Autumn is in the air and the holiday season is just around the corner, and that has us thinking about shopping!
This year, instead of a conventional holiday gift guide, 10Best editors teamed up with some of the top movers and shakers in the American makers movement to nominate 20 makers in the USA in each of the following categories: Home & Garden, Food & Drink, Clothing & Accessories, Children & Families and Arts & Crafts.
We need your help putting together our Makers in the USA Holiday Gift Guide by voting for your favorite American makers. Vote once per day in each category, and share your faves on social to get the word out. We'll announce the 10 winners in each category on Friday, October 28 – just in time to dive into holiday shopping.
We hope that by showcasing some of the nation's best creatives, you'll feel encouraged to buy local, buy handmade and buy American made gifts this year.
Makers in the USA: Best Home & Garden
"Home" means many things to many different people. Whether you rent a modern studio apartment or live in a centuries old family estate, the space you call home will be enhanced by the creations of these 20 makers.
Makers in the USA: Best Food & Drink
Gathering with friends and family around a plate of food or a cold drink has universal appeal – a fact that these 20 food & drink makers in the USA have tapped into. Whether baking cookies or hand-etching glassware, these creatives – curated by a panel of makers movement insiders – cook and craft items worthy of any foodie's wish list.
Makers in the USA: Best Clothing & Accessories
Fashion is a natural outlet for expression and creativity. These 20 clothing and accessories makers in the USA craft high-quality, design-forward items ranging from knitwear and t-shirts to leather bags and jewelry.
Makers in the USA: Best Children & Families
These 20 makers craft creative items geared toward sparking the imaginations of the next generation of American makers.
Makers in the USA: Best Arts & Crafts
Traditional arts and crafts are the foundation on which the American maker culture has been built. These 20 creatives celebrate art and imagination through thoughtfully designed (and often handmade) items ranging from letterpress paper goods to up-cycled sculpture.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. Come back on October 28 to see which makers in the USA our readers vote as the best.