Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Norton’s USA

on December 13 | in Entertaining, Featured, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Holidays, Home, Shops | by | with 46 Comments

Deborah shares her story below:

“At NORTON’S U.S.A. we sell only products made in the United States! We wanted to do something positive to support the American worker and the American manufacturer so we have spent the last nine years researching American made goods. We have over 425 manufacturers from around the country and we add new companies everyday.

I always wanted to open a retail store. My children tease me that my family didn’t play store with me enough when I was a child. In 2003 I had the very good fortune to play the role of Barbara Ehrenreich in the stage adaptation of her book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. While researching and rehearsing for the play I realized that most of our manufacturing had gone offshore. I knew that we had lost a lot of manufacturing to China, but I hadn’t realized how much. I learned that most of our consumer goods had left along with the jobs that employed so many Americans. I needed to do something positive so I started researching what goods were still made in America and I kept a list. Then, as I was driving through Barrington, Illinois one day, I realized that my favorite building, an old livery barn, was for sale. As they say… “the rest is history!” It took my brother and I six months to get the building cleaned and fixed up. On June 13th, 2007 I opened the door to Norton’s U.S.A., A Uniquely American General Store. I named the store after my dog Norton because he was so unique and I knew he wouldn’t be with me much longer.”

For more information about Deborah and Norton’s USA, please visit her website and look for her feature in FOLK Magazine Issue 9, Winter 2013. On the Norton’s USA website you can be comfortable in knowing every item purchased has been made in America! You can also connect with Deborah on Facebook and Twitter.

In the Barrington, Illinois area? Norton’s USA is a store not to miss. Stop in and visit Deborah Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-5pm; Thursday from 11am-7pm; and Sunday noon-4pm (November 1st – December 31st).

400 Lageschulte St, Barrington , IL 60010

Enter to Win five of the hand-crafted, stained glass, Silly Star Ornaments pictured above by leaving a comment on this post. Visit the Norton’s USA website and let us know what your favorite Made in America product is that Deborah carries. We encourage you to consider the “made in…” stickers on the items you normally purchase. Is there something you weren’t aware was made in America that you can now purchase from Deborah and be confident in the fact that you are investing in our country’s well being? A winner will be randomly selected on December 15th and contacted via email.

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46 Responses to Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway | Norton’s USA

  1. Karen Leigh says:

    Theres loads of cute things..hard to chose a favorite. I have to say those stars are pretty awesome. I also like the Gnome and Holly Jolly ornaments. And the glass pickle. :P

  2. Cindy kane says:

    What a fabulous star, love it.

  3. sandi says:

    I enjoy seeing the American made toys and games for young children. I have two baby grands and try to buy American for them – thank you for finding and offering made in the USA items for the young ones! And, have to say – those silly stars are wonderful!!

  4. Amanda says:

    I love the ornaments. I love all the products on the page, especially the folding rocking pony.

  5. Leslie says:

    I am a star nut and these are great !!! Love them !!

  6. I love the pewter ornaments – particularly the leaves. And the glass ornaments.

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  8. Denise says:

    love these star ornaments. also love the glass icicle ornaments too!

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  11. ruby t says:

    So much to love at Norton’s USA, but the ruffled scarf, the monkey handwarmers, the l & r handwarmers are so cute. For my cats the catnip balls and little mice would be nice. Goat skin work gloves…..heaven.
    Thank you for letting us know of such a great place.
    ruby t

  12. Pam Ballard says:

    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.. I love starts. I to love the rocking pony..

  13. Allison says:

    Love the Lucky Mom shirt… Adding that to my Christmas list now:) The stars are very neat!!

  14. Sherry Case says:

    These are beautiful! I love unusual gifts. Things off the beaten path!

  15. I would love to have the Lucky Mom shirt! And the ruby red votive candle holders. :)

  16. eliza says:

    Brew Opoly looks fun!

  17. rachel says:

    These are gorgeous!

  18. Melanie says:

    What a festive giveaway! Love the ornaments- perfect in every way! And I love the items I saw at Norton’s USA. I love the Christmas journal! Thanks!

  19. Erika Snoopygirl Herbert says:

    Thanks!, for sharing another great company that I love. Everything is beautiful esp. that fact that we are supporting our fellow Americans. The stars are so darling plus I like the fact they are stained glass so after the tree comes down you can hang them in ur window!

  20. Judy says:

    I love the Hi 5 mittens! So cute.

  21. nancy d says:

    Love their stuff! The bracelets with the months flower on them were gorgeous!

  22. Sheila Belveal says:

    Lots of cool stuff! I like the Santa Cat doorstop!

  23. Wish upon a Star! These stars are funky, creative and have personality! Love them! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Kazy Hinds says:

    Just love these…would love to have them on my tree!

  25. Melissa Frances says:

    Those stars are so cute and random i love them…there are so many items at the Norton’s wow, i love the mini heart pan and all of the bundt pans…:) and the glass icicles pretty.

    thanks for an opportunity to win.

  26. Lea says:

    So happy to see others with the “Made in America” mindset

  27. Jo says:

    The stars are adorable, I would love to win those! I had lots of other favorites from the Norton’s site, but i liked the pleated flags/bunting the best.

  28. Karen says:

    Love the idea of Made in USA :)

    I would like to have the Window Nest Box to watch the birds feed this winter.
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  29. Katie says:

    I love the dog toys. I hate getting toys at just any place for the fact that if it’s not made in America, who knows what toxins could be lingering in it. Thank you for having such an awesome store! I have been telling my husband that we should open up a “Made In America” store in our town.

  30. Bonnie says:

    Darling stars!

  31. Nanci says:

    I love the “Tree of Life Pendant” Thanks for joining the giveaway!
    Merry Christmas

  32. Amy says:

    Toys! The lead issue in China has me scared to give my kids toys made there.

  33. I’m all about the nostalgic candy!!

  34. Melissa says:

    I love the white icicles ornaments, this is a great store. Will definitely be book marking this site.


  35. Melissa says:

    Love the white icicle ornaments, this made in america store has really beautiful handcrafted items. Will definitely be bookmarking this site.


  36. Lisa Sommers says:

    We do photo sessions and I would love to have
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    Dress up your favorite little girl in this colorful sundress! White, multi-color garden print with black polka dot bodice and trim. Perfect for spring and summer. Adorable flower applique. 100% cotton. Bodice, 98% cotton, 8% spandex. Gentle Wash. Hang to dry. Made in USA.

    Item #: 3-MTVU-193

    Floral Print Girl’s Sundress
    Perfect for a meadow session!

  37. Helene says:

    very different!

  38. Shawn Johnson says:

    I love the stained glass stars. I have always been a fan of stained glass. There are alot of wonderful things in her store and I love that it is all american made!!

  39. Krystn N. says:

    LOVE these freeform and folksy stars!

  40. I love the art glass ornaments…and the big Christmas stocking! They really do have so much to choose from. I try to only buy Made in the USA…and handmade! Thanks!

  41. Sue says:

    I”m not much for stained glass, but these silly star ornaments are so fun!

  42. Gina says:

    I love the ornaments!

  43. Betty says:

    So many things …. adding this to my favorites list. The stars on the giveaway are adorable, but I also love the “let it snow” ornaments … polar bear, igloo & sled .. makes me :) Definitely adding as a shopping stop!

  44. Stephanie says:

    I love that they carry Holgate Toys! Originally made on my hometown. My husband did a series of photographs of the Rocky Color Cone that we give as baby shower gifts along with the toy!

  45. Patricia says:

    I like the Bundt measuring cups and spoons.

  46. barbara n says:

    I like the Cheerful Chorus Windchimes – way to go…made in America all the way!

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