For a quality gift that was crafted with care, consider giving something made in the good ole U.S. of A. Each of the gift ideas listed below was made right here in the States. Not only do the companies and makers support local jobs, but they put their heart into everything they produce.
Made in Portland by the lighting geniuses at Schoolhouse Electric, their best-selling Ion Lamp was inspired by Thomas Edison’s designs for the first light bulb. The cast iron base sits on a bed of gray felt to keep table tops free of scratches, and the red cord adds some color to the mix.$99
Want an apron from the same brand that outfits David Chang, Michael Voltaggio, Mario Batali, and others? Well, they’re made right in California by the 3-year-old company Hedley & Bennett. We dig a lot of the apron options, but our favorite is the Pho Apron, which is made of Taiwanese stretch denim.$85
We’ve been big proponents of the caps from Ebbets Field Flannels, but giving one as a gift presents a problem—they’re fitted. Since it’s pretty safe to assume you don’t know someone’s hat size, we recommend looking toward this collab with J.Crew. Modeled after the cap worn by the Marianao Tigres, a short-lived Cuban League team, this hat has all the style of something made by Ebbets Field, but just happens to be adjustable.$50
The yellow Case Trapper is as iconic a pocket knife as there is. Crafted in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the knife features a clip and a spey blade, both crafted out of chrome vanadium steel. Built to last a lifetime filled with little tasks.$39
Any backpack can haul your gear, but not every backpack can keep your gear dry. Filson’s Dry Day Backpack is made for the adventurer—or residents of the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to the vinyl-coated polyester and roll top, the contents of the bag will stay dry and untouched by dust and debris.$125
The holidays mean leftovers. And when leftovers are coming, you’re going to want to make some delicious Frankenstein sandwiches. The mayo to use for said sandwiches comes from Empire Mayonnaise in Brooklyn. Stuffing Mayonnaise boasts notes of crunchy bread, savory Herbs de Provence, and a hint of bacon.$7