Buying American made products helps create jobs, less energy is used in shipping, and we have stronger environmental and labour regulations than China where so many of our products come from now.
“The average American will spend $738 on Holiday gifts this year. If we spent half of this amount on gifts made in USA we could create one million American jobs.” – Made in America Challenge
So this year can you pledge to spend half of your holiday budget on made in American products? Check out the American Made Holiday Gift Guide, a wonderful guide from Made in America Challenge.
You can even take it a step further and shop locally. Out of every $100 spent at a local store, $68 returns to the community. Out of the same $100 spent at a national chain only $43 returns to the community.
Be sure to come back now through Christmas for more holiday ideas, including gift guides starting December 1st. And don’t forget to pledge to buy American made this holiday season.