Pick #1: CBH Studio backpacks
I love these because they are USA-made and are not like every other backpack on the market. No, you won't find Elmo, Buzz, Superman, etc., but they are timeless bags and would be cute for any age. These are also lead-free, PVC-free, and phthalate-free. A backpack is a nice gift because you can fill it with other fun things like snacks, coloring books, toys, etc.
Pick #2: Big Belly Banks
I have gifted these banks to friends in the past and they have been very well-received. The banks stand about 23" tall and aside from looking really cool, they are totally functional. Kids love 'feeding' money to the bank. They are USA-made and the best place to find them is at a store called Kismet in downtown Glens Falls. I know it seems like a hike, but trust me, it's worth it. Kismet has tons of neat gift ideas and it's just a really cool store to peruse.
Pick #3: For yourself or a mama in your life - Personalized 'mom' necklace
I purchased a necklace from Lalabel Creations on Etsy and I just love this seller's style. Mama's, you can pass this link right on to the man in your life and cross your fingers! (though I tried doing that and I'm still waiting for my 'mama' necklace.)
A great gift idea for a woman in your life, a friend, sister, cousin, or your own mother.