It’s easy to buy American this holiday season!

The Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday are in the past.  My email has been bombarded today with Cyber Monday offers.  I will peruse a few at lunch.  I will be doing my shopping for Christmas over the next few weeks, and I plan on making it an All American Christmas.  Thankfully I am not alone in this endeavor.  Over the last few weeks I have come across a lot of Buy American Christmas articles.  There was one in the L.A TimesSenator Rick Santorum and I are in agreement that we should try to Buy American for Christmas.  So know that you will be in good company this season if you decide to make sure that more of the presents you give this season will be two-fers.  A holiday gift to the recipient of the gift and a gift of employment to the member of our extended American family who made the gift.

The first gift in my Top Ten American Holiday gifts this year is truly a work of art.  It’s the Cutthroat watch made by the Bozeman Watch Company in Bozeman Montana.  This beautiful watch will become a treasure to the recipient.


About John Briggs

I live in Seattle and love telling stories about Americans, the places where they work and the things that they make. I have just published a book, Simply American, encouraging Americans to purchase American made products; the book can be ordered at
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2 Responses to It’s easy to buy American this holiday season!

  1. I try to buy American as much as possible. I read food labels and drive my wife crazy when we are in Target or some other store and I am constantly reading packages to see where all of the junk comes from.
    I know it’s a big ticket item, but a fair amount of furniture is made in the US also. Here in New England we have several.
    Pompanoosuc Mills is in Vermont: Circle Furniture makes most of their furniture in the US and New England. There are many others also.

    • tapirking says:

      Thanks so much for the comment. I also drive my wife and son crazy by looking at the labels and then loudly announcing all the stuff made in the Middle Kingdom.
      Thanks for the heads up on furniture made in New England; I am inspired to do a post on your region’s furniture in the near future. If you are interested in American Made furniture, check out Room & Board. They feature only American furniture at their website and at their stores.

      All the best,

      John Briggs

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