Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gifts Made in the U.S.A.

About half of the Christmas presents I'm giving this year are made in the United States. Some I've made, and others are from small businesses.

I bought Sarris Candies from a candy-making company about thirty-five miles away from me. They have a store/ice cream parlor on site, and I'm hoping to take a trip there in the near future. Their chocolates are yummy, especially the peanut butter meltaway, and the pecan bars.

I purchased a glass gift from Boyd Glass, a small, family-owned and operated glass-making factory in Cambridge, Ohio.  Their glass is unique, very reasonable in price, and collectible. They have a monthly special of a half-price item, and change the colors of the items in production several times a year. They have hand-painted Christmas specialties (trains, scotties) as well as those elusive covered dishes and salts--bunnies, chicks, lambs, hens and turkeys.

I had to delete Montorsville Farms. They haven't put through our order and haven't acknowledged a phone call or emails. I will call them again tomorrow. Businesses who advertise online must keep websites up-to-date!


Annie said...

Great idea to support small businesses. And you find some of the greatest gifts that way!

Denise said...

Kudos to you! What a great idea to buy from our local businesses!

Boyd Glass is about 20 miles south of my home. But, I have never been to their shop.

Merry Christmas -

Margaret said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog too. I love the embroidered pillow cases you made for gifts - so pretty! Love your other stitching as well!