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10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas and Black Friday Deals

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As we let the mountain of food from yesterday's holiday cool and our bellies settle from the festivities, it's time to turn our attention to the next big celebration. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'd like to kick off the next feast of deals known as Black Friday. In this guide, we feature some great gift ideas from our friends and partners who are running sales this weekend on their sites and catalogs. Below you'll find plenty of EDC favorites, as well as some new looks for gear that released earlier this year. With plenty of gear for sale it's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or others from the brands that know EDC best, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for even more deals coming your way from our coverage this weekend!


The Ridge Wallet

Four plates, an elastic track, and a money clip or strap. It's the simple, but impressive recipe Ridge have used to make the original front pocket metal wallet. By making use of exotic materials that EDCers love and adding thoughtful features like an easy-to-use design and RFID protection to a superb fit and finish, the Ridge Wallet is a the foundation of a good everyday carry. For Black Friday you can pick up the perfect Ridge Wallet for your EDC, whether you opt for the classic aluminum in 10 colors or more exotic titanium or carbon fiber. Ridge are holding a site-wide 15% off discount with code BLK15 which includes their entire catalog, so it's the perfect time to upgrade your wallet and other essentials.

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Dango Products

From multi-function minimalist EDC wallets to rugged accessories and even stationery and belts, Dango are in the business of giving you the highest quality everyday essentials. The SF-based company has focused on industrial design and quality for their made in the USA gear from their first product. This Black Friday they're offering a storewide sale from Thursday November 22nd through to Monday the 26th. You get $20 off every $100 purchase (promo code BF100), $50 off $200 (promo code BF200), and $100 off $300 purchases (promo code BF300) off their entire catalog, and Dango are even throwing in a free black Tether with every Dango Wallet purchase. Don't miss out on the big chance to add one of their solid offerings to your EDC.

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Olight S1R II Baton Limited Edition

Olight have years of experience making popular EDC flashlights, with continuous development that makes every new release worth the wait. Their latest light, the S1R II Baton, fills out the popular CR123A-powered category with a modern light with modern tech. It's got the size, power, and convenience of an EDC-worthy flashlight, and this Black Friday, you'll get to see it in a whole new light. Olight are introducing the Ti & Cu Limited Edition collection, which coats the S1R II in 4 titanium colors that represent each season along with a raw solid copper “Eternal” colorway. Each of the 5 lights will be 30% off only on Black Friday, so it's the perfect way to upgrade your EDC light with a 1000-lumen, magnetic-charging powerhouse. As an added bonus, every registered account on Olight's store will receive a free I3E keychain light with every purchase.

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Fisher Bullet Space Pen

Fisher is truly an EDC favorite, with their Bullet Space Pen packed in hundreds of pockets and carries around the world. For Black Friday, Fisher is offering a 20% savings on their entire Bullet Space Pen product line, so now's your chance to pick up a new one for yourself, or as a staple, USA-made gift for others. Type the word FRIDAY into the Coupon Code Field upon checkout at their site below, and receive 20% off any Bullet Space Pen purchase. And for an extra touch, engraving, gift cards, as well as gift wrapping is available for almost every Fisher Space Pen, giving you a unique, personalized addition to your EDC.

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Flipside Wallets

For the past 10 years, Flipside Wallets have built their reputation on making USA-made, RFID-secure wallets that function quickly and easily with a signature rugged clamshell design. With the push of a button, the new Flipside 4 wallet flips itself open so you can eject cards with your thumbs, or count through cash easily. A crush-resistant polycarbonate hard shell design prevents the dreaded cracking and breaking of your cards, while giving them RFID protection, too. Modular attachments that snap onto the back of the wallet allow it to adapt to any of its user-specific needs. For Black Friday, Flipside are offering 15% off purchases of the Flipside 4, which you can get by entering discount code SANTA2018 during checkout. Few wallets function as easily as the Flipside, and even fewer put the “wall” in wallet, too.

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Pelican Go G40 Case

It would be impossible to talk about ultra-rugged cases and storage without talking about Pelican. They're the gold standard of keeping your gear safe, and this holiday season they're introducing their new Go G40 Case for EDC. It's a watertight (IP67-rated) storage case for your phone, credit cards, cables, keys, and more, with a crushproof, dustproof, and everyday stuff proof design Pelican are known for. It's not just a container, though. Inside the hardened shell is an interior divider tray to keep your smartphone separate from your other essentials, along with slots for your cards and cash. It also comes with a storage strap to manage your cables and smaller items. The Pelican G40 Case is the ultimate companion for your EDC to take on every single adventure you can throw at it. Check it out exclusive at REI at the link below.

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Clockwork Synergy Cordura Watch Straps

Clockwork Synergy is a company based out of Ellicott City, MD that understands that there's more to a watch than just a case and a strap. With their new Cordura Collection, they've elevated your everyday canvas watch strap and given it a robust fit and finish that EDCers will be familiar with, thanks to experiencing the material first hand with other rugged EDC packs and pouches. The canvas style fabric is combined with a genuine leather underside and pre-installed with quick release pins, making it easy to install and swap out the new straps with any of Clockwork Synergy's quick release watch bands. For Black Friday, you can save up to 30% off all orders over $25 with coupon code EDC30, with free shipping thrown in for US deliveries. It's a great deal and the perfect chance to turn your EDC watch ballistic.

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StatGear Tools TriTac Tactical Pen

With plenty of successful crowdfunding projects under their belt, StatGear are always pushing the limits of innovation and value for EDC gear. This Black Friday they're featuring the TriTac Tactical Pen, an evolution of their popular Tacpen which serves as an all-in-one EDC solution with its 440c stainless steel blade and tungsten carbide punch for emergency situations. The TriTac also features a heavy duty bolt-action mechanism for the the popular Fisher Space Ink Cartridge, allowing you to to write in even the most extreme conditions. The pen itself is engineered from aircraft aluminum, and features an ergonomic grip for maximum writing comfort. Whether saving the day with its emergency punch and blade or just giving you a versatile writing experience, the TriTac Tactical Pen makes a great addition to your EDC.

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Gear Infusion EverRatchet

The EverRatchet from Gear Infusion hits just the right balance of size and functionality while adding something never before seen on a keychain multi-tool. Thanks to its unique ratcheting mechanism, you don't need to lift and reset the tool between each turn, making it extremely practical for large jobs or when you are working with limited visibility or space. The ratchet beam is strong enough to hold 20 pounds against its length, yet easily moves out of the way (with a satisfying click) when you reset its position. Each EverRatchet also comes with a #2 Phillips Bit and a custom Flint2Go fire flint module, each sized perfectly to fit within the tool. And just in time for Black Friday, you can save 20% off all Gear Infusion products, including the EverRatchet, with coupon code "BlackFriday20" at checkout.

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Hammerstone Goods EDC Lip Balm

These ultra moisturizing, organic lip balms were inspired by the pocket dumps of the Everyday Carry community. Hammerstone Goods noticed that more often than not, people were ripping off the labels of their lip balms driven by their personal minimalist aesthetic. They wanted to create a superior product with high-quality organic ingredients that can feature proudly in your EDC. Pick up this invaluable EDC accessory this Black Friday for 25% off with coupon code EDC25, saving you 25% off the Triple Lip Balm box that features Key Lime, Mint—both made with infused oils for a refreshing zing—and a bold Blood Orange and Mint flavor to mix up and step up your lip balm game. From lip protection to flashlight diffusion, lip balm is the perfect hygiene and emergency accessory.

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I like the look of that pelican case how do you use yours?