Everyday Carry

12 Holiday Gifts for Their Everyday Carry

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Everyday Carry
Reviewed by:
Bernard Capulong
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
14+ Years Reviewing EDC Products
12 Holiday Gifts for Their Everyday Carry

December is here, which means we’re all in the home stretches of finding the perfect gifts for ourselves and for our loved ones. To help with the holiday hunt, we’ve teamed up with a lot of great brands this year to give you ideas for your holiday shopping list, and below we’ve put together 12 more of our favorite products that would be excellent additions to any everyday carry.

Glow Rhino Ember Glow Fob

You know that one friend or loved one who always seems to be asking “Have you seen my keys? I swore they were right here…”? They could use some help in keeping an eye on their stuff, and the Glow Rhino Ember Glow Fob is a stylish way to do it.

It’s a compact key fob with a tritium vial inside. Tritium is a self-illuminating isotope that glows without batteries, solar charging or any external power source. This glow is visible from up to 30 feet away and will last for 10+ years, so it’ll be awhile before they need to replace it. The tube is contained inside an injection Molded Polycarbonate Casing, making it lightweight and waterproof.

Finally, you’ll also find a glass-breaker tip on one of its ends for emergency situations, helping your giftee stay prepared for anything. And at just $19.99, the Glow Rhino Ember is a relatively affordable way to add some glow to their gear this holiday season.

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Heroclip Carabiner Clip & Hook

Carabiners are one of those pieces of gear you never knew you needed until you have them. Help them consolidate their EDC with this convenience-packed stocking stuffer. Originally used as climbing tools, carabiners have slowly sipped their way into the EDC world and its easy to see why. They're a practical way to attach two or more pieces of gear together, carry bigger items in your belt loop, or help you keep your gear off the ground, for security and hygiene reasons.

The Heroclip grabs this idea and takes it one step further by integrating a 360-degree swivel hook to help the user hang their items from even the most awkward of mounting points. In places where other carabiners wouldn’t work like table edges, shelves and even doors, the Heroclip excels at, elevating your gear from the ground and keeping it at a hand’s reach. Finally, despite its compact and lightweight design, the Heroclips aluminum & stainless steel construction allows it to carry up to 100lbs depending on which size you pick.

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Stanley Drinkware

When it comes to making double-walled insulated vacuum drinkware, Stanley has a leg up on the competition. After all, they have over a hundred years of experiencing making these daily EDC essentials that help keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, ever since William Stanley Jr. invented the design in 1913. With that kind of expertise, Stanley continues to innovate and expand the range of products they offer, giving you a wide range of options aside from their traditional tall coffee and water bottle thermal flasks.

That variety makes them a great one-stop shop for anyone on your gift list this year. They have everything from a double-wall insulated beer pint, traditional coffee flasks, a nice camp mug, and even a large French press that’ll keep that essential drink hot for hours. And to make the gift-giving even easier this year, their ongoing Holiday Sale gives you up to 50% off on select drinkware, letting you and your loved ones enjoy your favorite drinks in the best possible way.

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G-SHOCK Virtual World Collection

G-SHOCKs offer some of the toughest timepieces you can put on your wrist, but they're also creative canvases to show off stylish flair. The new Virtual World collection redesign's G-SHOCK's popular analog-digital models to mix both a minimalist blacked-out base and striking, bold blue-and-violet colorways as seen in virtual reality concerts, video games, and retro aesthetics.

The collection features three of G-SHOCK's most popular models as of late: the GA2100, GA700, and GA900, each offering a distinct style and unique set of features. The GA2100VB-1A is one of the most popular models of the past few years, and features a standout octagonal bezel and thin case featuring a super-tough carbon core guard structure. The GA700VB-1A and GA900VB-1A both sport large, rugged cases with metallic dials, hand shift functions, and more across their detailed faces, each featuring vibrant hands in the virtual reality style, a negative digital display, and digital readouts for timekeeping. 

All three of the watches include Super LED backlights for enhanced readability, among a solid suite of features including 200M of water resistance, alarms, timers, world time, and a full auto calendar and stopwatch.

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The James Brand Redstone

Sporting an innovative design and unique aesthetic, the Redstone by The James Brand might just be the new addition the knife nut on your list has been looking for. Co-designed with professional rock-climber and photographer Savannah Cummins, the Redstone was made to go anywhere, and go lightly. It sports a compact 2.5“drop point blade made out of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, giving it a high corrosion resistance and edge retention. The blade also features a serrated portion at the bottom along with generous jimping on the spine for heavier-duty tasks.

Moving on the handles, you’ll find its most distinctive feature, the Redstone’s island design. These ”bumps'' will allow you to rest at least one finger in between the islands at all times, offering a more comfortable, more secure grip. A Slide-Lock design, an ambidextrous finger-hole opening and a formed wire deep carry pocket clip round out its features.

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Supcase UB Pro

If they seem to drop their devices a bit too often, gifting them peace of mind might be a good idea; and that’s exactly what they’ll get with one of Supcase’s UB Pro cases. Touted as the ultimate drop-proof cases, the UB Pro’s have far exceeded mil-spec standards for shock resistance. They’ve also been professionally tested, surviving drops from up to 50 feet. Some customers have even reported running over their phones (with the case on) with a lawnmower, dropping them into a campfire and even throwing it out of windows at high speeds and still having them survive.

For further durability, the UB Pros also come with a transparent, scratch resistant screen protector (where applicable) to keep your devices in tip-top shape. They’re available for iPhones, Android devices, iPad Mini’s, AirPods and even Galaxy Buds at very affordable prices, so they can stay protected without you having to break the bank. They even have a promo going on right now; buy 1, get 10% off, buy 2, get 20% off or buy 3 and get 30% off.

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Dango Watches

While you might recognize Dango for their rock-solid EDC wallets, they know how to extend their design expertise beyond the pocket and onto your wrist, too. Dango brings the thoughtful features, reliable construction, and rugged utilitarian aesthetic they’re known for to their collection of watches.

They offer three different timepieces with their own distinct style to match the EDCer on your list. They’re housed in a beefy 45mm 316L stainless steel case with a domed mineral crystal and 50M water resistance.

The Dapper model makes for a stylish yet functional dress watch with its minimalist face and Italian leather band. The R-SPEC model sports a carbon fiber construction and speedometer-inspired dial, perfect if the person on your list loves to live life in the fast lane. Last but not least, the Spec-Ops model is designed for the tactical EDCer: its highly legible dial features a 24-hour sub-dial, and the case is finished with a rugged Cerakote coating for abrasion, heat, and scratch-resistance.

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Gerber Pocket Cleavers and Compact Multi-Tools

If the person on your list loves collecting knives, these popular “pocket cleavers” from Gerber are sure to please. Even better, Gerber is offering up to 30% off select knives and multi-tools from December 3rd to December 8th so you can save big on stocking stuffers.

One highlight from the sale is the Flatiron, which was an instant crowd favorite when it released thanks to its 3.6“ cleaver-style steel blade in a convenient folding form factor and sturdy aluminum handles. The Quadrant is a sleeker, dressier pocket cleaver with a blacked out blade contrasted with bamboo handles. It sports a flipper tab for fast deployment that’s both fun and functional. There's the Key Note, a super compact keychain knife, and the Shard and Dime, timeless and useful compact EDC multi-tools.

And if you’re shopping for an EDCer who knows their way around the kitchen, the Tri-Tip mini cleaver makes for a unique gift too. Thanks to its extra-wide beveling, this fixed blade knife is proficient at scraping, while its traditional cleaver shape and handle position make it perfect for chopping, cutting, and slicing.

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Pelican G5 RF Field Wallet

Pelican is famous in the EDC community for their bombproof cases that help keep highly fragile (and expensive) gear protected from water, mud, impacts and everything else you might think of. Help your giftee keep some of the most important parts of their EDC as safe as they can be with the Pelican G5 RF Field Wallet. Thanks to its aircraft grade aluminum exterior, the wallet stays not only crushproof, but also “hackerproof” since aluminum blocks RFID signals. It features a clamshell opening, which is secured by a snap-latch system along with a gasket o-ring seal that keeps it waterproof to an IP67 standard.

Inside, the organization is divided in two sections, one with an elastomeric strap for all of their cards and a bottom mesh ready to hold cash, coins and even a spare key. And if they need even more space, an elastic band has also been placed on the exterior to hold onto additional folded bills. An included lanyard attachment point offers additional options for a convenient carry.

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Ridge Bolt Action Pens

Ridge's foray into the machined pen market features high-quality construction, a fun deployment mechanism, and a smooth writing experience fit for every EDC. Like their signature minimalist wallet, the Bolt Action Pen showcases two resilient materials: durable 6061 aluminum for a lighter option on both your pocket and your wallet, and titanium for a premium and collectible alternative. Regardless of the material you choose, the Ridge Bolt Action Pen was designed with balance in mind: the weight of all its components have been evenly distributed throughout the pen for a more comfortable writing experience.

The namesake action features an L-shaped bolt action deployment which reduces the chances of accidental activation inside your pockets, while also serving a fun fidgeting experience for folks with busy hands, or as a focal point to help you concentrate if you’re easily distracted. Deploying the bolt reveals the pen's pressurized refill, letting you lay down lines on most surfaces and in most temperatures and conditions. A manganese spring steel clip and compact 5.3" length rounds out the Bolt Action Pen's features, offering you ease of storage and EDC.

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Pioneer Carry Forest Wallets

Wallets have come a long way from just using good old fashion leather for their construction. Such is the case with Pioneer’s “Altitude“ and “Division“ wallets, made out of 10XD and 3PN technical fabrics, ready to take on the outdoors or the concrete jungle. Now in a new ”Forest“ green colorway, 10XD is not only 10 times stronger than steel by weight, but also waterproof, abrasion resistant, and uniquely grippy. 3PN on the other hand is an ultra-dense 3-ply nylon ripstop that comes in an appealing matte finish.

The Altitude features a vertical layout, with space for 4-8 cards and full-length bills. The Division comes in a horizontal layout instead and is roomier, with space for 4-12 cards as well as cash. Thanks to their special construction, both wallets remain remarkably light at only 1.7oz and 2 oz respectively; not to mention way slimmer than leather, a perfect solution for keeping your giftee’s pockets bulk-free.

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SOG Surrept 24 CS Daypack

Help the person on your list keep their EDC gear organized and secure while they commute with this essential backpack from SOG. With 24L of total capacity, the Surrept 24 CS is more than ready for a full day’s worth of essentials. This space is divided between multiple compartments and pockets laid out in a clever manner to help the user stay organized. Inside the main compartment, you’ll find a both a padded laptop sleeve as well as a tablet pocket to keep their devices protected while they’re away from home.

To help keep their smaller essentials protected and at a hand’s reach, the Surrept 24 CS comes with an admin panel on the front as well as a horizontal zip pocket and a key leash. The back of the pack also features a “hidden” pocket, complimented with a loop panel for attaching additional gear like a holster for a CCW. Finally, a 420D ripstop nylon construction will keep it both lightweight and durable, perfect for adventures in the city or the outdoors.

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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, 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 (2 total)

Ron Baer ·
should start adding where the products are manufactured
Sven Howkins ·
Agreed, personally I try to avoid made in China and anything via Amazon on an ethics basis.