10 Every Day Carry Gift Ideas Under $20

Tis the season to be shopping for your loved one’s.  This year give them the gift of being prepared for those little challenges life throws at you every day.  Each of these hand-picked EDC items are under $20 and are sure to make excellent gifts this Christmas.

1. Lighter Bro Stainless Steel Lighter Sleeve Multi-tool
LighterBro® Icon is the fire-breathing multi-tool, manufactured using 100% imported Japanese 420 Stainless Steel and highly polished to a mirror finish. The “snap action” tools of knife, screwdriver and scissors are spring loaded for fast action and bottle opener is integrated into bottom of the multi-tool lighter sleeve for instant use. Push the lighter past bottle opener stop for a more compact profile when carried. LighterBro logo is laser engraved for maximum durability. Includes an integrated keyring allowing you to tether your LighterBro so it never gets lost or stolen.




2. Gerber GDC Zip Light and Bottle Opener
This addition to the Gerber Daily Carry Collection is the perfect daily companion. Featuring a bright, compact LED light and a handy little bottle opener, attach this tool to the zipper of your jacket pocket or your shoulder bag and be ready to take on whatever comes your way. Opening your car door in a dark parking lot, finding your way into your tent at the end of the night, helping your friends open a couple cold ones. With the GDC Zip Light+ by your side, consider these problems solved.






3. MTECH USA Neck Knife
Measuring 4.75″ overall, this neck knife from M-Tech offers a 2.8mm thick, 2″ drop point stainless steel blade with a stone washed finish. This full-tang construction knife has a tan colored G-10 handle for superior strength and comes complete with a Kydex sheath that fits snuggly around the blade and has a ball chain for secure and safe carry.







4. Streamlight StylusPro LED Penlight
Shine some light in those small, hard to reach places with the Streamlight StylusPro LED Penlight. This handy little light is constructed with corrosion resistant aircraft grade aluminum alloy. Its shockproof, waterproof, and impact resistant to withstand everyday wear and tear. The StylusPro features a powerful white LED bulb with a burn time of 7.5 hours. It includes an unbreakable pocket clip and a belt holster for easy transport. The StylusPro is available in your choice of red, black, or silver.




5. Kershaw Cryo Knife
Blade Length: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Closed Length: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Overall Length: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating Handle Material: Stainless steel, titanium carbo-nitride coating Reversible Pocket Clip: Yes Type of Lock: Frame Lock Assisted Opening: Yes








6. Condor EMT Pouch
Equipped with Elastic straps on the inside for bandages or tourniquets and dividers for medical shears, syringes, and other medical items, you’ll be able to reach in and get what you need at a moment’s notice.





7. Kyokuden Supplies Multifunctional Tool
Compact size and easy to carry, Combining several functions in one (interior angle wrench, bottle opener, screwdriver, and self defense tool.






8. The Friendly Swede’s Premium Firestarter 2 Pack
START FIRE ANYWHERE: Works in any conditions – rain, snow, high-altitude, ultra-durable. Made of rust-free ultra-strong ferrocerium rod. Steel striker will not bend or break with normal use
EXTRA LONG: Longer firestarters make for easier striking and more sparks. Extra-size gives more strikes than most other fire starters
CONVENIENT AND COMPACT: Ideal for lighting campfires, BBQs, signal fires, emergency situations
EASY GRIP – ergonomic handles on striker and firestarter allow use by even the most frozen of fingers! Easy to hold, and easy to produce showers of sparks
LIFETIME WARRANTY: This product is covered by The Friendly Swede’s Lifetime Warranty




9. Tool Logic CC1SB Credit Card Companion
The Tool Logic Credit Card Companion is so light and slim that you’ll barely know you have it, yet when needed you’ll find it’s amazingly useful. The 2-inch stainless blade is razor sharp and serrated to cut through even the toughest materials with ease. It also features a combination can/bottle opener, awl, 8x power lens and compass, tweezers and toothpick, plus inch and centimeter rulers on the back. At just 1.3 ounces, it packs effortlessly for travel both on and off-road.




10. Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a second generation filter that is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. With a total field weight of 2 ounces it fits in the palm of your hand. This tiny filter does the same job that the Sawyer Point ONE filter does but now in a more compact, personal size. Filtering up to 100,000 gallons of water, this may be the last water filter that you buy. The Sawyer Mini filter is perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. The filter removes 7 log (99.99999%) of all bacteria (like salmonella) as well as other harmful bacteria which causes cholera and E. coli and 6 log (99.9999%) of all protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. These removal rates equal or exceed other filter options. EPA guidelines allow ten times more protozoa left in the water than Sawyer Point ONE filters allow.

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