classic bottle of wine? Now don’t get me wrong, wine can often be a great gift! To quote my favorite movie It’s a Wonderful Life, Wine (that joy and prosperity may reign forever), paired with Bread (that this house may never know hunger) and Salt (that life may always may always have flavor) like in this adorable basket on Sarah Schweyer Photography is an amazing idea, but what if you already know they will be receiving that or wine isn’t a good idea? How about some unique American-made gifts for the home that are useful and help local entrepreneurs!
Why Made in the USA Matters
In summary it supports our local economies – keeping American workers employed! Every little bit helps keep us working. Buying products made in the U.S.A. will help support the country’s overall economy along with American workers and businesses. Buying gifts made in the USA will portray the message that you are paying attention to where products are made and may get them into doing the same thing in the future.
Coastal Carolina Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are a hot item right now and there are so many amazing products out there to choose from. Serving trays are great for cheese & sausage, crackers, cookies or other desserts and are a must-have for entertaining guests. Dessert charcuterie boards are fantastic to serve a variety of bite-size sweetness at the end of a dinner party and can tie together a party theme – how fun! If you’re looking for authentic serving tray or charcutier board that’s perfect for a housewarming party, a Coastal Carolina charcuterie board or serving tray by the Dean Company of NC are the perfect choice. These are classic items that will last a lifetime and are sure to be envied by guests. There are a lot of beautiful choices handcrafted by veterans in Hollyridge, NC.
Master Screwdriver Set
Everyone should have some basic hand tools when they have their own home. The Chapman 5575 Master Screwdriver set fits the bill for the handyman in all of us, there’s 56 pieces to set up the new homeowner right and made in the USA. This set will help with putting together new furniture, installing light fixtures, or replacing batteries in the kids’ favorite toys. Chapman MFG is a woman-owned American manufacturing company in Durham, Connecticut.
For the new homeowner that has a fireplace, wood stove or even an outdoor firepit – this unique ADIRONDACK FIRESTONE FIRELIGHTER won’t disappoint. This kit includes a durable stoneware pot to hold the reusable, porous FireStone, a cold rolled steel handle for the stone, and two bottles of candle & lamp oil.
Think of it… it’s a cold January evening in Wisconsin and a the new homeowner gets to start up one of their first fires in the new fireplace. How much would this fire lighter add to someone’s experience! Sometimes when someone purchases a new home they cannot afford some of the extras and although this may be an an extra, or non-necessary item, it would be something that is appreciated for years to come. After their new neighbors come over for a dinner party and see it they’re sure to want one too!
More favorite USA Made Gifts
There’s so many great American made gift ideas to choose from I had to list a few more favorites:
- Handcrafted Tableware from Beehive Handmade – such cute stuff!
- Bed or bath linens from Linoto.com – very classy choices here!
- Handmade Organic Dryer Balls – helping the environment one dryer sheet less at a time.
- Rada Cutlery – these knives are by far the best we’ve ever owned and they’re made in Iowa.
- GrillSafe Pitmaster USA Made Wooden Grill Scraper and BBQ Cleaning Tool with Bottle Opener – Making it easier to enjoy nice weather by using the outdoor grill.
Just think about how much useful stuff you’ve accumulated over the years of having your own place… new homeowners (or those moving into apartments or condos for that matter) need a lot to get started so every gift is so helpful to them. You have many choices for shopping these days at your fingertips — but your friends and family will appreciate the thoughtfulness of choosing a gift made in the USA.