I got some lovely items made by local craftspeople...and others that were made in China.
ALL of my gifts were either handmade (all my sewing projects used fabric made in the USA: I think all of it was), made by local artisans, or supported local businesses. I think I gave one tea towel that was foreign made but printed with a local design and sold by a local business, and a few books (one antique, two bought new for a child). Other than that, everything was made by local artisans or by me. Nothing from the big box stores (closest I came was Jo-Ann fabrics because we don't have a locally owned fabric store, and the fabric was USA made), never set foot in the mall. It was more work, but I found I enjoyed both the shopping and the sewing immensely more than just hitting the mall!
I bought lots of local jams, jellies, butters, dog treats, and mustards from my local farmers market to give as gifts I live 800 miles away from anyone in my family, so they really enjoyed the novelty food items. Bonus points - I gave away items that will be enjoyed and won't collect dust!
Have YOU ever looked into the eyes of a rich white child who has just lost a jumping competition?
We've been following the "Made In America" news segments and I tried but it's really hard with kids and electronics. Not much of those made in America. I did gift and recieve some food and pet items that are USA. I also purchased some clothing made in America. I received a picture that was made and framed by a local artist.
Irish Draughts and Irish Draught Sport horses