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The Tiny Battery-Free Trimmer Made in USA

Honestly, I’m surprised how much I use this little trimmer. Just rotate the bottom back and forth and feel the hair effortlessly disappear. The Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Trimmer is substantial for its tiny size. While not as quick as my battery powered trimmer, but with no batteries to worry about it works fast and flawlessly (and without a sound). I now have one in my desk drawer and another in my Dopp kit. Since it’s made of solid stainless steel this will last maybe, forever? Comes with a leather case, cover and a cleaning brush. The perfect mens stocking stuffer gift. Proudly manufactured in Ohio. Lifetime warranty. Find it at Amazon…

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The Iconic Harry Bosch Rope Bracelet

My wife and I love Bosch, Amazon’s streaming crime series. So much so, she said, “You know, you’d look good in one of those bracelets… like his”. Since I love anything nautical his Rope Sailor Bracelet fits my taste. Harry Bosch is played by actor Titus Welliver, an interesting guy and a Connecticut native. He prefers to buy almost everything locally. I’d like to think that his bracelet was made by Mystic Knotwork in Connecticut, the oldest knot shop in the United States. He wears the natural white double braid version (there is also a wider triple braid version if you prefer). Be calm, be cool, be like Harry Bosch. Find it at Amazon…

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Best American Business Book

The Inspirational Story of Patagonia, 10th edition

Careful, this book is inspirational and may cause you to start a business! Let My People Go Surfing tells the story of Yvon Chouinard, the founder of perhaps the most respected company on earth, Patagonia, Inc. From his humble California beginnings making climbing equipment he recounts the hurdles, frustrations and wins of his environmentally responsible company. Yvon was a poor student, avid fisherman, and a climbing legend. Later in business life he made tough “do good” choices he believed in and ultimately others followed, turning his company into a hard-fought success. Amazing read! Audio book is excellent too. Editor’s Choice. Find it at Amazon…

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Canvas Made In America Backpack By Duluth

The American Made Backpack (That Gets Better With Age)

Unlike other packs, the Wanderer only gets better looking with age. The Canvas Duluth Wanderer Backpack is essential for hikes, weekend adventures or for day-to-day. Spacious top-loading main compartment cinches with a leather drawstring through metal grommets, closes with leather straps riveted for reinforcement. Outside pocket for water bottle, front pocket for phone, snacks and essentials. Thick cotton straps are comfortable and durable. Made by hand in Duluth, Minnesota. Lifetime warranty. Perfect American made gift! Find it at Amazon…

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Best Edc Pen For 2021

The Zero-Gravity Pen Originally Built for NASA Astronauts

I’ve kept a Fisher Space Pen in my front pocket for years. It’s perfectly balanced and fits into a pocket for every day carry. Originally designed for NASA, this pen writes on wet surfaces, dry surfaces, upside down, in extreme heat or cold (-30F), underwater and even in zero gravity. Closed it’s a short 3.75 inches, but for writing it grows to a comfortable 5 inches long. Made of brass and steel with a tungsten carbide tip. The replaceable ink cartridge lasts 3 times longer than most pens. Comes in many colors – our choice is the matte black with clip. Lifetime guarantee. Perfect EDC gift for a friend (or yourself). Made in USA. Find it at Amazon…

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American Park Poster 2021

Celebrate America With A Vintage National Park Poster

Enjoy the beauty of America’s national parks with a vintage travel poster. Size is 11″ x 17″ and features an iconic grazing bison at Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park in full retro colors. Lantern Press also has matching sized Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Zion and more. Give a room or hallway the American explorer vibe. Remember your cross country vacation or plan the next adventure. Give as a fun gift to use for home, office or in a bedroom. These art pieces come in a poster tube ready for your frame of choice. Find it at Amazon…

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Best Coffee Maker

Make The Richest Coffee You’ve Ever Tasted With AeroPress

Every morning, we fill our AeroPress and brew what we think is the world’s richest, most flavorful coffee. Connoisseurs can debate the finer points of pour-over versus French press, but our choice is the American made AeroPress. Invented by a Stanford professor, this method makes coffee with low acidity and without bitterness or grit, all in about one minute. Try an AeroPress and discover rich coffee flavor, perhaps the best you’ve ever tasted. Designed and manufactured in USA from eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Highly recommended. Find it at Amazon…

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Best Gift For Beer Lover

The Ultimate Gift For The Beer Lover

Each Ultimate Pint Glass has over 100 individual “nucleation points” laser-etched on the bottom, which give the CO2 bubbles a place to grip and then release constantly while you drink. The smaller bottom is perfect to hold and reduces heat transfer from your hand, the bowl shape allows the beer to “open up” and the wider lip makes it both easier to drink and allows the aroma to float to your nose. Sold singly or in a six pack (each of the six glasses has a different name so you can tell whose is whose). Bonus: These glasses stack for better storage. Perfect gift for the beer lover! Find it at Amazon…

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Best Stocking Stuffer For Man

The Self-Luminous Keychain

Add this black gem to your keychain and never lose your keys in the dark again. Spot your keys from over 30 feet away. Attach to anything and find your gear when you need it. The Glow Rhino Tritium Glow Fob is a work of art machined from black nitride coated stainless steel that has a vial of real Tritium that illuminates brightly in the dark. The science of Tritium’s radioluminescence is fascinating. Does not need to be charged by the sun (unlike other cheap glow-in-the-dark items). Never needs batteries. Waterproof. 100% reliable. Built in the USA. “Great stocking stuffer”Find it at Amazon…

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Best Starter Harley Motorcycle

The Best Starter Harley

The Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 is a solid starter bike that looks old-school aggressive and rides smooth. No need to shine this bike – it’s mat finish for that unshaven look. The mid-control seating is comfortable for a daily driver. Engine is the ultra reliable 883 cc Evo – and it gets the job done. Stock muffler is too quiet for our taste, throw on some straight shot Vance & Hines Short Shot pipes for a better sound. Shown is the 2018 in blacked-out mat “Industrial Gray Denim”. Most Harley’s are made in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania or Missouri. Learn more at Harley-Davidson…

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Perfect Gift For Coffee Lover

Our Favorite American Biscotti

There’s a reason Barnett’s Biscotti gets so many five star reviews – their homemade baked goods are delicious. Straight out of New Jersey come these Yum Yum Gourmet Biscotti Treats. Whatever you do, don’t attempt to sample any or you’ll find you can’t stop at eating just one. Gourmet biscotti are perfect with hot coffee or in the evening with a glass of wine. This variety gift pack comes in a handsome looking package, but tastes even better. Made from all natural ingredients – no additives, no preservatives and no trans-fats. Highly recommended. Find it at Amazon…

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American Made Gift For Sailor

The Handmade Rope Wreath

The 17” Mystic Knotwork Sailor Knot Wreath is handmade by the oldest knot company in America. It is both a handsome and versatile gift for the sailor or nautical type. It can be hung year round, dressed up for the holidays or laid flat as a table centerpiece. Perfect gift for the lake house, beach house or ocean condo. If you’re not familiar with Mystic Knotwork, they are an award-wining U.S. company located in Mystic, Connecticut (the same famous nautical town from the movie Mystic Pizza). Each Turk’s Head wreath is handmade from 44 feet of manilla rope. Limited quantities available. Find it at Amazon…

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The Life Aquatic Team Hat

The Filson “Team Zissou” Hat

Wear a hat similar to the one on The Life Aquatic – like the crew and Captain Zissou aboard his ship the Belafonte. This hat is 100% wool and stretches to fit most. It’s the perfect hat to wear out on your boat, private island or just in the woods (perfect protection during hunting season). If you’ve not seen this movie, it’s a classic with Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Note: Klaus’ hat has a pom pom. Ned’s has a stoplight patch. Bill’s is plain. Debate rages on color – it’s red but looks orange. Rent the HD or watch the official trailer. Made in USA by Filson. Find it at Amazon…

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The Best Keychain Light

The Best Keychain Light

The Surefire Titan Plus Ultra-compact Keychain Light has crazy output for it’s small size. On high, it projects 300 lumens for 1 hour straight. On low it goes for 7 hours. Imagine illuminating over 200 feet with a tiny 3.5 inch light (same length as a business card). Made of nickel plated brass, rechargeable NiMH battery included, real world USA lifetime-warranty. A little more expensive, but easily 3 times better performance than most Chinese brands. Manufactured in Orange County, CA. The ultimate EDC keychain gift for the American made man or woman. Find it at Amazon…

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Best Us Made Products

Our Favorite Multitool

We’ve owned a stainless steel Leatherman Multitool for many, many years. The Leatherman Sidekick is the updated, more ergonomic version which includes the 14 most popular and useful tools all-in-one. The new spring action pliers are awesome, plus, the one-hand access is a great improvement. This is Leatherman’s best-selling model. Makes for a great value and an excellent made in USA gift. Comes with an integrated pocket clip, stainless caribiner, plus a separate nylon sheath to attach to your belt. 25-year warranty. Made in Portland Oregon. Find it at Amazon…

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Made In Usa Coat

The American Drifter Coat

The cold weather is coming. Stay warm in The Cattle Barron Drifter Coat by Schaefer Outfitters, known worldwide for their premium ranch wear. Cozy, water repellent 24 ounce Melton wool plus quilted taffeta with SOTek insulated lining. Subtle Western yoke design on front and back. A storm flap covers the zipper which moves two ways to make sitting more comfortable, or for riding simply unsnap the riding vents. Brass Schaefer hardware. Collar trimmed with soft full grain leather. Hard to beat this coat for good looks, durability and warmth. Made in USA. Find it at Amazon…

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Hammock Made In Usa

The American Flag Hammock

The Grand Trunk American Flag Hammock is an awesome spot to kick back in American style. The Grand Trunk Company has been around for almost 20 years, so expect good quality and a lifetime warranty. The single size is perfect for one person, durable, triple-stitched – even after a year of use it’s still holding up perfectly. We have not tested this, but it’s rated to hold 400 lbs. Packs up small. Comes with carry pouch, nautical-grade carabiners and hanging rope. Hangs in about 1 minute. Makes for a good American made gift. Find it at Amazon…

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American Made Bottle Opener

The Drop Catch Opener

The Drop Catch Opener feels like a little magic trick every time you open a beer. Pop the top off your next beer and watch the cap drop and stop by a powerful hidden magnet. During a party it’s fun to see all the different caps that collect. Adults love it. Kids love it. Beer drinking pigs love it (yeah, they’re real). Made of stainless steel, American walnut hardwood and finished in lacquer. Mounts magnetically in seconds to your fridge (or any steel surface) or simply screw to a wall. Built by hand in Chicago. Find it at Amazon…

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Best American Made Blender

Our Amazing (U.S. Made) Blender

This Vitamix 750 Blender sits on our kitchen counter. The blades spin so fast it will bring cold ingredients to steaming hot in 6 minutes. We use it almost every day. It was expensive, but it’s awesome. Smooth, sturdy, fast and quiet. We own a Ninja and the Vitamix wins in every way – even cleaning it is easier. The Vitamix is a splurge for sure, but you won’t regret owning it. This amazing machine… makes ice cream, grinds coffee, kneads pizza dough, whips dressings and makes smoothies too. Designed and manufactured in Ohio. Editors’ Choice. Find it at Amazon…

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Made In Usa Hat

The Classic Stetson Open Road

The Stetson Open Road 6X is our favorite hat because it’s so versatile. The look is a cross between a classic cowboy and a fedora. Stetson says it will never go out of style and we can see why. You’ll see everyone from U.S. Presidents to ranchers and famous musicians wearing this hat. The 6X means it is 6 times the felt quality. It’s not flimsy felt, it’s stiff and keeps its shape even in wind. It may be hard to see, but the edge is nicely bound. Made by Stetson in Garland, Texas, the inventor of the cowboy hat – see how it’s made. Find yours at Stetson or Amazon…

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Made in USA Sea Salt Soap

We use Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap almost every day because it lathers up nicely and smells good. After a few washes the outer layer reveals random salt crystals that subtly exfoliate with rich, creamy lather. The smell is fresh, clean and invigorating… like the salty ocean air. It lasts quite a long time – sometimes we even shave with it. Made in the USA. Makes a great stocking stuffer for the guy who likes nautical items, the beach or being around the ocean. Find it at Amazon…

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Made In Usa Caps

Limited Edition Cap: Made in USA

Limited edition trucker style caps, made by hand in Texas. The American Made Cap Company sits on the plains of West Texas, they produce “the best hats in the business”. The Hooey Brand designs superior western style gear and they give back too (over $300,000 to Veterans and others in-need). That little bison on the side tells you it’s a Hooey American made cap. Pearl Beer, Lone Star Beer, Bison designs and more. Order yours before they are gone. Find it at

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Song of the Month

It’s hard to resist musicians from all over the world coming together to play this remix of American icon Bob Dylan’s classic masterpiece. This video was created by Playing for Change, which believes music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Made In Usa Gift

A Fun Gift For The Mancave

If you’re a wrench monkey like us, you’ll love The Craftsman Bottle Cap Wrench Opener. We have one of these in the shop, it hangs on a peg ready for action at the end of a long day. Everyone smiles when they pop off a bottle top because it’s such overkill. It’s real, it’s shiny, it’s steel, it’s heavy, it’s over-built, it’s Craftsman tough and it’s guaranteed for life… like all Craftsman tools. Made here in the USA. A great gift for any garage, mancave or for Father’s Day too. Find it at Amazon…

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Best Made In Usa Ice Cream Scoop

The All American Scoop

As a kid, you may remember seeing a Classic Zeroll Scoop as you peered over the counter in the local ice cream parlor. They’re highly favored by the pros because they’re simply the best made. The special liquid in the handle transfers heat from your hand to smoothly slice out a scoop of ice cream. The large handle is comfortable and easily cuts into hard ice cream to pull perfectly round scoops every time. No parts to break and easy to clean too. Got an ice cream lover on your list? Try the Zerrol 1020 size which creates the perfect size sphere. Made in Florida. Find it at Amazon…

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Made In Usa Flashlights

The Best U.S. Made Flashlight

Maglite is back and better than ever. Their new LED Maglite ML300L is excellent – beam distance of 1,350 feet with 168 lumens and lasts for 80 hours. You don’t need to buy some flashlight from China to get awesome performance anymore. We own several older Maglites and brightness on these new LED versions is literally night and day. The 3 cell size has the best power-to-weight ratio. Buy one for your truck, nightstand, boat, garage, or anywhere. Made of high quality anodized aluminum 100% in USA by American workers. Find it at Amazon…

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Best Punching Bag Usa

Our Favorite Punching Bag

Every guy wants a punching bag – we bought this one and it’s an awesome workout. In 10 minutes you’ll be winded, your arms and shoulders will burn and your boxing skills will have greatly improved. Everlast is a top name and The Everlast PowerCore Bag is their best value and comes pre-filled in either 80 or 100 lbs (we have the 100). You’ll need boxing gloves – like these like 14 oz gloves, get hand wraps to protect from hand and wrist injury. Free shipping plus hanging chain included. Grab an Ali poster for inspiration. Made in the USA. Find it at Amzon…

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Gin Making Kit

The Homemade Gin Kit

Make your own custom batch of gin! How fun is that? The Homemade Gin Kit is a 6-piece set that claims you can, “Make Ridiculously Delicious Gin At Home”. We would agree that it’s a fun process and the gin has what we’d describe as an “interestingly good taste”. To make gin you choose a vodka as a base – we prefer Deep Eddy or Titos, but any will do. Then follow the directions for juniper berries and botanicals. Makes for a great gift for the bartender or spirits lover. Find it at Amazon…

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