Made in America: Unique Christmas Gifts for Every Man on Your List

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on November 25, 2013

Uncle Lewis. He’s on everyone’s Christmas list. And while his name may not actually be Lewis, every family has the impossible-to-buy-for man who wants nothing and has two of everything. For years you’ve searched — and been rebuffed — for not finding that one gift he doesn’t yet know he wants. Your search for the perfect gift is over. This year will be different. Our collection of unique Christmas gifts for men are all Made in the USA of high-quality, long-lasting materials. From nostalgic baseballs to money belts and travel-ready electric razors, we have unique Christmas gifts for every man on your list.


Bullhide Classic Money Belt, $69.99
North Canton, Ohio

Few things are worse than having your wallet — and cash — stolen while you’re on vacation. Help the traveler on your list outsmart pickpockets with a Classic Money Belt from Bullhide Belts. Made in Ohio of premium U.S. cowhide, each belt features a 20-inch-long zipper and discreetly stores approximately 18 carefully folded bills.


Vintage Bison Leather Baseball, $45
Glen Rock, New Jersey

Perfect for fans of parking lot pick-up games and connoisseurs of masculine desk accessories (a wooden display ring is included), the Orvis Vintage Bison Leather Baseball is as handsome as it is durable. Inspired by 19th-century “lemon peel” baseballs, each artisan-quality ball is hand-stitched in New Jersey from a single piece of leather. Batter up!

Interview: Paul Cunningham discusses the creation of Leather Head Sports


Signature Chestnut Roaster, $99.99

You can’t invite Nat King Cole to sing about chestnuts roasting on a open fire, but you can give the tools to recreate the holiday classic with a Signature Chestnut Roaster from Jacob Bromwell, the oldest kitchenware manufacturer in the U.S. Crafted in Indiana since 1819, the non-electric tin roaster yields rich, fragrant chestnuts from an open fire (fireplace or campfire) or an electric, gas or wood-burning stove.

Video: How to Roast Chestnuts


Wahl Lithium Ion Stainless Steel Trimmer, $69.99
Sterling, Illinois

For the man who’s tired of the tangle of appliances, cords, chargers and adapters cluttering the bathroom countertop, replace them all with the cordless Wahl Lithium Ion Stainless Steel Trimmer. Four interchangeable heads and eight clipper guides are perfect for trimming beards and mustaches, shaping goatees, taming unruly eyebrows and removing unsightly nose and ear hair. Bring smiles to the faces of the men on your list with this reliable, lightweight shaver. Worldwide voltage adapter included for globe-trotting manscapers.


GSeat Light Seat Cushion, $65
Sunderland, Vermont

Whether they’re headed around the globe or around town, frequent travelers will enjoy the lasting comfort of Magellan’s GSeat Light travel seat cushion. The forward-sloped memory foam cushion evenly disperses body weight, relieves stress on the lower back and improves circulation. Perfect for long periods of sitting—on planes, trains or waiting to renew your driver’s license at the DMV. Folds in half for easy packing and portability.


American Presidential Edition Horseshoe Set, $69.99
St. Pierre Manufacturing
Worcester, Massachusetts

Score a ringer this holiday season with the American Presidential Horseshoe Set from St. Pierre Manufacturing, the only remaining U.S. manufacturer of pitching horseshoes. No experience? No problem. Easy court layout and official rules will transform neophytes into pros in no time. Each set (for 2-4 players) includes four tournament-approved steel horseshoes and two solid steel stakes packaged in a mahogany-stained pine storage box.


Stormy Kromer Cap, $39.99
Ironwood, Michigan

Shoveling snow, hunting whitetail or playing outside with the kiddos will be much more bearable(dare we say enjoyable?) with a Stormy Kromer Cap on your crown. The wool and nylon caps have been made by the same Michigan company since 1903, when George “Stormy” Kromer and his wife, Ida, designed the unique six-panel cap to keep the railroad engineer’s head warm and the hat in place on windy days. Each unique cap comes with an owner’s manual and a lifetime guarantee.

How Bob Jaquart saved the classic cap in 2001.


Green Guru Spinner Backpack, $99.95
Boulder, Colorado

Don’t worry about the carbon footprint from the durable and fashionable Green Guru Spinner Backpack. Crafted in Boulder, Colorado, from durable recycled fabrics made from post-consumer water bottles and upcycled bicycle inner tubes, the exterior fends off whatever the elements throw at you. Integrated laptop pocket, compression straps, reflective daisy chain and side elastic pockets protect gear at home, on the trail or in the classroom. Your thoughtfulness will impress the recipient and protect the environment too. Go you!


Nalgene Flask, $8.99
Rochester, New York

Slip a Nalgene Flask into that special someone’s Christmas stocking and brighten his spirits all year long. Each compact, lightweight, 12 oz. plastic flask features a leak-proof cap and a lid that doubles as a shot glass. Perfect for parties, concerts, sporting events and holiday soirées. Trust us, a visit to the in-laws has never been more enjoyable!

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