By Trish Holder
If you are like me, you get your best holiday gift ideas either too late or too early. However, in the case of these three American made gifts, your timing might be just right. These aren’t items that you can necessarily order at the last minute, but worth keeping in mind for next year.
I like these American made décor items because they have “family gift giving” written all over them. I’m talking about those occasions where you need to lump all the members of a family into one gift because buying for every single person is too expensive and/or so stressful you’ll whip yourself into an anxiety attack just thinking about it. Believe me, I’ve been there.
None of these are “throwaway” gifts. They either serve a long-term purpose or, in the case of the wreath, are ultimately biodegradable. Plus, they are all 100% made in the USA! In fact they are all made in my home state of North Carolina.
Southern magnolia wreath from Weston Farms
Grown AND Made in Wake County NC!
This Classic Parris Southern Magnolia Wreath is a mainstay item for Weston Farms. The company CEO, Erin Weston, specializes in growing rare but hardy magnolia trees on a family farm, which she inherited a few years back. She uses the green and velvety brown magnolia leaves to create wreaths, topiaries, and garlands, which can actually last several years. She uses other plant species in her creations as well, including boxwood, cotton, conifers, and more to create natural seasonal décor. The wreaths are so much more alluring than the artificial ones that most of us pull out and dust off each year.
Weston Farms has a great story, too. Erin, the daughter of a North Carolina horticulturist, was living in New York, believing she was about to land her dream job as a gardening editor with Martha Stewart. But the position was unexpectedly frozen which led Erin back to the family farm in Wake County where an inborn creativity and a love for growing things led her into this very unique niche. Continue reading ›