48 Father’s Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry in 2024

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Quick heads up: Father’s Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks on June 16th. If you need help picking out the perfect gift for him, we’ve got you covered. In this gift guide, we’ve got 48 practical everyday carry gift ideas fit for every kind of dad. You’re bound to find something right up his alley, whether upgrading his EDC with fresh essentials, making his wardrobe last a lifetime, traveling like a pro, or even helping him tackle those projects he’s been putting off in his workshop. Whatever he’s into, he deserves the best gear to do it, and we’ve rounded it all up in this guide.

Father’s Day 2024 Gift Ideas for…

The Everyday Dad

The Ridge NFL Wallet: Shoutout his favorite team with the best wallet in the business. Up to 12 cards, dozens of designs and materials, and a lifetime warranty that he’ll appreciate. (Buy)
The Ridge Ring: Did he lose his favorite ring, need to upgrade his current band, or looking to take it to the next level? Ridge’s rings come in super-premium materials, have a 99-day trial AND a lifetime warranty, and even two free exchanges if we wants to change it up again in the future. (Buy)
Streamlight Wedge XT Tactical Flashlight: A dead-simple, rechargeable flashlight that’s convenient to carry and still has an output of 500 lumens for up to two hours. (Buy)
Bertucci A-2T Original Classic Field Watch: The classic field watch in 40mm titanium and a nylon strap. It doesn’t get any better than this. (Buy)
Victorinox Companion Multi-tool: A timeless multi-tool in its most modern version yet. 16 functions with everything he needs for day-to-day tasks. (Buy)
Tactile Turn Aluminum Bolt Action Pen: A premium, machined EDC pen that’s built for life, with colors and sizes to suit Dad’s taste. (Buy)
Awesome Hanks: An underrated essential to carry, just like his father taught him. Put a great one in his pockets. (Buy)
CJRB Pyrite Alt Titanium Knife: One of our favorite budget knives, in this exceptionally elevated titanium version that Dad is sure to appreciate. (Buy)

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The Techy Dad

Ridge MagSafe Wallet: Dad on an iPhone? Give it double duty by pairing it with the best minimalist wallet, now powered by MagSafe. Check out our guide to see it in action! (Buy)
Nitecore EDC27 Tactical Flashlight: One of the coolest lights you can carry, packed with 3,000 lumens, a super-slim form factor, and Nitecore’s signature OLED screen that makes it a breeze to use at a glance. (Buy)
DJI Avata 2 FPV Drone: DJI’s latest FPV drone is a radio-controlled dream, with all the right upgrades to give Dad the most fun (and safe) way to fly in first person yet. (Buy)
BOOX Palma Mobile eReader: An e-ink reader the size of Dad’s phone. A great and convenient alternative to carry his books with him, and also one of our favorite devices this year. (Buy)
RG Nano Handheld Retro Console: It’s pretty incredible how far (and how affordable) portable consoles have gotten, so give Dad the gift of retro gaming up until the PS1 era in his pocket. (Buy)
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Portable Gimbal Camera: By far the most convenient and pocketable way to record video on the go in 2024. He’ll wish his phone could record video as easily as this. (Buy)
Anker 548 PowerCore Power Station: All Dad’s tech will eventually need some juice, and Anker’s powerhouse has 60,000mAh/192kWh to recharge them multiple times over. (Buy)
Aer Tech Pack 3 X-Pac: One of our favorite daypacks in weather-resistant VX42 X-Pac, with 16L to carry all of Dad’s gadgets on the go. Stands upright, multiple device slots, a water bottle pocket, and plenty of organization for his tech. (Buy)

The DIY Dad

Leatherman Arc MagnaCut Multi-tool: Leatherman’s best multi-tool yet, with the FREE magnetic system that makes it convenient to use and a top-tier MagnaCut blade to give Dad the best cutting performance for his workbench. (Buy)
CIVIVI Elementum Utility Knife: One of the most popular knives in the past few years gets a versatile utility knife makeover. For the Dads who want EDC build quality and functionality but don’t want to be hassled by a gunked-up blade. (Buy)
Olight Oclip Work Flashlight: A clever form factor for a powerful 300-lumen light that he can clip or stick onto anywhere. (Buy)
Flytanium Arcade Customizable Knife: A premium EDC knife that’s fully customizable thanks to Flytanium’s aftermarket know-how and extremely diverse part selection. Dad already has a great knife in S35VN and G-10, but he’ll appreciate being able to fully customize the knife down to the last detail. (Buy)
Windeler Extra Stak Magnetic Multi-tool: A unique, magnetically stacking multi-tool that will let Dad customize and carry exactly what he needs for the day, in a sleek and lightweight titanium form factor. (Buy)
Ridge Silicone Ring Set: The safer ring alternative for the working Dad, especially one working with heavy loads or heavy-duty machinery. Comes with two rings in his choice of color plus black, and all the benefits of Ridge’s 99-day trial, lifetime warranty, and up to two replacements should he need to resize. (Buy)

The Travel Dad

Ridge Frequent Flyer Kit: A capsule collection of Ridge’s finest flight hardware, including your (or his) choice of 48L Carry-On and 70L Check-In suitcases and the weatherproof 20L Commuter Backpack as an add-on. Take care of all his packing needs for life, thanks to Ridge’s warranty and support. (Buy)
Loop Quiet Earplugs: Ear protection is vital in today’s modern noisy world, and these earplugs are an incredibly easy and conveninent addition to his EDC. Loop’s earbuds are able to reduce up to 24 decibels of noise and can be worn in comfort all day, plus they’re easy to carry in their own case, making them essentials for travel. (Buy)
Insta360 GO 3 Action Camera: The GO 3 is Insta360’s smallest and most powerful action camera yet, and it’s easier to use than ever thanks to size and magnetic attachments. Dad can wear it on his cap, affixed to his shirt, and even film underwater, covering all of his travel video bases with 2.7K footage in a camera the size of his thumb. (Buy)
Aer Go Tote 2: A 17.5L packable tote with plenty of useful organization, in a lightweight but hardy 210D CORDURA crinkle nylon construction. It’s the perfect second bag Dad can throw into his luggage when he’s on the move, and it’s enough for a day’s worth of errands or groceries. (Buy)
Big Idea Design Ti Utility Knife: The humble box cutter, taken to 11. Big Idea Designs’s premium titanium utility blade is a great EDC option by itself, but also one Dad can take along with him by just removing the blade. As a bonus, even without its blade, the Utility Knife pulls double duty as a bottle opener to pop open a cold one, wherever Dad’s travels take him. (Buy)
Ray-Ban Meta Smart Sunglasses: These Ray-Ban smart glasses combine iconic style with Meta’s innovative technology, offering high-quality photo and video capture, clear audio through discreet speakers, and hands-free operation via voice commands and Meta AI. They also provide 100% UVA and UVB protection and are available in prescription options. (Buy)

The Tactical Dad

Wuben T4 Tactical Flashlight: Wuben’s latest tactical flashlight is a compact wealth of useful features. Dad will appreciate its dual clips, unique magnetic tail for selecting modes, and the convenience of onboard USB-charging. With 850 lumens at his disposal and two ways to carry, it’s a powerful addition to his kit. (Buy)
CRKT Provoke EDC Kinematic Morphing Knife: Born from Joe Caswell’s unique kinematic morphing karambit design, the EDC version of the provoke is a more streamlined version that Dad can more easily use in his daily tasks. It comes in a smaller profile with a standard drop point blade, but has all the fun and functionality of the original. Be sure to share our deep dive interview with Joe with Dad as well if he’s interested in some serious knife nerdery! (Buy)
Luminox Navy SEAL Original 3001 Heritage Dive Watch: Luminox celebrates 35 years of high-performance sport watches this year, and the Navy SEAL Original 3001 is the flagship of the brand’s special Heritage collection. This iconic watch is still very much at home in a modern tactical EDC 30 years later, signified by the bright red “30” on the bezel. This is a watch for all of Dad’s life missions, with a 43mm CARBONOX case, sapphire glass protecting a Swiss Quartz ETA, and of course, Luminox’s signature tritium illumination. (Buy)
The Brown Buffalo x Huckberry ConcealPack 21L Backpack: The Brown Buffalo’s signature daypack gets an exclusive colorway with our friends at Huckberry, offering Dad one of the toughest backpacks he’ll ever carry, especially with its X50 X-Pac construction. 21L is the perfect size for a daypack, and he’ll appreciate the minimal (but efficient) organization, laptop compartment, and the ConcealPack’s ability to double up as a robust weekender pack. (Buy)
GORUCK MACV-2 Boots: The MACV-2 boots continue the legacy of the Vietnam-era jungle boot with a modern design and new outsole for unparalleled traction and support, ideal for dads who need reliable footwear for long journeys, everyday adventures or if they spend long hours on their feet. (Buy)
Leatherman Skeletool CX Onyx: The Skeletool CX has long been a favorite recommendation of ours for those looking for a pliers-based multi-tool but wants to save a bit more space and bulk. Even with full-sized pliers, a proven 154CM blade, and a bit driver, it still weighs a comfortable 5 oz. New this year is this Onyx colorway which will fit right into Dad’s stealthy setup. (Buy)

The Outdoor Dad

AceBeam Terminator M2-X Dual-Output Flashlight: This high-performance flashlight is perfect for dads who need plenty of light both near and far on the trail, offering up a dual 3,200 lumen flood output paired with a long-distance LEP (laser excited phosphors) search beam, along with versatile light modes like RGB and red SOS. It’s got convenient USB-C charging on its replaceable 18650 battery, a unique form factor, and covers Dad’s bases on his next outdoor adventure. (Buy)
Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner: The Home & Camp Burner boasts a stable burner with auto-ignition and an adjustable knob for precise flame control, making it ideal for both camping and home use. Its sleek design also allows it to be folded down for convenient storage. (Buy)
Spyderco Waterway Fixed Blade Knife: Designed by kayak fisherman Lance Clinton, the Waterway knife features a 4.44″ blade made from ultra-corrosion-resistant LC200N steel. Its full tang and non-slip G-10 scales provide superior strength and a reliable grip for any outdoor task while the custom-molded Boltaron sheath with ensures it’s always ready for Dad’s next adventure. (Buy)
LifeStraw Go Filtering Bottle: Designed for adventurers and eco-conscious dads alike, the LifeStraw Go Series water bottle features a 2-stage filter that removes bacteria, parasites, microplastics, chlorine, and more. Plus, the bottle is made from 50% post-consumer recycled plastic, reducing single-use plastic waste while providing clean water on the go. (Buy)
Wuben E7 Mini Flashlight/Headlight: The Wuben E7 offers versatility with its six lighting modes, including a max output of 1,800 lumens, ensuring Dad is ready for any situation. He can use the light by itself or wear it in a headband for hands-free illumination, its IP68 waterproof rating and durable construction guarantee reliability in any condition, and the rechargeable battery keeps him powered up on the go. (Buy)
Neru Design Works Ono Kezuru Axe: While a knife is great for regular cutting tasks, Dad could use the beefy blade of an axe for serious chopping duty. This made in Japan tool combines a steel head with a carved White Oak handle that’ll will wear into Dad’s grip over time. (Buy)
Helinox Chair Zero: While Dad may be open to roughing it from time to time, give his legs and rear a rest with Helinox’s premium packable chair. Its aluminum frame construction, lightweight ripstop polyester fabric, and 18 oz design make it worth a seat at his campfire table, literally. (Buy)

The EDC Enthusiast Dad

Vosteed Psyop Titanium Knife: Vosteed’s latest premium knife and their first collaboration with TuffKnives is an exceptional combination of features and materials in four configurations. 3.32″ drop point blade in Elmax, a premium titanium handle, and a top liner make this one of favorites of the year. (Buy)
ULA Equipment Ultra 30L Dragonfly Backpack: This is the next level lightweight pack clad in next-generation Ultra fabric that Dad is probably already on the waiting list for. It’s got 30L of space and plenty of thoughtful design features that have made it a community favorite. Try and catch the drops on Wednesday to snag one in time for Father’s Day! (Buy)
LOOP GEAR SK03 Flashlight: Dad will appreciate all the details in the flashlight made by one of our favorite makers of the past few years. This compact AA-sized light is packed with unique features, from its colorfully diffusible side lights to its glow head and especially its super-useful aftermarket multi-tool clip. (Buy)
Big Idea Design Ultem Fountain Pen: Big Idea Designs’s latest made-in-the-USA pen is one of the first and finest you’ll find in Ultem, and one that’s truly special for Dad. He can watch ink passing through its see-through feed into its 14K gold-plated Kaweco nib, and be secure carrying it with its titanium clip. (Buy)
aroundsquare Zirconium Mala Beads: Functional and fun wearable art is something anyone can appreciate, and this is one of the most exeptional pieces from aroundsquare’s mindfulness and manipulation tool workshop. Zirconium beads in a classic mala bead style gives Dad an accessory he won’t soon forget, in one of the most exotic materials he’ll find on his gear. (Buy)
norda 001 Trail Running Sneaker: Dyneema shoes? Dad certainly won’t have these in his closet. Canadian brand norda has been making trails with their lightweight outdoor shoes, built with recycled lightweight Dyneema and paired with Vibram soles for premium performance on and off the beaten path. (Buy)
G-SHOCK MRG-B5000R-1: The ultimate version of the venerable G-SHOCK square, enough said. Clad in full titanium and boasting the full array of G-SHOCK’s features like Tough Solar, Multiband 6, and Bluetooth connectivity, it’s an understated beast for his wrist and a true “if you know you know” heirloom watch. (Buy)

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