How to shop made in America for the holidays

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  • Buying American-made products is a patriotic way to spread holiday cheer
  • Products manufactured in America may seem hard to find, but it's not impossible

(CNN)There's no denying that fewer consumer goods are made in the United States today than in the heyday of American manufacturing.

But that doesn't mean American-made products no longer exist. A handful of longstanding heritage brands and a new crop of patriotic upstarts are turning out a variety of products made in the United States, from clothes and accessories to beauty products and kitchen supplies.

Here's a list of websites and Facebook groups dedicated to helping consumers find products made in the United States, along with a few brands known to manufacture most or a substantial portion of their goods stateside. We did our best to vet the companies but it's always best to check as businesses constantly change practices.

    This least is by no means exhaustive; share your suggestions in the comments.


    A Continuous Lean: The American List

    American Made Matters

    Haute Americana

    Hickorees: Made in the USA

    The Americanologists

    The Made in America Movement

    Made in usa challenge

    USA Love List


    Bags and accessories:

    - Alex and Ani: Bags, jewelery

    - Archival Clothing: Bags, apparel, blankets

    - Arne Mason: Leather carrying cases

    - Baggu: Bags

    - Blackbox Case: Wooden laptop cases

    - Bollman Hat Company

    - Cause and Effect: Belts and bracelets

    - Duluth Pack: Bags, belts, scarves, wallets

    - Ebbets Field Flannels: Ballcaps

    - Estex Mfg. Co.: Tool sheaths, aprons, buckets, holsters

    - Fox River Mills: Socks

    - Fleabags: Bags

    - GORUCK: Bags

    - Havstad Hat Co.

    - J.W. Hulme: Bags, wallets

    - Makr Carry Goods: Bags, stools, wallets, belts

    - Maptote: Bags

    - Mountain Ridge Gear: Bags

    - Pendleton: Blankets and apparel

    - Pierrepont Hicks: Ties, bowties

    - Randolph Engineering: Glasses, sunglasses

    - Stetson: Hats, boots, belts

    - Summit Creek Dry Goods: Wallets, key chains, belts

    - Stormy Kromer: Hats

    - Tom Bihn: Bags

    - Tough Traveler: Bags

    - The Hill-Side: Ties, bow ties, pocket squares, scarves, bags and wallets

    - Walz Caps

    - Winter Session: Bags, wallets, belts

    - Yellow 108: Hats, bags, scarves


    - All American Clothing

    - American Apparel

    - American Trench

    - Askov Finlayson

    - Baldwin Denim

    - Black Halo

    - Buck Mason

    - Carhartt

    - Columbiaknit

    - Emerson Fry

    - Epaulet

    - FairEnds

    - Gitman Bros.

    - Hanky Panky

    - Hart Schaffner Marx

    - Hickey Freeman

    - Imogene and Willie

    - Left Field

    - Nanette Lepore

    - Oxxford Clothes

    - Pendleton Woolen Mills

    - Pointer Brand

    - Raleigh Denim

    - Taylor Stitch

    - Todd Shelton

    - Unis

    - Westerlind

    - Wild Fox


    - Alden

    - Allen Edmonds

    - Body and Sole Comfort: Insoles

    - Capps Shoe Company

    - The Frye Company

    - Lucchese Boots

    - Munro Shoes

    - New Balance

    - Oakstreet Bootmakers

    - Quoddy

    - Rancourt and Company

    - Red Wing Heritage line

    - Russell Moccasin Co.

    - Som Footwear

    - Telic Footwear

    Beauty and personal care:

    - Anastasia Beverly Hills: Makeup

    - Clarisonic: Skin care

    - Dr. Bronner's: Lotion, soap, toothpaste

    - FootMate: Foot massager

    - Jardin du Soleil: Oils, soap

    - Jordan Essentials: Skin care

    - LUSH: Makeup, shampoo, soap

    - Merle Norman: Makeup, skin care

    - Portland General Store: Grooming products for men

    - S.W. Basics: Skin care

    - Tom's of Maine

    Furniture, cookware and home:

    - 360 Cookware

    - Austin Air: Purifiers

    - Best Drying Rack: Laundry equipment

    - Colgate: Crib mattresses and pads

    - CUTCO Cutlery

    - DutchCrafters: Furniture

    - Farmplast: Milk crates

    - FlipFold: Folding tool

    - Frame USA: Pictures frames, custom framing

    - High Sierra Showerheads

    - Homer Laughlin Fiesta: Dinnerware

    - Igloo Coolers

    - Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop: Furniture

    - KettlePizza: Pizza ovens

    - Liberty Tabletop: Flatware

    - Lodge Cast Iron Cookware

    - Malpaca: Pillows and bedding

    - ManPans: Cookware

    - MIDE Products: Aluminum Hooks, hangers and storage products

    - Middleton Made Knives

    - Pacific Hospitality Design

    - Pyrex: Cookware

    - Sterilite: Plastic Housewares

    - Tervis: Tumblers, drink ware

    - Simplicity Vacuums

    - Vitamix: Blenders

    Electronics and tools:

    - Audio Research: Audio products

    - Behring Made: Knives

    - Braun Corporation: Manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and ramps, transit vehicles

    - Council Tool: Hand tools

    - Edelbrock: Specialty vehicle parts

    - Excel: Hand dryers

    - Geneva Manufacturing: Modular garage organizing gear

    - Grado Labs: Headphones and phone cartridges

    - Vandersteen Audio: Speakers


    - Airstream: Campers

    - Case Knives: Pocket and hunting knives

    - Crayola: Art supplies

    - Fischer Space Pen

    - Grain Surfboards

    - Harley-Davidson: Motorcycles

    - Heritage General Store: Bicycles

    - K'NEX: Children's toys

    - King Saddlery: Western saddles, tack, ropes

    - Lawn Chair USA

    - Litespeed Bicycles

    - MAK Grills

    - Martin Guitar

    - Nokona: Baseball and softball equipment

    - Night Owl Paper Goods

    - Post-it: Dry-erase boards, easels, notes

    - Purrfectplay: Pet toys

    - Schutt Sports: Football, baseball and softball gear

    - Steelman Cycles

    - Stern Pinball

    - USA Flag Supply: American, Gadsen, specialty flags

    - Vermont Teddy Bear Company

    - Victus: Baseball bats

    - Wholesome Hide: Rawhide dog chews

    - Wilson: Leather footballs, wood bats

    - Zippo: Lighters

    Where do you shop for products made in the United States? Share your resources in the comments!