Mother's Day Gift Guide

Our mothers are arguably the most important people in our lives, considering without them there would be no life in which to have important people. This Mother's Day (May 13), show your mother how much of an impact she has had on shaping your existence by gifting her something made in the United States. Afterall, your mother only wants what's best for you, and what's best for you is supporting the American economy for the sake of your own kids, or if that wagon's still waiting to be hitched, your future kids.
1. Splendid Slouchy Bands Sweater $88, Made in Los Angeles, California. 2. Madder Root Mantinicus Dishtowel Lobster $24, Handmade in USA. 3. Yellow Owl Workshop Kitchen Shimmer Recipe Cards $16, Made in San Francisco, California. 4. Rifle Paper Co. Switchboard Notepad $12, Made in USA. 5. Minimalist Utensil Jar $58, Made in USA. 6. Maximal Art The Collector's Charm Scotty $9.95, Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7. Shabby chic, feed sack, Vintage Basset Hound Puppy Graphic with Gingham Welting 14" x 14" pillow sham $29, Made in Riverside Connecticut. Check out the KreativbyErika shop for a wide range of dog breed pillow shams - and cats as well! 8. Anna Rabinowicz Agate Coasters - Set of Four $64, Made in USA. 9. Bootights $3o, Made in North Carolina. Enter code "Mom" for 40% off until May 31. Buy two and shipping is free!! 10. Lollia Shower Gel $22, Made in USA. 11. Clare Vivier Neon Stripe Card Case $66, Made in Los Angeles, California. 12. Duchess Marden Exfoliant $44, Made in USA. 13. Maximal Art The Collector's Charm Vintage Pencil $9.95, Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers

For most dog owners, their pets are an integral part of their family dynamic. Thus when the holidays roll around each year, pet owners tend to purchase presents for their four legged friends. In my search to buy all of my loved ones American made goods this Christmas, I couldn’t resist including my jack russell Olive (seen here) in the mix. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the day I brought her home from the Franklin County Dog Shelter, which gives me that much more incentive to spoil her this Christmas. The following American made presents are for dogs and dog lovers alike. Make your purchases count this holiday season by investing the money you spend on your canines in creating American jobs and aiding the American economy.

1. KreativByErika Vintage West Highland Terrier graphic with gingham welting 14" x 14" pillow sham $25, Made in Riverside, Connecticut. 2. Bow Wow Couture Dog Collar and Flower Set Christmas Damask $31.95, Made in Gainesville, Florida. 3. Bow Wow Couture Bow Tie Set Fresh Dots in Tangerine $34.95, Made in Gainesville, Florida. 4. Bow Wow Couture Bow Tie Set Santa's Little Helper Collar $34.95, Made in Gainesville, Florida. 5. Bow Wow Couture Dog Collar and Flower Set Mod Dog in Nautical Navy $31.95, Made in Gainesville, Florida. 6. KONG Braidz Monkey Dog Toy $10.49, Made in the USA. 7. Zuke's Jerky Naturals Dog Treats$7.99, Made in the USA with USA sourced meats, grains, fruits and vegetables. 8. VeraMeat Hi I'm French Ring $170, Made in NYC. 9. VeraMeat Poodle Art $48, Made in NYC. 10. Outsidepeg Personalized Boston Terrier Magnet Modern Dog Gift $6.99, Made in Park City, Utah. 11. Outsidepeg Havanese Magnet Modern Dog Gift $5.99, Made in Park City, Utah. 12. Mirka Design DOG TOY - Christmas bone $11. 13. Uncommon Goods Dog Bone Ornaments $22 $14.99, Handmade in Northern California. 14. U.S. Bones* Dizzy Bone Large - 8 in $4.99, Made in USA. 15. U.S. Bones Dino Bone - Beef Feemur - 14 in 10.99, Made in the USA. 16. U.S. Bones Rawhide Retriever Roll - 9 in $3.29, Made in the USA.

* U.S. Bones was launched in 2004 as an effort to raise money for animal shelters and rescue groups. With every purchase you make, 25% is donated to the animal shelter/rescue group of your choice. U.S. Bones currently has over 500 partner groups with 6-12 new groups added each month.