The Alliance for American Manufacturing has come out once again with their Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, making something in every state. You can get home decor signs made in Delaware; Baby Yoda-themed insulated mug made in Florida; recycled Maine wool gloves, scarves and hats; Espadrilles made in Puerto Rico by a company that “Partner in a non-profit vocational training and manufacturing organization for women; “And a lot more.
DoneGood is doing Shop for Good Sunday again and has a variety of Christmas gift guides, including one for gifts under $ 50. Solar powered lights can be very useful for socializing outdoors in the dark months, or you can add some nice soaps to someone’s endless hand wash. DoneGood is a one-stop-shop for value-driven shopping, and you can always filter sellers based on traits like environmental friendliness, worker empowerment, or female ownership / POC.
Check out this thread for gift ideas from black owned companies. Check out the gorgeous hand-blown stemmed glass at the beginning of the thread. Did I mention it’s beautiful?
The sad truth is, as always, that your individual consumer decisions are not drivers of major, profound economic, ecological or other changes. Maybe you just feel a little better. Maybe you are doing a little more – you support union jobs or a better way of doing business, however small they are. Maybe it’s worth it one way or another.