Erin and Ben Napier Share Their Favorite American-Made Products Just in Time for the Fourth of July
Few celebrity couples have as much pride in their home town and country as Erin and Ben Napier. (Heck, they have an entire television series about it!)
In honor of the Fourth of July and their commitment to revitalizing small town America, the proud new parents and stars of HGTV’s Home Town have compiled a list of their favorite products made right here in the USA.
From Laurel-made cast iron and heirloom china to their very own stroller made in the USA from a blend of recycled materials, scroll down to shop the Napier’s favorite American-made goodies:
Glass Cake Stand
"Even a box-mix cake tastes better on a beautiful dish!" exclaims Erin. "This timeless, heirloom-quality pressed glass design is one of our favorites, because it’s made in Ohio from molds nearly 100 years old."
Buy It: Cake Dome; $49; laurelmercantile.com
Laurel Machine & Foundry Cast Iron Skillet
This skillet is extra-special and Erin’s favorite (it’s in their cupboard!) since it’s made by one of Laurel’s own family-owned businesses.
Buy It: $45; laurelmercantile.com
Safety 1st RIVA Travel System
"We adore this baby good since it’s the first stroller made in the USA from a blend of recycled materials (including Safety 1st car seats!), and most importantly is lightweight, easy to fold and perfect for pushing Helen around downtown," says Erin.
Buy It: Safety 1st RIVA Travel System; $199; walmart.com
LMCo. Canvas Tote Bag
"We use this 100% cotton tote for everything!" says Erin. "Now that we’re parents, we have a lot of stuff—pack it for a beach trip, a stop at the store or a catch-all for the kids!"
Buy It: $15; laurelmercantile.com
Handmade LMCo. Platters
Family Recipe Books
"This is all of our family history right here – through food, of course," says Erin. "It’s 75 pages of our family recipes (Mammaw Ouida’s buttermilk biscuits to Mallorie’s famous jambalaya, my spaghetti and meatballs and Big Ben's chili!) and funny short stories about Southern cooking, all printed here in the USA."
Buy It: Family Recipes & Stories (Vol. 1); $12; laurelmercantile.com
"These pieces are the digital prints of my original watercolor paintings, which were all so special to make and share," explains Erin. "Since almost all of our team are Ole Miss alums, the Rowan Oak is especially close to my heart. I hope many others enjoy these in their homes as well!"
Buy It: Rowan Oak Watercolor (18" x 24"); $55; laurelmercantile.com
Scotsman Classic Apron
Ben’s original design! "Most importantly, I wanted to make it in the USA and extremely durable with 100% cotton canvas, an adjustable neck strap and multiple pockets," recalls Erin. "It's perfect for grilling a backyard BBQ or a day in the workshop."
Buy It: $65; laurelmercantile.com
Delta Grind Cornmeal
Stone ground grits and corn meal used by chefs across the South. "For authentic Southern cooking, nothing else will do!" says Erin.
Buy It: $8; deltagrind.com
Gardiner Park Candle
"One of my favorite memories is long summer afternoons spent in Laurel’s Gardiner Park," recalled Erin. "I customized this fragrance with notes of summer sun and citrus blossoms to remember all year long. Each one is hand-poured in the USA and made with 100% domestically sourced vessels!"
Buy It: $26; laurelmercantile.com
Scotsman Co. Waxed Cotton Cap
"This isn’t any old hat, it’s proudly made in the USA and inspired by our good friend Josh’s signature style—a waxed cotton cap worn for many years and on lots of adventures," explains Erin.
Buy It: $38; laurelmercantile.com