10 Of The Best Everyday Carry Essentials You Can Treat Yourself To For Christmas

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

It’s the season of gift-giving and gift-getting. It doesn’t really matter which side of that spectrum you fall on because this hand-picked collection of the best everyday carry gear for men is full of apparel, accessories, and items that make perfect holiday gift ideas for yourself or for someone else. These are all EDC items that will have an immediate impact on your life and I’ve personally curated this collection to help you make it through the holidays.

First up today, we’ve got the 47mm ‘Whiskey Barrel’ watch from Original Grain which isn’t just a random name, the wood on this watch is actually sourced from reclaimed American Oak Bourbon Barrels. It is powered by a precise Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz movement and housed in a 316L Brushed Espresso Stainless Steel case. This stylish watch can fit with pretty much everything in your closet other than a tuxedo and it’s sure to turn some heads.

With the purchase of the ‘Whiskey Barrel’ watch from Original Grain, you’ll also receive a free Canvas Watch Roll from Original Grain that safely holds 4 watches for when you’re traveling or tucking them away on your shelf for the day at home.

Next we see Fraser Kit‘s top-shelf leather goods which are made with an attention to detail you won’t find at their competitors. These are USA-made products and built to LAST while looking excellent along the way. Here we see the Fraser Kit Card Case which has 4 pockets to hold between 4-8 cards and a cash sleeve for you bills. This is constructed out of oil-tanned leather and has hand waxed finished edges for a classy look that’s built to last.

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

The Flint and Tinder Soft-Washed Oxford is cut, sewn, and dyed in Los Angeles from some of the finest shirt-makers in America right now. This button-down shirt is made from premium cotton oxford cloth that has been enzyme-washed for the absolute softest feel around. It has a button-down collar, chest pocket for small items, and a front placket for a very clean and reinforced finish with slick lines.

You can pair that shirt with these KATO The Pen Slim 14oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge jeans. They are some of the finest denim you can find anywhere today. They are constructed from premium Japanese selvedge denim that’s renowned for quality and durability. They offer a 360-degree multi-directional stretch so you have a full range of movement and these jeans are made in Los Angeles.

Moving on, we check out a unique Deejo Knives pocket knife with a sick blade tattoo. These are some of the most customizable knives on the planet, they are super light, and ideal for everyday carry. They allow you to pick a unique ‘tattoo’ to make the knife your own as well as choosing the blade and handle features.

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

The Nisolo Emilio Chukka Boots are handmade in Peru and features a full-length soft sheep leather insole that’s extremely comfortable. It has excellent built-in arch support, a slip-free rubber heel cap, and the stitching is reinforced throughout so they’ll last longer. The stacked leather heel height is 1-inch which is the perfect height for boots of this style.

you should 100% layer up with the premium Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather. The quilting texture is specifically engineered to absorb your body heat in cooler temperatures and keep you comfortable as the weather fluctuates. This vest is wind-resistant and ultra-soft on the body. I’ve been a Mizzen+Main fan for years, they’ve made half of the dress shirts in my closet. I didn’t think they could top their superior craftsmanship but they’ve really taken it to the next level with these vests.

The Fjällräven Keb Hike 20 Backpack is one of my favorite everyday backpacks of the year and one that is durable enough to last a decade or more. Fjällräven offers attention to detail that you won’t find in the competitors and this bag is set up perfect for everyday use with pockets and storage throughout in a very cohesive manner. This bag is on sale right now so be sure to scoop it before it’s gone.

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

We round it out today with the Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring. This item is made in the USA using matte black brass that is both lightweight and durable. It has a leather accent for a classy touch and the slim profile ensures you won’t sacrifice any precious pocket space. It’s also easy to hang on a key hook when you walk in the house, office, or workshop.

Today’s last item is for all of you gentlemen out there. You should take notice of Fulton & Roark solid fragrances. The Solid Fragrance Sample Pack (only $16) includes 8 premium fragrances which enables you to familiarize yourself with these stellar scents. They apply much more evenly than typical fragrances and last longer. At only $16 for the sample pack, this makes a PERFECT holiday stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.

Let’s check out all of today’s gear one more time. You can shop the full collection or pick and choose any of your favorites by following the links underneath the image below!

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

[1] Original Grain ‘Whiskey Barrel’ Watch (Sale) [$224]

[2] Fraser Kit Card Case [$119]

[3] Flint and Tinder Soft-Washed Oxford [$74]

[4] KATO The Pen Slim 14oz 4-Way Stretch Selvedge Jeans [$248]

[5] Deejo Knives with Customizable Tattoo [$70]

[6] Nisolo Emilio Chukka Boots [$150]

[7] Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather [$125]

[8] Fjällräven Keb Hike 20 Backpack (Sale) [$135]

[9] Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring [$25]

[10] Fulton & Roark Solid Fragrances [$16]

best everyday carry gear essentials Christmas gift ideas for guys

As always, you can pick and choose your favorite items from the list above or you can scoop the entire collection as you see it and REALLY treat yourself. If you have any accessories or apparel that you believe deserves to be featured here you can always hit me up on Twitter at @casspa or email at cass@brobible.com.

I’m sure most of you have realized this by now, but I publish a new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup Monday through Thursday here at BroBible with the ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide going out on Fridays. If you know of a product that should be featured here you can hit me up on email at cass@brobible.com, or find me on Twitter at @casspa. Or if you’ve got an idea for a daily theme I should touch on then hit me up!


Cass is a partner at BroBible and he’s been found here for the better part of a decade. He’s based out of Florida and you can contact him on Twitter at @casspa or via email cass@brobible.com

The BroBible team writes about gear that we think you want. Occasionally, we write about items that are a part of one of our affiliate partnerships and we will get a percentage of the revenue from sales.

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