6th Annual CIRAS Holiday Gift List

With all the uncertainty of global supply chains, 2021 is the year to buy local and buy early. So, we’re excited to offer our 6th annual CIRAS holiday gift list!

  1. Keep warm with an insulated jacket from Dickson Industries.
  2. Take up a new sport with Party Boy Skateboards.
  3. Complete your backyard with a kids picnic table from Premier Polysteel.
  4. Give a few bags of “quite possibly the world’s best potato chip” from Sterzing’s Potato Chips.
  5. Nothing says “Made in Iowa” like the original Udder Balm for soothing and moisturizing dry cracked skin.
  6. Stay powered while on the move with a PowerFilm solar charger.
  7. Bird nuggets and suet for the bird watcher in your life from C&S Products.
  8. Give your hot sauce fanatic a new taste with Pickle Hot Sauce.
  9. Up your workout game with a half-rack from Power Lift.
  10. Finally, take your biking obsession to the next level with a custom Dimond bike.

In addition to the products above, there are lots of great places throughout Iowa that feature Iowa-made products, including the Heart of Iowa Marketplace, Octagon Center for the Arts, the Iowa Artisans Gallery, Best of Iowa Kalona and more!

Need even more ideas? Here are our lists from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

We want to hear your ideas too! Use #madeiniowa and tag us on twitter (@ciras_isu) or LinkedIn (@ciras-iowastateuniversity)!