Day 1 of Shopping Local and/or American Made:
I left work at 5 (we actually were allowed to go home at 3, but I had some work that needed to get done and those extra 2 hours were quite the boon). I immediately drove to a locally owned book store. They did not have any of the specific books I was looking for. Oh well, c'est la vie. I still found books which I think will be appreciated. The sad part is that as I was leaving, I found another 2 that another on my list would like...guess I'll just have to go back there next week on the way home.
And I'm back (I left for 5 minutes to see where the books were made). All of them were printed in America, so I'm guessing this is quite a common thing...which means I may be able to find the ACTUAL books requested and still be able to follow through with my "American or Local" mantra.
You know, the tough one to shop for is going to be my husband...always so difficult to find gifts for. I guess I could always give him a stack of cash and say, "This is the money I was going to donate to charity, but I didn't. Merry Christmas."