Do you leave gift-buying until the last minute? You’re definitely not alone. Between work or school, and the hecticness around holidays and special occasions, it can be hard to find the time to go out shopping for a really good present. It’s also easy to leave present shopping until last minute if you have absolutely no idea what to buy, or if you know what kind of thing to get, but haven’t exactly found the right gift yet.
While it’s much less of a hassle to cop out and just grab a gift card, it’s also a lot less rewarding, both for you and for the receiver of the gift. There’s no better feeling than watching your friends’ and family members’ faces light up as they open up the present that you got them.
If you’ve got a gear junkie for a friend, it can be particularly tough to buy presents – especially considering he or she likely already has a heck of a lot of gear stashed away at home. What can you buy for the gear junkie who has everything? Hopefully you’ll find one or two good fits on this list.
Gear Junkie Gift Giving
1. Large Multi-Tool
One of the most versatile multi-tools on the market; incredibly popular, and for good reason.
While there are better sounding earphones, you won’t find tougher ones for the price. If you’re looking to gift some good beater/outdoor earphones that still have audiophile-level quality, these are the ones for you.
3. Pocket Knife
Insane levels of tough packaged in one badass tactical look. Excellent fit and finish that will be admired by any knife fanatic. Read our review of this knife.
The reference tactical flashlight. Punches far above its price range.
5. Smart Watch
Out of all the smart watches, this one resembles a watch the most. Very sleek and minimalist design as well.
6. Stormproof Lighter
For when you really, really, really need fire. This thing’s not going anywhere.
7. Minimalist Wallet
Super slim wallet with a nifty hidden compartment. You can’t go wrong gifting one of these.
8. EDC Bag
A nomad’s favourite. Hugs your body and has enough space to fit all your everyday carry gear (and much more!).
9. Folding Knife
Ridiculous bang for buck. A legitimate Hinderer design under $50 – quite a steal. Read our review of the Kershaw Thermite here.
10. Portable Charger
You can’t go wrong with a practical gift, and everyone could use a little more juice for all that tech they’ve got.
11. Large EDC Bag
When you need more than a messenger bag, but not quite a backpack, this is the perfect go-to.
12. Mini Flash Drive
You won’t believe how disgustingly small this USB drive is. I’m not joking, it’s even smaller in person than it looks in the pictures.
The reference for tactical sunglasses. Unique styling, and serious comfort.
The Leatherman Wave’s little brother, this multi-tool is perfect if you’re looking for the budget option.
Can you remember when these cost double the price? It really wasn’t all that long ago.
16. Tactical Pen
One of the best tactical pens on the market. Really sleek styling for those who don’t like sharp, rough, or spiky tactical pens. If you’re interested, you can read our review of the James Williams Tactical Pen here.
Like the Philips X1, but on steroids. Everything on this one’s better, and yet it’s pretty much the same price as its predecessor.
Your Gear Junkie Gift Suggestions?
Now I know a lot of the readers of this blog are serious gear junkies themselves, so do us a favour and list us the best gifts you’ve ever received. Christmas, birthday, doesn’t matter: let us know in the comments.