Father’s Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to score some points with the dads and father figures in your life. While you could always go the safe route of cigars and bottles of whiskey, this year might be the right time to pick up a gift that’s perhaps a bit more useful in the long term, like everyday carry gear.
With that in mind, we want to ensure you don’t fall into the many pitfalls of Father’s Day everyday carry gifts — like engraved money clips and cuff links. Rather, we’re here to help you find something that’s a bit more unique and, in conjunction, might be something your dad won’t expect and will actually use. That’s why we’ve gathered together the following collection of the ten best everyday carry gifts for Father’s Day.
Leatherman Bond Multi-Tool
Based on Leatherman’s original multi-tool, the legendary PST, The Bond is the perfect blend of modern construction sensibilities and old-school styling. Packed with 14 incredibly useful tools — ranging from pliers (of course) to drivers and everything in-between — this heritage-style piece of EDC gear, which is proudly built in Oregon, is made entirely from lightweight 420HC stainless steel, weighs just 6.21 ounces, measures up at 4″ closed (perfectly pocket-sized), and comes with a 25-year guarantee. For Fathers that appreciate DIY, you absolutely can’t go wrong with the Leatherman Bond.
Nothing beats a classic Zippo lighter, especially if your dad (or the father figure in your life) appreciates a good cigar from time to time. These portable torches are iconic in their appearance, incredibly well built right here in the USA, and they all come with a lifetime guarantee. Not bad for a budget-friendly buy.
Orbitkey Maglock Key Clip
If you’re tired of seeing your dad stuff a lump of unwieldy keys into his pocket, it could be to both of your benefits to make the swap for the Orbitkey Maglock Key Clip. It’s secure, convenient, handy, and handsome. And it’s a good deal more modern and sleek than most other keychain carabiners around, especially when you consider the magnetic quick-release.
The Sneerwell Noble Flask
A flask is about as classic a Father’s Day gift as there is, but not all of them are created equal. Sure, most can probably do a decent job of holding liquid, but the ones that are truly special — like those made by The Sneerwell — have a little something else to offer. In this case, it’s a unique patina (truly, no two are exactly alike), alongside hand-etched artwork, a leakproof screw-top, and a 6oz capacity.
Craighill Nocturn Catch Valet Tray
If you’ve happened to notice that your father’s desk or countertops are covered in nicks and scratches, you might want to investigate why. If it turns out that he’s been tossing his EDC gear haphazardly onto random surfaces, it could be to his benefit to fix the problem by getting him a valet tray, like the Craighill Nocturn Catch. This gorgeous landing will give him a safe and secure storage spot for all his EDC gear while also serving to protect both the gear and the surfaces he’s been so cavalier about.
Dango T01 Tactical Spec-Ops Wallet
Not only is this one of Dango’s most formidable cash and card carriers — thanks largely to its Cerakote-finished aluminum frame and ultra-tough DTEX fabric exterior — but the T01 Tactical Spec-Ops Wallet is also home to a removable, solid steel, 14-function multi-tool. For dads that appreciate being ready for any challenge, this wallet (nay, portable powerhouse) is the perfect day-to-day sidekick.
Marshall Mode II Wireless Earbuds
Dripping with the amplifier-brand-turned-lifestyle-audio-gear-manufacturer’s signature rock-and-roll styling, Marshall’s Mode II Wireless Earbuds are a sleek and sinister alternative to Apple’s generic AirPods — and they’re doing just about everything right. That includes up to 25 hours of playtime, built-in noise isolation technology, IPX4 water resistance, intuitive touch controls, and so much more. If your dad likes blasting tunes, these earbuds are sure to be a hit.
Aer Duffel Pack 3
Already one of the best all-around bags, especially for the man on the move, Aer has improved upon their signature Duffel Pack yet again for the third iteration, and it just keeps getting better and better. This do-everything pack is built from ultra-sturdy weatherproof ballistic nylon, has a 21.4L capacity (including a spacious padded laptop pouch), and boasts internal organization for everything from your office supplies to your workout gear.
The James Brand Wayland Knife
A Gallantry-exclusive collaboration, The James Brand’s Wayland Knife was already great before it was bestowed with OD green Micarta scales; now it’s damn-near perfect. Of course, this spectacular gentleman’s slipjoint also still has a CPM-S35VN steel Wharncliffe blade, a more-than-manageable 2.8oz weight, and a 6.9″ total length.
Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses
Much of the fashion world moves in cycles, but some things stay cool forever — like these sunglasses from Persol, famously worn by and eventually named after the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen. And while the standard editions of these exceptional sunglasses are definitely going to score you points this Father’s Day, there’s an even more elite version that comes with platinum-plated lenses.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
Does your dad like American history? How about space flight? NASA? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional might just be the perfect EDC Father’s Day gift. After all, this spectacular piece of horology is the same model that has been worn on every manned NASA trip — including both the ones that went to the moon and the infamous Apollo 13 mission. It’s an investment, but it’s also one of the most spectacular watches anyone can own.
The 30 Best Minimalist Wallets For Men
It’s time to tell your dad that not only are bulky leather bifold wallets played out, but they can even be bad for your overall health (especially in regards to your spine and posture). And you can do it by picking up one of our selections for the best minimalist wallets for this Father’s Day.