10 Everyday Carry Essentials You Need To Ask Santa For This Christmas

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It’s time to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Your ideal collection of everyday carry gear will look different than mine and mine will look different than the guy sitting in the truck next to me at a stoplight. Every guy has unique wants and needs when it comes to his everyday carry essentials but this hand-picked collection of gear that I’ve put together here has a little something for everyone.

First up today is the Seiko 5 Sports Automatic Watch ($335) which powers itself automatically using the natural movement of your wrist with an Automatic Caliber 4R36 movement. This rugged watch features LumiBrite hands and markers so you can always read it in low-light conditions and it’s water-resistant up to 330 feet. At this price, this watch really is a steal for what you get, a world-class everyday stylish watch that can withstand anything you throw its way.

These Rancourt & Co. Brunswick Boots ($395) are some of the nicest boots you’ll find anywhere in America. The upper is constructed out of a subtly textured bison leather that Tasman Tannery in Maine that’s water-resistant and extremely durable. These boots are handmade in Maine from some of the finest craftsmen around and every tiny detail of these boots has been carefully considered to create borderline perfection.

everyday carry essentials holiday wishlist

The Schott Button Henley Sweater ($80) comes in Camel or Burgundy. It has a classic henley silhouette and the thermal waffle weave is as comfortable as it is functional. Honestly, this is one of my favorite styles for this time of year and it makes a perfect layer that you won’t overheat in when you go inside/outside.

You can pair that henley with the Flint and Tinder All-American Stretch Denim Jeans ($128) which come in every length/waist configuration. They are cut, sewn, and washed in Los Angeles and have a 1% stretch added for comfort and flexibility. These jeans are available in shades of Vintage Overdye, Stonewashed, Rinse, and 1-Year Wash (pictured here) as well as Straight, Slim, and Tapered.

This DIY Hand Sewn Horween Leather Bifold Wallet ($40) from Todder is a really cool wallet option. It’s a complete kit for making your own Horween leather wallet and it’s set up in an idiot-proof manner so even I can assemble it. This is an awesome way to feel like you’ve had a part in making your own everyday carry essentials and at $40 it’s a steal.

everyday carry essentials holiday wishlist

The Grunt Style Tactical Keychain in Black ($11) is a rugged EDC option that’s 100% Made in the USA. The 1-inch gun hook + velcro, and heavy-duty coyote polypropylene webbing are here to ensure you never lose your keys. This keychain also comes in black if you’d prefer that over the coyote color.

Next up is the Purist Collective Maker 10oz Insulated Mug ($38) for keeping you running on coffee and tea. This is specifically designed for hot beverages and it features an unbreakable glass interior so it tastes like you’re drinking out of glass and not steel. You can of course use it for cold drinks and cocktails but it’ll keep your coffee or tea hot all day long.

The Grunt Style Leather Patch Cuffed Beanie in Coyote ($15) is a 9″ beanie in an acrylic yarn that’s perfect for keeping your head warm all Fall and Winter. This beanie comes in few different colors for you to choose from and provides over-ear protection that you can also roll/fold up if you prefer.

everyday carry essentials holiday wishlist

We round it out today with the premium Civilware x Brad Leone Carbon Fiber Puncher Knife ($140) which is perfect for everyday carry and will last you a LONG time. This knife features an ambidextrous titanium clip, it’s made in the USA, has a liner lock mechanism for secure use, 2.5″ blade made of D2 stainless steel, a black carbon fiber handle, and it only weighs 2.5oz so it won’t ever hold you down.

Last up we’ve got the Matador SEG30 Segmented Backpack ($150). I’ve had a packable Matador backpack for years that I use for hiking and kayaking. They make excellent camping/travel/outdoors gear. This is a duffel-style back that’s designed for short trips or everyday use and it has four built-in and numbered segments to keep all of your gear organized and contained. I haven’t seen a backpack/bag design quite like this before and I think I’m going to have to purchase this one for my next trip, whenever that might be.

Let us take a look at all of this year’s best everyday carry gear one more time. You can shop the full collection and/or pick and choose any of your favorites by following the product links underneath the image below!

everyday carry essentials holiday wishlist

[1] Seiko 5 Sports Automatic Watch [$335]

[2] Rancourt & Co. Brunswick Boots [$395]

[3] Schott Button Henley Sweater [$80]

[4] Flint and Tinder All-American Stretch Denim Jeans [$128]

[5] DIY Hand Sewn Horween Leather Bifold Wallet [$40]

[6] Grunt Style Tactical Keychain in Black [$11]

[7] Purist Collective Maker 10oz Insulated Mug [$38]

[8] Grunt Style Leather Patch Beanie in Coyote [$15]

[9] Civilware x Brad Leone Carbon Fiber Puncher Knife [$140]

[10] Matador SEG30 Segmented Backpack [$150]

I hand-pick a collection of 10 Everyday Carry Essentials each day for you gentlemen and try to keep it as fresh as possible around here. Each day’s roundup of the best everyday carry gear for men includes a combination of apparel, accessories, and gear that are meant to have an immediate impact on your daily life. You can pick and choose your favorites from the collection or shop the complete set, whatever’s best for you. And if you happen to 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.


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

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