For the sweet tooth / Mast Brothers Chocolate / $54 pack of 5
My dad loves this dark chocolate from Brooklyn. “Exceptional chocolate and superb packaging,” he says.
For the socially-conscious young professional / Sword & Plough Tote Bag / $219
Started by a Middlebury grad, this young company uses surplus army materials and veteran labor to create stylish and durable bags. In and out of the office, I carry their Messenger Bag.
For those who fight the wintery-mix / L.L. Bean Bison Leather Shearling Bean Boots / $239
The ultimate winter boot. It's all in the title: cozy, tough, and damn good-looking.
For the scatter-brained / Baggu leather pouch / $20
This pouch is a lifesaver and comes in a whole slew of colors. I'm partial to the Midnight suede. Made in NYC.
For the fisherman / Finn Utility Streamer Wallet / $55
This Vermont-based company uses all natural materials in all their bags and accessories. The Wallet, like the rest of the collection, is a quality piece of craftsmanship that will be passed down to grandchildren.
For anyone who wears shoes / Darn Tough Crew socks / $18
Three simple reasons: Lifetime guarantee, made in Vermont, and legendary performance.
For the hustling traveler / Ursa Major x Topo Designs Scout Set / $54
I swear by this Burlington-based company’s skincare products. Their super natural ingredients leave you feeling fresh and clean. Great for on the go! Plus, there’s a handy little bag from Colorado’s Topo Designs - all packed together in a lovely gift set. One and done gifting!
I love sharing great quality products that are made in the USA. What could be a better opportunity than the holidays? Join us in practicing thoughtful buying this holiday season. Happy shopping!
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