Author: Sarah Wagner, founder

Giveaway: Win a Luxurious Body Treatment Set from Spongellé

We have a treat for you with out latest giveaway. Spongellé is a truly indulgent bath and body line. I feel absolutely spoiled by the gift set they sent me and I'm thrilled that we'll get to send one to one of our readers too. Will it be you? Get to know this made in USA product line and choose any or all of the many different ways to enter and win. Just when I think I've seen everything under the sun for bath & body, a new product appears that is so simple, so clean, so luxurious, that...

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Best Wedding Gifts, Made in the USA

When friends and relatives get married, we're thrilled for them, but it usually means giving a substantial gift. The key to giving American-made wedding gifts is knowing which brands to look for on the registry and having some off-registry favorites. These are ours. Don’t miss our other lists of American made wedding gift ideas;  Eco-Friendly Wedding Gift Ideas, All American Made,  Best Bridal Shower Gifts, Made in the USA and American Made Wedding Gifts: Things They Didn't Put On Their Registry Best Wedding Gifts, Made in the USA Authenticity 50 Luxury Sheets Treat the special couple to American made luxury sheets from Authenticity...

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A Radical Made in USA Gift Idea: Don’t buy stuff!

If you want to buy American, don't buy stuff. Yeah. Wait… what?  Here's a radical Made in USA gift idea: to reduce our consumption of foreign made products and all of the baggage that comes with it, one option is to stop buying things at all. Want to buy an American-made gift? Don't. Well, if you can find a great one, do. But when in doubt, don't buy stuff. Here's how… Consider shifting your gift and personal purchases away from things and toward experiences. Because when you spend your money on an experience, that experience is most likely going to be in the USA, and your...

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American Girl Fail: It doesn’t have to be this way.

Would you be surprised or not at all surprised if I told you that every single thing sold by American Girl is made in China?  At USA Love List, we generally prefer to focus on the positive. We could keep ourselves busy all day long griping about the American companies giving their jobs to workers overseas, but we all know that story and it is not uplifting to read. But the absurdity of American Girl, and the reaction of their staff when I mentioned it, have stayed with me. Would you be surprised if I told you that every...

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I’ve got something new to brag about: I Buy American (or at least I try)

True confession time. I'm a bargain shopper. There is just so much great stuff out there to buy. I love to hunt for bargains as a way to filter out the majority of the overwhelming range of products on the market. Or maybe that's just another way of to brag that… I am cheap. However, in recent years, my interest in finding and supporting companies manufacturing in the USA has caused me to reflect more carefully on my deal-seeking mentality. Recently I caught a fantastic article on the Huffington Post by Annching Wang titled, “Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How...

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