Here are some places I like to shop at in no particular order. They are all American companies.
Red Jacket Orchards, Geneva, New York –
For fresh fruits and juices; these people know what an apple is supposed to taste like!
Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati, Ohio –
Amazing ice cream delivered in assorted pints – don’t miss the black raspberry chocolate chip.
Zabar’s, New York, New York –
Kosher deli and gourmet food.
See’s Candies, Los Angeles, CA –
Russ and Daughters, New York, New York –
Smoked fish, caviar and bagels.
Chinaberry, Spring Valley, California –
Children’s books, toys and natural health products.
Cured, Boulder, Colorado –
Cheeses, charcuterie and wines – their gift boxes are inventive and unique!
Mountain Rose Herbs, Eugene, Oregon –
Fragrant herbs for cooking, teas, natural beauty products.
Paper Source, Chicago, Illinois –
Stationery, wrapping paper, invitations, craft supplies.
Annin Flag Makers, Roseland, New Jersey –
Annin has been making American flags since 1847.
Carolina Creations –
The Roger Martin hand-turned wooden bowls are affordable and useful works of art.
RJ Boots, Houston, Texas –
The real deal, made by bootmaker to the stars, Rocky Carroll.
Olive & Cocoa, Salt Lake City, Utah –
Unique gift baskets: flowers, food, baby or birthday gifts.
Grubb’s Premium Popcorn –
Fluffy non-GMO popcorn grown by a fifth-generation Iowa family. Artisan fruit preserves and other delicious food products.
Victorian Trading Company, Lenexa, Kansas –
If you like tea and tradition, this is the website for you.
American Spoon, Petoskey, MI
Artisan fruit preserves and other delicious food products.
Moonstruck Chocolates, Portland, OR –
Incredibly delicious chocolate – try the salted caramels!
Big Spoon Roasters, Durham, NC –
Amazingly fresh peanut and other nut butters. The peanut butter-cocoa butter is heaven on a piece of brioche.
True Food Kitchen, ten locations across the country-
This is the food of the future – delicious, sustainable and so good for you. Can’t wait for the one in Fairfax, VA to open!
Woolrich Blankets, Woolrich, Pennsylvania
For many years we used to drive by the Woolrich factory on our way to visit family, and it was always a treat to stop at the Woolrich factory store. Whether it’s their amazing blankets, or all the other wool products that are made here in America, they make beautiful, quality things with a fair price tag.
Chukar Cherries, Prosser, Washington
The ultimate delicious cherry, dried , chocolate covered or any other way you can imagine.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus, Ohio
As a fellow Ohioan, I’m justly proud of the ice cream companies that flourish there. Jeni’s has the most unique flavors, the happiest website – you have to love it!
Olive and June, Beverly Hills, California
Coming soon (if you’re lucky) to a location near you – the best manicures, organic products and NAIL ART. This doesn’t have anything to do with food, flowers or formalities – but it’s a happening place!
Catbird, Brooklyn, New York
Funky and unusual home products and jewelry, and don’t miss their wedding annex! It’s brimming with great, understated ideas and products for the perfect wedding.
Jars by Dani, New York, New York
Looking for a clever and original treat to serve at a birthday party, shower, or bar mitzvah? You’ll love these custom-made dessert jars.
The Wren Press, New York, New York
The most beautiful range of stationery and writing products in the most vivid, happy colors.
Bragg Pecans, Fredericksburg, Texas
The biggest, sweetest pecans come from Bragg Pecans. Bet you’ve never seen pecans as big as these!