submitted by Mikey Bautista
With the holidays just a couple of weeks away, its just about crunch time to finish your gift shopping. Finding cool, practical gifts can be tough, especially on a tight budget. Luckily, weve 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 dont fluctuate much higher in price, and you can also check other sellers for more stock.
15 EDC Gifts Under $15
Canku Titanium Folding Knife
Measuring only 3.6, the Canku mini knife is the perfect way to add a slicer to your EDC without taking up too much space or cost too many dollars. But even for its price and size you get a 1.2 workhorse D2 steel blade in a versatile cleaver shape that neatly folds into lightweight and resilient TC4 titanium handles. And with 6 colors to choose from, matching the rest of your EDC is a piece of cake.
Kershaw teams up with knifemaker Rick Hinderer to design the ultimate utility knife, and the Cinder with its practical features and Hinderers bold design language is an all-around performer. With a 1.4 upswept sheepsfoot blade in 3Cr13 steel and a bottle opener to boot, the Cinder makes short work of everyday tasks without costing a pretty penny.
Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops SWA24S
With 3.1 of aggressive serrations on its 7Cr17MoV blade, the Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops folding knife means serious tactical business. Dual thumbstuds and a flipper tab deploy the blade quickly from its skeletonized handles, while a pocket clip takes care of EDC. when the knife isnt in use.
Morakniv Basic 546
The Basic 546 takes the iconic Morakniv shape for its design, with one key difference: its 3.6 blade comes in stainless steel for ease of maintenance for outdoor use. A larger handle also gives better grip for harder tasks, and the signature Morakniv sheath keeps it stowed for the next time you need a reliable fixed blade.
The Gerber Mullet adds a ton of functionality to your keychain with a total of 9 tools. Like its name suggests, it works hard and plays hard, channeling the iconic 80s 'do with its business in the front, party in the back design.
Tool Logic Credit Card Companion
As its name suggests, the Tool Logic fits a pile of useful everyday tools to a form factor you can slip right into your wallet, or lay flat in even the tightest pocket. At your quick disposal is a bottle opener, can opener, 2 serrated blade, 8x magnifying lens, compass, ruler, toothpick, and tweezers.
Taking cues from its other popular 58mm keychain multi-tools, Victorinox packs 9 useful functions into a familiar form factor. Between the signature red scales lies a knife, nail file with screwdriver, a combo tool with a cap lifter and magnetic Philips screwdriver. Last but not least, you get the signature tweezers and toothpick you can pull out from each side of the tool.
Olight I1R 2 EOS
The Olight I1R 2 EOS is a simple and versatile keychain light that can sit quietly with your keys, ready at a moments notice with a simple twist. The upgrade to Olights popular compact light now comes with more output to the tune of 150 lumens from its new Chip Scale Packaging LED, with easy charging thanks to a built-in micro USB port and a tough, IPX8-rated outer shell that keeps the light protected.
Omars 5000mAh Slim Battery
Gift the peace of mind knowing theyll keep their phone charged throughout the day with this 5000mAh portable battery pack. Its got enough juice to keep their phone topped up, with dual USB-C and USB-A outputs for compatibility with plenty of devices. And thanks to its slim design, its easy to carry (and a no-brainer to slip into their stocking).
MecArmy CH6 Titanium Carabiner
Make clunky keys a thing of the past by gifting them this compact carabiner/keyring kit. Its designed to make carrying the rest of their gear easier, whether its their keys or keychain-sized tools like knives and lights. And because its made of matte titanium, its lightweight, durable, and has anti-bling appeal the EDCer on your list can appreciate.
OneTigris Horizontal Utility Organizer
If the person on your list already has all the gear they want and need, you cant go wrong with gifting something to carry it all in. This tactical pouch features durable 500D nylon with plenty of internal organization and pockets for stashing their gear. Best of all, its MOLLE-compatible, meaning they can mount it to other tactical bags they might already own in their EDC.
Gerber Barbill Wallet
Its time to leave bulky, overflowing wallets behind. Help them slim down their wallet situation for the new year with this multi-functional wallet. Its sturdy stainless steel frame is sized just right for credit cards and features an integrated bottle opener. An elastic band secures everything in place, including cash all while keeping bulk to a minimum.
Stanley Classic Easy Mouth Flask
For the outdoorsy person on your list, a classic flask like this one from Stanley can make their camping trips and outdoor adventures that much more enjoyable. Its stainless steel build is both leakproof and rust proof, and its wide mouth makes it easy to fill and comfortable to sip from.
True Utility Stainless Steel Keychain Pen
For how common pens are, its surprising how often you might find yourself without one when you need it most. For the person on your list always asking to borrow a pen, this miniature pen attaches to their keychain so theyll always have one handy. Its built from stainless steel for durability and telescopes to full length for a more comfortable writing experience in hand.
Heroclip Mini Gear Clip
If the person on your list carries a backpack every day, this little gadget could be a big winner this holiday season. Its unique hybrid carabiner clip/hook design makes it a versatile accessory for attaching gear and hanging things off the ground securely. For example, this aluminum clip can hang a laptop bag off the ground from a table while theyre working on the go. Travelers especially can appreciate this stocking stuffer.
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