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Gift Guide | Gifts for the EDCer
A well-designed EDC item needs to find the sweet spot between form and function. A piece that effectively carries out its intended purpose, while bringing a sense of personality or style to your EDC. So if you’re seeking gifts for the EDCer that deliver all of this, look no further. We’ve got you covered with a variety of EDC gifts to suit a range of needs, budgets, and tastes…
Practical, portable, and durable, PDW’s Ti Takedown Chopsticks are a stylish alternative to single-use plastic utensils. The included pouch makes them easy to carry in a pocket or secured to a bag, while the space-saving design utilizes the titanium tubes to store the mahogany wood tips when not in use.
The sleek and functional Hardin keeps small EDC items securely within reach, whether hooked to a belt loop or bag. Drop-forged with 6063 aluminum, it features a two-compartment design with a spring-loaded gate, so your items will remain secure while attaching or removing the carabiner.
Screwdrivers aren’t traditionally known for their easy portability. But the James Brand Cache River changes this, offering a streamlined and compact design that slips easily into a pocket. The Cache River includes three bits that attach magnetically, along with a lanyard hole for additional carry options.
An everyday keychain flashlight should be lightweight, compact, durable, and effortless to use. The Beta Magnetic nails all of this in a tough, highly portable design with a nifty trick up its sleeve. Simply pull it from the quick release and the light goes on. Reattach it to the quick release and the light goes off. So you get instant illumination at a moment’s notice. The flashlight can also be turned off with a simple 1/4 turn twist of the head. A Yuji BC3030 G04 LED (4000K) offers excellent color rendering at 95+ CRI, while the mule design offers an even and wide floodlight.
A multitool keeps you prepared for diverse DIY and day-to-day tasks without needing to haul a toolbox everywhere you go. And when it comes to world-class multitools, Leatherman are hard to beat. The Curl provides a choice of 15 tools including pliers, wire cutters, scissors, a knife blade, and a diamond-coated file. So rest assured you’ll be well equipped to tackle a variety of needs throughout the day.
Looking for a future-proof pen with heirloom-worthy quality? The Ti Arto EDC will please any pen lover thanks to its exceptional adaptability. The adjustable length allows the pen to accept over 750 different refills, so you can easily keep up with changing writing preferences. It’s machined from solid titanium alloy and is backed by a lifetime warranty for added peace of mind.
Elegant in style and practical in use, the Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pen looks equally great in the boardroom or roaming around in your daypack. It comes in a range of material options including titanium, copper, bronze, and zirconium, as well as three different lengths. The smooth bolt action provides easy use day in and day out, making this a solid addition to any EDC setup.
The Victorinox Spartan gets a sleek makeover in this handsome onyx edition featuring a polispectral finish that not only looks good but increases wear resistance too. Packing 12 functions into a pocket-friendly build, this elegant multitool brings suave practicality to your daily carry.
Fancy a prybar and bottle opener in one that’s straightforward to carry every day? Meet the Ansø Prybar12, which integrates a prybar, bottle opener, and pocket hook. The prybar is milled from .195” titanium in a choice of colors and comes with a metal inlay, also available in a range of options. Sturdy and functional, this tool brings eye-catching style to your EDC.
The Benchmade Bugout finds a well-considered balance between EDC and outdoor knife, making it a thoughtful all-rounder for everyday and adventure use. It comes in a wide range of blade finishes and handle options and includes a reversible pocket clip and a lanyard hole. The Bugout features a drop point blade made from CPM-S30V stainless steel and includes Benchmade’s ambidextrous AXIS-assisted locking technology for ease of use.
A collaboration with Justin Koch of Koch Tools, the Urban EDC Gnat-S XL packs a lot of functionality into a compact form. The non-locking design and 1.8″ blade length are legal to carry in most countries on a daily basis. The knife features M390 steel, a bottle opener in the blade tang, a choice of scale materials (micarta, G10, or aluminum), titanium hardware (including the pocket clip), and a lanyard hole. Note this is a pre-order that is scheduled to ship in Summer 2022.