Gift Guide for The Graduate

Remember that distinct feeling you had the day you graduated high school? Like your whole life had been waiting for this very moment to begin. Naïvely honestly believing that anything was possible and your future was literally beckoning you forward. I came across  Wildfox's Dazed and Confused Lookbook from 2009 (made in LA) and I was instantly transported back to those final days of high school, knowing that there were only three months left until everything changed. It made me think about how my 18 year-old-self envisioned my future self. Do you remember how you thought your life would be post-graduation? Take a moment to scan Wildfox's spot-on interpretation of the 70's-based cult classic, it's amazingly nostalgic. And if you know any high school students bidding their youth goodbye in the upcoming days, check out my American-made gift guide for grads.
1. Homage Womens Buckeye State $28, Made in Columbus, Ohio. 2. La Mer Collections Pyramid Stud Wrap Watch $106, Made in USA. 3. Maya Brenner State Charm Necklace $399, Made in Los Angeles. 4. Duluth Canvas Flatpack $169, Made in USA. 5. Susy Jack Ikat Lined Notebook 12, Made in New York. 6. Jagger Edge Spring Fling iPhone 4 Cover $99, Made in Los Angeles. 7. Chalkboard Globe $112, Made in USA. 8. Susy Jack Pencil Cup - Kilim $9.50, Made in New York. 9. SFK Psychedelic Camera Strap, Made in USA. 10. Joie De Vivre Banner $10, Made in USA. 11. Bowery Lane Bicycles Breukelen $695 Made in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 12. Reach for the Moon Charm Necklace $55, Made in USA. 13. Susy Jack Magnetic Clip Sets $6.50, Made in New York. 14. Uncommon Goods $20 Graduation Good Voodoo Doll, Made in USA.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Although many of us may still be un-decking the halls from Christmas, that certainly won't stop Valentine's Day from steadily creeping up. When it comes to Valentine's Day the little things always tend to have the greatest impact, but so can dropping your beau a few helpful hints. The following gift ideas are all made in the USA, and all have a needed pinch of sappiness to reach the desired effect. 

1. Fluffy Co Two-sided Heart Tote $49, Made in USA. 2. Love Ring $32, Made in Diamond Bar, California. 3. Wit and Whistle Personalized Valentine Card Decoder $5, Made in North Carolina. 4. Uncommon Goods Heart Coffee Scoop $24, Handmade in Massachusetts. 5. Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Punk Love Studs $35, Made in New York, New York. 6. Maya Brenner Straight as an Arrow Bracelet $78-$170, Made in Los Angeles, California. 7. Noodle & Boo All of My Heart Soap $15, Made in USA. 8. Simpatico Hobnail Candle $28, Made in USA. 9. ban.do Crystal Swirl Brooch Bobbi $130, Made in Los Angeles. 10. Only Hearts So Fine Lace Chemise $90, Made in USA. 11. Lily Gene Home is Where the Heart is $30, Made in California.

Holiday Gift Guide for your Mother

My favorite person to buy gifts for is my mom. Being such a selfless person, she always puts others needs before her own, and as such it is nice to take the time to show her my extreme gratitude. I also tend to put the most pressure on myself when it comes to buying her gifts. The following items are some American made gift options I have assembled for the holidays, but I think I may have settled on the Canyon De Chelly Scarf from The Portland Collection.

 

1. Anthropologie Minimalist Birdhouse $100, Made in USA. 2. Maya Brenner Letter Necklace $198, Los Angeles. 3. Jenis Ice Cream $12, Columbus, Ohio (can be shipped!) 4. Anthropologie Aginares Paper Napkins $14, USA. 5. Pendleton The Portland Collection Canyon De Chelly Scarf $98, Made in Oregon. 6. Clare Vivier Work Tote $242, Los Angeles. 7. Anthropologie The Collector's Charm, Ceramic Bobble $15, Made in USA. 8. Lodis Astor Patent Mini Card Case $44, Made in USA. 9. Rifle Paper Co. Christmas Tree Gift Tags $10, Made in USA. 10. Blithe and Bonny assorted goods $8-$28, Made in USA. 11. Serena & Lily Wide Stingray Cuff Bracelet, Made in Texas of imported material.