Last-Minute Made in USA Christmas Gifts Under $20

December 15th, 2010

You already know how difficult it is to find products made close to home, but there are a several USA-made gifts that are often easy to find. You just have to know what you’re looking for. I’ve tried items from all the companies listed below and love them so far. Merry shopping.

Here’s what to get everyone on your list (all made in USA gifts):


Nordic Ware has a wonderful Microwaver Popcorn Popper.

Popcorn is a good afternoon office snack, but many people rely on wasteful and chemical-lined microwaveable popcorn bags. I have a Nordic Ware popcorn maker for the microwave and it’s very fast and easy to use. (Just remember it can get hot.)

young niece or nephew

They all end up in a tub at some point, right? I bought this boat (pictured) for my niece and I’m surprised at how large it is. If a bath toy is on the list, you can’t go wrong with Green Toys My First Red Tug Boat.


Everyone needs a cast iron cornbread pan. It doesn’t have to be the pre-seasoned Lodge Logic Cornstick Pan.

However, I do recommend buying a pre-seasoned Lodge cast iron pan. If you want to give a more versatile (not shaped like corncobs) cast iron gift, go for the Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron 8-Inch Skillet.


Among all kitchen tasks, men just seem to enjoy cutting things. At least that’s what I’ve seen. And one can never have too many cutting boards. Well, maybe you can, but who can resist this cute apple green Preserve cutting board?


If she’s still using plastic containers to store leftovers, introduce mom to glass Pyrex storage containers with BPA-free lids. I use these often and have yet to break one. I’m clumsy a bit too. Glass is great for food storage. It doesn’t absorb odors or discolor. You can find these storage containers individually for get the Pyrex Storage 10-Piece Set.


Not all disposable razors are evil. Preserve razor handles are 100 percent recycled, and you can take them back to any Gimme 5 location to be recycled if they break. Replacement blades are affordable too. I like the Preserve Triple Blade Cartridges.

More related posts:
Gimme 5 Recycling
Recycled and BPA Free Cutting Boards and Colanders
Making Your Own Eco-Friendly Popcorn
Review: Whirley Pop 3-Minute Popcorn Popper
Cast Iron — Green Way to Get Cooking

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