~* American Made Gift Ideas *~

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we know our customers value quality, American made products. Below we have gathered some of our favorite made in the USA products that might be just the gift this holiday season that you’ve been searching for. Supporting artisans and manufacturers that handcraft or produce items here in the states will make you feel good, especially this time of year. To browse all of our Made in the USA products click here: here.

Each year and sometimes each season we add more Woolys┬« to our collection and perhaps it gives you the opportunity to do so as well. But these adorable little, 100% wool snowmen also make the perfect gift this holiday season. Perhaps for that someone who is difficult to buy for, a small gift to swap at your friend’s or work party or what will be the most talked about teacher gift. Seen here to the left we have our All Tangled Up Wooly┬«, new for the Holiday 2011 catalog. This poor little Wooly, has gotten himself all tangled up, while hanging bulbs on the Christmas Tree. Wrapped in a variety of multi-colored bulbs, he has also managed to grab a tree branch and tuck it under his arm. With matching hat and scarf this friendly Wooly needs your help! Click here to meet all of our collectible snowman friends.

At Sturbridge we have a nice selection of American made games and even one that features our great nation, as seen here to the right in the America-opoly Game. Offering a spin-off of the classic game, here you can buy properties such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Route 66, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Collect Homes and trade them in for Estates. Land on the Fourth of July and scoop up the cash from the center of the board. Or you might consider something smaller like our Football Vintage Tin, which offers a portable game board. Players roll dice and use the enclosed chart to determine plays, including touchdowns, gains, sacks, incompletes, interceptions, fumbles and penalties. This attractive collector’s box makes a great stocking stuffer! Click here to see all of American made games.

Candles are nice any time of year but having candles like these around, will truly make your home feel warm and cozy; and make it smell scrumptious too. New for this season, is our Candle Baker, seen here to the left. A unique gift idea for anyone on your list, our Candle Bakers offer an impressive 130 hours of average burn time. Made with real soy and infused with pure beeswax, candles like this one boast clean burning and healthy living. The stoneware crock with engraved solid wood lid that the candle sits in, doubles as a 32ounce baking dish after use. It is entirely oven, microwave and dishwasher safe! In your choice of an array of delicious smelling scent options, we know you’ll find one you love. Other soy based candles you might be interested in are our Farmhouse Jar Candle or for a bit of nostalgia, our Milk Bottle Jar Candle.

Amazingly tasty, all of our gourmet treats are proudly made here in the USA. Our Maple Basil Roasted Almonds will be a real delight for whoever receives them in their stocking or as a small gift. Presented in a compact, green package, these nuts contain all natural ingredients with no added preservatives. Other gourmet goodies include different flavored nuts like the ones mentioned above, baking mixes for desserts and breads, like our Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Mix and our new line of sauces, salsas, dip oils, and drizzles, such as our Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Dip Oil and certainly not least, our jelly and jams, like the yummy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. Consider combining your favorites together in a gift basket for the perfect foodie gift.

We hope this mini gift guide of American made products will help you in your holiday shopping and inspire you to share the idea of supporting nationally crafted items with your friends and family this year.

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