10 Awesome EDC Gift Ideas for the Holidays in 2022

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The holiday season is here! This year, instead of stressing over what to get and then buying cheap, last-minute gifts that will be forgotten in a few weeks, get the people in your life quality gear they can rely on. Custom knives, rugged flashlights, or tough watches are all practical gifts that will outlive the holiday season and be trusted tools for years to come. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned EDCer, someone just starting on their gear journey, or just looking for a stocking stuffer for that special someone (aka yourself), this list has you covered.

Dango D01 Dapper Pen Wallet

Any notetakers know that carrying around an extra notebook and pen can sometimes be cumbersome. The Dango D01 Dapper Pen Wallet solves that issue by integrating them right into the wallet’s design. This rugged, 6061 aluminum bifold can hold up to 16 cards in its four pockets and incorporates features like a bottle opener and attachment points into its CNC-machined chassis. It also uses leather and DTEX water-resistant materials as additional exterior materials to form panels and slots that can hold up to daily wear and tear. The included CNC-machined pen accepts both Schmidt 4889M and Fisher pressurized ink refills, and you can tuck it right into the wallet for safekeeping, along with the compact, 48-page dot grid notebook. It’s also compatible with the Dango MT02 and MT03 multi-tools if they want to add even more functionality.

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BodyGuardz Motus Case

The phone in your pocket is most likely the most expensive item in your EDC, so why not protect it with a case that looks good and adds a little functionality as well? The Motus case by BodyGuardz has multilayered impact-resistant protection and a grippy texture to avoid slips. The unique feature of the Motus case is the built-in Quick Draw Clip on the back. You’d be surprised how useful a simple clip can be. You can use it as a money clip, a vertical stand, or an attachment point to your bag or pocket. If you know someone that needs a little more protection and utility for their tech, the Motus case might be the perfect gift.

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Deejo Custom-Made Knife

A good knife can be more than just a tool; it can also be an heirloom that you pass down to the next generation. Deejo knives have a wide variety of customizability options thanks to their online 3D configurator. This means you can customize and personalize everything from the blade’sfinish to the design lasered on it, across hundreds of possible combinations. They’re offered in three sizes that weigh 15g, 27g, or 37g, and come with wood, composite, or even titanium handles. Whether you’re looking to gift someone a new heirloom with a meaningful design or want to treat yourself to something that’s entirely your own, Deejo custom pocket knives are a great option. From decking out your own viking-inspired knife or keeping it minimal with your favorite saying, your knife carries your story.

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Bertucci A-2S Vintage Black™ Watch

It’s hard to beat a great field watch, and Bertucci watches are some of the best you find, regardless of price. The A-2S Vintage Black™ model has a 40mm diameter with a black PVD coating to give it a discreet look on the wrist. Inside, you’ll find a reliable all-metal Swiss made quartz movement and a water resistance rating of 100M thanks to the Unibody™ build, screw-down crown, and caseback. In true field watch fashion, it has an R-type scratch-resistant hardened non-glare mineral crystal, which means you won’t have to baby it whether you’re doing yard work or going on your next adventure. It also comes with a no-nonsense US Patented Type-B heavy-duty nylon strap and bright luminous markers to track time when visibility is low, especially going into these darker months.

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PDW SPD Ti-Kit Fox ST Multi-tool

If someone you know spends a lot of their time outdoors, the SPD Ti-Kit Fox ST Multi-tool from Prometheus Design Werk should be on your radar. This small mini-prybar is perfect for the backcountry and can be used with a Ferro rod to start a fire in a pinch, with a unique rotating square design where you can cycle through the presentation edge to maximize its use. It’s made of Grade 5 titanium and weighs less than 1 ounce, so it won’t weigh you down. You can also use it to open boxes and the small jimping on the spine will help with grip even when wearing gloves. Anyone looking for a practical stocking stuffer should check this multitool out.

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G-SHOCK Ignite Red Series

For an everyday beater that will last a lifetime, it’s hard to beat a G-SHOCK. For decades they’ve been on the wrists of everyone from celebrities to Navy SEALs in every model and colorway imaginable. The new Ignite Red series gives a new black and red paint job to some of the most popular models in the lineup, including the GA700, GAB2100, GA100, and GA2200. Even the LCD on these watches comes in a unique red. Whichever model you go with, you can be sure that it’ll last thanks to the rigorous testing that G-SHOCK puts its watches through, as well as a packed set of core features such as shock resistance, 200-meter water resistance, stopwatch, countdown timer, world time, and five alarms with hourly time signals. Whether you find yourself summiting a mountain, underwater, or on land in a busy commute, these G-SHOCKs make a fiery hot statement while being a solid wrist companion.

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SOG Terminus XR Damascus Knife

The SOG Terminus XR knife was already one of the best EDC knives you can get, and now it’s offered in a gorgeous Damascus option as well. The 2.9” Damascus steel blade is small enough to comply with most local knife laws but still useful enough to handle most daily cutting tasks. Unlike many other modern knives on the market, the Terminus XR Damascus uses true Damascus steel made the authentic way of folding layers of steel to create its iconic wavy pattern. 10Cr15CoMoV steel, an equivalent to Japanese VG-10, is folded over to forge the blade, then cryogenically heat-treated for added performance. The result is a one-of-a-kind pattern on the blade resembling waves on the sea’s surface. Paired with its subdued G10 and Carbon Fiber handle, it achieves a classy look without compromising modern features and functionality like SOG’s ambidextrous XR lock and rear flipper tab deployment. If you know someone in serious need of a knife upgrade, this is one knife worth looking into.

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Glow Rhino The Spark

If you’ve ever spent way too long looking for a small item at the bottom of your bag, then you know how useful even a small amount of illumination can be. The Spark by Glow Rhino was made for this exact reason. It’s a small 0.8” glow fob built in a clear injection-molded polycarbonate casing with an encapsulated tritium vial that provides light to the darkest corners of your bags. It comes on a small keyring so you can keep it on you, ready for use at a moment’s notice–even in emergencies, thanks to an additional glass breaker tip on its bottom. Its tritium unit comes in multiple colors including blue, green, or even purple to name a few, and for you to best match your own or your giftee’s EDC. Grab a few of these and give your loved ones a practical gift of light for their pockets, pouches, and bags for years to come.

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The Ridge Forged Ember Wallet Kit

The all-metal Ridge Wallet has been a staple to many for years, and the Forged Ember colorway only makes them look even cooler with its blend of carbon fibers and stark red resin. This daily driver kit gives you the tried-and-true wallet and the handy KeyCase. The RFID-blocking wallet can comfortably hold up to 12 cards and has a cash strap to carry a few bills for your favorite cash-only lunch spot. The KeyCase gives you enough space to organize up to 6 keys to avoid sounding like a noisy, jangly mess everywhere you go. This kit is an excellent option if you want to do someone a favor and upgrade their cash, cards, and keychain essentials.

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Modlite Handheld OKW-18350 Flashlight

The Modlite OKW in Flat Dark Earth could be the ultimate gift if the EDC bug has bitten someone you know. It has a 6061 series aluminum bezel and a unique look thanks to the mil-spec hard anodizing that gives it its neutral but robust body color. The process creates slight variability in the finish of each light, so the one you get will be truly unique. For output, the OKW is designed as a thrower, with a single output of approximately 680 lumens at 69,000 candela, offering a high-intensity, long-range beam designed for positive identification (PID) at a distance. At 4”, it’s designed to be a pocketable EDC flashlight and comes with a 1200mAh 18350 battery, with a Thrym Low-Profile Clip (LPC) handling retention duty. There are few lights built with this purpose-built functionality at a seriously high quality, and the Modlite OKW is one of the best flashlights you can give this season.

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