I don’t know about you, but my wife always says that I am impossible to shop for. It’s not that I am picky, I just have refined tastes. Unfortunately for her, the stuff I like isn’t typically found in the local store. And, since she has little interest in any of the things I like, she has no idea where to start. If you’re in a similar situation, discreetly drop your significant other a link to our 2021 EDC Christmas Gift Guide. You just might wake up to a very EDC Christmas this year.
2021 EDC Christmas Gift Guide
5.11 Tactical RUSH12 2.0 Backpack
Well, you’re going to have a pile of loot to pack away from the tree, so why not start with a backpack? With its 24 liters of room (1,476 cubic inches) the 5.11 Tactical RUSH12 2.0 will surely fit all of your goodies. Also, molle webbing around its extremity allows you to expand it however you want. Furthermore, it comes with a hidden CCW compartment, so you can fend off the galloping hordes, coming after your loot. Additionally, with pockets for glasses, a laptop, admin and hydration, your pack is ideal for woods or office. You and your stash can hide out comfortably in any environment.
The MSRP of 5.11 Tactical RUSH12 2.0 Backpack is $100.00. For more information, visit 511Tactical.com.
Bond Arms Roughneck
Well, you might as well have something to put in the CCW compartment of your new 5.11 RUSH12 2.0. But, why not make it something that you can easily slip in your pocket as well? The Bond Arms Roughneck features a stainless-steel double-barrel and frame, making it impervious to sweat and other moisture. Not to mention, chambered in .357Mag/.38Spl, .45ACP or 9mm there is enough power to go around. The two shot, single-action Derringer is a pocket stow-and-go option, with an old timey feel.
The MSRP on the Bond Arms Roughneck is $269.00. For more information, visit BondArms.com.
Oakley SI Ballistic HNBL Eyewear
If we’re going to be shooting, let’s don’t be dumb about it. You only get one set of eyes, protect them with the best. After all, you’re going to need them to keep coming back to our 2021 EDC Christmas Gift Guide. And, just because your focused on protecting your valuable assets, doesn’t mean you can’t look good doing it. The Oakley SI Ballistic HNBL Eyewear is a beautiful blend of form and function, for all day wear. With the quick lens replacement, you can switch between clear and dark, depending on the conditions. Similarly, when you are done at the range, pick your lenses for a day on the town.
The MSRP on the Oakley SI Ballistic HNBL Eyewear is $166.00. For more information, visit OakleySI.com.
Halfbreed Blades CCK-02
I am a firm believer in having a backup plan. Do you know what never fails in a self-defense situation? A good defensive knife. Constructed of K110 D2 tool steel, the CCK-02 has a blade length of 3.94 inches and full 7.79-inch length. The distinct ring style knife allows for many various knife defense styles, while aiding in retention.
However, it might be a good idea to practice with it first, so you don’t cut yourself in the fight. For that reason, Halfbreed also offers a trainer that you can also get along with the CCK-02 as package deal, for an additional fee. Train hard. Your attacker is already fighting you, don’t help him.
The MSRP on the Halfbreed Blades CCK-02 is $245.00. For more information, visit HalfbreedBlades.com.au.
Worksharp Precision Adjust Elite
Although knives won’t fail you in a defensive situation, they can get dull. A dull knife is not very helpful when the chips are down, so it’s equally important to keep it sharp. Even if you’re not skilled at sharpening a knife, that’s ok, because the Worksharp Precision Adjust Elite has you covered. With angle guides to ensure that you are always on mark, the two tri-brasive rods and leather & ceramic rod will help you hone up your edge in no time. Not to mention, a nice carrying case keeps it all together for storage or travel.
The MSRP on the Worksharp Precision Adjust Elite is $119.95. For more information, visit WorksharpTools.com.
Garmin Tactix Delta Solar Edition
Want to hide your loot but don’t want to forget where you put it? I know the feeling. Although the Tactix Delta Solar Edition has a ton of excellent features, the GPS function keeps your cache location handy. When I say this thing has it all, I mean it. Everything from GPS and compass/barometer/thermometer to tactical and health monitoring functions. The Delta also connects to your phone for smart notifications, like weather, calls, texts, etc. It additionally has something for everyone with functions for gym/fitness, training, running, golfing, outdoors, cycling and swimming.
The MSRP on the Garmin Tactix Delta Solar Edition is $1,099.99. For more information, visit Garmin.com.
Olight Baton 3 Rechargeable Flashlight
If you’re going to stash your Christmas haul under cover of darkness, you might want to see what you’re doing. I am one that does not like to go without a flashlight, ever. It only took one time as a kid to get lost in the dark, in the Rocky Mountains, to realize that. For that reason, I carry a flashlight everywhere I go. And, if you are going to carry a flashlight, you might as well carry one with 1,200 lumens. Likewise, it is also nice to have a case that ensures 94 days of charge time.
The MSRP on the Olight Baton 3 Rechargeable Flashlight is $99.95. For more information, visit OlightStore.com.
With all of this cool stuff, something is bound to need a repair at some point. Few tools have proven themselves to be a more well-rounded handyman delight than the Leatherman. I am pretty sure that it would be redundant at this point to tell you who Leatherman is. The Curl is based on Leatherman’s popular Wave+ model. However, to reduce the cost to the end user they trimmed it down from 18 tools to 15. But you can be sure, it has the tools you need to take care of your everyday fix it chores.
The MSRP on the Leatherman Curl is $79.95. For more information, visit Leatherman.com.
Fix It Sticks Compact Pistol Kit
Well, your Bond Arms Roughneck is a compact pistol, why not have a compact pistol kit to maintain it? Of course, the Compact Pistol Kit isn’t only for compact pistols, but I needed a good lead in. As a matter of fact, with 12 tools and 12 bits, the kit can handle all your pistol maintenance needs. Furthermore, a mini all-in-one torque driver prevents you from overtightening optics/accessories, while making sure you get them tight enough. Additionally, the low profile, soft case makes the kit easy to keep handy at the range or on the road.
The MSRP on the Fix It Sticks Compact Pistol Kit is $180.00. For more information, visit FixItSticks.com.
Subscription to Personal Defense World Magazine
Give the gift that keeps on giving—the gift of knowledge. A subscription to Personal Defense World Magazine is six issues of the latest firearms, knives, self-defense, less than lethal options and more. Each subscription comes with three regular issues, two special Concealed Carry Handguns issues and one issue of the Gun Buyer’s Guide. For those that prefer to read their magazines on a tablet, computer or phone, we also offer a digital subscription package at a discount. If you like the content on our website, wait until you see what we do with print.
The MSRP on a one-year subscription to Personal Defense World Magazine is $35.97. For more information, visit OutdoorGroupStore.com.
5.11 Stocking Stuffers
Well, the stockings aren’t going to stuff themselves. After all the goods under the tree you don’t want to disappoint them with a stocking full of last year’s ribbon candy and a gas station phone charger. Would you? Besides, they need something to put in all of the little pockets on their cool new 5.11 RUSH12 2.0 backpack.
1 – EDT HEX – Carry four tools in your pocket with the EDT HEX with flathead, Phillips, T6 and T8 Torx. MSRP: $15.00
2 – EDC K-USB Flashlight – When you need 150 lumens for 1.5 hours, a pocket option is ever ready. What’s more, you can recharge it with any USB-C charger. MSRP: $30.00
3 – EDT Rescue – Accidents happen every day, but you don’t have to be a statistic. Having a way out of a car in a survival situation is key. Speaking of key, why not keep one with your keys for easy retrieval? MSRP: $13.00
4 – EDT Pry – Every once in a while, you come across something that needs prying, and your knife is never a suitable solution. It’s best to have a dedicated tool for getting under stubborn un-pried items. MSRP: $13.00
The MSRP on the 5.11 stocking stuffers varies by product. For more information, visit 511tactical.com.
Make sure to bookmark our 2021 EDC Christmas Gift Guide for reference throughout the year. There are birthday’s coming up too. And let’s not forget Father’s Day.