15 EDC Gift Ideas Under $15
How's that holiday gift shopping going? If you're still on the hunt for some last minute gifts, we can't blame you. Buying gifts can get expensive and getting them delivered in time is stressful enough. But don't worry — we've put together this list of 15 awesome, practical gifts anyone into everyday carry would enjoy. Best of all, they're $15 or less* and quick to ship. Time to save yourself some time, money, and headache and finally wrap up your gift search.
*As a heads up, the prices shown here reflect pricing on Amazon at the time this was published, and might change over time or go out of stock. For the most part, these picks don't fluctuate much higher in price, and you can also check other sellers for more stock.
Every inch of the Shuffle is useful, from the tip of its 2.4”, bead-blasted 8Cr13MoV blade to end of its specially textured, lightweight FRN handles. The blade's got a shape handy for general tasks that can be deployed with dual thumbstuds, while its body not only holds a steel liner lock, but also features an integrated bottle opener, screwdriver tip, and lanyard hole.
Buck 379 Solo Knife
A traditional knife for the classy gentleman, the Buck 379 features a narrow clip point blade perfect for detail cutting or piercing jobs like carving and woodworking. At only 3” closed with a compact profile, it's a knife that can easily fit into any EDC.
A great everyday carry knife, the Squid gets a lot of work done even with a compact 2.25” blade thanks to its wide belly and versatile drop point shape. With ambidextrous thumb studs, a secure framelock, and a deep-pocket carry clip, the Squid can be carried and operated with ease.
The best thing about the Anker LC40 is its versatility. It outputs 400 lumens (plenty for everyday tasks) and can be powered by either 3 AAA batteries or a single 18650 cell. IP65-rated water resistance and a durable aluminum body means rugged performance whether indoors or out.
Sometimes all you need is a simple light with no frills that's always within arm's reach. With a simple twist, the T01 outputs 125 lumens from a single AAA battery. Put it on a keychain for easy access to plenty of light whenever you need it.
Olight i3 EOS
For a touch of color, there are plenty of options with with Olight's i3E EOS series. They're powered by a common AAA battery, can push out up to 120 lumens, and thanks to IPX8-rated durability (and a handy tail loop), they can live without fear on a keychain or clipped onto a bag.
Victorinox Sportsman II
A medium-sized Swiss Army Knife is the perfect addition to any EDC. It's compact enough to carry in a pocket or a bag, but large enough to handle tougher tasks. And with 13 functions including a knife, openers, drivers, and a file and tweezers, there's no task big or small for the Victorinox Sportsman II.
The Brewzer may look like it only has two tools—a bottle opener and a mini pry edge—but clever design and stainless steel construction hides additional functions and performance. Jimping along the top and bottom help with grip, the “hook” at the end of the pry edge is great for opening boxes, and the beer-shaped keychain hole keeps it handy, in addition to helping pull nails and being perfectly-sized for an oxygen valve.
Pen and Paper
Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen
An inexpensive way to get into fountain pens, Pilot's Kakuno features a durable plastic shell and nib that makes it ideal for writing anytime, anywhere. It's light and sleek with no clip to get in the way, so it can easily slip into pants or bag pockets. Best of all
Pentel Energel Rollerball
Need a classy, smooth-writing pen without breaking the bank? Look no further than Pentel's Energel rollerball pen. It's got a polished aluminum alloy barrel for stylish strength, and a textured grip puts its high-performance ink to good use. Get the best qualities of liquid and gel ink in a handsome package.
Word. Notebooks Stealth Camo 3-Pack
48 pages of perfect, pocket-sized paper. Word. notebooks are made in the USA, and this 3-pack comes with a classic camo cover. Add one to your EDC, your bag, and your desk so you're never without a place to jot down essential notes.
BASICS Slim Wallet
A minimalist wallet that puts others twice its size to shame. The BASICS slim wallet can carry up to 15 cards, with quick access to your most-used one and easy retrieval of the rest thanks to a pull tab. With a built-in pocket, it even accommodates small essentials like coins and keys.
LibertyClip Paracord Keychain
It's just paracord with a split ring on one end and an HK clip on the other, right? Wrong! The Liberty Clip comes with some neat functions hidden within its cordage like a bottle opener and a hidden cash stash, so keychains need not be limited to just holding on to keys.
Aukey Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
It's an IPX4-rated water resistant Bluetooth speaker with a 3-watt driver that's enough to bang out choice tunes both indoors and outdoors, rain or shine, for up to 6 hours. And it looks like a tire straight off a truck. What's not to like?
Anker PowerCore 5000 Battery Pack
Under 4” in length means an easy fit into any EDC and 5000 mAh of capacity means up to 2 charges of an iPhone 6S or up to a full charge of a Galaxy S7. With all the gadgets we carry, there's no excuse not to have backup power, and something this portable yet capable is a no-brainer.
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