Gift Ideas Made with Pride by American Artisans

When giving, look homeward for gifts and décor that pair the best in modern design with fine American craftmanship.

Written by:Cambria USA
Photographed by:Steve Henke
A Cambria worker polishing a slab of white quartz.

A Cambria craftsman hand-polishes a countertop.

The best gifts are always the ones with the deepest meanings. They celebrate personal connections, exquisite handiwork, or, sometimes, an exceptional tradition of quality. This year, it’s more important than ever to choose artisans, manufacturers, and retailers who work to keep their integrity sky-high and their investments local. Honoring American makers can help support communities you care about, and ensure the products you buy are made by safe and protected workers, with sustainable materials, and have a lower carbon footprint. And you can bet they’ll be beautiful, too. This year, do your shopping at home—your friends and family—and your country—will thank you.

Freshly dyed wool at Fairbault Mills.

Freshly dyed wool awaits the next step.

A glass blower shapes a pendant light shade..

A glass blower shapes a pendant light shade.

Shining Example

From their workshops in Minneapolis, the artisans
 at Hennepin Made hand craft focal point fixtures for every room. Shown here are hand-blown glass pendant fixtures from Hennepin Made’s Parallel collection, available in eight organic shapes (starting at $369).

Hennepin Made

Farmhouse Pottery

The makers at Farmhouse Pottery consider themselves “old-world potters,” and use simple tools and traditional techniques to craft heirloom homegoods like the Pantry Bowl (starting at $46 for small or $600 for the full set).

Farmhouse Pottery

Weaving History

One of the last woolen mills
 in the U.S., Faribault Woolen Mill has been transforming raw wool into blankets, throws, scarves, and accessories for five generations. The 100 percent Merino wool Frontier Wool Throw (starting at 
$150, in gray or white) is a true American classic that’s as at home in the Adirondacks as in the Cascades, and everywhere in between.

Fairbault Woolen Mill

Beekman 1802 Mercantile

Since 2013, the Beekman 1802 Mercantile has been a destination for natural beauty goods and fine food in the tiny town of Sharon Springs, New York. Last year, noting the similarities between their own story and shop, and the Rose Apothecary in the
hit show Schitt’s Creek, its owners launched a line of Rose Apothecary products and hosted a monthlong pop-up in honor of the show’s final season. 

Bekkman 1803 Mercantile

Iron Age

Whether you’re cooking out on the range or at home on an induction cooktop, a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet ($27.95 for the 10.5-inch Square Cast Iron Grill Pan shown here) can suit your culinary style. Made in South PIttsburg, Tennessee, since 1896, Lodge Cast Iron cookware offers even heating and excellent heat retention—and all-natural nonstick performance.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Style and Sustainability

Northern California–based Fireclay Tile has been creating innovative, beautiful tiles like the Sanxenxo style shown here since 1986. The first
 tile company to be certified
 as a Benefit Corporation,
 or B-Corp, Fireclay Tile is committed to maintaining responsible manufacturing practices, using recycled materials, and caring for its employees—and customers.
Cambria design shown: Big Sur Mist™, Gensler product design consultant. Photography and design by Anita Yokota.

Fireclay Tile

Pretty Simple

The Foundry, based in Minneapolis, specializes in simple, useful, and beautiful home goods. Case in point: the Tall Grass Hamper Basket with Leather Handle (Large, $145)—a storage solution that’s as pretty as it is practical. Handles make these baskets easy to move wherever you need them most, and grass construction makes them lightweight and gently aromatic.

The Foundry

Pattern Play

Minneapolis-based Hygge & West draws pattern inspiration from around the globe, but makes all its wallpapers in the U.S. The Otomi pattern ($155 per roll), for example, is a modern spin on the designs of traditional embroidered textiles of the Otomi people of Mexico.

Hygge & West

Top Choice

This oversized 30" lazy Susan is perfect for a cheese assortment or for anchoring an island centerpiece. And, because it’s crafted from Cambria remnants, you get to pay it forward and keep all the same nonabsorbent, durable benefits as the renowned countertops.
Cambria design shown: Rose Bay™

Cambria home decor

One Man Show

When he was ready to upgrade to a real leather wallet from an improvised binder-clip money clip, designer Tony Daniel learned to make one himself—and ended up founding Byndr Leather Goods in the process. Today, Tony still makes each sleek, minimalist piece in his line himself, by hand, in his Dallas studio (items start at $10).

Byndr Leather Goods

Elevated Performance

Modern, beautiful, customizable—not necessarily words that come to mind when one thinks of appliances. But with sleek lines and a wide range of finishes and hardware options, the Café appliances collection from GE delivers all those attributes, plus pro-style performance, of course.
Cambria design shown: Brittanicca Warm™

Café Appliances

Sleeping Beauties

Like all of Bella Notte’s linens, the Linen Duvet Cover, starting from $386, and Silk Velvet Quilted Large Throw Blanket, $685, are one-of-a-kind. Each piece is hand-crafted by master sewers and garment-dyed to order in an artisanal dye house, all in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bella Notte

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