The Made in the USA Holiday Gift Guide

made in usaI may be a blogger here at Lehman’s, but let me assure you, I was a groupie long before. This place is TEEMING with American-made goodies that are functional, durable, and make some seriously unique gifts. Check out the ones I cherry-picked for your shopping delight:

USA-Made Gifts for Kids
1. Lehman’s Hardwood Slingshotlehman's hardwood slingshotGo ahead, buy it for someone else’s kid. This classic toy makes a great stocking stuffer, and you can include your own release of liability in the Christmas card.

2. Eli & Mattie Doll Cradleeli and mattie doll cradle

Lehman’s is featuring this gorgeous new collection of Amish-made children’s toys, and this cradle is picture perfect. Made of solid oak, this cradle comes fully assembled — no tools needed.

3. Child’s Teepee Tentchilds teepee tentCome on, don’t pretend like you don’t want one after seeing them all over Pinterest. Teepees make adorable play tents, and this one’s made from thick cotton and wood, right here in the US of A.

4. Hooping Corn Hole Gamehooping corn holeThat’s right, they still make games without controllers. This game is a great way to get kids to unplug and work on that hand eye coordination on snow days (without breaking a window).

5. Eli & Mattie Push Horseeli and mattie push horseMade of solid oak wood by the Amish local to our store in Ohio, this gorgeous ride on toy is a beauty that will last for generations. Kids can kick off on their own with it, and the head even turns!

USA-Made Gifts for Cooks
1. Amish-Made Stovetop Water Bath Canneramish made stovetop water bath cannerWe all know someone who cans like a maniac every year, and this bad boy will make you their new best friend if it shows up under their tree. Designed to prevent breakage, this canner holds up to 15 quart sized jars at a time!

2. Oilcloth Apronsoilcloth apronsPersonally I never clean anything without my apron on (because I hate it when my belly gets wet). These aprons repel water, and look pretty darned cute doing it.

3. Over/Sun Food Drying Rackoven and sun food drying rackThis solid oak food drying rack is like a dehydrator without a power source. Just set it in a warm, dry place with your food on the fiberglass drying screens, and enjoy homemade veggie chips or potpourri!

4. Animal-Shaped Maple Cutting Boardsanimal shaped maple cutting boardsThese lightly distressed maple cutting boards are adorable in a country kitchen, and incredibly practical for busy cooks. Get it in a cow, chicken, or pig shape!

USA-Made Gifts for Crunchy People
1. Peanut Butter Stirrerpeanut butter stirrerI can attest that, as an oil-on-the-top buying peanut butter person, this tool is a must-have for any kitchen. Get it as a thoughtful gift for that friend of yours who insists on buying the messiest peanut butter known to man.

2. Bee’s Wrap 3-Piece Setbee's wrap 3-piece setOne of my all-time favorite zero waste innovations, these beeswax food wraps are completely reusable and compostable, and make a great replacement for plastic wrap.

3. Rolled Beeswax Taper Candlesrolled beeswax taper candlesThese gorgeous honeycombed candles are made with naturally sweet-smelling beeswax, and 100% free of artificial fragrances and petroleum products.

4. Compost Crankcompost crankThat’s right, IT EXISTS. This awesome tool is perfect for friends who do some backyard composting, and trust me, it beats the pants off of heaving compost with a pitchfork.

5. 11-Rung Clothes Dryer11 rung clothes dryerPerfect for indoor laundry drying, this rack saves on electricity used by the dryer and fits comfortable into even smaller living spaces.

Which hard-to-shop-for person are you shopping for this Christmas? Describe them in the comments below, and I’ll drop you a sweet gift recommendation (that’s right, you can pin it on me).

About Destiny Hagest

Destiny is a freelance writer living in the mountains of small town of Montana with her family, where they raise chickens and ducks, forage and grow some of their own food, and continue to plan their off-the-grid dream home. When she’s not writing an article about homesteading or sustainability, you can catch her baking with her toddler, or staying up all night with her husband philosophizing over a glass of craft beer.