As the United States continues to reopen and look forward, small businesses—from new boutiques to long-standing establishments—are eager to welcome back customers and make up for lost time. And consumers are ready for it: A survey found that nearly 70% of American consumers prefer items made in the USA because of the perception of higher quality and the direct economic impact.
These local businesses are a symbol of our ingenuity, perseverance, and heart. So many of our Impact Partners not only give back to their communities through their missions, but as small business owners diversifying and fortifying their local economies.
To recognize these contributions, here are two gifts curated to help revitalize and uplift communities across the country.
One of our most striking curated gifts, American Roots, is named after a trifecta of goodies that highlight the United States’ varied and beautiful landscape. Florida-based Yaupon Brothers’ holly tea is made from real yaupon holly leaves—a native species of picturesque shrub found on the eastern seaboard and Texas. The flavor is reminiscent of the traditional green tea, with a bright and refreshing quality found only in this unique blend. Even more refreshing is the company’s commitment to supporting regenerative agriculture and indigenous communities.
Ever tried tea with energy bites? It will blow your mind! In this box, you’ll also find a package of energy snack bites made with dates, cocoa, and tahini from Dog Tag Bakery, a veteran empowered purveyor. Dog Tag Bakery supports veterans, military spouses and veteran caregivers through employment and its fellowship program where they can learn business skills, engage in transformative education, and gain in depth work experience.
And don’t forget the essential honey! Sweet Beginnings makes raw, certified naturally grown honey while it uplifts individuals with a history of criminal convictions and other barriers to employment. And if you’re looking for more sweet then this gift box also has organic 70% dark chocolate bar with roasted hazelnut pieces from Lake Champlain Chocolates. Lake Champlain Chocolates strives to create positive change in the world through fair sourced and local chocolate, honey, and maple syrup.
Summertime means gardening and to top the gift off we’ve included a bonsai tree grow kit. Supplied by The Jonsteen Company, this decorative and sophisticated tree is ready to take root in a pot or yard and provide peaceful enjoyment for years to come. Each tree purchase promotes youth education on trees and their importance in a healthy ecosystem.
We like to think of it as a perfect gift for a long-awaited, in-person team meeting or a way to say “enjoy your summer” to employees while supporting these industries and small businesses.
The best part of summer is getting together with your friends and family and having fun. If you’re looking for a gift that will help with your party festivities, then try All-American Fun bundle. Expertly curated to highlight purveyors from coast to coast, it’s the ideal gift to send at any time to support a wide variety of USA entrepreneurs.
Inside you’ll find a perfect movie night kit with a delicious caramel cheddar popcorn mix from Gary Poppins, a gourmet popcorn producer sourcing fresh ingredients from local farms. The collapsible BPA-free silicone popcorn bowl from W&P will ensure your recipient can satiate their popcorn craving in a reusable and eco-friendly way!
And because the only thing serious about summer should be the fun, we’ve included some travel-ready activities to keep the fun going year-round. A deck of eco-friendly cards from Bicycle Playing Cards is perfect during outdoor picnics and a U.S.-trivia card deck from WordTeasers will entertain, educate, and start conversations long after the snacks are gone.
Small Business, Big Impact
All of our Impact Partners give back to communities around the country with each order. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday present, a prospecting gift, or an end-of-year employee engagement campaign, small businesses are already delivering a world-class experience right in your backyard.