The 15 Best Everyday Carry Gifts Under $50

Dec 8, 2021

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Considering that it’s made up of items used on a daily basis, it’s not hard to justify investing a decent amount into one’s everyday carry loadout. This ultimately sets a fairly high standard, which can make it tricky to gift a quality piece of EDC gear without taking too hard of a hit to your wallet. There is, however, a myriad of worthwhile everyday carry items that can be picked up at a reasonable price, though they can be difficult to find. Knowing this, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up a curated selection of the best everyday carry gifts to give this holiday season for under $50. So, whether you’re looking for one main item or want to supplement a larger present with an additional small gift or two, this list has got you covered.

CRKT M16-04KS Knife

An ultra-sturdy EDC blade offering plenty of bang for your buck, CRKT’s M16-04KS is one of the brand’s most iconic knives. Comprised of a 3.87” tanto blade that’s deployed via a Carson flipper nib and crafted from Swedish 12C27 Sandvik steel. Boasting a 0.13″ thickness, the blade is mated to a set of frame-lock-equipped stainless steel handles.

Purchase: $50

Huckberry Tri-Fold Woven Face Mask

With new COVID-19 variants still regularly spreading across the globe, washable masks remain an EDC essential, and this item from Huckberry is made in America and woven from a breathable cotton-poly blend with an anatomical tri-fold design and a customizable nose bridge that together guarantee a snug fit.

Purchase: $18

Goal Zero Flip 12 Power Bank

Equipped with a potent 3,350mAh, 12.06Wh battery, Goal Zero’s Flip 12 Power Bank is a pocketable mobile power bank that packs enough juice to fully recharge a new iPhone 13 or 13 Pro.

Purchase: $20

Zippo Brass Lighter

Zippo lighters have long been a key EDC staple, and this version of the trusty American lighter sports a brass construction housing that’s offered in a variety of different finishes including brushed, antique, tumbled, and polished.

Purchase: $29

Olight I5T EOS

Powered by a single AA battery or an included rechargeable NiMH battery, the Olight I5T EOS is an IPX8-rated, 3.74-inch-long EDC flashlight that packs 300 lumens and a nearly 200’ beam distance.

Purchase: $30+

Prometheus Design Werx Ti-NATO Strap

Compatible with watches with 22mm lugs, Prometheus Design Werx’s Ti-NATO Strap is a modern take on the classic military issue watch strap and is made up of a heavy-duty nylon strap outfitted with custom titanium hardware and buckle.

Purchase: $36

Pelican Go G40 Case

If you’re unsure of someone’s personal taste in EDC gear but still know that they’re fond of the space, then a hard case can be a fantastic gift option. Protected by a lifetime warranty, Pelican’s IP67-rated Go G40 Case features an impact-proof ABS outer shell and an internal divider tray.

Purchase: $40

The James Brand Hardin Carabiner

Made from drop-forged 6063 aluminum, The James Brand’s Hardin carabiner features a spring-loaded, dual-gated design that eliminates accidental deployments. This stellar EDC carabiner also comes in a variety of color-anodized finishes, as well as in a titanium construction version.

Purchase: $40+

Orbitkey Clip V2

First released in November of 2020, Orbitkey’s second-generation Clip quick-release keychain boasts a hardwearing zinc alloy wide-gate carabiner that’s mated to a D-ring via a magnetic quick-release FIDLOCK buckle.

Purchase: $43

TAD Edition Fisher Model 725 Trekker Pen

Armed with a 100-year shelf life, this limited edition version of Fisher’s model 725 Trekker keychain Space Pen was born out of a collaboration with Triple Aught Design and features the brand’s signature topographical pattern motif.

Purchase: $44

Tec Accessories Ti-Pry Titanium Pry Bar

Made in America, Tec Accessories’ Ti-Pry pry bar is made from top-shelf grade 5 6AI-4V titanium and features a semi-stonewashed finish and a bottom end that’s fitted with a tungsten carbide glass breaker. Weighing just under an ounce, this item measures a tad shy of 4” in length.

Purchase: $47

Sunski Puerto Sunglasses

Backed by Sunski’s “Forever Warranty,” the Puerto sunglasses are built around a pair of recycled SuperLight frames that house a non-mirrored set of polarized lenses. These glasses are also produced with black frames and green-tinted lenses (seen here) or navy slate frames with black lenses.

Purchase: $48

Tanner Goods Journeyman Card Wallet

Made in America, Tanner Goods’ Journeyman wallet is a minimalistic front pocket card carrier with four card pockets and a main cash slot. This wallet is also cut from 3.5oz tooling leather and is offered in four different stains.

Purchase: $48

MecArmy EK12 Titanium Mini Keychain Utility Knife

Weighing less than an ounce and measuring just under 3” in length, MecArmy’s EK12 Mini Keychain Utility Knife features a TC4 titanium handle with a sliding replaceable razor blade.

Purchase: $50

Dango S1 Stealth Phone Pocket + MT03 Bundle

This bundle from Dango is comprised of the brand’s DTEX construction S1 Phone Pocket and MT03 money clip, comb, and multi-tool which is made from high carbon stainless steel, packs nearly a dozen functions, and is fully TSA compliant.

Purchase: $50

The Wishlist: 20 Best Everyday Carry Gifts

Want to check out some additional quality EDC gear that isn’t confined to a sub-$50 limit? Then be sure to check out our guide to the best everyday carry gifts to give this season.

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