In all honesty, everyday carry is probably the safest gifting category when it comes to Father’s Day. After all, while not every dad might be hot on grilling, working in the garage, hiking through the national parks, or getting dressed-up – everyone carries at least a few things with them in their pockets every day.
That doesn’t mean you can just grab some chapstick in the checkout aisle of your local big box or grocery store, however – not so long as you care for and respect the father for which you are shopping. Dig a little bit deeper into your heart (and pockets) and pick out something that’s both meaningful and useful. These are the 12 best everyday carry gifts for the dad in your life this Father’s Day.
Dango T01 Tactical Wallet
With an impressive 12-card capacity, silicone cash strap, 14+ function multi-tool insert, stainless steel frame, integrated bottle opener, and stainless steel frame, Dango’s T01 might be the world’s most capable wallet. Plus, it can still fit in your front pocket and is made right here in the USA.
Izola ZYX 6oz Flask
As handsome and sturdy as it is clever, Izola’s ZYX 6-ounce flask is the perfect get-together companion for the father in your life that knows the value of a good drink. It’s also food safe and features a leakproof screw top to keep it safe and secure in your pocket.
Opinel No. 8 Black Oak Knife
Opinel’s signature folding blade silhouette is a timeless piece of everyday carry gear, representing more than 100-years of knife-making expertise. But this one is even more impressive thanks to its black finish and handsome oak handle.
KeySmart Pro Compact Key Organizer
Combining the handiness of a no-jingle organizational system with smart features that allow you to track down your keys via a smartphone app (or vice versa), this version of the KeySmart is the ultimate keychain accessory for the dad that always loses things.
American Bench Craft Hemingway Journal
Handsome, simple, and an excellent everyday carry accessory, this pocket notebook with allow the dad in your life to keep detailed notes on all his adventures, or perhaps wax poetic whenever he goes on a fishing or hunting trip or checks out a bullfight.
Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
A revelation in the world of multi-tools for its center-axis screwdriver design, this super-tough USA-made stainless steel device is the perfect accessory for the father that likes to get his hands dirty – whether or not he’s in reach of his tool box.
MecArmy FL10 Titanium Carabiner Flashlight
If you manage to look past the fact that this titanium keychain carabiner is already a great piece of everyday carry, you still might be wowed by the fact that it also has a built-in USB-rechargeable flashlight with a number of illumination modes and a 360-lumen maximum output.
Silver Piston Hobo Nickel Zippo Lighter
This authentic USA-made Zippo lighter comes with a hand-carved authentic hobo nickel soldered to its exterior before going through an oxidization process. That also means that, while being a brilliantly beautiful piece of everyday carry, each one is unique.
Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitors
Though they’re probably known more for their watches, Shinola also excels at creating superb audio gear. Case in point, their Canfield In-Ear Monitors, which is a fancy name for high-end earbuds, offer the kind of clarity of sound found in professional-level speaker systems.
Hordern Richmond Spitfire Pen
The Spitfire is one of the most legendary aircraft from the WWII era – and this pen is actually made from genuine reclaimed Spitfire propeller wood. Not only is this a great EDC writing utensil, but it’s also a real part of world history any dad would be lucky to carry.
MWC A-11 WWII Military Watch
Modeled closely after the same field watches used by Allied forces during WWII, this handsome wristwatch benefits from a self-winding automatic movement. It’s a brilliant minimalist timekeeper that looks great at just about any occasion.
Filson 48-Hour Duffel Bag
Another example of Filson’s superiority when it comes to weekender bags, the 48-Hour Duffel Bag is an heirloom-quality carry solution perfect for the jet-setting father in your life. It’s also made in the USA, has a 30-liter capacity, and features a water-repellent finish.