Shop the best gifts made in the USA for dads who have everything. USA Love List has compiled a list of over 30 meaningful gifts to give fathers and father figures on their celebrated day.
Whether you’re shopping for the best Christmas gifts, gifts for Father’s Day, or for birthday gifts, our list will help you find unique items for any special occasion.
The best thing? Every gift idea we list is made in the USA. That’s doubling the pleasure when you give a meaningful gift to your dad or father figure, and at the same time, you’re supporting American workers.
Best American-Made Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything
Dad already has that Apple watch and several stainless steel coffee mugs he carries his coffee in. He’s not very fond of those gag gifts you’ve jokingly given the last couple of years. And your father figure who taught you how to throw a ball in little league now carries around that game-changing massager to get rid of the knots in his back.
So what kind of gift do you get a man who has everything? USA Love List comes to the rescue. We’ve compiled a shopping list of ideas for you to consider when it comes to buying the man in your life a special gift.
Even if your gift appears somewhat “ordinary” by definition, like a new tie, it becomes extra-special when you tell Dad his gift is made in the USA.
Why is Made in the USA So Special?
Choosing a gift made in America is important for many reasons. Here are 10:
- Buying American-made supports the local economy. That means income stays in the pockets of neighbors and friends.
- American-made products support the national economy.
- We’re not paying tariffs on other countries’ goods.
- Purchasing made-in-the-USA products helps Americans keep their jobs.
- You’re buying quality goods.
- If there’s a problem, you can talk to a real person rather than a robot.
- Your purchase typically comes with a healthy warranty.
- You’re helping diminish the carbon footprint. Think about it: these products aren’t traveling across an ocean on a huge cargo ship that disrupts our ecosystem.
- Most American companies give back to those in need.
- While some US businesses are huge conglomerates, many simply are small businesses where people try to make a living doing what they love.
What to Consider When Buying A Gift for a Dad Who Has Everything
Along with choosing a gift that’s been made in the USA, consider these other suggestions when trying to choose a gift:
What does he talk about the most? When there’s no pressure to buy a gift, listen to the topics he talks about. Whether he’s interested in politics or sports, art or music, you can find a related item made in the USA.
How does he spend his time? Whether he loves the outdoors or prefers the garage or workshop, whether he reads or grills, cooks or tinkers, competes or encourages, gifts abound that support his free time.
How does he dress? If Dad’s a corporate guy, he very well might need a suit or dress shirt. If his work is more casual, consider more casual apparel made in the USA. If he spends time at home in his most comfortable pair of jeans or loungewear, we have American-made apparel to choose from, too.
When is he the most chill? Playing with kids or grandkids? Experimenting with different hobbies, foods, or flavors? My dad was at his best when he was gardening.
Gift buying and giving are personal. Buying Made in the USA is just one more way of showing you care about the men in your life. Our list will help you communicate just that.
Best Gifts Made in the USA for Dads Who Have Everything
Allen Edmonds Shoes
Kicking off our list is the best of the best men’s dress shoe brand: Allen Edmonds, made in Wisconsin since 1922. These aren’t your mass-produced, everyone has a pair of these shoes. They’re timeless and last forever. The leather is meticulously selected to be of the highest quality. And, they’re comfortable. My dad owned several pairs of these shoes, and even though he was a construction superintendent, a blue-collar worker, he said these were the only shoes that fit him well. Sadly, Allen Edmonds makes only a select few of its shoes stateside now. Let’s support this company and at the same time ask them to keep their shoes American-made, Be sure to read the product descriptions for those four magic words: “Made in the USA" as not all of their shoes are American Made.
Learn more about Allen Edmonds men's shoes in our brand feature Allen Edmonds Made in USA Shoes for Men
Tailored Jeans by American Giant
Not only does American Giant make men’s denim jeans that last forever, but these buttery-soft denim jeans also are made in Texas. American Giant offers several styles and washes. These fit great with just the right amount of denim and stretch. Consider pairing the jeans with a premium slub tee shirt that’s made with American-grown cotton.
Flannel Shirt by Scotsman Co.
Every guy needs a great-looking flannel shirt; why not support American workers and buy from Scotsman Co.? Laurel Mercantile, owned by Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV’s hit series, “Home Town,” supports American-made as much as possible, so they design and carry several flannel shirts in their online store. Whether your dad is in the boardroom, classroom, or workroom, he will love the fit and feel of this all-cotton flannel.
Joggers from All USA Clothing
All USA Clothing carries several styles of joggers to choose from. We’re highlighting the Eco Triblend with a drawstring waist and elasticized ankles. They’re soft and very comfortable, so much so you might just want to grab a pair for yourself!
New Balance Sneakers
Whether you’re shopping for lifestyle shoes, athletic shoes, or both, New Balance makes several styles in Massachusetts. Check out the Made in USA 990, a great-looking athletic shoe that doubles as a lifestyle sneaker. This style hit the shelves in 1982 and has remained a best seller. It features suede, mesh, and a leather upper, with great cushioning. Note: New Balance makes only a select number of its shoes in America.
We created a list of New Balance Shoes for Men Made in USA- check it out!
Cooking-Related Top Picks
BBQ Tools from Lamson
Lamson makes some of the absolute best bbq tools on the market. This company’s barbecue tools and sets are handcrafted in Massachusetts; the handles are made from solid wood such as walnut. Lamson is the oldest cutlery manufacturer in the USA and has been in business since 1837. While you're visiting the Lamson website, check out their other cooking tools, too!
- Shop the Lamson Amazon store.
Pizza Oven Kit from KettlePizza
In my opinion, this is one of the greatest appliances made for a grill! A KettlePizza Pizza Oven Kit is designed to turn your charcoal kettle grill into an outdoor pizza oven. Manufactured in Massachusetts, the KettlePizza stainless steel sleeve fits between the bottom and cover of most charcoal and kettle grills creating the perfect wood oven pizza cooking environment. Your pizza will not come out overcooked on one side and cold on the other.
- Shop KettlePizza at BBQ Guys.
- Shop the KettlePizza Amazon store.
Hot Sauce from The General's Hot Sauce
Why buy a hot sauce kit when you can purchase a three-pack of hot sauce made in America? The General’s Hot Sauce in South Carolina makes some tasty gourmet hot sauce in small batches, then bottles the sauce in grenade-shaped bottles. Its main goal besides bottling the best hot sauce is to support military and veteran families. The company sources its peppers from American farmers. If you’re not sure which sauce Dad will like, buy him an E-Gift card! We especially like the names: “Shock & Awe,” “Danger Close,” “Dead Red,” and more!
- Shop the General's Hot Sauce Amazon store.
- Shop the General's Hot Sauce at Walmart.
Bacon Jam from TBJ's Gourmet
Your dad will get excited just hearing the word “bacon.” Try TBJ’s Gourmet bacon jams, sauces, and rubs that will turn your grilled meats and vegetables into chef-level gourmet creations. Better still, Take $5 off all TBJ Gourmet orders over $25 with code USALOVE.
Grill from MHP Outdoor Grills
Buy your dad a new grill from MHP Outdoor Grills! You’ll find many American-made grills, but buyer beware: Some companies either source components from outside the country or offer models not made in America at all, so do your homework! MHP Gas Grills have been made in Illinois for over 50 years. Choose from portable or in-ground post grills. These selections are as affordable as most grills offered at your local big box store but last decades longer because of their well-made components.
- Shop MHP Gas Grills at BBQ Guys.
- Shop MHP Gas Grills at Amazon,
Snacks from Boardwalk Food Company
If your beer-loving dad is on the search for a great snack to pair with his favorite brew, check out Boardwalk Food Company’s Pilsner Flavored Craft Beer Sourdough Pretzels. These ready-to-eat pretzels have a refreshing taste and are packed with that crunchy, sourdough texture.
Men's American Made Personal Care Gifts
Beard Balm from Skully’s Beard Balm
Skully’s Beard Balm, along with other beard products, is made in Southern California with 100% all-natural ingredients. The company formulates its beard balms with the highest quality natural oils and butters to keep Dad’s beard conditioned, tamed, and healthy. The “Numbskull” blends key notes of eucalyptus, marine top notes, a hint of cooling mint, and musk to make this truly masculine scent. Receive free domestic shipping. Check out a gift set or two from this company. Unlock 10% off your first order when you sign up for Skully’s Beard Oil emails.
Cozy Blanket Throw from American Blossom Linens
Dad will enjoy cozying up near the fire on a cold evening, and he’ll remember it was you who gave him the gift! Check out this chevron wool throw blanket by American Blossom Linens. This made in USA blanket is lovingly handcrafted ethically and sustainably in New Hampshire from American wool. It’s made to last forever. Save 15% off your American Blossom Linens luxury organic bedding order now with code USALOVE.
Men's Fragrance by Kenneth Cole
Black by Kenneth Cole has been around for a number of years. Not only is this bottle of fragrance made in the USA, but this striking men’s eau de toilette carries top notes of mandarin balanced by middle notes of lotus and incense, and bottom notes of cedar, amber, and nutmeg. Several Kenneth Cole fragrances are made in the USA, but not all. Be sure to check product descriptions while shopping.
- Shop Kenneth Cole at Macy's
- Shop Kenneth Cole at Perfumania.
- Shop the Kenneth Cole Amazon store.
Sports & Outdoor Gifts Made in the USA
Baseball Glove by Nokona
Buy your dad a piece of history. Whether he wants to showcase it on the shelf or enjoy a pick-up game, he will love an American made baseball glove from Nokona. This company is one of only two baseball glove makers still in the U.S. while others have shifted their production offshore. Shown is the Nokona 12-inch closed infield/outfield glove. It’s made from top grain steer hide Nokona calls “the Walnut Crunch.” It provides great stability, durability, and a game ready feel.
Recon® Fly Rod from Orvis
Orvis is the oldest mail-order company and the longest-running fly-fishing business globally. Not everything on its website is made in the USA, so look at the product descriptions. The company does offer rods, reels, and fly lines made in America, like the Recon Fly Rod. It comes with a 25-year guarantee. Any outdoorsy dad will enjoy this thoughtful gift.
Golf Putter from Scotty Cameron
There’s a difference between golf clubs made in the USA and golf clubs assembled in the USA, and we help you figure that out. Buy your dad an American-made putter by Scotty Cameron, and he will want to hit the golf course ASAP! These custom putters are owned by Titleist (an American company) but continue to be manufactured in California. They’re made from a block of 303 stainless steel. You’ll find a Scotty Cameron putter in Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth’s golf bags. Note: The Scotty Cameron website reports a number of counterfeit putters on the market and notes all its Scotty Cameron putters by Titleist are made in the USA, not China. To ensure you’re getting an authentic product, shop an authorized Titleist retailer in your area.
Golf Shoes by COMUNITYmade
Currently, only one company makes golf shoes in the USA, and that’s COMUNITYmade. They’re designed, developed, and handcrafted in Los Angeles. They’re spikeless but offer traction and durability on multi-surfaces. They’re made to order, so plan ahead! Fun fact: Sean Scott, formerly co-founder of Tom’s Shoes, and his wife Shannon started COMUNITYmade to offer Americans top-of-the-line products and their community quality work.
Kayak from L.L. Bean
Many dads enjoy a quiet day on the water, whether just guiding along, exercising, or fishing. Check out this made in USA kayak from L.L. Bean. It’s manufactured from components made both inside and outside the USA. Made from rotomolded polyethylene, this kayak is strong and durable. It also boasts molded handles for carrying ease, a padded seat, a roomy cockpit, and adjustable footrests. While you're at it, buy a second one for yourself and spend some quality time with Dad or your father-like figure. L.L. Bean carries a number of made-in-the-USA items. Check the product description for “Made in the USA.”
Bocce Ball Set from Bocce Supplies
If your dad doesn't enjoy playing a board game, consider an American made outdoor game. bocce ball is experiencing a resurgence as of late, and homeowners are leveling out courts on their lawns to play this game. You don’t have to go that far to play, but you do need a quality set. Bocce Supplies carries USA-made bocce ball sets, all World Cup regulation size. You’ll receive four balls in two different colors, a red pallina, and a set of rules. Purchase the carrying bag separately. Before you know it, sports fans will be making signs and t-shirts with Dad's team colors!
Custom Fit Laptop Sleeves from Waterfield Designs
Waterfield Designs makes handsome tech sleeves, bags, and gear cases for all your dad’s tech needs. Shown is the Magnetic Laptop Sleeve for Mac Book, although you can purchase sleeves for other laptop brands, too. Choose size, color, and whether or not you want straps. The sleeve is made from reinforced neoprene padding and durable waxed canvas, along with a magnetic closure. Both protect and secure your laptop. Waterfield Designs makes other tech-related products in the USA, too.
Phone Case from Carved
If Dad is a lover of beauty, the outdoors, and/or wood, then consider one of these gorgeous, masculine phone cases from Carved in Indiana. Handcrafted using real wood and epoxy, each case is one-of-a-kind and is made to fit your specific phone. It truly is one of the best tech gifts on the market. Carved provides different options for you to select from, including traditional phone cases or live edge phone cases. You’ll also find corresponding MAG wireless chargers. These products are swoon-worthy (even though we know dads don’t actually swoon).
- Shop the Carved Amazon store
Turntable from u-turn Audio
Musicians tell me absolutely nothing beats listening to music on a turntable, aka a record player. There’s just something magical about it. Whether Dad likes Mozart, Milt, or Metallica, he’ll take his music listening to an ethereal level with a turntable from u-turn Audio. Admittedly, the company does source a few of its components from overseas, but the plinth (which comes in a variety of colors), along with the heart, soul, and other components are made in the USA. This gift will become one of his favorite things and a great addition to his (or anyone's) library or office.
Shop the U-turn audio Amazon store.
Tools Made in the USA
Trucker’s Friend All Purpose Tool from Off Grid Tools
Whether or not he enjoys working with tools, every dad (and mom, for that matter) needs an all-purpose tool. Off Grid Tools offers the Trucker’s Friend All Purpose Tool that comes with a nylon sheath. This is truly an all-purpose tool that can pry, pull, pound, or hack. It also includes a hammer, nail puller, curved axe, tire chain hook, pry bar, and more. It’s a great tool for quick DIY projects or for keeping in the car.
Weed Cultivator and Long Handle from Cobrahead
If your father figure likes to garden, Cobrahead’s weed cultivator, coupled with a long handle, will quickly become Dad’s new favorite garden tool. That’s because it’s an awesome all-around small garden tool. It weeds, digs, scalps, cultivates, edges, and more. With the long handle, he won’t even have to bend down, so you'll help Dad avoid a sore back! Whether he’s gardening flowers, vegetables, or both, this is a great tool to own.
- Shop the Cobrahead Amazon store.
- Shop Cobrahead at Gemplers.
Other American-Made Gifts
All-Weather Car Mats from WeatherTech
WeatherTech makes larger, wider, thicker all-weather floor mats for your dad’s vehicle. I own these for my beloved vehicle, and I wouldn’t want anything else protecting its floors. WeatherTech allows you to shop according to the make and model of your car. It's not a flashy gift, for sure, but you might just become Dad's favorite child if you buy these for him.
- Find WeatherTech at Home Depot.
- Find WeatherTech at AutoZone.
- Shop the WeatherTech Amazon store.
Duffle Bag by Equinox
Whether your father figure needs something to carry to the gym, carry on to the airplane, or just carry in his car, check out the Equinox Pine Creek Cargo Bag. There’s nothing fancy about this made in USA duffle bag, but it’s very durable, roomy, and sturdy. They get the job done. They’re available in blue, red, green, and black, and you can choose from three different sizes. Equinox makes all its products in Pennsylvania.
Sunglasses from American Optical
American Optical made the first pair of aviator sunglasses in 1958, and they’ve never gone out of style. Called the Original Pilot sunglasses, these stylish accessories come in four different metal and lens combinations. This might be the only pair of sunglasses you’ll ever need to buy Dad because these are engineered to rigid military specifications. If aviator style isn’t your dad’s thing, check out the other sunglasses styles American Optical makes at its sunglasses in its US factory using the finest global components. You might just want your own pair, too!
- Shop the American Optical Amazon store,
Check out our article: Made in USA Sunglasses & Eyewear: The Ultimate Source List
Leather Wallet from R.Riveter
The 1912 slim American made wallet, by R. Riveter, is named after the first electrically-propelled U.S. Navy vessel. The wallet is handcrafted in American full-grain leather. It features card slots on both the front and back, two vertical stash pockets, and a lined compartment for folded bills to be stored. Choose from brown or black. R. Riveter is a popular American brand of accessories made by military spouses.
Watch from Shinola
If your dad prefers a traditional watch over the other types, check out any of the selections from Shinola. They're traditional but anything except boring. These eye catching American made watches are assembled in Detroit by makers with an eye for style and knowledge of skill and science.
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