America the beautiful. From sea to shining sea we find all sorts of cultures, political affiliations, sceneries, and people. Truly a melting pot of go-getters fueled by an individualistic spirit that perfection is never good enough. As consumers, we know the feeling all too well, which is why we take so much pride in our homegrown American made manufacturing.
That’s right, call it what you may, but one thing’s for sure. There’s certainly something to be said about sheer American ingenuity. Just about every type of product these days has an American made home, purposed not to keep extra coin in your pocket, but to leave you satisfied and left with – in some cases – a lifelong travel buddy, pocket knife, lucky t-shirt, or flask that will remain at your disposal long after you remember ever making that initial purchase. That’s the American way. Quality, handmade, goods built by people who give a damn. Because when you cut through all the BS, that’s what we’re about, and God-willing that’s how we’ll remain. So, in celebration of this mindset, here’s a list of the best American-made gifts out there this holiday season. Cheers.
Field Notes 56 Week Planner
We get it. New year, new you, new plans. Well, if that’s the mindset of the go-getter in your life, this 56-week planner is sure to serve as their new best friend for, well, the next year. Nothing wrong with a little analog planning here and there.
Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee
Black is back. Well, technically it never went away. But feel free to tell yourself whatever excuse suits your fancy in order to gift this definite go-to classic Slub-Curved Hem Tee that’s both unbelievably comfortable and form-fitting but durable enough to last for years on end.
Zippo 1935 Replica Original
Burn baby burn. Whether it’s lighting up a celebratory stogie or a campfire, the windproof Zippo 1935 Replica Original certainly won’t let you down. It’s built with an all metal construction, refillable for a lifetime of use, and comes with lifetime guarantee. Boom.
Ebbets Field Vintage Baseball Hats
Help the baseball fan in your life keep their dome protected this Spring with a little help from these classic vintage baseball hats. Ebbets Field certainly doesn’t pick favorites here either so you’re almost guaranteed to find something for a fan of every city.
Trayvax Axis Wallet
We all need wallets. No doubting that fact. But if you want to gift something truly special and unique this holiday season, this one-of-a-kind stainless steel take on the traditional bi-fold wallet is sure to please. It’s a minimalist option that has the capacity to hold up to 14 cards, 8 bills and weighs just 4 ounces.
Peak LED Eiger Flashlight
Help the Everyday Carry enthusiast in your life keep it lit with Peak LED Solutions’ Eiger Flashlight. Here, each piece is design with professional applications in mind compliments of a solid anodized aluminum construction and Quantum Tunneling Composite technology making it the brightest of any single AAA-powered flashlight.
Bradley Mountain Dopp Kit
There’s no better way to keep your toiletries organized than with a Dopp kit. We all know this. Here, this handsome heavy waxed Dopp kit comes complete with an easy carry leather strap and an antique heavy-duty brass zipper for that classic Americana look.
Karas Kustoms Bolt Pen
Boasting a non-traditional take on the iconic ball-point pen, the Bolt Pen is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and features bolt-action clicker. Trust us, fidgeting with this sleek and weighty EDC pen is half the fun.
Maxx & Unicorn Catch-All Valet Tray
No matter who you are, it’s the little things that too often go missing on a semi-regular basis. Luckily, this walnut valet tray is purposed to keep those little things organized and in one place until they’re ready to fulfill their duties once more.
Mr. Lentz Leather Passport Wallet
Machined made leather wallets be damned. Here, we have a sleek and minimal handmade leather wallet that will not only patina over time but carry with it the stories and escapades over the course of the many years it’s bound to be used thanks to its dutiful and durable construction.
Iron & Resin Cafe Glove
Got a gearhead in the family? Good. Because there’s no doubt in our mind they’ll fall in love with the Cafe Gloves from Iron & Resin. That’s because they’re made from 100 premium gain deerskin leather, boast a double palm construction, keystone thumb, and a metal anchor piston logo button ensuring a secure fit.
Craighill Jack Puzzle
Puzzles. What a way to remain occupied at work during those downtime hours. This unique jack-shaped puzzle is sure to keep the creative juices flowing thanks to six .5” diameter bars that make up this sleek and design-friendly brain teaser.
Field Company Field Skillet
Out in the wilderness and need a hot meal? There really is nothing worse than being in this predicament without the proper tools to make it right. Fortunately, feel free to cook up just about anything you want in this handy and durable Field Skillet purposed for outdoor use and abuse.
Woolrich Freedom Throw
What’s more American than and an American flag Freedom Throw? Yeah, we couldn’t think of anything either. Each of these patriotic throws is made of 84% wool and 16% nylon combined with 100% freedom. Can’t go wrong here.
BRNLY Slingpop Pocket Slingshot
Whoah. Now here’s a slingshot for the big kid in your life. Each Slingpop is machined from anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum, is attached to a sturdy rubber band featuring a clean leather pad, and comes equipped with 50 5mm ball bearings. Just make sure you gift a friend, not a foe, this sleek slingshot.
No matter if it’s for trekking around the college campus or out in the backcountry on a day hike, Topo Designs has you covered this holiday season with their standard Daypack. Each option is built with durable 1000D Cordura, boasts a coated pack interior liner, 15” laptop sleeve, and internal organization pouch. Who doesn’t love versatility?
Randolph Aviator Sunglasses
Who doesn’t like Aviators? So, instead of picking up a cheap pair from the nearest convenience store, opt for these American-made classic Aviators worn by military pilots and NASA astronauts. No, we’re not kidding. These are the real deal.
Zero Tolerance 0770 Carbon Fiber Flipper
Originally an award-winning knife from the iconic American-made brand, this Zero Tolerance flipper has been successfully brought back now with a 3.25” stonewashed S35VN steel blade mated to a sturdy carbon fiber handle.
Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket
Leave it to Taylor Stitch to once again knock it out the park with this piece of outerwear built, well, for the long haul. There’s no coming back from this field tan 7-oz Martexin waxed canvas jacket complete with two rounded flap chest pockets, custom copper YXX doughnut buttons and rivets, and incredible water repellency.
Wilson & Willy’s Burntside Denim
Built with 13 oz Cone Mille 3×1 right-hand twill, these are not your Dad’s jeans. Instead, this pair of stylish yet purposeful pair is meant to be worn heavily and carried on year after year – accumulating character in the process.
Filson Medium Field Duffel
This holiday season, help someone travel like they mean it. No more half-ass duffel bags, it’s time to upgrade to this handsome spruce field duffel complete with oil-finished tin cloth and nylon that boasts water-repellant and heavy duty properties.
Pillbox Baseball Bats
Purposed to be hung rather than swung, these American made heritage bats are sure to please any baseball fanatic in the family or friend group. Available in a variety of colorways and tributes to suit just about any taste or preference out there.
Jacob Bromwell Great American Flask
Whiskey. It’s what makes America go-round. So whether the whiskey lover in your life has plans to hit the outdoors or even a wedding anytime soon, they’ll be more than excited you thought enough about them to hook it up with 100 percent hand built copper flask modeled after the historic drinking vessels of yore.
Red Wing Heritage Moc Boot
Not to be taken lightly, there are few American-made brands out there as formidable as Red Wing. Here, their Classic Moc Boot tells the story with form and grace thanks to its Traction Tred rubber outsole, triple stitched quality, and Goodyear welt construction. It’s a no-brainer life-long gift that’s for sure.
GoRuck GR1 Backpack
Originally designed and tested by America’s Special Forces soldiers, each GR1 backpack is hand built with care right here in the USA. It features a 1000D Cordura construction, durable YKK zippers, strength tested at over 400 pounds and hosts a myriad of internal organizational pockets suited to complement any mission you might be undertaking.
30 Best American Made Brands
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