EDC Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Everyday Carry

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Whether they know it or not, every man (and woman) has a selection of items they carry whenever they leave the house. To go without said items would leave them unprepared for whatever the day may bring. Some purposefully curate their own everyday carry while others unknowingly throw together the essentials before heading out.

However well put together yours is, chances are there is someone you know whose EDC could use an overhaul. To that end, we’ve done the hard work for you by curating this list of everyday carry gifts that any guy would be proud to carry on his keychain or in his pocket.

Big Idea Pocket Tool

Big Idea Pocket Tool

This pocket-friendly multi-tool is made from lightweight yet strong grade 5 titanium alloy and includes an array of built-in components including a flat head screwdriver, a mini pry bar, a bottle opener, a fork, a scraper edge, a hex bit driver, a lanyard hole, and a universal wrench. – $68

Trayvax Element Wallet

Trayvax Element Wallet

The Trayvax Element Wallet delivers unmatched ruggedness and functionality while offering up the classic style of a traditional leather wallet. It features a hidden bottle opener with a stainless steel construction wrapped in top grain leather — all stitched together with mil-spec 550 paracord. – $90

James Brand Chapter Knife

James Brand Chapter Knife

The Chapter Knife by James Brand maintains a sleek, heirloom-quality minimalist design perfect for everyday carry. It boasts a rust-free stainless steel blade along with an integrated pocket clip and a titanium frame-lock construction that will last a lifetime. – $225

Timex Black Leather Weekender

Timex Black Leather Weekender

The Timex Weekender is one of the most recognizable and iconic wristwatches to date, and it’s also one of the most affordable. This handsome updated version of the Timex Weekender now features a black leather strap with a buckle closure along with an Indiglo light and a water resistance rating of up to 30 meters. – $49

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife

Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife

Just as pocket-friendly as it’s folding knife counterparts, the Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto Knife features an aggressive, 2 1/8 inch tanto fixed blade crafted from 440C stainless steel, a fine tip for smaller, more intricate cutting tasks, and a titanium handle with an attached lanyard. – $33

Streamlight Stylus Pro Rechargeable Flashlight

Streamlight Stylus Pro Rechargeable Flashlight

An EDC favorite, Streamlight’s Stylus Pro flashlight features a bright 70 lumens of light output — not bad for a penlight — a built-in lithium ion batter that is rechargeable up to 300 times, and a field-tested corrosion and waterproof exterior. – $49

Mini Q Key Organizer

Mini Q Key Organizer

This handy little 2-in-1 EDC tool is crafted from lightweight brushed titanium and features both an ergonomic key organizer that can accommodate up to 8 different keys along with a built-in knife blade for tackling random everyday cutting tasks. – $68

Zero Tolerance Tactical Pen

Zero Tolerance Tactical Pen

The 0010TI, much like any Zero Tolerance knife on the market, is built like a tank and features a machined titanium construction with an integrated glass breaker tip for both breaking glass during life saving rescue attempts and for self defense applications. – $100

Titanium Pocket Bit

Titanium Pocket Bit

Weighing in at only 4.2 ounces, the Titanium Pocket Bit is small, lightweight, keychain friendly, and a worthy addition to any existing EDC collection. Its built from grade 5 titanium alloy and features a 6mm flat head on one side and a #2 Phillips head on the other that work in conjunction with the included titanium key ring to loosen and tighten screws, pry open boxes, or open bottles. – $14

KeySmart

KeySmart

Roughly the size of a pack of chewing gum, this lightweight yet durable key organizer is cut from anodized 6061 aluminum that has been tumbled and sandblasted for a smooth, scratch-free finish. It’s unique ‘S’ shape design accommodates up to 4 universal keys, while a rubber insert provides a smooth deployment and locking positions. – $16

Gerber Order Knife

Gerber Order Knife

The smallest of Gerber’s U.S. Tactical Folder Series Knives, the Order Knife is a compact, pocket-friendly tactical folder with a lightweight 420HC partially serrated blade, an integrated lock back mechanism for a solid lock during use, and a trapezoid-shaped thumb hole for quick blade deployment at any angle. – $28

EDC Card

CHA-O-HA EDC Card

Machined from a solid piece of S35VN stainless steel, the EDC Card features built-in hex wrenches, a pry bar and nail lifting slot, a 30mm metric ruler and beveled edge, a flathead screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver, a lanyard hole, and of course, a bottle opener. It maintains a super slim profile that fits easily onto your key ring or in your wallet with your other credit cards, leaving more room in your pockets for extra EDC gear. – $60

Field Notes

Field Notes

Just as much of an EDC essential as a leather wallet these days are Field Notes EDC notebooks. They’re sturdier than any standard notebook available and feature 48 pages of your choice of graph, ruled, or plain paper on which to doodle your to-do lists, school notes, or your greatest ideas that you might otherwise forget. They’re also available in a variety of colors and designs, with new designs being released every so often. – $10

SOG Key Knife

SOG Key Knife

Shaped like any standard house key, the SOG Key Knife inconspicuously blends in with the rest of your keychain until you’re ready to deploy the folding drop point stainless steel blade it cleverly hides within. – $6

Machine Era Multi

Machine Era Multi-Tool

Designed as an all-in-one keychain multi-tool, the Multi-Tool by Machine Era Co. is machined from a solid block of titanium and includes a built-in bottle opener, Philips head and flathead screwdrivers, a finger grip, a pry wedge, and a one-inch ruler. – $36

Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Titanium Wallet is crafted from lightweight titanium and features an elastic band that expands to hold up to 12 cards and some cash, while an integrated money clip on the back that can accommodate a seemingly endless amount of paper bills and receipts. – $58

5.11 TMT Tactical Penlight

5.11 TMT Tactical Penlight

Boasting a rugged, tactical design in a pocket-sized package, 5.11’s TMT is the penlight of choice for police officers and other civil servants thanks to a water and impact resistance rating up to ANSI FL1 standards along with a 40 meter light cone in low-light conditions, a momentary-on switch, a stamped metal pocket clip, and a continuous run time of four hours on a single charge. – $20

Stanley Classic Flask

Stanley Classic Flask

Built to last more than a generation, The Classic Flask’s vintage design compliments the rustproof-finished stainless steel construction, while its slim profile is perfect for discreetly stowing away in your pocket for that much-deserved sip of whiskey on your lunch break. – $18

The Adventure Log

The Adventure Log

The Adventure Log was designed for those with an adventurous lifestyle and features 48 pages on which you can record the location, date, conditions, and field notes of your next outdoor excursion, vacation, backpacking adventure, or road trip. – $12

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife

Spyderco ParaMilitary 2

Spyderco’s Paramilitary 2 EDC Knife features a 3.44 inch S30V steel blade, a G-10 scaled handle, and Spyderco’s round hole for deploying the blade with one hand. It is compact, lightweight, sharp as hell, and a perfectly acceptable EDC knife that has consistently found it’s way into countless everyday carry kits since it’s release. – $130+

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