For the past few years I’ve been bringing you gifts that do more than please their recipient, they give back in some way. They might be made of recycled, renewable or re-purposed material, crafted or made in the USA, a portion of the proceeds donated to charity, a fair trade product or do double duty in some other way.
This week we’ll focus on gifts that generate jobs here in the good ole U-S of A.
The only thing better than kicking back with a cold one is kicking back with one made with your own two hands. Featuring pub-worthy craft brew, this home brewing kit puts premium beer in your fridge and a refreshing brew in your glass for results that are truly toast-worthy. Brews one gallon in just 21 days. Made in USA.
When you buy the Summer Sausage & Cheese Gift Box (or 3 other gift sets) Hickory Farms will donate a 10oz Summer Sausage to Operation Gratitude which sends care packages to deployed U.S. Service Members, their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. Hickory Farms also ships free to APO/FPO military addresses.
Purchase the Party Planner Gift Box and Hickory Farms will donate $5 to the No Kid Hungry campaign which feeds children in need right here in the US. You can also add your own donation to No Kid Hungry through your Hickory Farms order.
Heat this therapy pack in the microwave and enjoy a warm, cozy heat that’s scented with clove, cinnamon, peppermint, and lavender. Perfect for anyone who needs to relax. The cover is removable and machine washable. Made in the USA.
Show your school spirit and support jobs here at home. Letters are from photos taken on each individual campus. Choose standard or premium frame. Made in the USA.
Perfect for the teen in your life this working brass zipper bracelet can be worn zipped or unzipped and fits wrists up to 71/2 inches. Specify black or red. Made in the USA.
This all-natural set was created by a mechanic who let his dirty, damaged paws drive his inspiration to design products for dudes. The manly salves, scrubs and balms included are specially made to meet the needs of the working man. From soothing sore feet, to healing cracked lips and knuckles, to buffing the dickens out of dry skin, this kit goes beyond simple cleansers to get the job done. Handmade in the USA.
History buffs will truly enjoy these replicated Civil War blankets from the 1860′s. They’re known for their simple design and durability. 100% Wool and Made in the USA.
I hope I’ve helped ease some of your gift buying stress. Look for more Gifts That Give posts in the coming weeks.
Which of these gifts is your favorite?