I consider EDC the stuff you carry on your person, every day. I won’t always have a bag with me.
Wallet - minimalist RFID blocking, I love the Trayvax series as they are not only minimalist, but really cool to look at
Phone - A reliable phone with reliable service. Maps/navigation, information (apps for first aid, CCW laws, news, etc), camera.
Keys - I used to be one of those people with like 2lbs worth of keys all on one ring. Over the years, getting to that minimalist perspective, I’ve separated keys into “everyday” and “sometimes”. So my everyday keyset is very small, with a paracord lanyard with a specific weave so I can tell which one i’m grabbing by touch or sight. I keep other key sets similarly, and can optionally clip them all together or leave them loose in my pocket and still be able to reach in and grab the one I want by the lanyard.
Firearm - CCW and usually 1 spare mag
Knife/Multitool - The number one thing I carry is a Leatherman Skeletool. There are several variations, but the claim to fame for the line is it is super lightweight so you aren’t carrying a typically heavy multitool in your pocket. It has the top essentials in a multitool which is knife, pliers, screwdriver, and bottle-opener in a very ergonomic setup. I can’t stress enough how light it is, it is very comparable to just having a folding knife in your pocket. I will sometimes carry just a folding knife if I know I have a bag with me that has a multitool in it.
Flashlight - There are a ton of really good flashlights, some cheap, some expensive, most with bright to very bright output in a variety of form factors. My favorites over the last few years have been Olight’s small EDC options which offer blindingly high output, very usable lower outputs, very convenient rechargability, and very small form factor.
Pepper Spray - This is a new one since riots and chaos started last year. I like having a less-lethal option for those circumstances that are maybe “grey area” where lethal isn’t quite warranted but you want to get away from or discourage a pack of ruffians.
First Aid - A very small trauma kit is almost always on me. I’m working on finding a way to carry one 100% of the time. My bag will always have a trauma kit and “ouch pouch”, but I don’t always have that with me.
Several other threads with pics if you’d like to browse around a bit…