December 19, 2013
Visit Our American Made Market On eBay!
In October, I was very proud to announce the launch of the Martha Stewart American Made Market on eBay. Through the experience, I will continue to introduce a new generation of great American makers - people who are building a life out of their passions; people whose stories are only possible in America. Their products represent the best of our nation’s small businesses, small-batch makers, and artisans. Handcrafted with creativity, art, and innovation, each product is useful, beautiful, and unique. There are so many wonderful products to choose from in the American Made Market. The following items are some of my favorite for the holidays. They are gifts I love to give, and also gifts that I would love to receive. You can shop these and other recommendations in the Martha Stewart American Made Market.
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1 This custom-made cast-iron skillet, in the shape of one’s home state, makes a very special gift for any occasion.
2 Vermont Rolling Pins crafts handmade rolling pins from single blocks of solid cherry, maple, or walnut hardwood. Beautifully made, their craftsmanship makes them worthy of display, but they are even better to use.
3 Purl Soho makes great crafting kits for all ages. This one is perfect for the DIYer or novice knitter.
4 For the Beaudoin family, an interest in knotting started in 1939 when Matthew Beaudoin's grandfather worked as a bosun's mate on cargo ships running between Argentina and New York. Today, they share their family heritage with us through their company Mystic Knotwork. We're pleased to feature their work in the American Made Market.
5 Andie’s Specialty Sweets always makes beautiful chocolates and candy. They are almost too pretty to eat.
6 Swans Island blankets and throws are hand woven in Northport, Maine, from domestic wool. These are very special gifts that become treasured keepsakes.
7 My staff and I love Boxwood Linen. These linen napkins make a beautiful holiday or hostess gift.
8 Always playful, Lucky Fish hand-prints clothing and accessories that are designed for fun.
9 Clad in precious metal and etched with the first three letters of your star sign, these constellation lockets are the ultimate in personalized jewelry.
10 Wonderful on pasta, steak, burgers, or roasted mushrooms, this salt works with any meal that you might pair with a glass of Pinot Noir.
11 This beautiful salt cellar, made in Portland, Oregon, is ideal for storing your favorite salt on your tabletop or counter.
12 Made of pure wool fleece, these children's mittens from Makie come with a cord attachment, so they're never missing a glove.
13 Chez-Sucre-Chez takes inspiration from traditional needlework and cross-stitch patterns to create cross-stitch kits that are both classic and contemporary. The kits also come with a hoop for easy home décor after you're finished.
14 This set of two linen tea towels, made by Studiopatro, is a reminder that life is a piece of cake and that it’s important to keep everything easy in the kitchen.
15 Made of 100% cotton, this soft vest comes in silver or peach. Designed by Makie, a New York-based childrenswear label and 2012 American Made Nominee, it’s a lovely gift for babies, toddlers, or young children.
16 Elegant but thoroughly tested and approved for durability, Studiopatro aprons are a great gift. The linen fabric is strong and launders beautifully.
17 Trained as an architect, Martha McQuade of Scarfshop dyes these scarves by hand in her Minneapolis, Minnesota, studio. I would order the large size in navy or almost black. It’s a nice winter accessory.
18 Christophe Pourny has been restoring antiques for more than 20 years in his Brooklyn studio. His products are handmade in small batches, and they make a great gift for the home and furniture care enthusiast.
19 A 2013 American Made Nominee, the duo behind Back to the Roots are truly talented. Their Grow at Home Mushroom Kit is a perfect gift for the home cook, green thumb, or curious gourmet.
20 Characterized by classic, clean designs with contemporary and playful details, Mabo is a go-to resource for children’s clothing.