The perfect gift for cowboys and girls in need of a pick-me-up

By Hannah Howard

According to Old West lore, a cowboy in need of a pick-me-up would trade a bullet cartridge for a swig of booze—and so the shot glass was born. Handcrafted in copper, Jacob Bromwell’s Old West Shot Glasses are about as classy as a shot glass could possibly be. All you need now is whiskey, vodka, or whatever pick-me-up you choose, and some good friends. Cheers!

Jacob Bromwell—the oldest housewares manufacturer in North America—has been producing these and other goodies in their Richford, Vermont factory for nearly two centuries. Based on a legacy of gorgeous housewares and kitchenwares, everything they sell is exquisitely handmade in the USA with super high-quality metals and other all-American materials. If that weren’t impressive enough, all of their products are guaranteed for life. It’s no wonder they’ve been at this for as long as they have.

Jacob Bromwell’s products look and feel way special because they are. Popcorn poppers, salad sets, gorgeous flasks, pocket knives, and copper pens—virtually everything here makes for a genius gift. Or a gift for yourself, of course. Go ahead, you deserve it.

Word on the Street
  • The Kitchn on Jacon Bromwell: “Would it surprise you to learn that the maker of the flour sifter or cheese grater your great-great grandmother may have used is still in business?”
  • Steamy Kitchen raved about Jacob Bromwell’s original flower sifter, baking sheet, and more.
  • Spirits Review is a fan of the copper flask (what’s not to love?).

Jacob Bromwell gift inspiration guide

  • For your dad: The Traditional Pocket Knife, with a handsome walnut handle, brass rivets, and an optional hand-sharpened high carbon stainless steel blade. So elegant and masculine.
  • For your girlfriend: The Freedom Flask. This stunner is 100 percent hand-hammered. Cheers!
  • For your boyfriend: A cool, old-school popcorn maker, plus a pretty popcorn bowl for cuddling up on the couch and sharing.
  • For your boss: The beautiful, leather-bound Rocky Mountain Journal.
  • For your serious cook bestie: The Wonder Shredder, a set of three sleek graters that fit easily over bowls.