How union members can Buy American this Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, and that means the biggest shopping season of the year is here, too.

But before you run to the mall or a big box store, consider buying American-made gifts.

• Go to for discounts on American union-made apparel. Through Union Plus, you can get discounts from All American Clothing and Union House Apparel. You can save when you order online or by phone. Just use code UNIONPLUS at checkout. All American Clothing and Union House have a good selection of jeans, jackets, shoes and more.

• Most items at Akran Union Made are made in the U.S. and printed or engraved at a unionized plant in Canada. (Note: Most items are sold in large quantities.)

Fat Brain Toys has “the single largest selection of American-made toys found anywhere,” according to their website. The company is based in Nebraska. Play for Keeps says their American-made toys are “eco-friendly, and are made from BPA, PVC, and phthalate free 100% recycled plastics, or 100% recycled fibers printed with soy based inks.”