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We couldn’t fit everything in our gift guide, so we’re highlighting a few extras.

How’s your holiday shopping going?

There are just 19 shopping days left, and if you are looking for some American-made ideas, we have you covered. The 2016 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide includes at least one gift idea from every state and the District of Columbia — and there are a handful of additional ideas, too.

But if you still can’t find something special for that special someone, we’re rolling out even more American-made ideas on the blog all December long. Here are five:

Freaker USA: If you’re in the market for a unique stocking stuffer, check out the goods produced by this North Carolina-based company, which makes a variety of fun beverage insulators. There are plenty of holiday options, along with insulators that are college, comics and sports-themed. In 2015, the company also started selling socks.

House of Castellon: This Portland, Ore. company creates knitwear that is designed to last, from throws and blankets to handbags. “We believe in sustainability for the design, sourcing and production of our products. Sustainability is about making lasting items in a world losing touch with this idea,” the company says.

North Star Trading Co.: Stay warm this winter with sheepskin slippers, hats and other accessories from Washington-based North Star Trading Company. The company has made its line of handcrafted products at its workshop on Whidbey Island since 1978.

Gilson: We included surfboards on the gift guide, but if you are headed to the snow instead of the sand this season, check out the snowboards produced by Gilson. The Pennsylvania company uses locally-grown and sustainably-harvested Pennsylvania Poplar trees to make its snowboards, which are made at the Gilson Snowboard Farm.

American Giant: This hugely popular maker of hoodies beloved by hipsters everywhere doesn’t really need any more publicity. But the California-based manufacturer is rolling out a handful of new products for the holiday season, including its first-ever blanket , a lighter version of its famed hoodie and a collaboration with Gift Now that allows recipients to pick out the color and size of their gift.

Stay tuned to the blog for more American-made ideas. Have a great American-made gift? Send us an email at And be sure to check out the entire gift guide.