30 Father's Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry 2019

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30 Father's Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry 2019

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 30 practical everyday carry gift ideas fit for every kind of dad. You're bound to find something that's right up his alley, whether he spends his time crushing it in the office or at the gym, hiking up trails, or taking down DIY projects. 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 2019 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…

  • CRKT CEO: This modern and lightweight gentleman's knife deploys fast on IKBS ball bearings and barely tips the scales at 2.1 ounces. A low-profile clip lets it easily slip into a pocket without attracting too much attention at work. (Buy)

  • BOND Travel Gear Attache 13: Tough enough for travel, but elegant enough to bring to Dad's high-profile meetings, this durable briefcase from Bond fits up to 13” laptops and features internal mesh pockets, YKK water-resistant zippers and a layer of Hypalon rubber for extra protection on its base. (Buy)

  • Foursevens Preon P1 MkIII: This well-made pocket flashlight features a simple but amazing clip and a durable finish to go well with any office attire. A high-CRI Nichia 219C LED gives excellent color rendering, closely approximating natural light on whatever dad chooses to shine this light upon. (Buy)

  • Hitch and Timber EDC Card Carry: This small hand-crafted leather organizer makes sure that dad that he doesn't leave the house without his preferred EDC items, allowing him to bring up to six cards and some cash as well. Using the versatile Chromexcel leather throughout, this is sure to develop character over time, much like dad already has. (Buy)

  • Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen: This classic but modern-looking fountain pen is the perfect office statement for when dad needs to sign something, or simply scribble notes. Featuring a retractable nib, it ensures he won't ever have to worry about losing his pen cap moving from meeting to meeting. (Buy)

The Gadget Enthusiast

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

  • Peak Design Tech Pouch: For the dad who wants to have their gadgets all in a quick and easy to grab bag. The origami-style internal pocket layouts make for sleek and aesthetic organization. (Buy)

  • Nitecore TUP Flashlight: If Dad is a flashaholic, you can't go wrong with Nitecore's TUP. A flashlight that packs a lot of power in a small form-factor already dresses to impress. Coupled with an OLED display that shows voltage, battery life, brightness, and the like, makes the this the perfect gift for any tech enthusiast. (Buy)

  • Withings Move Activity Tracking Watch: A watch is a good go-to when it comes to giving a gift. If Dad wants to keep a bit more active, this handsome smart watch should help. The Withings Move can track ECG, distance walked, and calories burned throughout his day. (Buy)

  • Western Digital 512GB Portable SSDIn this day and age, data storage is almost an essential in your daily carry. Whether it's for work or for personal use, having a means of portable storage for your files is never a negative. This SSD has no moving parts to fail, making it a more durable option for his EDC—not to mention it's incredibly compact. (Buy)

  • Amazon Waterproof KindleReading is a gift that keeps on giving, and the newest Kindle is one of the best ways make sure Dad always has something to read. Its compact form factor fits into a jacket or back pocket, and the updated waterproof build lets it go wherever he does. (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…

  • Nitecore NTK10A utility blade is a useful tool for any project, no matter what dad's hobby might be. This sleek titanium tool can come in handy around the house for various fixes, but it's tough enough to take outdoors as well. A built-in bottle opener can crack open his favorite beverage to celebrate another completed project, too. (Buy)

  • Recycled Firefighter Tool Roll: If your dad has his favorite set of tools, he'll appreciate this tough way to keep them all organized and protected rather than rattling around in a toolbox. It's made from a highly visible, durable decommissioned firehose right here in the USA. (Buy)

  • Leatherman FREE P4A great multi-tool saves time and headache for quick fixes. Surprise Dad with the latest and greatest from one of the best in the biz. The FREE P4 uses a clever magnetic system to deploy tools in a smooth, satisfying snap. (Buy)

  • MecArmy SDG1One common frustration when making repairs is not having the right screwdriver. The SDG1 titanium screwdriver comes with an expansive bit set and carrying to case to tackle any screw without the bulk, all in a premium titanium build. (Buy)

  • BigIDesign EDC Wrench: Dad would be hard pressed to find a useful wrench that's worth carrying—that is, until BigIDesign's EDC Wrench came along. It's based on a tried-and-true wrench design to accommodate 25 metric and SAE sizes, but modernized for easy one hand operation and carry thanks to its titanium build, pocket clip, and lanyard or keychain attachments. (Buy)


The Jetsetter

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

  • Aer Go Pack: This packable backpack is perfect for dad to slip into his usual luggage, while giving him options for a compact daypack when he gets to his destination. Robust materials and interior pockets also ensure his essentials stay safe and organized. (Buy)

  • Casio Protrek PRW-60-2AJF: With a world time bezel, ana-digi dial, Tough Solar movement, and even global automatic time adjustment, the Casio Pro Trek PRW-60-2A is the perfect travel companion for dad, no matter the destination. (Buy)

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless: Bose's QuietComfort line is legendary for its ability to silence even the noisiest commutes, and the latest and greatest wireless version ensures dad won't even have to worry about wires. The QC 35 II even works as a headset so he'll never miss an important call. (Buy)

  • Anker 13400mAh Switch Edition: Anker's Nintendo-branded power bank is the best portable power solution for the Switch, but its dual USB-C and USB 3.0 ports will also help power all of dad's gadgets on the go. (Buy)

  • PacSafe RFIDSafe V150Passports, boarding passes, and irregular-sized currency all add to the hassles of travel, so help dad stay organized—as well as give him an extra-secure pouch for travel essentials—with the Pacsafe RFIDsafe V150 travel wallet. (Buy)

The Outdoorsman

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

  • Benchmade Altitude: When he's spending time outdoors, packing light is a good way to make the trip that much easier. The Benchmade Altitude barely tips the scales at only 1.67 ounces while providing the ultra-reliable cutting power that a fixed blade knife made out of premium CPM-S90V stainless steel can. (Buy)

  • Pendleton Yakima Camp Throw: Keep Dad cozy in style around the campsite with a quality wool blanket. Pendleton's Yakima Camp Throw is made in the USA out of pure virgin wool and built to last. One of these will keep your dad warm through multiple seasons to come. (Buy)

  • Garmin Instinct: Wherever your dad finds himself, the Garmin Instinct can help him out with its superior GPS/GLONASS technology baked-in. Mil-spec build quality makes it highly resistant to water, heat, and impact, while its smartphone integration and activity tracking features make it a useful off the trail as well. (Buy)

  • Snow Peak Titanium 600 Mug: When it comes to cooking or making coffee in the outdoors, titaniumware is the best choice. That's because titanium is light and durable, and it also won't impart off flavors to what's being made. And the best part is because of its high heat tolerance, it can be placed directly onto a burner for efficient cooking. Snow Peak's Titanium 600 mug is the perfect size to take outdoors, occupying a happy middle between a small coffee mug and a pot for larger cooking activities. (Buy)

  • Osprey Skarab 18: The Skarab 18 is a minimalist day hiking bag, giving your dad enough space for the essentials on the trail without being big and ungainly. It's rated to help him carry up to 25 pounds on him comfortably, and there's space included for a hydration pack as well. The exterior 210 denier ripstop nylon also helps keep the bag relatively light at just over a pound, while still being able to keep up with the nicks and scapes the outdoor life can bring. (Buy)

The Active Dad

For the dad who likes to keep moving with all the right gear to take his workouts to the next level…

  • Apple Powerbeats ProThe right track can be just the push he needs to make the most out of his workouts. Apple's latest and greatest PowerBeats Pro headphones are jam-packed with gym-ready features in a truly wireless experience. (Buy)

  • Brazyn Morph Bravo Collapsible Foam Roller: Savvy athletes know that training hard is only one part of the equation, and that quality rest and recovery is essential. This portable, collapsible foam roller lets Dad rehab his muscles wherever he goes, because he'll never know when he'll find a new knot to roll out. (Buy)

  • Garmin Vivosmart 4: With a heart rate monitor, oxygen sensor, and seven-day battery life, the Vivosmart 4 by Garmin is perfect for when Dad needs to track more in-depth training data, not just the steps he's taken that day. (Buy)

  • Lululemon Command the Day 37L Duffel: If dad is serious about hitting the gym, then he needs a bag that will hold what he needs while still looking professional. Plus, the 37L Command The Day Duffel makes a solid weekend getaway bag as well. (Buy)

  • Hydroflask 21oz Water BottleStaying hydrated is crucial to staying in the zone and pushing yourself, especially in the heat summer. This Hydroflask will keep him hydrated, happy, and healthy in and out of the gym. (Buy)

For more Father's Day gift ideas, check out our gift guides from previous years:

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I really wish I didn't get hit with a pop-up asking me to sign up for the EDC newsletter when I'm coming here FROM the EDC newsletter.
Is there a way to factor in whether or not the user is coming from your newsletter when serving a pop-up??
It's a thing on many websites and it's annoying as hell. Even sites I'm already logged in on. You can't tell I already get your subscriptions?
thats not the Garmin Instinct, looks more like a Fenix 5
I agree. I have the Fenix 5.
Funny that the link takes you to the Instinct though.
I've been trying to organize my bag collection for about 6 months. This article is awesome! I used it to categorize my bags. And identify backup bags. Thank you very much for putting this together! Although I have everything here together. I'll tell the wife that she should look into some of these items as well LOL
Anyone, feel free to purchase any item above for me...ha ha ha! I would love to have any item on this list.