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Best American Made Gifts for Men

By Matt Mullins   Updated: December 8, 2023

These are my top gift ideas that I myself and most other men that I know would appreciate. If you know a man that loves adventure and the outdoors then I’m confident they would love these gifts too.

My favorite knife of all time and the one I carry most, the 0452CF has earned our Editor’s Choice Award. It may be a little big for some but it’s just right for me…

~ $268  CHECK IT OUT

I, like other do it yourselfers can appreciate a great keychain tool like this little pry bar. With this in the pocket you no longer need to worry about breaking the tip of…


Nearly all you could wish for in a survival tool; this innovative multi-tool has a fire starter and a diamond coated sharpener…

~ $140  CHECK IT OUT

A vast new world of adventure awaits to pack this ultralight raft into gorgeous backcountry creeks, rivers, & lakes…

~ $895 +  CHECK IT OUT

A cool, compact fire rod you can carry anywhere including your keychain and pocket, at the ready to start a warming fire…


This superb bushcraft axe has a top notch fit and finish that easily competes with the pricier Swedish axes like Gransfors Bruks. It comes with…

~ $155  CHECK IT OUT

Zippo windproof lighters are an American icon that make a great gift. They look just as classy today as they did when they were invented in 1932…


As a tactical EDC light, the Tactician just feels right. It’s compact, extremely well built, and delivers a wide blinding beam of 800 lumens for…

~ $179  CHECK IT OUT

A write anywhere pen with a refined brass construction. I find the patina (oxidation) that forms on the brass to be very attractive…


The Buck 119 is as classic as knives come. This rugged fixed blade knife was made for hunting but don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t work for bushcraft too…


The ultimate year round snowboard experience. The top end Onewheel has a top speed of 25 mph and provides 25 miles of grin bliss…

~ $750 + depending on model  CHECK IT OUT

A compact yet robust multitool that includes all the necessities. Easily access all of its 14 tools with one hand while…


An ultralight diamond sharpener to keep your blades shaving sharp in the field. This is what I take hunting…


The Vizz hits all the right marks. It provides more than enough brightness with 550 lumens on high, good battery life, IPX-7 waterproofing, & red LEDs for…


The Micro weighs just 2.5 oz, has a much better flow rate than the Sawyer Mini, is easy to use and to clean, and it’s rated to filter up to 100,000 gallons!…


This Signature series Lamson Santoku is made in the USA of the finest high carbon stainless steel that holds a a razor edge, while remaining easy to sharpen and resistant to rust…

~ $162  CHECK IT OUT

1000 blinding lumens with top notch engineering make the Surefire Stiletto Pro the best EDC flashlight made. It’s nearly indestructible and…

~ $232  CHECK IT OUT

The Copperlock knife is a favorite of mine. It’s slim, not too big nor too small, weighs only 2.8 oz, and has a capable stainless 3.4″ blade in a timeless design…


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