31 Father's Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry 2023

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Quick heads up: Father’s Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks on June 18th. If you need help picking out the perfect gift for him, we’ve got you covered. In this gift guide, we’ve got 31 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 2023 Gift Ideas for…

Elevating His EDC

For the Dad who’s had the same carry for years, take his EDC to the next level with the latest and greatest tools of the trade.

  • Porter-Yoshida and Co. Tanker Day Backpack: A legendary Japanese bagmaker brings their handmade wares across the Pacific, and is a premium pack he can take from the office to the outdoors. (Buy)
  • GiantMouse ACE Tribeca MagnaCut Knife: A sleek way to introduce him to the latest and greatest knife steel, named after the Manhattan neighborhood where distinguished knifemaking duo Jesper Voxnaes and Jens Anso built their brand. (Buy)
  • Nitecore EDC27 Flashlight: Give Dad the gift of light—a lot of light—with Nitecore’s unique flat flashlight that comes with a ton of modern features (and also won an award from us at SHOT Show 2023!). (Buy)
  • The Ridge Leather Wallet: Dad still rocking the old and overstacked leather wallet? This is the iconic minimalist wallet’s unique take on it, mixing old school with new cool. (Buy)
  • KNIPEX XS Pliers Belt Pouch Set: The super-popular EDC pliers are a perfect addition to dad’s carry, while also being small enough to not get in his way. (Buy)

Sprucing Up His Closet

Forget off the shelf, Dad deserves apparel as robust and timeless as his gear.

  • GORUCK Challenge Merino Socks: Buy-them-for-life merino socks purpose-built for any mission. He won’t need to replace (or even wash) them for a long time, thanks to merino wool’s superior natural and anti-odor properties. (Buy)
  • Unbound Merino T-Shirts: Just like his socks, a merino shirt is a great upgrade for his daily essential. This 3-pack from Unbound gives him a few weeks’ worths of daily wear, making them a practical upgrade for his travel wardrobe, too. (Buy)
  • Prometheus Design Werx Defiant Hoodie: The last hoodie Dad will ever need, a technical, all-weather softshell with plenty of pockets to stash his essentials. (Buy)
  • American Optical x Huckberry Original Pilot Sunglasses: Whether or not your dad’s a pilot or an astronaut, these classic aviators will let him look the part in spades. Built in honor of the shades taken on Apollo 11 and with details of the original Air Force FG-58 model, these exclusive sunnies deserve to be in his kit. (Buy)
  • Huckberry x Danner Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots: Danner’s an American boot icon and this exclusive collaboration with Huckberry and Flint and Tinder is the perfect companion for his outdoor adventures, rain or shine. (Buy)

Upgrading His Tech

Tech’s as much a part of Dad’s EDC as his tools, so make sure he’s got the juice with these gifts.

  • Kindle Scribe: The latest and greatest Kindle e-reader now lets him scribble in addition to catching up on his favorite thrillers. (Buy)
  • Garmin Instinct 2X Solar Watch: When he’s pounding the pavement, Garmin’s multi-sport, multi-sensor, and mil-spec watch goes the extra mile, literally. New Solar functionality gives it unprecedented and near-unlimited battery life for even the longest workouts. (Buy)
  • Anker 737 PowerCore 24K Power Bank: Anker’s one of the best brands for portable power, and Dad would definitely be able to put one of their biggest to good use. 24,000mAh, 140W output, and a smart digital display takes care of all his devices. (Buy)
  • Anker 727 Charging Station: Wall warts be gone with Anker’s super flat but super useful charging station. Dad can slip it easily into his pack when on the go and provides all the ports he needs to keep all his tech topped up. (Buy)
  • Shokz OpenRun Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones: In a sea of true wireless earbuds, Shokz does something truly different with their bone-conducting headphones. Whether using them for his runs, a more aware commute, or just for tunes around a house where his attention could be needed, it’s got 10 hours’ worth of music and calls to spice up his daily soundtracks. (Buy)

Expanding His Workbench

If Dad’s got his own space for DIY and personal projects, these additions can help spruce up the space and add some utility to his existing tools.

  • iFixit PRo Tech Toolkit Bundle: iFixit’s kits are the go-to for projects large and small, so help Dad take on all of them with this complete pro-level bundle. (Buy)
  • Edward Tools 20″ Metal Tool Box: A place for everything, and everything in its place, and what a sweet place this would be for Dad’s tools, with a fiery orange paint job to go with the popular EDC color. (Buy)
  • Olight Odiance Work Light: Let there be light, a LOT of light, thanks to Olight’s 3,000-lumen beast. With a 46-hour runtime, two color temperatures, USB-C charging, and a tripod-ready build, it’s built to banish his workshop’s darkness for those long project nights. (Buy)
  • SIN SHINE Electric Air Blower: Watch your dad’s eyes sparkle when you tell him how much money he’ll be saving when he stops buying compressed air cans to clean his electronics. This air blower continuously provides high-pressure air to remove dust, debris, and dust from any electronic equipment at home or in his office. (Buy)
  • Work Sharp Precision Adjust Elite Sharpener: Give Dad’s old blades a new lease on life with the Work Sharp Precision Adjust Elite Knife Sharpener. It can sharpen a wide variety of knives, from his compact EDC pocket EDC to his favorite 10” chef’s knife. (Buy)

Making Travel a Treat

Make Dad’s next travel adventure even more memorable with these essentials designed with functionality, practicality, style, and comfort in mind.

  • The Ridge Commuter Weatherproof Backpack: With its shock-resistant laptop compartment and integrated Power Bank holder, you can rely on this weatherproof backpack to protect all of Dad’s essential gear and gadgets. (Buy)
  • Leatherman Style PS Multi-tool: Make sure Dad is ready for anything with this TSA-compliant tool, which includes all the necessities, from spring-action needlenose and regular pliers to spring-action wire cutters and scissors, screwdrivers, combination carabiner, and more. (Buy)
  • Loro Piana Cashmere Travel Pillow: Sometimes, the best gift for Dad can be as simple as restful sleep. Made from cozy, soft-touch cashmere jersey and silky, lightweight, and wrinkle-resistant microfibre, this quiet luxury travel pillow will give your dad the much-needed rest he deserves on his next trip. (Buy)
  • DEFY Bags ECOPAK Dopp Kit: With its water and scratch-resistant fabric construction made from 100% recycled polyester fiber and film, Dad’s toiletries have never been safer (and drier). (Buy)
  • Seiko SSK GMT Automatic Watch: Stylish and reliable, this Seiko automatic GMT watch helps Dad keep track of the time in two timezones—perfect for the jet-setting businessman. (Buy)

Splurging on Self-Care

From grooming items that get him looking great to helpful products that get him feeling great, Dad’s road to better well-being begins here.

  • Braun Series 5 All-in-One Style Kit: A durable, all-in-one solution to take care of dad’s trimming troubles from head to toe. It features 40 length settings, a long-lasting Li-Ion battery, and waterproof construction for added versatility. (Buy)
  • Theragun Mini 2.0 Handheld Massage Gun: Help Dad relax from a long day at work with his own handheld deep-tissue massager. It’s compact and highly portable, so he can take it to the office with him. (Buy)
  • Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker: This breakfast sandwich maker cooks Dad’s special custom sandwich creations in just 5 minutes. He’ll have a blast experimenting and trying out different combinations. (Buy)
  • Cooluli Mini Fridge: Dad’s favorite drinks and snacks will always be within easy reach. If he’s more in the mood for a warm beverage, you set it to warming mode with the flip of a switch. (Buy)
  • Ninja Fit Compact Personal Blender: Powerful, compact, and convenient, this personal blender is a great way to extract drinks containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables. (Buy)
  • The James Brand Anzick Camp Chef’s Knife: Purpose-built and designed for hunters and foragers, this outdoor chef’s knife is going to be your dad’s new best friend when it becomes an integral part of your camp kitchen. (Buy)

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