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DRIGGS, ID – Finding high-quality, distinctive gifts that are made in America can be difficult. Online magazine and store Garage Grown Gear helps people discover innovative outdoor startups, many of whom make their products here.
Here are five great holiday gifts from companies that manufacture in the USA:
1. Mondo Mehndi Yoga Mats
The extra-cushy and extra-long mats feature hand-drawn designs by a yoga instructor and artist based in Colorado. After painting a large mehndi mural in a yoga studio, Dawn Skipp thought she’d try it on a mat. “If symbols [can] be so supportive, why not put that somewhere that I can see it all the time?” Mondo-Mehndi yoga mats remind you to bring joy to your practice.
2. Farm to Feet Socks
Farm to Feet socks take Made in the USA to a whole new level, meticulously tracking every step of the supply chain, right down to the ink and paper used for packaging. What makes it all even better is that Farm to Feet produces durable, comfortable and great-looking merino wool socks. Farm to Feet offers men’s and women’s models in low-cut and mid-calf crew socks for a variety of activities.
3. NW Alpine Outerwear and Apparel
NW Apline manufactures technical outdoor clothing in Oregon. Bill Amos started the company in his apartment in 2008. “I wanted clothes that were stripped down aesthetically that you could actually use for climbing, not just for walking your dog—for people who are actually climbing and not just want to look like they’re climbing,” Amos said. With the help of an arsenal of talented athletes, NW Alpine has been field tested on every continent.
4. Moment Skis
Moment bills itself as “the biggest little ski company in the world.” They decide what models to create or tweak while shredding on the mountain. Moment makes skis for skiers—for you, for us, for friends, for families. They are constructed by hand in small batches in Reno, NV with unique shapes and graphics.
5. Teton Toques Wool Toque
Teton Toques are bold, beautiful, and functional winter hats hand-made in Jackson, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana. These hats feature fun, colorful stripes that add a bright pop on even the snowy-est and blowy-est of January days.
About Garage Grown Gear
Garage Grown Gear helps people discover innovative and wildly cool outdoor startups. The company shares startup stories and reviews gear in its online magazine and then sells this gear in its online store. For more information, visit www.garagegrowngear.com.