Pat’s taking over the blog today and sharing his Patriotic Gift Guide! These are some of his favorite products, many of which are veteran owned or actively support veterans! There are also some exclusive coupon codes for our readers! Happy shopping!
1 // Black Rifle Coffee Company
Black Rifle Coffee Company is a veteran owned company that makes the most badass coffee ever invented. The number 1 reason I love this company is obviously, made in the USA by vets…and number 2 is that it is a roast to order company. You pick your favorite blend (mine is C.A.F.) and then you choose whether you want it in bean or ground form. They roast it after you place your order and then they ship it out. I recommend starting with the “Complete Mission Fuel Kit.” Also, I buy all of my mugs from here and they have a bunch of apparel as well (I’ve got all the zip up hoodies).
2 // Article 15 Clothing
Article 15 Clothing is the all combat veteran owned company where I buy my t-shirts. These guys are also part owners of Black Rifle Coffee Company, so they carry the same pro-America values that i love.
3 // BRIM-It
I always get asked where I get my baseball hats from and they’re from Brim-It. They are so damn pro-America that I’ll never buy another hat from anywhere else. They also have these little clips that mount to the brim with a bunch of different sayings and pictures on them. I typically rock my American Flag hat with the “not today ISIS, not today” clip on it. Use the code MCBRIDE15 for 15% off your purchase!
4 // Readyman.com
I get my survival gear from Readyman.com. Another company founded by Special Ops guys. They make just about every specialty tool that can get you out of a jam. I’ve gotten backpacks, knives, camping gear, first aid kits and even a bad ass lock picking set. I check out the site all the time because they have a bunch of cool training videos to watch for free.
5 // Grenade Soap Co.
Ok so since I’m a manly-man, I don’t use body wash and a loofa, I use Grenade Soap. Not only does the soap smell amazing, they have a deodorant now that comes in a grenade style can. The most important item you can buy here is the T.A.I.N.T. scrubber (check out the site to see what that acronym stands for.)
6 // Blackguard Customs
Do you want the most bad ass, hand crafted masterpiece? Remember that battle axe my wife gave me as an anniversary gift? She got it from Blackguard Customs. The most detailed and unbelievable piece of work I’ve ever seen!
7 // Warfighter Tobacco
Lets face it, real men don’t vape or smoke Hookahs….they smoke cigars. Warfighter Tobacco is another veteran owned company and not only do they have the bomb cigars but bad ass lighters as well.
8 // Fenix Flashlights
Easily my one and only pick for a flashlight. Ask my wife, I probably have 15+ flashlights throughout the house. Fenix has everything from small pocket lights to headlamps to Lantern style to straight up spotlights. If you feel the need to see 700 yards away, then you’ve picked the right brand.
9 // Bottle Breacher
Ok lets say you’re at a party and some dude pulls out his keychain that has a wimpy little bottle opener attached to it. Well, thats when you bust out the .50 caliber, engraved bottle opener that just screams freedom. Bottle Breacher has multiple openers, everything from recycled bullets to grenade shaped openers. Please go check them out. The company was founded by a NAVY SEAL and his wife and they donate a ton to veterans.
10 // Battle Mugs
Every American male should drink coffee and every American male needs a place to contain it. Battle Mugs are made in the United Staes which is a plus in my book. Anytime I can support a business in the US I do so. These mugs are made of this crazy space age polymer and literally resemble the body of an AR-15 type style rifle. Theres also a spot on the bottom of the mug to place a military dog tag and they also engrave.
11 // Tactical Baby Gear
Ok, no man wants to carry a woman’s diaper bag right? No “real man” wants to be seen with a baby blue polka dot designed hand bag either. If you want to go manly, pick up the Tactical Baby Gear diaper bag. It comes with multiple pockets, velcro attachments for baby wipes and also has a “drop zone” changing pad connected to the back of the bag. Bonus, use the coupon code LaurenMcBride for 15% off your purchase! If you shop through the link above, the discount is automatically applied!