American ingenuity. It’s what built this country long ago and what will hopefully keep this country great as we move forward. As Americans, we’re a resilient bunch, sometimes weary of change but never hesitant to put our heads down and get to work. Create. Build. Innovate. It’s what defines us as a nation. And it’s what makes American-made products so sought after worldwide.
And it’s because of the “Made in USA” reputation that the majority of these products are guaranteed for life. More often than not they’re handmade, with quality materials, because Americans don’t manufacture products we’re ashamed of. We’re a prideful bunch with high expectations and we know a thing or two about building things from scratch. So it only makes sense that we highlight some of the best American-made products for a Made In America gift guide. From jeans to everyday carry to jackets, it’s all here and all-American.
Zippo Chrome Lighter
Instead of flicking your Bic, try picking up an iconic Zippo Chrome lighter instead. It’s finished with a Made in USA stamp, boasts an all-metal construction and windproof design that works practically anywhere at any time. And since it’s refillable, each Zippo is bound to last for many years to come.
This is Ground Cord Taco
Keep all those loose wires at bay with the Cord Taco. They’re made from rich leather, can organize even the most stubborn of wires, and feature a durable metallic snap that keeps everything together and in its place. Perfect for traveling or simply organizing that messy desk or office.
Fisher Space Pen
With the ability to write underwater, in zero gravity or at any angle whatsoever, the Fisher Space Pen is truly out of this world and has been for some time now. It hosts a tough exterior and a pressurized ink cartridge within which is where all the magic happens each time you decide to take notes.
EDC Keychain Duct Tape
As a general rule, it’s always a smart idea to keep a roll of duct tape nearby. And now that becomes even easier thanks to the Keychain Duct Tape’s small stature, an ability to attach to any standard keyring, and that it comes stock with 18-inches of gorilla tape.
Bradley Mountain Utility Roll
Any tool man knows that organization is key in getting the job done quickly and efficiently. And with this utility roll, you’re all set to be the perfect workman on the go. It’s made from Martexin waxed canvas, equipped with an oiled leather strap and boasts 5.5” deep pockets.
Recycled Firefighter Money Clip Wallet
Each offering from Recycled Firefighter is made from decommissioned polyester firehose, this money clip wallet notwithstanding. They’re also sewn with T-90 nylon thread, boast a 1” Mil-Spec nylon binding and hold 4-8 cards.
Machine Era Original Brass Pen
As far as pens go, this solid brass pen is a must for any EDC junkie. it features a threaded cap, compatible with Pilot G2 and all standard Uni-ball cartridges and is only 4.6 inches in length and weights 1.6 ounces. Pocket-sized perfection if you ask us.
Max & Unicorn Money Clip
Sometimes a bulky wallet isn’t the best way to go about your day. Sometimes all it takes is a little cash to get you through the daily happenings. So if that’s the case, then this Maxx & Unicorn money clip is the perfect option. It’s made from a single piece of solid brass, and cut, engraved, tumbled and hand-bent in their Brooklyn, New York shop.
Keysmart Key Holder
Keychains are tough. Not just because of their jingling nature but because they’re bulky and uncomfortable. However, now, thanks to KeySmart, you can neatly store all your necessary keys in a unique S-shaped design. It fits up to 8 separate keys and actually comes equipped with a loop for key fobs as well.
Machine Era TI5 Slim Wallet
Built to serve as one of the slimmest and strongest wallets on the market, this minimalist card carrier easily fits in your pocket and can hold up to several of your most frequented cards along with a bit of cash. It’s also constructed out of grade 5 titanium, features RFID protection, and the thumb slot doubles as a bottle opener.
Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife
What’s a holiday gift list without a folding knife? Unfortunately, there’s a fair amount of poor options out there these days. Luckily, Kershaw isn’t one of them. This Ken Onion folding knife features SpeedSafe assisted opening, made from Sandvik 14C28N steel, an anodized aluminum handle, and hosts a blade length of 3.4 inches.
Hitch and Timber EDC Card Caddy
If carrying around a bulky wallet isn’t your forte then might we suggest giving this EDC Card Caddy a try? The leather is hand-cut, stitched and burnished here in the USA and can fit up to 6 cards, a small pocket knife or multitool and a small pen at the same time. It also fits nicely in any pants pocket as well.
Graf & Lantz Valet Tray
With all this EDC gear you’ll certainly benefit from a owning a valet tray in which they can reside when not on your person. This offering from Graf & Lanz is made from the combination of soft merino wool felt and genuine leather keeping it looking good while functional in the process.
Peak LED Eiger Flashlight
Boasting one of the best light outputs on the market, this little flashlight is small enough to fit on your keyring yet bright enough to light up an entire room. It’s made from stainless steel, utilizes Quantum Tunneling Composite Technology for a wide range of brightness levels, and is both shock and water resistant.
Best Made Straight-Hold Hatchet
Acting as an ideal camping accessory, this Straight-Hold Hatchet from Best Made is built from 1060 steel, features a hand-ground edge, a lacquered Appalachian hickory handle, and a hand-dipped finish for a unique finishing touch.
Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
You can thank Gerber for building out one of the coolest multitools we’ve ever come across. Its center axis driver opens to align like a legitimate screwdriver, features a one thumb opening sliding jaw, and a magnetic bit set with standard bits among a variety of other tools to get you through the day.
Standing for “Make It Simple” MIS specializes in military specifications. This Olive Drab option features a 1000 denier nylon exterior, coated with water resistant urethane, external PALS webbing, a self-repairing YKK zipper, and a padded laptop sleeve found inside the sturdy bag.
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean
What’s more American than blue jeans? How about a pair of jeans made in the USA from 13.5 oz Indigo warp and natural weft red cast denim? They boast a tailored fit, San Francisco map pocketing, a button fly, and YKK copper shanks and rivets
PF Flyers Made In USA Sandlot
Run faster and jump higher with these authentic made-in-the-USA P.F Flyers. They feature a Lux leather top cap and heel tape, 14oz heavy weight canvas, pigskin lining, and of course house that iconic debossed ankle patch.
Bradley Mountain Weekender Duffel
Heading out for an extended weekend away from home is a great way to hit the reset button after a long week. And this weekender bag, made simple and made properly by Bradley Mountain, is the ideal means through which to you can keep all your belongings zipped tight in its durable Martexin waxed canvas composition.
Iron and Resin Rambler Jacket
Made from heavy duty 10.10 oz Martexin waxed canvas, this Rambler Jacket is built to take a beating on the open road. It fits much like a trucker jacket, hosts YKK zippers, side welt pockets, button flap chest pockets and is handmade resulting in the utmost American-made quality.
Jacob Bromwell Great American Flask
Made out of 100 percent pure, solid copper, this old-time-inspired flask is a notable nod to the American heritage of moonshining and sipping whiskey on a warm summer’s night. It’s ideal for your favorite spirit, and with a purely authentic makeup, you’ll be living in the past in the right manner.
Red Wing Heritage Moc 6” Boot
As far as boots are concerned, Red Wing is as well known and reputable as they come. This leather Moc Toe boot for instance also features a synthetic sole, Traction Tred rubber on the outside is is triple stitched with a Goodyear welt construction.
Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Side Chair
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this molded polypropylene chair was first designed in 1948 and continues to serve as a reliable and comfortable means of affordable furniture. The deep seater pocket and waterfall edge both reduce pressure on your back and thighs while keeping you comfortable for hours on end.
Weiss American Issue Field Watch
American-made watches are difficult to come by. That’s what makes this offering from Weiss so special. It features their very own US-made CAL 1003 movement, is housed in a 316L stainless steel case, and caseback, sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.