Creating your wedding registry? How fun! There’s nothing more exciting than your wedding day and the start of a new life together. The icing on the cake is all the fabulous gifts coming your way!
To make that icing even sweeter, you can invest in your country when you register for gifts made in the U.S.A. American-made products promote our nation’s independence, protect the environment, boost American investment opportunities, reduce the deficit, guarantee fair working conditions, and ensure the quality of goods.
American-made companies also provide jobs for the next generation, so it’s a great investment in your future offspring (expectant grandparents will probably ask when you’re having a baby before the ink dries on your marriage license, so good luck with that!!). Some companies assemble in the U.S., but their materials are exported.
Others, like KitchenAid, manufacture some products in America, like their stand mixers, and other products internationally, like their coffee grinders. So, it’s important to look for a seal that says, “Made in America” or shop at companies that advertise being 100% American-made. Check out these 10 reputable companies to add to your bridal registry for domestic gifts that will stand the test of time.
American Made Wedding Gift Ideas
By the way, we get nothing for mentioning these American companies.
Maiden Home creates high-end designer furniture at a fraction of the cost. Not only are their products made in America, but they are also built with a lifetime guarantee. An additional perk is that their products are delivered within 8 short weeks. An unprecedented benefit to the consumer is their premium white-glove delivery and shipping for no additional charge. That includes beds, sofas, chairs, and sectionals. Free shipping for large furniture is virtually unheard of. But it’s part of Maiden Home’s commitment to improving the furniture buying experience.
You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but how about farm-to-bed? Redland Cotton is breaking the mold by growing their own upland cotton to craft their luxurious bedding and towels. The cotton is rain-fed, never irrigated, and custom spun in Alabama by the same family for 3 generations. Elle Decor, Country Living, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun rave about these adored linens with heirloom-inspired signature weaves.
American Kitchen Cookware
Want your cookware to last as long as your vows? Register for American Kitchen Cookware. With stainless steel, nonstick, and cast aluminum pans, you can choose your favorite method of cooking and expect it to hold up to anything you whip up in the kitchen. The company has been making quality pans in small batches for over 100 years and offers a lifetime warranty to back up their reputation.
Since 1949, Cutco has manufactured cutting-edge cutlery that comes with a lifetime guarantee. What’s more, Cutco provides lifetime sharpening, repair, and replacement of knives at no cost to you. Unlike other knife companies where you have to invest a small fortune without knowing if they work, Cutco is priced fairly and offers free in-home demonstrations so you can see and try the knives yourselves. Cutco is not just interested in investing in America, but also in youth, and they offer internships to teens and college kids with the opportunity for promotion.
WeatherTech utilizes American machinery in American warehouses to manufacture American parts, made by American workers. And they’ve been doing so since 1989. While you’re picking out fabulous things like china, don’t forget about life’s everyday necessities. WeatherTech has you covered with everything from car floor mats, to pet feeding systems, to seat protectors, to doormats, to cell-phone bases, to rain and bug defectors for your car. If your future husband seems uninterested in a wedding registry, have him take a look at WeatherTech.
The New England Trading Company
Why not start your married life right with an oceanic, maritime theme? The New England Trading Company was featured on the Today Show, HGTV, NBC, and in Better Homes & Gardens for their beautiful barware, decor, travel bags, and gifts with a nautical theme. This American company is known for its elegant wooden bowls as they are for their generous giveaways.
Fiesta invites you to “live festively” with their colorful dinnerware backed by a 5-year chip-free guarantee. Known for their boldly colored dinner plates and bakeware, they also produce stunning patterned dishes for different themes and holidays, as well as everything from cutlery, to bedding, to linens. Celebrate your new life adventure with a bold gift registry at Fiesta.
Igloo began its legacy in 1947 in a metalworking shop looking to bring cold, clean water to worksites. Now the #1 cooler manufacturer in the world, this company based in Texas is more synonymous with cookouts, beach days, and tailgates than a hard day’s work. Igloo’s mission is to enable the pursuit of happiness- it seems like just the thing to add to a wedding registry!
When Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey feature a home good, it’s worth investing in. 360 Cookware utilizes an innovative waterless cooking method that generates a vapor seal to evenly distribute heat and retain the natural moisture of food. Five-star reviews adorn all of their products, from griddles to pans, to slow cookers, which come with a lifetime guarantee. One more reason to feel good about this purchase- their warehouse is Green E-Certified and recognized by the EPA for not using any harsh chemicals in production.
You’re going to need some rest after the wedding day. Why not invest in a mattress and bed frame from a company that has already planted 23,835 trees and donated 3,146 pillows? That should help you rest easily! Savvy Rest is an organic mattress, sofa, and bed frame company that creates non-toxic furniture, free of harsh chemicals like flame retardants, which are linked to cancer. Their hardwood-framed sofas and platform beds are simple to assemble and require no tools- so you can avoid that first marital tiff. They are certified organic and sustainable and are proud to be employee-owned.
Added American companies since first publishing this article.
American Blossom Linens
Besides your mattress, bed sheets can determine whether or not you get a good night’s sleep. American Blossom Linens is the only brand of bedding made completely in the USA (from grown to sewn) using 100% Organic Cotton grown in West Texas. Thomaston Mills started in 1899 and is selling linens to you, online-only, directly from the manufacturer. Their linens are environmentally-friendly cotton, pure, and chemical-free softness.
As you plan for your future together, create a gift registry with companies committed to the future of our great nation. You’ll feel good about your contribution, and confident in the quality of the gifts you’ll receive. American-made products are built to last, held to higher manufacturing standards, and often free of harmful toxins. Many come with lifetime warranties and a legacy of quality craftsmanship handed down for generations. That’s something worth raising a glass to toast! Congratulations, and happy registering!
If you have a favorite premium quality American made gift idea to add to our list, be sure to comment on it below so we can add it.
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