Valentine’s Day is upon us, presenting the perfect opportunity to show your romantic partner just how much they mean to you. But, finding the perfect gift can feel like a daunting task – especially when you’re trying to support a company you can feel good about.
So, why not show an American company a little love this Valentine’s Day by buying your sweetheart a gift that’s made in the USA?
If you’re not sure what to buy your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, but you know you want it made in the U.S., then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 American made gifts that are sure to create a spark on this romantic holiday.
Portable Fire Pit
What’s more romantic than a campfire? Now, you can have one wherever you and your lover go with a portable fire pit by City Bonfire.
City Bonfire sells handmade, nontoxic portable tin fire pits that burn for up to five hours at a time. They weigh around a pound, making them easy to slip into a backpack or picnic basket for on-the-go mood lighting.
You can pick up a classic portable fire pit for just over $20, or you can get a multipack, a s’mores kit, or even a special Valentine’s Day edition tin or kit for anywhere between $38-90.
All City Bonfire tins are handmade in Rockville, Maryland, and make the perfect gift for anyone who wants a crackling fire on the go. Check out their products here.
You can never go wrong with gifting a cozy, stylish, and high-quality throw or blanket for Valentine’s Day. If your significant other loves all things cuddly, or supporting good causes, consider gifting them a Pendleton quilt or blanket.
Pendleton sells a wide variety of blankets, including wool camping blankets, cotton throws, and National Park-themed quilt sets (which help support the National Park Foundation), among others. Whether your sweetie is the outdoorsy type or prefers to stay in with a good book, they’ll love these colorful, thick blankets.
The company sells packable throws starting at $58.99, though you can spend as much as $500 on a limited edition artist collaboration piece.
Pendleton is a family-owned company that’s been weaving blankets in the Pacific Northwest since 1863 and is currently based out of Portland, Oregon. Browse their collection here.
Driftwood Docking Station
If you’re looking for unique Valentine’s gifts for a tech junkie, or anyone with a phone, really, a Driftwood Docking Station by Docksmith might be just the thing.
These beautiful charging stations are hand-crafted out of driftwood collected along Maine’s shoreline. They are designed so you can easily dock your phone for charging, and you can even switch out the cable if you ever change devices.
These stunning pieces are hand-collected from all across the beaches of Maine and are then dried in the sun or in a custom-made kiln, where they’re then crafted entirely by hand.
Docksmith is a small, family-owned business based out of Georgetown, Maine. Their American made products range in price from $28-140, and every one is unique. Learn more about their company and browse their docking stations here.
A high-end wallet has always been a classy, well-received gift. And in this era where minimalism is growing in popularity, you can’t go wrong with gifting your partner a quality, American-made slim wallet.
GeoGrit wallets are designed to be the most ergonomic, durable, and attractive minimalist wallets on the market. They’re RFID-blocking, come with your choice of cash strap or money clip, and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
You can choose from seven different colors to customize your gift, each selected to honor a different American trade. If you want to do something extra personal this Valentine’s Day, you could even include a wallet-sized photo of yourself or the two of you together.
GeoGrit is a family-owned company based out of Mount Dora, Florida, and a minimalist wallet ranges from $95-120 in price. Check out the entire selection here.
Custom Zippo Lighter
If you’re looking for a gift that’s both practical and classy, consider getting your Valentine a customized Zippo lighter.
Zippo has taken the lighter world by storm with its high-quality, refillable, metal frames. Zippo lighters are known for their “refined” look, are also incredibly durable, and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Not only do these lighters already have hundreds of cool designs to choose from (they really do have something for everyone) but they also sell customizable options that can be engraved with a personalized message – perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Zippo lighters are proudly made in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and range in price from $18 for a classic, customizable chrome lighter to $25,000 for an 18K gold lighter depending on how fancy you want to get. Take a look at all they have to offer here.
Autumn Woods Flask
For a truly unique and stunning gift, give your significant other a flask that they’ll want to show off.
Autumn Woods offers handcrafted wood flasks that come in a variety of styles, including American flags, campfires, trees, and mountains. Their flasks are made of cedar, walnut, cherry, and maple wood, and for every product sold, they plant a tree.
Their flasks are also extremely customizable, allowing you to choose your wood, engraving, and accessories. You can even get flasks custom engraved with specific states and city maps.
An Autumn Woods flask costs $45 and is handmade in Westminster, Maryland. They also sell other wooden barware products like bottle openers and wine stoppers, as well as office and home supplies. Check out their website here.
Gourmet Gift Box
If your giftee is a foodie, or just likes to snack on unique treats from across the country (who doesn’t), consider getting them a gourmet gift box from Mouth.
Mouth offers a wide selection of gift boxes sourced from small-batch U.S. companies across the nation. You can get everything from cocktail kits, ice cream samplers, charcuterie boards, popcorn packs, “bacon in a box,” and even several kinds of pickle boxes – and it’s all made in America.
The company even offers boxes to accommodate a variety of dietary needs, as well as themed boxes for different occasions. Or, if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, consider signing your Valentine up for a monthly subscription box.
Regular boxes go for $30-185, and subscription boxes range in price from $47-85 a month. You can browse everything on the menu here.
Everyone loves a great bag. No matter who you’re shopping for, a high-quality backpack, purse, or tote is guaranteed to be a winning Valentine’s Day gift.
Duluth Pack has been crafting exceptional bags made out of bison and cowhide leather, wool, and canvas since 1882 – and it shows. Their products are not only incredibly well-made, but they’re stylish and come with a lifetime guarantee.
Their products range in price from $25 for a small gear stash bag to around $600-700 for a nice Duffel or backpack. And the best part is they truly have something for everyone – large totes for the busy mom, rifle and bow cases for sportsmen, briefcases for the business-minded, gear bags for EDC junkies, a wide range of purses, and even camera bags.
Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag manufacturer in the United States and proudly crafts its goods in Duluth, Minnesota. Check out all they have to offer here.
Damascus Steel Knife
When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, it’s hard to beat a beautiful Damascus steel knife. Whether your Valentine is an EDC junkie, a minimalist, a hunter, or just enjoys carrying a pocket knife, a Carved knife is guaranteed to make their jaw drop.
These beautiful knives are crafted with a Damascus steel blade, a titanium handle, and a burl wood and resin inlay. They offer dozens of folding knives, hand-forged hunting knives, and field knives, each of which is a true work of art.
While some of their knives feature imported parts, all the design, manufacturing, carving, and hand-forging is done in Indiana and Idaho. Prices start at around $89 for a minimalist folding knife. Browse all Carved Knives products here – we promise you won’t regret it.
Show a little love to a U.S. business when shopping for Valentine’s Day by buying American made gifts this year. No matter what your version of “romantic” is, you’re sure to find the perfect, unique gift for your sweetheart right here in the states.
If you’re interested in carrying a minimalist wallet that’s made in the USA, check out our entire collection at GeoGrit.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and follow our blog to keep up on all our latest content.
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