Every third Sunday in June, Father’s Day rolls around, giving us a chance to express our appreciation and respect for the man that helped shape who we are today. Unfortunately, far too many individuals opt for boring, uninspired presents like coffee mugs or neckties that fail to convey our true level of indebtedness. We believe that giving a Father’s Day gift should be about more than just going through the motions, and should involve a degree of thoughtfulness and consideration that reflects your genuine gratitude for all that your father has done, given, and sacrificed for you.
When searching for a stellar Father’s Day gift, the everyday carry segment is a fantastic place to start, as these pieces of gear are not only built to last, but are also designed specifically for frequent and extended use, meaning dad can (and likely will) actually utilize them on a near-daily basis — and think of you almost every time that he does. Because today’s EDC space is so expansive, however, searching for the perfect gift can make for a daunting task — especially for those unfamiliar with the sector — which is why we’ve compiled this hand-picked list of the best everyday carry gifts for Father’s Day. Regardless of your budget or your dad’s style or interests, this curated guide is sure to contain a piece of gear that will resonate with dear old dad.
Kershaw Cargo Lockback Knife
Backed by a lifetime warranty, the Kershaw Cargo is a classically-styled EDC folding knife that features a textured glass-filled nylon handle that boasts a mid-lock, a bead-blasted pivot nut, black-oxide screws, and a reversible deep-carry pocket clip. The handle is mated to a 3.25” stone-washed-finished clip point blade that’s composed of D2 tool steel.
James° × DDC: Field Notes 3 Pack
Born out of a collaboration between Draplin Design Co. and The James Brand, this special-edition pack of Field Notes EDC notebooks contains a trio of 3.5” x 5.5”, 48-page, dot grid pattern notebooks. Made in America, this James° × DDC collab sports a blacked-out cover with an embossed TJB logo and matching black staples.
WESN QR Keychain
The WESN QR is a small, cleverly-designed quick-release keychain with a textured push-button deployment mechanism. Thanks to its titanium construction, the QR tips the scales at just 0.5oz. Protected by a lifetime warranty, this quick-release keychain is also offered in a bare titanium version.
Pioneer Carry Altitude Billfold Wallet
Pioneer Carry’s Altitude Billfold Wallet is an incredible EDC wallet that’s crafted from 10XD — a proprietary ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene construction with a smooth DWR finish that’s ten times stronger than steel. RFID-protected, this bifold wallet features a full-length cash slot and four primary card slots — each of which can accommodate two cards.
Olight Baton 3 Premium Edition Flashlight
Unequivocally one of the very best flashlights for EDC, Olight’s Baton 3 Premium Edition is a tiny 0.8” D x 2.4” L flashlight with an aluminum alloy housing that packs an ultra-potent 1,200-lumen output and a 545’ throw. The Premium Edition of this product comes with a compact wireless charging case that can replenish the Baton 3’s 3500mAh battery up to 3.7 times.
Tactile Turn Fairway Click Pen
The Fairway is a limited-edition version of Tactile Turn’s Click Pen that sees its titanium construction cloaked in a golf-themed green and yellow Cerakote finish. Available in Standard (5.8″), Short (5.3″), and Mini (4.6″) sizes, this everyday carry pen also sports a pocket clip with golf ball-like dimples milled into the construction.
Courant CATCH:3 CLASSICS Valet Tray
Courant’s CATCH:3 is a modern EDC valet tray with a hidden three-coil single-device wireless fast charging setup with a 10W output. Sold with a color-matching braided nylon USB-C charging cable, this more rustic and old-school-looking version of the CATCH:3 sees its high-grade matte aluminum alloy chassis upholstered in a gorgeous — and thoroughly top-shelf — pebble-grain Italian leather.
GORUCK x Huckberry Slick GR1 Backpack
Crafted around a 1,000-denier CORDURA shell with a slick finish and a double-layered base, the GORUCK x Huckberry Slick GR1 is a special-edition version of a cult-favorite backpack. Made in America, backed by a lifetime guarantee, and only sold through Huckberry, this exclusive Slick GR1 features a 17” bombproof laptop sleeve, a spacious main compartment with a bevy of organizers, and is also offered in a larger 26-liter size.
Moscot x Saturdays NYC Kelev Sunglasses
Constructed around a handcrafted Italian olive acetate frame housing a set of gray lenses made from genuine glass, Moscot and Saturdays NYC’s Kelev men’s sunglasses are equipped with five-barrel hinges, co-branded temple engravings, Moscot’s signature acetate tips, and a saddle nose bridge with acetate nose pads.
Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Earbuds
Top-shelf through and through, Master & Dynamic’s MW08 Sport wireless earbuds feature a shatter-resistant sapphire construction, hybrid noise-cancellation, memory foam ear tips, external aluminum antennas, and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. Sold in four color options, the earbuds also come with a custom Kevlar fiber charging case that itself is compatible with conductive charging.
Shinola The Runwell Quartz Watch
Pieced together by hand in Detroit, Shinola’s Runwell Quartz is an attractive, vintage-inspired timepiece powered by an Argonite 705 quartz movement. Paired with an American-made leather strap, the 41mm stainless steel watch features white luminous hands and indices against a matte blue velvet dial, plus a date aperture and an easy-to-grip pumpkin crown.
The 30 Best Accessories For Everyday Carry
Still haven’t found the right EDC gift for dear old dad? Don’t fret, as our guide to the best accessories for everyday carry contains an additional 30 must-have items that all make for a stellar Father’s Day present.
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