Make it YOUR New Years resolution to buy PRODUCTS MADE IN THE USA! It can be hard, but the least you can do is try. Especially when it comes to the big ticket items bought only once every 5-10 years like appliances and furniture. This was one of our resolutions for 2015, and I am proud to say, "We did it!" Check out Our Top 4 Made in the USA Buys of 2015.
WHAT DOES THE LAW STATE ABOUT WHERE A PRODUCT IS MADE?
Any product (not food) sold in the United States must say exactly where it is made. So if you look closely enough, a product should state, "Made in the USA, Made in Mexico, Made in China, etc." somewhere on the packaging. Just having a picture of an American Flag, or calling itself American, or using the name United States, or a picture of the USA or anything of the sort DOES NOT MEAN IT IS MADE IN AMERICA. In fact, this is the perfect scam! They hope you are making the assumption from the name or the picture that it is made in America because if you looked any closer (and actually read what it says) you would realize it is NOT!
It is getting harder and harder to buy items 100% made in the USA, but we can at least do our best to try!
MADE IN AMERICA - EITHER QUALIFIED OR UNQUALIFIED
HOW TO KNOW FOR SURE:
Check out our MADE IN AMERICA Pinterest Board for more brands and items that are proudly MADE IN THE USA!
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Hate shopping? Clueless about what to give someone this year? Tired of giving boring gift cards? Want to give a gift that is a little more creative but doesn't take a lot of time to do? Are you on a budget or limited to a certain amount of money? Here are some great ideas that would even be great for the FAMILY, FRIEND, OR OFFICE GRAB BAG! The best part is....I've done most of the work for you!
All links below are affiliate links with Amazon. All shown prices are subject to change as many, if not all, are currently on sale for the holidays! Many of them can also be purchased elsewhere for better prices so always shop around, however I personally can not beat the convenience of shopping online! Be sure that you are also shopping through EBATES (sometimes there is cash back on Amazon) and that you are getting FREE SHIPPING if available. If I am not getting items shipped for free, then I am not buying! But thats just me....
1. FOUR Movies and Snacks
2. Not Just a Mug!
3. Reusable Handwarmers and Gloves
4. Key Chain and USB Charger Combo
5. A Flask and a 'little something' to go with it!
6. Infusion Water Bottle with Fresh Fruit!
7. For Wine Lovers...
8. Stress Relievers....
9. For the Kitchen....
10. Garden Lovers....
For the Birds...
OTHER IDEAS TO SEARCH ON YOUR OWN:
Be creative and have some fun!
Hope this post helps you do your holiday shopping this year ;-)
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!