Readers' Choice: Makers in the USA 2017 winners

See which American makers took home top honors in our 2017 Readers' Choice awards

By 10Best Editors,

Fall has officially begun, which means we've got pumpkin spice in our coffee and the holiday madness will be upon us before we know it. To get a jump on holiday shopping, we asked you to help in creating our 2017 Makers in the USA gift guide by voting for your favorite American makers in the following categories: Arts & Crafts, Children & Families, Food & Drink, Home & Garden and Clothing & Accessories. After four weeks of voting, the results are in.

Click on each category below to see the winners:

Best Home & Garden: Coco Chispa

Handmade mugs by Coco Chispa — Photo courtesy of Coco Chispa

Santa Cruz-based Coco Chispa makes a collection of mugs, plates and bowls with hand-painted and carved elements inspired by the diverse landscapes of California.

Full list of winners: Best Home & Garden Makers

Best Food & Drink: Tennessee Moonshine Cakes

Cakes made from scratch in Chattanooga — Photo courtesy of Tennessee Moonshine Cakes

Each Tennessee Moonshine Cake is made from scratch using potent moonshine in a Chattanooga bakery. These gift-able cakes last for five months (or indefinitely in the freezer).

Full list of winners: Best Food & Drink Makers

Best Clothing & Accessories: Lyonhart Bag Company

Lyonhart leather and waxed canvas bags — Photo courtesy of Lyonhart Bag Company

Each leather and waxed canvas bag from Lyonhart Bag Company is handmade from design to the last rivet by Niamh in her East Oakland warehouse. The bags are designed to be repaired and cared for, allowing them to last for many years.

Full list of winners: Best Clothing & Accessories Makers

Best Children & Families: Templeton Silver

Templeton Silver pacifier clips — Photo courtesy of Templeton Silver

Templeton Silver beaded silver pacifier clips transform into a keepsake bracelet for mom after your little one outgrows the pacifier stage. Each clip is made from naturally antimicrobial sterling silver, with 85 percent less bacteria than plastic or cloth clips.

Full list of winners: Best Children & Families Makers

Best Arts & Crafts: Barton Craft & Design

Fiber wall art from Barton Craft & Design — Photo courtesy of Barton Craft & Design

Emily Barton, based out of Waco, Texas, uses techniques like macrame, crocheting, knitting and weaving to handcraft fiber wall art accented with copper and wood.

Full list of winners: Best Arts & Crafts Makers

Congratulations to all our winning makers!