Toys – Not all toys are made in China. Several American toy companies produce a significant portion of their products in the United States, including Lionel trains.
Food – Food might be obvious, but it still pays to check the label to see where it comes from. Fruits and vegetables are shipped from all over the world. Buying American produce contributes directly to American farmers.
Cleaning supplies – American-made dishwashing liquid and detergents also have a large footprint thanks to Colgate-Palmolive.
Mattresses – Retailers tend to source heavy and highly regulated products like mattresses from the United States to keep shipping costs down, said Gardner Carrick of the Manufacturing Institute.
Paint – America's love affair with home building and interior design has created a robust market for paint, varnish and lacquer. Sherwin-Williams is the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States and is among the largest producers in the world.