Everyday Carry

15 EDC Gifts Under $15 2020

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
Reviewed by:
Bernard Capulong
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
14+ Years Reviewing EDC Products
15 EDC Gifts Under $15 2020

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With the holidays just a few days away, it's just about crunch time to finish your gift shopping. Finding cool, practical gifts can be tough, especially on a tight budget. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work for you and gathered a short list of 15 useful items that are $15 or less*Hopefully one of these items will make the perfect gift for the EDCer in your life. And at these prices, you can always treat yourself to a little something as well.

* As a heads up, the prices shown here reflect pricing on Amazon at the time this was published, and might change over time or go out of stock. For the most part, these picks don't fluctuate much higher in price, and you can also check other sellers for more stock.

15 EDC Gifts Under $15


  1. Slice Mini Box Cutter: This handy tool will make opening the rest of their presents easier, and is sure to come in clutch with handling mail and packages throughout the rest of the year. It’s more compact, ergonomic, and safer than your standard bulky box cutter thanks to its portable design, magnetic body, and double-sided ceramic blade.
  2. Opinel Beechwood Folding Knife: An Opinel knife makes for a classy gift that any knife collector or EDC enthusiast can appreciate. It’s an iconic traditional design with excellent slicing performance and a nice change of pace from some of the more modern, tactical knives on the market today.
  3. CRKT Squid: The CRKT Squid has rightfully gained popularity in the EDC and knife communities as an affordable, capable daily knife. Its drop-point blade is shaped just right for handling most everyday tasks, and its stainless steel body is tough enough for daily carry for years to come.


  1. Fenix E01 V2.0 Flashlight: Give the gift of light with this no-frills, easy to use keychain flashlight. It boasts a respectable 100 lumen output from a single AAA battery, as well as a 5 lumen Low and 25 lumen Medium mode you can access by twisting the light. It’s durable enough for EDC in its IP68 waterproof-rated, anodized aluminum body, while a keychain attachment point makes it easy for the person on your list to stay prepared.
  2. Sofirn C01S Hi-CRI Flashlight: Keychain flashlights are a dime a dozen, but few put out a beam of light that looks as good as this Sofirn C01S does. It’s capable of putting out 100 lumens of light that closely resembles sunlight, making illuminated subjects look more natural and less washed out. If the person on your list likes going outdoors or taking photos, they can appreciate this light’s special color rendering qualities.

Pouch Organizers

  1. Topo Designs Micro Accessory Bag: If you’re looking for a gift for the EDCer who has everything, this small pouch from Topo Designs should do the trick. It’s made in the USA from 1000D Cordura brand nylon for the durability they need to protect their gear. It offers simple storage and separation in a pocket or bag with its zipper pocket, making it ideal for organizing loose odds and ends or as a minimalist wallet.
  2. OneTigris CASSETTE Waterproof EDC Pouch: When their cash and card essentials are a bit more than a minimalist wallet can handle, this pouch offers plenty of space in a robust and waterproof package. It comes built from 500D CORDURA nylon, and pairs four interior card slots with an exterior ID window for your essentials. Waterproof YKK zippers keep its contents dry, and exterior loops let them attach or hang the wallet from a belt loop or other gear.


  1. Waterman Fountain Pen: For the person who likes to take notes, write, or journal, this fountain pen will take their writing experience to the next level. This classy fountain pen writes smoothly and fits right into any professional or student’s desk essentials. This made-in-France pen even comes in its own gift box for that extra special presentation.
  2. Spyderco Bali-Yo Wing: The Spyderco BaliYo Wing brings the fidgety fun of butterfly knife flipping to your everyday pen. It’s a safer and more practical way of getting into the hobby of balisong flipping, but can also serve as a unique, EDC-friendly pen for jotting down quick notes.
  3. Zebra PM-701: This is probably the nicest permanent marker they’ve ever seen, and it won’t cost an arm and a leg. Its stainless steel body and included pocket clip make it sturdy enough to keep in an EDC, around the house, or on the job. It’s refillable too, making it a gift that’ll keep on giving.

Keychain Tools

  1. KeySmart CleanKey: Gift them peace of mind when they’re out and about with this no-touch tool from KeySmart. Its anti-microbial properties keep germs away when it’s used to open doors, operate elevators, touchscreens, and more.
  2. NiteIze SlideLock 360 Magnetic Carabiner: An upgraded keychain is one of those gifts the person on your list didn’t know they wanted, but will surely appreciate. The NiteIze SlideLock 360 helps organize keys thanks to its double-ended clips with the security of built-in locking mechanisms. Best of all, the carabiner features a magnetic quick release, making it easy to retrieve and attach keys to a belt loop or bag strap.

Other Gifts

  1. Flowfold Minimalist Wallet: This wallet stands out from the rest thanks to its unique materials and properties. The Flowfold Minimalist is made in the USA out of recycled carbon fiber fabric like you’d find on sail cloths. It’s super thin, light, strong, and water resistant — resulting in a clean and simple way for the person on your list to keep their cards in order.
  2. Casio Classic Quartz W-217H-1AVCF Watch: Casio watches are built to stand the test of time, and even their most basic models are durable enough for EDC. This classic digital watch comes with plenty of useful features including an alarm, chronograph, backlighting, and even a 50M water resistance.
  3. Anker Elite Dual Port Wall Charger: With more time spent at home and using our devices to stay connected, having an extra charger is sure to come in handy. This dual-port wall charger from Anker can charge via two USB A ports with a 24W total wattage. It even has a fast-charging port and a foldable plug for easy storage or travel use.

Be sure to check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas!

Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Reviewer
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (8 total)

I picked up a Casio W-217H-1AVCF not too long ago and I love it. Well worth the $15 for a very functional beater watch. For folks that aren't familliar, the W-217H version is a bigger version of the extremely popular F-91W. The 91 is quite small on the wrist (almost child-size in my opinion), whereas the 217 looks more "grown up".
Yeah, I agree, they’re not bad at all. I like the gold striped version, too.
Right on. I debated between the 2, landing on the blue. But I think I would have liked the gold too. The tan colored LCD on that one looks pretty neat. Heck for $15, maybe I will end up getting both.
When in doubt....👍🏼
Leatherman has some little pocket/keychain tools on sale right now.
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