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Children's Gifts Made In America - With Safety In Mind! - Articles Surfing
When buying children's furniture and other gifts, there are certain aspects of your purchase that you normally take into consideration, such as its appeal to your child, its strength and its safety. Perhaps you are also patriotic and consider whether not it was made in America.
If not, then you should be , because there have been several incidents of global trading resulting in recalls of products that have not met the health and safety requirements needed for children's products in the USA. A recent example is the presence of lead paint in children's toys. Neither lead nor cadmium are permitted in children's toys, or in the paint used on them, and buying American is a great way of ensuring the safety of your child.
When seeking gifts, it is not only patriotic but also common sense to look for the Made in America label, or seek some other assurance that your product was made by American craftsmen. This is particularly true of children's furniture where Americans have a particularly good reputation for safety and quality.
This is hardly surprising when you consider our heritage. When this land was being discovered by the Europeans, they had no shops or local furniture stores. They not only had to build their own homes, but also their own furniture. They even had to cut down their own trees to use as their raw material. It is little wonder then that American craftsmen are amongst the world's best, and not only for normal furniture but also for children's furniture, for whom they traditionally had to make their own presents for birthdays and Christmas.
It is no surprise, then, that there is wide range of children's furniture available online on such sites as HomeFurnishingBoutique.com that any parent would be happy to buy for their child. Children's table and chair sets should be lots of fun, but also sturdy and easy to clean. Children like to own their own things, not just use those belonging to their parents, and that is especially true of furniture.
Furniture in the shape of their favorite animals, or relating to a hobby or pastime such as a set of table and chairs painted as ballerinas. Made in the USA is prominent factor with many, and if you see the label then go for it. It is extremely important for you to know that your child is coming into contact with something that is safe for them. While imported goods, especially from the Far East, might claim to be safe, you can never be sure, since regulations are different in these countries. These, however, are amongst the best and safest children's gifts made in America.
The same is true of children's computer tables, and you can get a wide range of these for pre-school children as well as those at grade school. They come with solid wood legs and framework with a laminate top to provide toughness, resistance to knocks, and also ease of cleaning with a damp cloth. You know what kids are like, but these are really strong and you can be certain that they are safe, both in the way they are made and in the materials used to decorate them. Just what you should be able to expect with children's furniture made in America.
However, there are other patriotic gifts you can give that are made in the USA, and again involving the use of wood. Wooden clocks are an all-time favorite, and there is a range of clocks available from the same source, representing the traditional craftsmanship of American cabinet makers over the ages. You can purchase a range of mantle clocks online, hand made from maple, oak or cherry with the very best movements including Westminster chimes. Available in both quartz and spring driven, these are beautiful pieces made in the USA that would grace any home.
You could alternatively choose from a number of traditional wall clocks in a number of woods and designs, including the old style American school clock, or the beautiful dark cherry Vienna Regulator. These clocks are more than just furniture timepieces, but works of art that any American would be proud to own. Not only made in their own country, but made by their own craftsmen. That's true patriotism, and if you cannot be patriotic while buying gifts, then when can you be?
Copyright © 1995 - Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).
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