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Old 11-04-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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How to give American made gifts

Got this in an email today

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As the holidays approach, the giant off shore factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in offshore produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the money on a offshore made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand off shore made lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that offshorecountries can build another glittering city, from Americandollars.

Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small businesses

to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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never thought of it that way, nice
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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Ah a mass email that actually makes sense!
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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Ah a mass email that actually makes sense!
haha i thought the same thing.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:17 PM   #5
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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GREAT post. Let's keep our holiday money within our borders. My GF is a hair stylist so if any so cal TWers want a dealeo on a a gift lemme know!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:26 AM   #8
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #10
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America....fuck yeah.
X2!

Off course this is a site about Toyotas... but we all buy our aftermarket from local people who start off making the stuff in their garage to get their business going!
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:37 AM   #12
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Or, even better yet, look for people who make things you might be interested in and not only give American-made stuff, but hand-made, American-made stuff.

Like me!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lazykleather?ref=seller_info
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wow, thats awesome. good to know we still have caring, giving, selfless people!
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #15
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This is a great post.

It not only promotes the "Buy American" message, but offers solutions.

Nice find.
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Or, even better yet, look for people who make things you might be interested in and not only give American-made stuff, but hand-made, American-made stuff.

Like me!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lazykleather?ref=seller_info

My wife and I realy like etsy.
Here is her etsy shop "bones' stones"
http://www.etsy.com/people/BonesStones



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This is a great post.

It not only promotes the "Buy American" message, but offers solutions.

Nice find.
^this!

thanks
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My wife and I realy like etsy.
Here is her etsy shop "bones' stones"
http://www.etsy.com/people/BonesStones

Wow, she does some good lookin' stuff!
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