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12 Stylish EDC Gifts for the Holidays
From super minimalist setups to ready-for-anything collections, everyday carry is a vast and sprawling niche that everyone participates in to some degree. So why not give your holiday gift list the EDC twist with a gift someone will appreciate using daily? Whether they’d love a dapper work desk accessory or a trusty companion for an active commute, these amazing EDC gifts will surely stoke someone…
With busy lifestyles and fast-paced days, sometimes you need a helping hand to simply slow down and be more mindful. Or in this case, a helping egg. The Orijin Design Thinking Egg is a mindfulness tool to help you ease off on the pace and be more present in the moment. It comes in a choice of Brass, Pine Wood, Howlite, and Lava to suit different tastes too.
The Crown & Buckle Supreme NATO is a great gift for the watch enthusiast. A strap that’s all about the details, it features durable yet enticingly smooth ballistic nylon cut with an ultrasonic machine. The machined stainless steel hardware looks top-notch and is available in two finishes that complement the ballistic nylon for a classy contrast.
Functional in design, elegant in form, and well suited to daily carry, the Stilwell makes a stylish addition to any EDC setup. The pen features a collapsible two-part construction so you can expand it for full-sized writing comfort but carry it compactly on the go. And with its included lanyard you can secure it to a keychain or retrieve it easily from a pocket.
Some bottles end up retaining the smell or taste of their contents. But not this one. The Purist Collective Mover 18oz has an unbreakable glass lining to ensure a fresh taste and smell across multiple beverages. It’s double-wall vacuum insulated and keeps liquids hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours. The spout provides easy drinking, while the handle in the top offers convenient portability.
The third generation of this attractive and adaptable flashlight offers the most user-friendly and flexible design yet. It has a redesigned user interface that suits a wide range of user preferences. Six modes allow the user to adapt illumination to changing settings, while the pocket clip keeps the flashlight secure on the move.
Bellroy’s Phone Case – 3 Card provides a nifty all-in-one carry solution for your phone and frequently used cards. Made with premium, environmentally certified leather and polymer, the case has a microfiber lining and dedicated storage for up to three cards.
The redesigned Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pen welcomes a range of updates including a refined tip, improved bolt action, and flatter top for more understated pocket carry. Available in a variety of materials and short and standard lengths, this eye-catching pen offers a great blend of practicality and enticing aesthetics for work, weekend, and general day-to-day use alike.
Got an organizer on your gift list? Bellroy’s Zipped Set will help them find a place for all their daily essentials. The set includes the Card Pocket, Classic Pouch and Notetaker Pen. So cards, cash, work tools, cables, and more stay at the ready when required, yet neatly secure when stashed in a pocket or bag.
Looking for an urban/outdoor hybrid pack? Mystery Ranch’s Urban Assault 24L is a solid choice that strides confidently from casual urban settings to outdoor day trips. The pack’s 3-Zip closure, exterior bottle pockets, and exterior-access 15″ laptop compartment make accessing and stowing gear quick and simple. And its tough 500D Cordura construction isn’t afraid to tackle demanding use.
Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip provides a simpler take on their Everyday Backpack, while still offering the great access, low-key aesthetics and versatile functionality their carry is known for. The pack’s 270-degree zipper offers top and side access to gear, while a variety of pockets and customizable dividers tailor setups to changing needs. The pack also features a weatherproof, 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas shell to embrace the daily commute, weekend photography excursions and more.
Fitness, navigation and tactical features all come together in the Garmin tactix® Charlie. A rugged watch that tracks your heart rate, offers daylight and night vision mode, includes routable color TOPO maps, as well as altimeter, barometer and compass sensors amongst its features. Tough enough for everyday and adventure use, it’s an appealing gift for those who love to work hard and play hard.
If your budget stretches to the luxurious, you may want to consider the Marathon Search & Rescue Jumbo Diver’s Automatic. This handsome dive watch combines performance-ready design with suave styling that blends into everyday settings. Manufactured in accordance with Israeli government agency requirements, it’s made by hand in Switzerland and is water resistant to 300 meters (1000 feet).
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