Made in America: Christmas Grab Bag

Courtesy Michele Preisinger

Every Christmas Michele Preisinger and her family have a gift grab bag. The rule is that each gift should cost about $25, but this year there is one more rule: every gift must be made in America.

“So many people are out of work and we’ve been fortunate enough to keep our jobs, our house, keep food on the table. And we thought if this could help, than we should do it,” said Preisinger. ”We’re going to buy the gifts anyhow, so why not look for made in America.”

Preisinger, 53, said her husband, Jim, came up with the idea, and after a quick email to the rest of the family it was agreed upon.

“Hopefully, our 10 gifts will help make a difference in our economy,” Preisinger told ABC News.

Preisinger says she plans to encourage her friends to have a Made in America Christmas too.

Remember, it doesn’t take a lot to have an impact. The average American will spend $700 on holiday gifts and goodies this year, the National Retail Federation estimates. If each American spent just $64 of that $700 on American made goods it would create 200,000 new jobs.

Michele and Jim Preisingers have joined the movement and convinced their family to do the same, are you in? Click here and let us know.

If you are looking to be inspired check out our constantly growing list of Made in America Christmas gift ideas!