Affordable American Made: 30 Gifts for $30 or Less

Affordable American Made!

Everyone wants to find a great gift that won’t break the bank. I’ve put together a list of 30 gifts for $30 or less for everyone on your list. They are all affordable American made, so  you’ll feel even better about your purchase!

8Soap-Ner-Mar-Tub-2T30 Gifts for $30 or Less - ZENTS American Made Luxury Bath and Body Products30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Mint Nailpolish

1. Everyone loves luxurious bath items. I particularly love Soap and Paper’s 8oz. bath bars ($12). The vibrant and classy wrapping makes it a perfect gift.

2. Zents shower and hand wash ($23) is made with organic shea butter and sugar cane to serve as a natural exfoliant. It doesn’t get more luxurious than that. Shop now for 30% off everything {except 1 oz samples, out of stock items and clearance} until 12/31/13

3. mint nail lacquers ($12) last longer, dry faster, and are made without nasty cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde (found in other polishes). All of our polishes are (proudly) brewed and bottled in sunny California.

30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Mouth Party Caramels Made in Baltimore, Maryland30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Kona Coffee from USA Coffee Company

4. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter ($12) is the best nut butter I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. I don’t particularly like vanilla, but adds a complex a delicate addition to the sweet almond paste. You will not be disappointed!

5. No one can  explain how great Mouth Party Caramels (gift bags starting at $8.50) better than Lindsay, food editor of The Glutton’s Digest. This gift is sure to please anyone who has a sweet tooth. My personal favorite is the cinnamon caramel.

6. When it comes to Kona coffee, USA Coffee Company is it. Unlike some “Kona” coffee that, offers blends of different beans, every single coffee bean from USA Coffee Company  is Hawaiian grown.  All of the goods sold at USA Coffee Company are American made too.

30 Gifts For $30 or Less - American Made Socks29882_fingerless_fawn30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Goorin Gorgette Wool Hat

7. Find out what all the hype behind compression socks is with Marvy socks ($18-25). I love the support they give me when I’m wearing boots all day long. They really provide added support and comfort!

8. Alpaca says luxury. But with Golden Touch Naturals American alpaca gloves ($21), it’s a luxury you can afford.

9.  Goorin has been making hats since 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nothing quite says style like this Goorin Gorgette Wool Cloche hat ($29).

30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Grow It Plant Kit from Jonsteen Co30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Count and Stack Blocks for Toddlers From Citizen Native

10. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty ($10-15) isn’t just for kids. Read why Sarah, USA Love List founder, loves this stuff!

11. Did you know the Venus Fly Trap is native to America? Now you can grow one yourself with Jonsteen Company’s seed germination kits ($8.25). They give you everything you need to germinate tree seed – seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions.

12. You’ll know these Count and Stack Blocks from Citizen Native ($22) are safe for your child. The numbers are engraved while pictures are printed with non-toxic inks. Blocks are hand manufactured from sustainable Michigan bass wood in Grand rapids, MI.

30 Gifts For $30 or Less - SPARQ Wine Pearls Square One Organic Vodka30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Gator Ron's Gluten Free Bloody Mary Mix


13. Lucky for us winos SPARQ wine pearls ($29.95) make it so you never have to dilute your glass with ice again! (They are as big as they look in the photo too.)

14. Smooth, crisp and refreshing Square One Organic Vodka ($27.99)is my favorite vodka. It’s made from 100% American grown rye.

15. Gator Ron’s ($6.79) is the reason I now like Bloody Mary’s. It’s bold, zesty and packs a punch. Unlike some mixes that come with ingredients you can’t even pronounce, Gator Ron’s ingredients are all-natural, gluten free and GMO-free. Try the Square One Cucumber Vodka to add brightness to your next bloody mary. Bottoms up!

30 Gifts Under $30 or Less - Cinda B Made in USA Handbags30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Devora Libin American Made Jewelry American Made Necklace Under $30 Gifts

16. I told you how much I love the patterns and  fabric of Cinda B  products in my gift guide for the yogi gift guide and tween fashion gift guide. The durable nylon fabric makes it the perfect for everyday use. If you’re into Vera Bradley, I’d suggest checking out all the cool patterns offered by Cinda B. All Cinda B’s goods are made in USA at the company’s factory in Indiana.

17. Glamourous meets edgy with this Chloe S. bracelet from Devora Libin ($20). The skull is adorned with Swarovski crystals. Select from four different colors.

18. I  love the idea of personalized gifts. I try to select things I think the person receiving the gift would like and one that speaks to their personality. If you’re looking for classic quality jewelry that speaks to the person receiving it, I’d suggest Laura Tanner Message Charm Necklace (prices starting at $12).

30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Leather Monogrammed Coasters from JZD Mercantile      30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Liberty Bottleworks Stainless Steel Bottle30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Leather Logbooks from Daily Grommet

19. I love these JZD Mercantile monogramed leather coasters ($24) made in New York City. They are made from vegetable-tanned bridle leather and the monogram is handed stamped. These make a perfect gift for almost anyone, but especially someone who might need a little help making their man cave look a bit more sophisticated. Check out all our recommendations for the craft beer lover in your life.

20. We love this all American collab with Liberty Bottleworks and Freaker USA ($24.99)! Liberty Bottle is the only 100% recycled aluminum bottle that’s made in the USA. It’s BPA free and has a patented quick-turn-top. Keep your hands warm with Freaker USA drink insulator.

21. Rustico’s hand-sewn journals are the perfect vessels for recording our passions. Select from fly-fishing or golf log journals (starting at $30). Made of top grain leather cowhide. Handcrafted and sewn in Utah.

30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Night Owl Paper Goods made in USA Desk Calendar   30 Gifts for $30 or Less - Salt and Pepper Cellar from Catherine's Table 30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Tervis Tumblers American Made Hot and Cold Cups

22. Be bright and merry into the new year with this cheery Watercolor Whirls Mini Desk Calendar ($8) from Night Owl Paper Goods. All its products are made in Homewood, “owlabama”.

23. Create a soulful table this holiday season with this Salt and Pepper Cellar Set ($28). It is crafted by the artists at Eigen Arts, in Jersey City, New Jersey, who are known for their fresh designs and colorful glazes.

24. Give a gift that someone will use everyday. Trust me, once you own a Tervis tumbler, you’ll surely use it daily to carry your cold or hot beverages on the go!

30 Gifts For $30 or Less - Super Strong Magnets from Ben's GardenAmerican Made GMO-Free Soy Candles From rareEARTHCopyofDSC_0073002

25. How fun are these Ben’s Garden Vintage Expressions Superstrong Glass Magnets ($28)? They are entirely crafted by hand in New York. They’re really a perfect gift for any occasion.

26. Everything that goes into a rareEARTH candle ($18) is sourced from the earth. We use pure, GMO-free plant and beeswaxes from farms in the Midwestern USA, natural mineral colors, all-cotton wicks, and real artisan-blended aromas. You don’t even have to burn the candle to smell it. The scents are intoxicating. Search for them at your local Whole Foods Market too.

27. Movember might be over, but you can still love this Mustache Photo Frame ($22) from aftcra. It has a distressed white background with a lovely black mustache design. Perfect to give as a gift or keep for your self.

American Made Fashion For Kids From City Threads Kid's Vitamins Made in USAAmerican Made Moccasins From Citizen Native $22

28. City Threads Pow Raglan ($27.50) is sure to be a kid’s favorite tee.

29. Once you try Smarty Pants Vitamins, you won’t want anything else. Regular vitamins make me nauseous, so I have to take gummy ones. Many other brands have corn byproducts, dyes, and artificial ingredients. Smarty Pants, however, are free of dyes, flavors, and corn syrup. They are made in California from natural and organic ingredients. They offer made in USA kids vitamins, and ones for adults too.

30. Fashion forward moms and dads are going crazy for these unique and adorable navy chevron moccasins from Citizen Native, and at $22, you don’t have to be crazy to purchase them.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post which USA Love List is proud to share with you because, sponsored or not, we only share stuff we love.

We’re making it easy to buy American-made gifts this year. Follow and share our 2014 Holiday Gift Guides and check our previous years’ archives from 2013, 2012 and 2011 for even more ideas.

Have you visited our Made in USA Shopping District? It is the place to start your shopping when you want to find the best of American-made.

About The Author

Post by Jill Homiak

Lifestyle and Fashion Editor, USA Love List. Follow me on Twitter for all things fashion, made in the USA.


  1. Thank you for this list! Those moccasins are perfect!
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  2. Great to see that these wonderful products are available. Starting my Christmas shopping today. All American made!!

  3. I am a sucker for coasters.. I can never have enough! These chic leather ones would make the perfect gift for anyone!
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  4. LOVE the cloche hat — SO Great Gatsby!
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  5. You should also check out Gordys leather camera straps. Made in the USA. Handmade leather camera straps affordable and lovely to look at. Check it out!

  6. Hi! I sell USA made soap in vintage packaging. I’d live to be listed on your site. Is that possible? Thanks for a great site!

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