We love all things everyday carry – if you hadn’t yet figured that out. Between its constant usefulness in our daily lives, stylistic benefits, and ever-evolving form, there’s so much enjoyment to be found in it. And one of the best parts about it is that, even if you think you’ve gathered together all the best gear in your pockets, eventually some of it will need replacing. So you’ll soon have a chance to pick up some more.
It’s that combination of obsession and necessity that led us to open up our sister site, Gallantry. We’ve filled its pages with all the best everyday carry gear we could find – from knives, to bags, to tools, and everything in-between – with the hopes of helping the like-minded keep their pockets (and lives) full of the best stuff available. And to help you find the perfect offering this holiday season for the gear junkie on your list, we somehow managed to whittle down a list of 20 of the best gifts available on Gallantry.
Word. Notebooks Adventure Log
As a means to record one’s exploits, there’s nothing better than these handy notebooks from Word. Each 48-page journal is equipped with a compartmentalized documentation system that’s a far better means to remember your worldly jaunts than any high-tech device you might have. And these USA made books come in a 3-pack, so they’re even great to share.
Handgrey Knox Titanium Keyring
While it might not look like much, this keyring is an excellent way to make a set of keys both more secure and easier to add to or subtract from. The bauhaus-inspired layout is sure to excite any design nut and the reliability and strength of the titanium construction is a major boon for any EDC enthusiast.
Keychain Duct Tape
Ask any DIY-minded person what the best tool ever invented is and there’s a pretty good chance they’ll tell you it’s duct tape. Give your gift recipients the ability to carry around 18″ of the stuff anywhere and everywhere with this tiny keychain attachment. They’ll thank you as soon as they need to do any on-the-spot temporary gear maintenance.
Soto Pocket Torch
Now a must-have on every single camping trip we go on, this little device is the best thing that ever happened to disposable lighters. It makes them last up to 60% longer, burns at up to 2,300 degrees, and is resistant to wind. Anyone would be glad to have one next time they want to fire up some campground burgers.
The Tin Mill Key Safe
Nothing is worse than leaving the house and realizing too late that you forgot your wallet. Well, if you have a stash of cash on your keychain in the Tin Mill’s Key Safe, your worries will be a bit more tempered. This little keychain attachment is less than 2 inches long, is waterproof, and features a secure screw top. At the least, it’s an excellent contingency plan.
NukoTools Fatboy G10 Punch Ring
Staying safe is no joke. Especially in this day and age. Help keep those you care about able to defend themselves with this handy keychain addition from NukoTools. Made from super durable, strong, and non-metallic G10 material, this punching is an excellent and easy way to protect oneself in the worst circumstances.
Prometheus Lights Kappa Quick Release
If you know anyone who frequently struggles with taking keys or tools on and off their keyring, you might want to consider this as a gift for them this season. This brass EDC device features a push/pull canted coil spring functionality that makes it easy to take things off your keychain, yet will keep those same things securely attached when you want them to stay with your keys.
Bull & Stash Travel Stash
For anyone that wants to keep a record of their life, ideas, musings, or otherwise, you can’t do much better in the long run than the Bull & Stash Travel Stash. This leather-clad notebook comes jam packed with 50 pages of bleed-resistant paper. And it’s refillable – so once it’s full, just pop in a new batch of pages and get back to writing.
Machine Era Original Brass Pen
We believe that everyone should carry a pen with them at all times. Because you never know when you’ll need one, but you’ll be happy you have one when you do. And this one from Machine Era is one of the best. It’s machined in-house right here in the USA, compatible with Uni-ball refills, and features a screw-on cap that can be attached to the base of the pen to keep it from rolling away.
Deejo 37g Pocket Knife
As both a well-designed object and a functional tool, this gorgeous pocket knife from Deejo is the perfect balance of beauty and utility. Made with a combination of stainless steel and hardwood, this liner lock knife is a superb skeletonized gentleman’s folder. And anyone you gift it to would count themselves lucky to receive it.
Cargo Works iPhone EDC Note Case
Sometimes, it’s easier to keep one’s everyday carry gear out of your pockets and in a dedicated pouch. In that case, you can’t do better than this one. With a tough polyester exterior, a compartmental internal system, and a MOLLE-style expandable exterior grid, this pouch acts as a pocket, a wallet, a utility roll, and more.
Do not underestimate the value of a good flashlight. And don’t let your friends or family members put them by the wayside either. Even the most crowded of keychains has room for this tiny 1.61″ light. And since it’s USB rechargeable in an hour and has an output of up to 130 lumens, it’s more than capable for even the most frequent use.
Hitch And Timber EDC Card Caddy
If you’ve got an everyday carry enthusiast in your life and you’ve noticed them fishing around in their pockets for their gear, they might appreciate something like this EDC Card Caddy from Hitch and Timber. Equal parts wallet, flashlight sleeve, and knife carrier (or whatever you want, really), this handy pouch will keep your gear (or the gear of your gift recipient) well-organized and easily accessible.
While everyone should have a functional multitool, it’s not always easy to find the necessary pocket space. That is, unless you have the EDC card. This tool serves up to 30+ functions but takes up about the same amount of room as a credit card. Even if you only use the bottle opener attachment, it’s worth it.
Prometheus Lights Lambda Top
For fans of oddities and those who need to fidget a bit to get their brainstorms brewing, this spinning top from Prometheus Lights is stellar. It’s also an impressive feat of engineering, as it can spin uninterrupted for over 10 minutes,thanks both to its synthetic ruby tip and solid brass construction. Also, each of these devices are machined right here in the USA.
Bellroy Note Sleeve
If you know someone with a bulky old bifold wallet and you want to help them step up their game, then you’ll want to pick up a Note Sleeve from Bellroy. This fully-featured wallet is made from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, features space for up to 11 cards, and has a currency pouch for bills and paper goods.
Maxx & Unicorn Rectangle Valet Tray
A valet tray is a necessity for any EDC enthusiast who doesn’t want to keep their pockets loaded at all times. And you can’t do better than this one from Maxx & Unicorn. Made from sustainably harvested wood, this catchall features two sections – one for your gear and another with a notch so that you can charge your smartphone.
Timex Weekender Chronograph Watch
Every man should own at least one watch. And if you know anyone who doesn’t, pick this one up. The leather band is durable, comfortable, and classic. And it pairs beautifully with the durable and handsome Timex watch case. The best part is, this versatile watch is perfect for casual and formal occasions alike.
Aer Duffel Pack
This combination duffel and backpack might be the most superb and comprehensive bag ever made. Between it’s clever compartmental design, spacious 24-liter capacity, and durable construction materials, it could also be the last bag you ever need. Or want.
Bradley Mountain Weekender Duffel
Perfect as both a gym pack or a quick getaway bag, the Bradley Mountain Weekender Duffel is both handsome and durable. The combination of Martexin heavy waxed canvas and custom oiled and waxed leather straps will keep this bag reliable even with the heaviest load. And it looks far better than your average duffel.