Holiday 2012 Shopping Guides

Haute Hostess – All American Glamorous Holiday Entertaining

Haute Hostess Aprons – Heating up Holiday Entertaining Sometimes, a little something new is all it takes to inspire. From the moment I laid eyes on, the Nashville-made, Haute Hostess collection aprons, I knew I'd be doing some glamorous entertaining.  These aprons are hand-made of the same high quality and luxurious fabric used in high-end gowns and have been featured in Oprah Magazine, Glamour, USA Today, and several international publications. Couture inspired and made to impress, you won't be disappointed with Haute Hostess presents. But could I find the fun, fabulous accessories I wanted to make it a complete American-made soirée to remember?  Of course! Here are my top Haute Hostess – All American Glamorous Holiday Entertaining picks: setTimeout(function() {var transport = new easyXDM.Socket({remote:”|USA+Love+List|25736″,container: document.getElementById(“rs-shopping-widget-25736”),swf: “”,onMessage: function(message, origin) {this.container.getElementsByTagName(“iframe”)[0].style.width = “100%”;this.container.getElementsByTagName(“iframe”)[0].style.height = message + “px”;var d = parent.document.getElementById(“rs-shopping-widget-25736”);var d_nested = document.getElementById(“rs-intro-loader”);if (d_nested) {var throwawayNode = d.removeChild(d_nested)};}});}, 100); (Click on the arrows to scroll through; click on the image to go to the source.) [Disclosure: USA Love List received a Haute Hostess apron unconditionally for review. Our opinions are always our own, and we aim to write fair and balanced reviews to promote only the very best of American-made...

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An Insider’s Guide to Holiday Craft Shows {Guest Post}

 Holiday Craft Shows – An Insider's Guide For fanatics the month of December is like, well, Christmas, when it comes to craft shows. From quaint church basements to urban farmers markets to the hip polish of the Renegade Craft Fair, there are ample opportunities this month to uncover special gifts that are handmade (and American made, natch). To the uninitiated most craft shows look more like a Christmas Tree Shop than museum gift shop. But with a little experience and a little coaching, you can uncover talented independent designers and navigate these craft shows like a 19th century trader...

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Great Gift for Anyone Who’s Got a Gadget: FlyGrip {Made in USA Review & Giveaway}

What a surprising product! I had no idea I could become so attached to something so fast that I didn't even know I needed until it was in my hand. It also doesn't really seem like the kind of product that would be manufactured in the USA, but it is. And it is just so cool, so versatile. I just hope I can explain why I love FlyGrip… I don't want to lie. When the opportunity to review a FlyGrip came to me, I didn't get terribly excited, but I have an iPhone and I love accessories. If it was American-made, I wanted to check it out. As soon as I got my hands on the FlyGrip, it was love at first touch. At this point, I can't imagine life without it. But what is it? Now I'll try to do it justice. First, it is a spring-loaded t-shaped fitting that allows you to slide two fingers securely behind any phone or tablet allowing easy one-handed use without fear of dropping it. Next, one end of the t-shaped grip locks in and makes a nice little easel. I've used the vertical position to keep my phone visible and handy when working on my computer but needing info from my phone on hand. I also like to use it when I have a texting conversation going and I am waiting...

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15 Prizes, 23 Blogs, Let’s Band Together to Turn Black Friday Red, White, & Blue! {Giveaway}

Welcome to our “Turn Black Friday Red White and Blue” GIVEAWAY! This is THE YEAR to support our American businesses, show our USA Love, and keep our jobs at home by seeking out gifts made in the USA. We've heard from parents that American made products and gifts for kids are among the most challenging to find so we have pulled together some of our favorite brands and sources for a massive holiday giveaway event.  Help us to help you turn Black Friday red white and blue. This giveaway will launch on Black Friday and will run through December 7....

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Our List of the Very Best Made in the USA Gift Ideas for Kids Ages 5 and Up

Gift Ideas for Kids 5-9 We have been working hard here at USA Love List to find made in the USA toys and gift ideas for kids on your list.  You don't have to spend your shopping time searching!  Here is our list of gift ideas for the 5-9 crowd. A lot of the products suggested here can work for younger or older kids too, so don't skip over this post if you are shopping for toddler or tween age kiddos!!    Our goal is to make Made in the USA gifting simple and easy.  With this list of gift ideas for kids, you can click and shop.  We have done all the work.  You can sit back and relax.  Your search is over.  These USA made gift ideas for kids are sure winners! Learning and creative play toys make great gifts for the 5 and over age group. K'NEX building sets have been manufactured in Pennsylvania for decades and are a great American made alternative to LEGOS. Read why my kiddos and I love K'NEX building toys here. Connor's Kits for Kids  science kits are a the perfect way to introduce kids to the fun and exciting world of science. Create a Scene Magnetic Playsets come in many themes- trains, fairies, farm and more! Pure Play Kids is an online retailer of creative play toys. Not all of their items...

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