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Made in the USA: Hostess Gift Ideas

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Attending a bridal shower, birthday party or family gathering soon and looking for a simple and charming gift to bring for the hostess or guest of honor? Take a look at this range of made in America around the house items available now on Sturbridge Yankee Workshop’s website.
Simple and Sweet, Smelling That Is

Drawer sachets never go out of style. Give a gift that keeps on giving with charming sachets filled with the calming scent of real lavender flowers. Friends who travel frequently can even tuck one into their suitcase for a real treat when they are on the road. Charming imagery on Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet or Heart Flowers Sachet is sure to make anyone smile. Wonderful aromas are also achieved with jar candles in fragrances such as watermelon or strawberry, just right for the busy hostess who wants to keep room’s smelling fresh.

Hope Pink Ribbon Sachet
Heart Flowers Sachet Watermelon Jar Candle

Life is Good Beach Clock Beach Time

Whether you have a friend who decorates their bathroom in a seaside beach theme or you have a friend who does the same in their dining room, these charming accents feel fresh from the sea to enhance relaxation and laid back atmosphere in every room. Life is Good Beach Clock will remind you of the time while keeping your mind on all things beach related, whether for an in-town home or ocean front cottage. Beach Time Placemat or Coaster Set make a wonderful duo for giving to a friend who hosts summer gatherings in their yard or coastal home.

Beach Time Placemat

Beach Time Coaster Set


Patriotic Charm

Many folks decorate with Americana theme all year round. Enhance the collection of a close friend with charming gift ideas just right for Fourth of July parties or for display throughout the year. Americana Candle Jar is available in two sizes and features rustic imagery on pasted labels and inviting scents of favorite American desserts in wax colors of red, white and blue. Americana Coaster Set and America & Flag Sign Blocks offer primitive imagery for display on patriotic occasions or all year long.

Americana Candle Jar
America & Flag Sign Blocks Americana Coaster Set

Non-slip Pastry Mat Handy Kitchen Helpers

Hostess gifts are often overlooked when attention should be paid to the guy or gal who opened their home for a special event or gathering of friends and family. Show your appreciation for their hard work, especially if they prepared the food, by giving the gift of a reliable cooking tool that they can use in the kitchen. Non-slip Pastry Mat is simply essential for any host who makes pies, cookies or other delectable desserts. Kitchen Helper Guide is always welcome in any kitchen, by new or seasoned cooks alike. Garlic Keeper offers an easy way to keep garlic fresh for friends who adore Italian cooking.

Kitchen Helper Guide Garlic Keeper

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* Patriotic Gift Ideas, Made in the USA *

Friday, June 1st, 2012

For those with a love for Americana or a passion for patriotism, this is the gift guide for you. Perhaps you’re searching for the perfect summer birthday gift or a gift for a friend abroad. Or, maybe its a hostess gift for your upcoming summer get-together. Here, we feature a few gift ideas from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop that will highlight the spirit of red, white and blue.


Pictured here to the left is our America-opoly Game; a twist on the classic game that celebrates our great nation. 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. Pick up $200 each time you pass GO U.S.A., but beware…you may end up in a traffic jam and lose three turns. Or worse yet, be audited by the IRS. Whatever happens, America-opoly is good ol’ American fun for family and friends. Proudly made in the USA, this game is on sale now for $34.95 during the SYW summer sale.

“Life, Liberty, Happiness,” three words that are synonymous with the festivity surrounding summer celebrations. These patriotic words decorate our Americana Candle, seen here to the right. A greeting card, gift, and candle luminary all in one, this candle glows beautifully when lit. The glass cylinder is filled with 16oz of fragrance wax, wrapped with printed canvas and packaged in a clear box with a “To/From” tag. Fragrance scent is an uplifting blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli. You can refill this jar with any 3 x 4 pillar. Presenting a great gift this season, the Americana Candle is also made in the USA and on sale now for $24.95.

For the history buff or folk art lover, this next gift is a must have. Our Lincoln Folk Art (seen below) is a giclee print, with a faux canvas finish and set in a black, wooden floater frame; for a unique, three dimensional look to your walls. Talented New Hampshire artist Tim Campbell, shares his interpretation of a patriotic Abe Lincoln. Folk art charm at its best, honest Abe’s black top hat appears very large in contrast with the mini American flag he holds. He stands tall in front of a green field, with a farm house in the distance and a bright blue sky. The Lincoln Folk Art Framed Print is part of our made in the USA promotion this summer, and is on sale now for just $69.95.


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~* American Made Gift Ideas *~

Friday, December 9th, 2011

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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