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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.