If you’re feeling that sinking “I know I’m forgetting something…” sensation in the pit of your stomach, it might be because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t panic though, we’re here to help! This guide is full of EDC gift ideas for the practical-minded man (or woman) in your life (or for you guys to start dropping hints for your loved one). The best gifts you can give your partner are ones that you can both enjoy. We’ve put together some gear to bring couples together, encouraging them to…
See the World
Herschel Supply Co. “Novel” Duffle Bag
Plan a fun and romantic weekend getaway together then pack your bags, like this duffel from Herschel Supply Co. The Novel duffel is big enough for a weekend’s worth of essentials, but still small enough to double as a gym bag during the week. Available in a wide range of colors, there’s bound to be a style that he (or she) will be proud to carry.
Bellroy Travel Wallet
Couples that love to travel know losing important documents can ruin a vacation fast. Get them a travel wallet, like this one from Bellroy, to keep passports, tickets, currency, ID and cards close by. Stylish and functional, this veg-tan leather wallet will last you many trips together.
ESEE Izula Kit
For the outdoorsy couple, there’s no better way to spend time together than getting some fresh air and taking in mother nature’s beauty. A fixed blade is an essential companion for a variety of outdoor activities to make the most of your time in the wild. The Izula’s smaller size makes it a worthy EDC blade when it isn’t third wheeling your hiking dates.
Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL
Having a way to start a fire is a must in any outdoor adventure. Your significant other can throw one of these compact firesteels on their keychain for EDC duty, then bring it on your next couple camping trip. At the end of the day, let the sparks fly and cozy up to a campfire together under the stars.
olloclip Pocket Lens Kit
Up your mobile photography game with the Olloclip lens attachment and capture those memories in the best possible quality, all from your phone. The Olloclip is a 4-in-1 lens array that enhances your phone’s existing camera. By slipping over the top of the phone, the Olloclip adds wide-angle, fisheye, and two macro lenses to make sure you have your both you, your loved one and that beautiful scenery all in the frame.
When a great couples photo opportunity presents itself, not all of us are brave enough to bust out a selfie stick. The highly portable Gorillapod features a spring-loaded clip to mount your phone, while its flexible legs can be set up as a tripod. Rubber-coated grips can secure the tripod no matter your surroundings, like to a tree branch or fence post, to make sure you never miss your perfect shot.
There are few things in life that bring people together the way food does. This Swiss Army Knife features all the right tools for enjoying a delicious meal together on a picnic. Or, use its corkscrew to open a bottle of wine after a romantic dinner.
Baladeo Cutlery Set
The true foodie EDCer will appreciate this ultralight folding cutlery set from Baladeo. It combines a knife, spork, can opener and bottle opener for dining on the go. For simpler and more affordable options, check out the spork offerings from Light My Fire ($14) and CRKT ($11) as well.
Stay At Their Best
Alfred Lane Solid Cologne
Empower the man in your life to stay on his game, walking tall and smelling great with an easily pocketable tin of solid cologne. Available in three different scents, find something to suit their style that both of you will enjoy.
The Hill-Side Pocket Square
The pocket square is a must have for any modern gentleman’s EDC. This durable selvedge chambray handkerchief from The Hill-side can not only set off an outfit, but it can also be used to clean up sweat, food, or other grime to stay looking sharp.
We hope this list inspired you to find the perfect gift for your significant other. For those of you who finished shopping for your loved one this Valentine’s Day (good job!), what EDC item did you get them? Let us know in a comment below.