Gear up for the holidays with Everyday Carry’s 2022 gift guide. It’s jam-packed with great gift ideas for organizers, tools, knives, flashlights, backpacks, tech gadgets, and more. Whether your gift recipient is rugged and outdoorsy, a road warrior, or an urban professional, there’s something for everyone on your list.
This unique variant of Diesel’s hefty 44mm MS9 wristwatch features a stainless steel case and link band with a stamped reptile texture. That imprint carries over to the black watch face, which sits behind a durable mineral crystal lens. It’s powered by a quartz movement with a three-hand analog display and has a date display.
Garmin’s rugged new smartwatch has an analog/digital dial with glow-in-the-dark markers. It offers indoor/outdoor workout tracking, heart rate and pulse-ox sensors, weather sensors, GPS capability, and an Android/iOS app. It runs for up to 70 days in smartwatch mode and 31 hours with GPS on, and optional solar charging.
G-SHOCK and Nintendo created this sweet Super Mario Bros. watch, inspired by the classic 8-bit game. Its bezel and dial are done up in the color of Mario’s red overalls, while the bezel is the sky blue of the Overworld stages. The band features Mario pixel art print, and the LCD screen has an EL backlight with a Mario 1up graphic.
Timex celebrates the spirits of those who have left us with a duo of superb 40mm watches inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday. Each one has a sugar skull face with a brilliant Indiglo backlight that brings it to life at night. Available with a dark grey background or pumpkin orange wearing a festive flowered hat.
The C-Max Call Time is a bargain-priced alternative to other smartwatches. It offers 14 useful features, including making and answering calls, message alerts, weather, stopwatch, health monitoring, alarms, music controls, and more. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.
This bold wristwatch displays the hour on one of three spinning wheels that aligns with an outer minute dial. It has a stainless steel case, aluminum spinners, and bright SuperLuminova glow markings. Wandering hour watches typically cost thousands of dollars, but Xeric delivers yet again on its promise of accessible prices.
Swiss watchmaker Swatch loves Halloween. This festive orange-and-black watch is part of their playful and ghoulish Halloween collection. What makes it so special are the red and green googly eyeballs that spin around inside of its skull. Features a quartz movement, a bioceramic case, and a silicone strap.
Most smartwatches look similar with a basic square or round face. The Blacktime Celestial 11PM stands out with a pair of domed AMOLED displays. Use the dual screens to display time and another function or split the hours and minutes across them. It has health sensors and its makers are aiming for 10-day battery life.
Camera maker Leica’s L1 and L2 watches encompass the brand’s timeless and purposeful design, precise engineering, and quality materials. Each is manually wound with a 60-hour power reserve, a domed sapphire crystal, and a push-crown with a red ceramic insert. The L2 adds a GMT hand and an alligator leather strap.
The brainchild of Discommon’s Neil Ferriar, Blok is a cool analog watch that Ferriar calls the first “proper Swiss watch for kids.” We call it a gateway to Rolex collecting thanks to its timeless design, ETA quartz movement, anti-shock mechanism, 33 mm plant-based case, 100 M water resistance, 10-year battery, and unique rotating bezel.
You’ll need Bruce Wayne’s black card to afford this $100K+ Batman watch, but it does look awesome. Its tourbillon movement hides beneath louvers that look like a tiny Bat-Signal. A D-ring crown on the case back keeps its profile minimal. The pièce de résistance is the aluminum Bat-Signal which doubles as a watch display.
The monochromatic wristwatch is the latest collaboration between Timex and designer Todd Snyder. It’s based on a classic Timex military watch, but with a fresh high-contrast design. It has a 40mm stainless steel case, red 24-hour markings, and luminescent hands. We’re hungry for a black-and-white cookie now.
The Apple Watch Ultra is built for extreme adventures, with military spec durability. It has a 49mm titanium case with a flat-screen and sapphire crystal. Its larger battery means 36 hours between charges, and its dual-frequency GPS offers waypoint marking and backtrack features. Night mode makes it easier to read in the dark.
Interstellar teamed up with NASA and Col&MacArthur to create this stunning watch inspired by the Mars Perseverance mission. Its 3D dial is based on the Martian surface, and a window showcases a small amount of Martian dust from a meteorite that crashed on Earth. Space geeks will spot numerous Easter Eggs in the design.
Watchmaker Armitron continues to build out its Retro Collection with a blue version of their Griffy LED watch, which was previously only available with a red display. Ther 1970s-inspired watch has stainless steel case and link band, and its screen remains black until you push a button on its side.
The crisp, fineline typeface and tick marks on Timex’s Waterbury Classic give it a refined, modern look. The chronograph times up to 30 minutes in 1/20th second increments, and there’s a date window as well. It has an Indiglo light-up dial for nighttime reading, and its 40mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 30m.
The G-SHOCK DW5600GU-7 sports a black-and-white camouflage print made up of 18 classic characters from the Master of G series of watches. It has an LCD face with alarm, stopwatch, and countdown timer functions, plus an EL backlight. Drops 8.2022 at the G-SHOCK website, G-SHOCK Soho NYC, and select retailers.
It was only a matter of time before Nixon teamed up with legendary skateboard brand Independent Truck Company. Their Custom-Built to Grind collection features versions of Nixon’s analog and digital watches: Independent Chrono 51-30, camo Independent Staple, and the Independent Time Teller in silver or gunmetal.
This unique series of G-SHOCK watches combine polarized inks, multi-angle printing, and semi-transparent materials to create a digital glitch effect across the case and band. The lineup includes the pure digital DW-5600NN-1, and two analog-digital models, the GA2100NN-1A and the GA2200NN-1A.
Featuring a face inspired by military aviation, Citizen’s Avion Weekender watch has a solar-powered drive mechanism so it never needs batteries or winding. It has a handsome black stainless steel case, a matching leather strap, a spherical mineral crystal, and is water resistant to 100 meters.
Most watches have some degree of water resistance, but if you plan on diving deep beneath the water’s surface, you need a proper dive watch. These hefty timepieces are designed for easy reading underwater and some can handle the pressures at depths up to 300m. Everyday Carry shares their top picks for dive watches in 2022.
The Sun Company’s WrisTorch puts an emergency flashlight on your arm. Its six COB LEDs output a smooth field of light at three brightness levels. With a max output of 35 lumens, it’s not super bright, but it could definitely come in handy when you’re left in the dark. Takes two CR2032 lithium batteries (included).