Able to be used on a daily basis, EDC gear tends to make for an exceptional gift when each year’s holiday season rolls around, arming recipients with utility that can be used day in and day out — and items that can remind them of you each time they’re used. With the EDC space being so expansive, however, it can be difficult to know where to look when shopping — especially for the uninitiated. So, with this in mind, we’ve searched high and low, scouring the segment to deliver this curated guide to the best everyday carry gifts.
Luminox Navy SEAL Foundation 3600 Series
Water resistant down to 660’, the Luminox Navy SEAL Foundation 3600 Series watch is a hardwearing timepiece that features a 45mm CARBONOX case, a rotating CARBONOX bezel, a RONDA 515 Swiss quartz movement, and Luminox Light Technology that provides a constant glow for a whopping 25 years.
Huckberry x Draplin for Field Notes 3-Pack
Born out of a collaboration between American graphic designer and entrepreneur Aaron James Draplin and online retailer Huckberry, the Huckberry x Draplin for Field Notes 3-Pack is comprised of a trio of 3.5” x 5.5” 48-page notebooks that each come adorned in special edition covers.
Thyrm PyroVault 2.0 Lighter Armor
Designed and made in America, the Thyrm PyroVault 2.0 Lighter Armor is a shock and waterproof dual-wall exoskeleton housing that’s compatible with Zippo lighter inserts.
Bellroy Key Case
Backed by a three-year warranty, the Bellroy Key Case is a folding key storage system that features an eco-tanned leather construction and a unique flipper mechanism that allows for easy one-handed key ejection.
Orbitkey Clip v2
The ultimate quick-release EDC keychain, the Orbitkey Clip v2 features a wide-gate carabiner that comes mated to a detachable zinc alloy D-ring via a magnetic FIDLOCK buckle.
NEBO Redline Torchy 2K Flashlight
Built around an anodized aircraft-grade aluminum body, the NEBO Redline Torchy 2K is a pocketable, water and shock-resistant EDC flashlight that sports five light modes, up to 35 hours of battery life, and a maximum output of 2,000 lumens.
Pelican G5 Personal Utility RF Field Wallet
Backed by a lifetime guarantee, the Pelican G5 Personal Utility RF Field Wallet is a hardwearing crushproof vessel comprised of an RFID-protected, IP67-rated aircraft-grade aluminum shell with stainless steel hinge pins that houses an internal organizer system.
The James Brand Palmer Utility Knife
Benefitting from the PDX-based EDC company’s first-ever patented mechanism, The James Brand Palmer Utility Knife is a fashion-forward, contemporary take on a traditional boxcutter that features an ultra-thin anodized aluminum housing and a replaceable, slide-locking utility blade.
Aer Day Sling 3 X-Pac
Constructed around an insanely rugged Dimension-Polyant VX-42 X-Pac shell, the Aer Day Sling 3 X-Pac is a third-generation 3.0-liter crossbody bag that sports weatherproof YKK Aquaguard zippers and an adjustable shoulder strap with a magnetic FIDLOCK fastener.
Nothing Ear (stick)
The Nothing Ear (stick) is a cutting-edge pair of true wireless earbuds that boasts Clear Voice tech, custom-built and tuned 12.6mm dynamic drivers, press controls, and a battery that offers up to 29 hours of listening and can gain an additional 2 hours of playback time after only 10 minutes of charging.
BIG IDEA DESIGN Bit Bar Inline
The BIG IDEA DESIGN Bit Bar Inline is a compact yet hardwearing multi-tool that features a solid Grade 5 titanium construction, a titanium pocket clip, and a trio of bits held in a magnetic storage shaft.
Huckberry x Craighill Elevated EDC Kit
The Huckberry x Craighill Elevated EDC Kit is a four-item everyday carry capsule that includes a stainless steel EDC pen with a brass cap, Craighill’s Lark keychain knife, and a key capsule — all of which neatly stow away on a cast solid stainless steel Offset Keyring.
Evergoods Civic Panel Loader 24L
The Evergoods Civic Panel Loader 24L — or CPL24 — is a purpose-built EDC backpack that features a shell made from a custom-developed, DWR-coated, 840-denier ballistic Nylon 6, as well as an HDPE framesheet, a 420-denier PU-coated liner, and shoulder straps with Zote EV50 padding.
Prometheus Design Werx Invictus-C Titanium
An ultra-top-shelf take on an everyday carry knife, the Prometheus Design Werx Invictus-C Titanium is a 7.0625″ framelocking folder that features a set of billet 6AL-4V titanium handles mated to a 3.00” blade that’s composed of Böhler M390 alloy super steel and deployed via thumb-studs with GITD inlays.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Pro Max
The latest and greatest, most cutting-edge smartphone from the Silicon Valley powerhouse, the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max boasts an ultra-advanced three-camera setup, a display with rounded corners, a 6‑core CPU, a five-core GPU, and Apple’s A16 Bionic chip.
PDW John Wick Mini-Fig
Standing at 1.75” high, the Prometheus Design Werx John Wick Mini-Fig is a LEGO-style recreation of the Keanu Reeves character that’s made from molded ABS plastic and comes with an included set of mini firearms.