Manufacturing abroad can be far cheaper than manufacturing here in the United States, but that means sending jobs overseas. Brands that choose to produce their goods in the U.S. often have to pay more to do so, which can mean higher prices for consumers.
Here are 27 stellar products that are made right here in America and are affordable. This July Fourth, as you celebrate the birth of our nation, celebrate these American-made brands as well.
Journalist and social activist Jessica Abo ventures into retail with this empowering soft-jersey T-shirt, available in sizes for men and women.
Youth Independent Party Oversized Tee
$12 and up
Created by designer and mother Krysta Lin, this roomy unisex T-shirt for kids ages 1 to 10 is environmentally friendly, built for play and available in five colors.
Name Bubbles Press and Stick Clothing and Shoe Labels
$19.98 and up
These hoops by designer Amy Vennema are available in silver, gold, rose gold and matte gold.
These pretty hand-strung bracelets with 3 millimeter pure sterling-silver beads can be worn alone or stacked. Also available in gold for $50.
Made with polished selenite crystal on a black 28-inch cord, this necklace promises to help provide emotional clarity and balance.
GelPro Designer Comfort Mat
$34.95 and up
Made from polyurethane Ergo-Foam, these colorful mats provide a thick cushion at your sink or workspace to help relieve pain or fatigue from standing.
Tervis Water Bottle
$22.99 and up
This leak-free bottle is available in a variety of colors and is suitable for hot and cold beverages. They have a lifetime guarantee.
Food and drink
This roll of hand-stretched mozzarella and tangy prosciutto is an easy snack or appetizer. Tip: Buy more than one. They are a crowd-pleaser.
Philadelphia Distilling Bluecoat American Dry Gin
$38.99 (on sale right now for $29.99)
This artisanal gin has a soft, balanced flavor with a subtle fruitiness that is designed to please an American palette.
Iva Jean’s Fudge
$15 per tin
Founder Debbie Hanks gives her family recipe a modern spin with appealing flavors such as horchata, red velvet cake and bacon chili chocolate fudge.
Inspired by the use of salt in Norwegian dishes, founder Ben Jacobsen created flaky sea salts in a variety of flavors. This sampler includes pinot noir salt, ghost chili salt and lemon zest salt.
$23.99 for 12
Created by a marketing-executive mom and a pediatrician to provide protein and essential nutrients to fussy kids, these bars are available in five flavors, including “Pirate Peanut Butter Chocolate” and “Cosmic Chocolate Caramel Almond.” They’re non-GMO, gluten free and packed with 13 grams of clean protein.
$3.99 and up
With flavors such as Cool Salsa Verde and Nacho Cheese Especial and no artificial ingredients, these chips from Austin, Texas could become your new favorite.
This trio of certified organic and 100 percent pure syrups is designed not only to sweeten your pancakes but to liven up grilled foods and cocktails, too.
Blake’s All Natural Foods Pot Pies
$3.69 and up
These tasty frozen pies are a great choice for meals in a pinch. Flavors include gluten-free chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie.
Fishpeople Seafood Kits
$11.99 – $12.99
These kits serve two and are available in flavors like Meyer lemon & herb panko wild Alaskan salmon and chipotle & lime wild Alaskan cod. The fish is sourced sustainably, and the packaging contains information on its origin.
InRoad Toys PlayTape
$8.03 and up for roads, $6.26 and up for curves
Kids can create play-driving surfaces for all their vehicles with this tape. They are available in several widths and colors, including curves, and can be repositioned as quickly as kids change their minds.
This set contains everything kids need to play “ice cream man,” including a wheeled cart, scoopers and play ice cream and cones.
Perfect for travel, these water-activated pods contain a single application of rich shaving cream.
This texture spray creates beachy waves and volume with the help of pearl extract, blue seakale and Hawaiian sea salt.
Petal Fresh Body Butters
A blend of certified-organic coconut oil, argan oil and shea butter extract, these butters will soften even the driest skin. The butters are available in six fragrances, including honey & coconut and hibiscus & papaya.
Perfect for touching up on the go, these mini eye shadows and lip colors in universal shades are packaged in a zippered neoprene pouch with a mirror.
Active, effective face serums can be pricey, but these are a bargain. From retinol for anti-aging to hyaluronic for hydrating, you will find a serum for most skin-care needs.
These handsomely packaged bath salts are available in grapefruit bergamot and sea lily jasmine, and will relax you and soften your skin as you soak.
NO-AD Sport Collection
MSRP $6.99 and up
This collection of four products, which includes an SPF 30 spray and an SPF 50 stick, are ideal for long days in the sun. They are water-resistant and won’t cause the skin to look white or feel sticky.
Dab After Bite on insect bites and stings for fast itch relief.
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