25 Father's Day Gifts for His EDC in 2018

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In case you missed it, Father’s Day is fast approaching this June 17th. That’s just a couple of weeks to find the perfect gift for your dad. But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. This year our guide has 25 awesome gifts for every type of dad to help you get the perfect one for the man who has everything to use and means everything to you. Whether practical, memorable, or just plain fun, he deserves nothing but the best and most useful gear.

Father’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas for…

The Professional

For the successful dad who’s always on his grind, takes pride in his work, and crushes it at the office day in and day out…

  • Filson GMT: This versatile and stylish watch can track multiple timezones, making it perfect for the dad who’s always on the go or does business around the world. (Buy)
  • Baron Fig Deluxe Starter Kit: A deluxe starter kit that has everything dad needs to tackle his next meeting. This kit includes a sleek leather cover, a sturdy notebook, and a rollerball pen that perfectly coordinate for a streamlined look. (Buy)
  • Pioneer Wallet: Made from a high-tech, premium lightweight ripstop fabric, this minimalist wallet gives Dad’s EDC a modern edge. The unique diagonal grid pattern and minimal branding make it a great alternative to the traditional boring black leather wallet. (Buy)
  • Victorinox Spartan PS: This blacked out Swiss Army Knife is packed with all the tools he’ll need during the day. The the low profile look is perfect for when you have to make a quick fix but don’t want any extra attention around the office. (Buy)
  • DSPTCH Utility Brief: Dad’s briefcase doesn’t have to be boring. This offering from DSPTCH features military-grade construction and materials with just the right amount of urban styling. He’ll appreciate the thoughtful organization and the 3-way carry options. (Buy)

The Gadget Enthusiast

For the tech-savvy dad whose vice is his devices…

  • Apple Watch: For the gadget loving dad, a good watch is a classic gift. Whether he’s going to be tracking his heart rate, his steps, or just wants to feel like Dick Tracy the smartwatch to get right now is the Apple Watch Series 3. (Buy)
  • Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless: Whether he’s commuting to the office or enjoying an early retirement, a good pair of wireless headphones can go a long way. The Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless are a premium pair of beautifully designed active noise cancelling headphones. If dad is into music these will bring out the best in his favorite songs while blocking distracting outside noises. (Buy)
  • YubiKey NEO: For the tech-savvy person, internet security is no joke. One way to keep your personal data secure is to set up two-factor authentication. The YubiKey NEO is a USB device that fits right on his keychain and makes sure that the only person logging in to your father’s Facebook account is him. (Buy)
  • Vortex Poker 3: If dad spends a lot of time at a computer a quality keyboard might be the unique gift you’ve been looking for. The Poker 3 is a keyboard that fits easily into a backpack or briefcase and will give him that satisfying feeling every time he presses its Cherry MX switches. (Buy)
  • Xiaomi Mi Slim: As a gadget-lover, one gift that will become an essential part of his EDC is a portable power bank. It might not be the flashiest gift, but it’s a practical one that he’ll get plenty of use out of. As the name implies, the Mi Slim is an ultra-slim 10,000 mAh power bank that will keep his gear topped up in a pinch. (Buy)

The DIYer

For the dad who loves to work with his hands, can fix just about anything, and is always tinkering with a new project…

  • SOG Q4: A DIY dad needs as many tools as possible at his disposal, but when space or weight is at a premium then a bulky multi-tool may not be the best choice. The SOG Q4 is a smart redesign of the traditionally bulky tool, giving him 10 tools in a familiar (and compact) form factor. (Buy)
  • MecArmy EK12: When going all in on some lengthy projects, a utility knife keeps the cuts coming thanks to its conveniently replaceable blades. Give Dad one of the most compact utility blades out there, complete with one-of-a-kind features like a titanium construction, glowing tritium locators, and a lanyard hole to let him keep it on his keys. (Buy)
  • Klarus TP20: A good pen and a good light are workshop essentials, so why not give Dad both in one sleek package? The Klarus TP20 is a tactical titanium pen with both a pressurized ink cartridge and a 130-lumen CREE LED built right in. It’ll survive dad’s harshest work environments while being invaluable with its functions. (Buy)
  • Leatherman Wave+: With 18 tools at its disposal and a legacy of hard use behind it, the Leatherman Wave is one of the best multi-tools to add to any DIY kit. The new Wave+ updates the classic with replaceable premium wire cutters so Dad always keeps an edge on his projects. (Buy)
  • Field Notes Utility Ledger Notebooks: Precision is key for an excellent finished product, and that usually means keeping track of detailed notes. Field Notes have been partners for projects for nearly two decades, with unique project-driven models like the Utility Ledger giving people like dad a solid platform to jot down ideas. The best part: the notebooks themselves even come with a ruler built into their cover to add even more utility. (Buy)

The Jetsetter

For the dad who loves to travel and only packs the best of the best…

  • Tactica M100: Give Dad a TSA-friendly multi-tool he can take anywhere. Built from a lightweight polymer and reinforced with stainless steel, the Tactica M100 comes with 18 different EDC essential functions, so he’ll never feel unprepared when leaving the rest of his gear at home. (Buy)
  • Bellroy Travel Wallet DE: The Designer’s Edition of Bellroy’s already-iconic Travel Wallet upgrades the experience with higher-quality European leather and timeless build quality. With room for a passport, boarding pass, cash, and cards, the Travel Wallet is a one-stop-shop for travel EDC. (Buy)
  • Herschel Supply Co. Packable Duffle: Even if Dad has his favorite set of luggage, he’ll appreciate this “just-in-case” packable duffel bag thrown into the mix. It adds an extra 22 liters of carrying space, packs down to practically nothing, and won’t make much of a dent in baggage weight limits thanks to its light yet durable ripstop nylon fabric. (Buy)
  • BOND Dash Dopp Kit: Keep Dad organized and looking sharp with this travel kit essential. The BOND Dash Dopp Kit focuses on keeping those essentials safe and dry, no matter where the travels take them thanks to its water- and abrasion-rsistant 1000D nylon exterior, double stitched streams, and durable YKK zippers. (Buy)
  • RAVPower USB-C Portable Charger: From laptops, to cell phones, and to even video game consoles, everything uses USB-C now. Make sure Dad stays connected with RAVPower’s 26800 mAh power ban. It can charge a smartphone 4-5 times over and can even charge a laptop when there’s no outlet in sight. (Buy)

The Outdoorsman

For the adventurous dad who’d rather be outside, taking in nature more than anything…

  • Nitecore LR12: Carrying a light is a bright idea, and this combination flashlight and lantern is sure to come in handy on his next camping trip. It features a built-in, retractable diffuser quickly change from a 1000 lumen flashlight to a campground lantern with a simple twist. (Buy)
  • Benchmade Bugout 535: Give dad a solid EDC knife that he’ll love to carry on and off the trails. It’s made in the USA with a combination of ultralight handles and premium S30V blade steel, giving him heavy duty performance without being heavy. (Buy)
  • Exotac Titanlight: Starting a campfire doesn’t always come easy, especially when the weather goes south. Make it easy for Dad with this ultra durable, water-proof and wind-resistant lighter. It’s made in the USA out of machined aluminum to handle his wildest adventures. (Buy)
  • Suunto Spartan Trainer HR Outdoor: No matter how your father stays active and healthy, this feature-packed fitness watch has features he’ll find useful, including heart rate and GPS tracking. It’ll also keep him connected with smartwatch features, making it useful long after his workout’s done. (Buy)
  • Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Waterproof Speaker: Give him the gift of music for his longer hikes or R&R time on the campsite with this portable, powerful, waterproof speaker. It conveniently clips to his pack for easy carry and easy listening. (Buy)

Hopefully you’ve found something you know your dad will love from this guide. Or, for all you dads who are notoriously difficult to shop for, feel free share this article with your loved ones.

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