Made in America Gifts for Your Favorite Service Member

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‘Tis the season for giving — and what better gifts to give than those made in the USA? Here are several companies who produce quality, made in America gifts that your favorite service members are sure to love. 

For Your Patriot 

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U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob I. Allison/Released

Annin Flagmakers manufacture American flags, patriotic banners and décor and armed forces flags made to fly with pride. 

All American Clothing Co. sells a variety of clothing including denim, sweaters, outerwear and graphic t-shirts.   

Boldfoot Socks come in bright, colorful designs. Plus, 5% of their sales are donated to veterans. 

Liberty Bottleworks offers metal water bottles in a variety of colors and patterns. They also have a “freedom” collection, including armed forces logos.   

For Care Packages 

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffry A. Willadsen/Released

McIlhenny Co. TabascoSweet Baby Ray’s sauces or Heinz condiments to add some flavor to MREs. 

2 Jerkys dried jerkys that are also paleo and whole-30 approved.  

Crane & Co. Stationery for writing letters home.  

Starbucks packaged coffees and teas would be great for much-needed caffeine boosts. Or Swiss Miss hot chocolate for a caffeine-free treat. 

Tom’s of Maine and J.R. Watkins provide all-natural toiletry and personal care items.  

America’s Best Organics include chocolates, snacks, candy and beverages that are all USDA-certified organic. 

Alaskan Wild Berry Products produces chocolates and candies made from Alaskan wild berries. They even sell pre-made gift packages. 

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company is a great source for your peanut butter lover and offers a variety of fun, small-batch flavors.  

For the Outdoorsmen 

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LL Bean

Filson manufactures clothing and accessories meant for hunting, camping, and other adventuring in the great outdoors.  

Leatherman produces their popular multi-tools as well as a variety of other tools and knives.  

LL Bean is best known for their bean boots, canvas tote bags, outdoor accessories and clothing items.  

For the Well-Dressed  

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Pendleton-USA

Hamilton Shirts are custom-made for gentleman in your life. 

Alden of New England for handmade shoes and boots (that aren’t a part of a uniform).  

Tony Lama provides boots for your cowgirl or cowboy and Red Wing boots and shoes aren’t just for the workplace anymore. 

Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets and sweaters are sure to keep them cozy.  

Woolrich manufactures outdoor gear, clothing, shoes, and accessories.  

For Something Unique 

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Sonoma Syrup Company

Mast General Store carries pottery, home goods, clothing, food products, and other gifts. All items “Made in the USA” are specially marked on the website.  

Lodge Cast Iron skillets and other cast-iron cookware are chef favorites and last for years to come. 

Sonoma Syrup Company crafts artisan syrups for adding fun flavors to coffee, desserts and cocktails.   

Billykirk leather goods for satchels, rucksacks, journals and more.  

Infinity Surfboards has the perfect gift for your adventurer.

The Giving Keys Jewelry is a pay-it-forward company that produces jewelry with engraved inspirational messages. 

Uncommon Goods’ website includes fun and quirky gifts for the entertainer, gamer, cook and geek in your life.  

Lastly, a great way to support made in America gifts as well as other military spouses, is to check your installations’ Facebook pages for gifts homemade by military members and their families.  

Do you have any favorite American-made products that you love to gift? Feel free to share in the comments! 

About the Author

Lizanne Carlson
Lizanne is an attorney and freelance writer. She is married to an Air Force pilot and they are expecting her first child in November. Lizanne is an active member of the Military Spouse J.D. Network and was recently featured in Task & Purposefor her human interest work in the legal field. She cares deeply for issues surrounding children and families. In her freetime she enjoys cooking and traveling. Follow her on Twitter @theblawgyall.