Are you part of the 1-in-3 people who haven’t started their holiday shopping yet? Or maybe you still have a few more gifts to cross off your list? Then it’s not too late for you to pick up a few presents made right here in the U.S. of A.
Consider the impact, says ABC News, if we all spent just $64 of our holiday gift budgets on products made here in the US: the creation of 200,000 new jobs. (Talk about a Christmas present?)
As an added safety bonus, toys made in the U.S. have a better track record than many imports, as we note on the Consumer Reports guide to buying safe toys.
But be ever vigilant for patriotic packaging that might make you believe a product is made here when it’s not (like this one that comes with a “USA Quality Guarantee” – and is made in China!). Look for a label that explicitly says “Made in the USA” – otherwise it probably isn’t.