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Made Local: Christmas Checklist

If your Christmas shopping list still needs lots of check marks, why not give something that's made right here at home? Newschannel 9's Latricia Thomas takes a look back through our "Made in" series to help fill up your loved one's stockings, big and small, all with gifts that are made locally.

On the twelfth day before Christmas, there are plenty of ways to give, those products made right here at home. To keep your loved ones hands warm this holiday-- try 12 hot hand warmers from Heat Max in Dalton. President John Weathers say, " We have about 95 percent of the U.S. market as far as hand warmers."
You could go with 11 melt-in-your mouth Moonpies from the Chattanooga bakery. They average about one million a day! If your loved one is a whiz in the kitchen, what about 10 Lodge Cast Iron Skillets?

For the outdoor enthusiast, there's nothing like 9 Litespeed Bicycles. Employee Don Burton says, "It's kinda neat to actually be out riding and see these bikes people have, you know, we built that!"

For a good night's sleep, you could give eight Murmaid Mattresses, made in Cleveland. They make 60 to 80 a day.

Chattanooga's known for it's climbing, so many people would enjoy 7 rappelling ropes. Chuck Weber says, "We like to say our rope is the most durable, in comparison to the other guys."

For the runner on your list, check out six Swiftfick sock pairs. John Mabry says, "Pouring my blood sweat and tears into a company that's making a product right here in America, I couldn't be more proud."

Instead of five golden rings, try five bottles of AYU International tanning solution made in Ooltewah. Vibha Makwana says they are shipping to Sweden, the United Kingdom, all across the U.S.

Two ideas for that person with a sweet tooth. You could give 4 tins of Altoids or 3 rolls of Lifesavers, both made in Chattanooga. To wash it down, grab a bottle of a Coke product. The plastic container is probably made in Cleveland. 
Southeastern Container employee Elijah Phillips says, ""it's a pretty good feeling to be a part of something that's been around so long."

And finally on the first day of Christmas, maybe you'll give your true love a saddle made in Tennessee, by American Saddlery in Chattanooga. You can find more on all of these products in the Made in Section here on Newschannel9.com.Made Local: Christmas Checklist

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