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Deciding on a gift for the person who has it all can be a daunting task. With the presence of countless gift ideas and a web full of sales pitches that we must comb through, we rarely save time shopping on-line anymore.
What is especially a nuisance are the fake reviews popping up on retailer’s websites. Unfortunately, even the big ones like Amazon and Walmart aren’t policing their stores effectively. A lot of substandard quality goods have supposed 5 star reviews.
That’s why we’ve made a list of great gift ideas that are real. Tools have and always will be an excellent gift to get any man, or women, who likes to work with their hands. Many of us simply like to collect tools, always on the lookout for that unique item to put in the tool box that might make the next project a little easier.
We’ve put together a tool guide that includes both quality tools that have been proven over time to get the job done and some ingenious products that are sure to surprise even the most experienced tradesman.
1. RAK Multi-Function Ratchet Wrench Power Drill Adapter
This universal socket wrench adapter attachment for power drills and ratchet wrenches that adjusts to grip hex nuts, hooks, eye and lag screws, bolt heads, and other various shape and sized objects is perfect for home improvement, construction, carpentry, auto repair, and household maintenance. The “magic grip” attaches from everything from hex nuts to lag screws. This makes a great gift for anyone wanting to save money and space in the tool box, compared to purchasing a complete socket set. The perfect novelty gift for any occasion, including Christmas and Father’s day.
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2. Striker Concepts FLEXiT 2.0 Flexible Flashlight
This multi-tool would make a great stocking stuffer for any outdoorsman or women, containing most of the functionality found in the usual pocket sized multi-tools. With the unique addition of a hatchet and hammer, this would be ideal for anyone going camping, hiking, or exploring as it enables the user to chop small branches, cut, pry, twist, saw, and hammer many objects requiring attention.
3. CHANGKU Emergency Survival Kit
Don’t be left helpless in the event your next adventure goes awry, be prepared for any emergency with this credit card sized 11 function survival kit. It contains many tools that will come in handy in an emergency to include a bottle cap opener, four and two position wrenches, a butterfly screw wrench, a direction ancillary wrench, screwdriver, knife edge, saw blade, and ruler.
4. Rose Kuli 7″ Multitool Army Knife Axe
This multi-tool would make a great stocking stuffer for any outdoorsman or women. Containing most of the functionality found in the usual pocket sized multi-tools. With the unique addition of a hatchet and hammer, this would be ideal for anyone going camping, hiking, or exploring as it enables the user to chop small branches, cut, pry, twist, saw, and hammer many objects requiring attention.
5. VIBELITE Portable Magnetic Flashlight
Vibelite extendible flashlight is a pocket sized light that functions as magnet as well. The magnet can lift objects weighing over two pounds and can easily fit into your pocket. This is ideal for working on your car, home or even picking up metal objects that drop under the sofa or bed. Everyone has dropped a screw in a hard to reach place, this two in one light and magnet is the perfect solution to a common problem.
6. Mini Ratchet Tool Set by Pro Bike Tool
This versatile compact driver kit won’t just be used for your bike, it is perfect for many small jobs around the house or in the car. It easily fits into a glove box, bag or back pack and can travel everywhere you do.
7. Swanson Tool Magnetic Torpedo Level
This beautiful do-it-all level is precision machined solid billet aluminum that is perfect for both a handyman or professional tradesman. The all in one functionality of the product means it is the only level you will need in your tool box. This rugged level is built to last.
8. Magnetic Wristband
Don’t drop another screw again while completing those tasks around the house. Have the hardware you need exactly when you need it. This magnetic wristband adjusts to most sizes and is a great gift for both men and women. It is breathable and lightweight, providing both comfort and functionality.
9. HAMMERHEAD Laser Measuring Tool
As the adage says, “measure twice and cut once.” The HAMMERHEAD compact laser measuring tool will give you the ability to get the correct measurement every time. It’s simple one button design makes measuring easy. It’s great for interior decorating, remodeling, or installing floor and wall coverings.
10. Yosoo Flexible Extention Screwdriver Drill Bit Holder
This product is perfect for small spaces like computer chassis, electrical cabinets, furniture, appliances, and other places a traditional screwdriver is difficult to manuever. This small accessory, at a very affordable price, makes a handy addition to any drill.
11. AdirPro Drill Buddy Cordless Dust Collector
If you’re looking for a cool gift for a DIY enthusiast, this is the product for you. With this “drill buddy,” the days of leaving behind a mess after hanging picture frames are over. This handy tool is sure to impress even the most experienced craftsman as it collects all the shavings your drill would usually leave behind.
12. SCENG Stripped Screw Extractor Set
Remove stripped screws with ease using this, high quality, and user-friendly, set designed to make tough jobs simple. Avoid the frustration that comes with drilling damaged screws out and add this extractor set to your tool box.
13. Heavy Duty Waxed Canvas Work Apron
This would make a great gift for the handyman, mechanic or outdoor chef in your family. This high-quality apron, containing more than enough pockets for all your tools or utensils, will not only protect clothing but add a functionality the cheaper aprons cannot.
14. LighterBro Lighter Sleeve Multi-tool
This multi-tool accessory for the common lighter is a must have for anyone, not just smokers. Most outdoorsmen know the importance of carrying a lighter in case of an emergency, this accessory containing a knife, screwdriver, bottle opener, and scissors gives a unique flair and usefulness to an already essential item.
15. Guardman Credit Card Tool Survival Card Knife
This credit card sized 10 tool survival kit would make the perfect gift for any husband, father or son. This tool can literally be carried anywhere and contains essential items that can be used in many situations. Not only is this tool useful, it makes a creative gift idea that is sure to intrigue.
16. Ryobi Cordless Circular
This cordless circular saw is great for many projects around the home. This circular saw will make cutting boards and large sheets of plywood fast and easy. The affordable price for this name brand saw makes it an ideal gift for any tool lover. As this is cordless, the uses for this saw are endless. It’s great for working on projects anywhere around the house, you are not limited by the availability of an electrical outlet or extension cord. The battery is sold separately but will cost less than $30 and is used with a variety of Ryobi cordless power tools.
17. Black & Decker BDCD8PK Drill Project Kit
The Black & Decker drill project kit is an ideal gift for a new home owner or a young person living on their own for the first time. As anyone who owns a home or has ever moved into a new place knows, the need for basic tools is a necessity. Whether it is to conduct routine maintenance, hanging pictures, or putting together furniture, the tools included in this kit will come in handy. This kit includes essential tools needed to conduct most routine jobs around the house. This is a gift that will remain useful for years to come.
18. WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2″ Compact Circular Saw
Another gift idea for the tool lover is a compact circular saw. This saw makes cutting 8’ sheets of wood a breeze as it provides excellent cutline visibility compared to traditional circular saws. This tool is one that many guys do not have in their tool box yet as many do not know the capabilities. This saw weighs about half of what traditional circular saws does and provides a maneuverability that will allow more efficient and precise cuts.
19. Black & Decker BDEG400 6-Amp Angle Grinder
Black & Decker provides a great selection of affordable tools that are useful for the average home owner. Their angle grinder is no exception. An angle grinder is an invaluable tool for cutting most materials. Whether it is metal, plastic, roof sheeting, stone, bricks, concrete, or tiles, you can easily grind or cut through these materials, given you install the correct wheel. Changing wheel is quick and easy and this tool has a variety of applications. It is common to find this tool used extensively by fabricators, auto mechanics and masons. Name a trade and they probably have a use for it.
20. SKIL 4495-02 6.0 Amp Orbital Action Laser Jigsaw
A jigsaw is a necessity for anyone attempting any projects requiring angled or circular cuts. This saw can be used to cut wood, metal, plastic, and an assortment of other materials. Different kinds of blades are available and are used for the different materials being cut. The blades are simple to change, and the tool is easy to use. It is a great tool for making custom furniture and artwork or decorative pieces.
21. Black & Decker FHV1200 Vacuum Cleaner
Cleaning up after completing a project is often overlooked and not thought about until the job is done. Many guys will neglect purchasing a vacuum for the shop, so this would be a great gift idea. The Black & Decker Cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning up after the completion of many projects inside the home or car. With its compact and cordless design, this high-powered vacuum will prove useful in many environments.
22. SKIL 9206-02 Reciprocating Saw
A reciprocating saw, or rip saw, is used for cutting timber, plastic and metal. Like a jigsaw but with quite a bit more power and longer blade, this tool can cut thicker pieces of material. It is useful in cutting plastic piping, metal re-bar, flooring and is used heavily in demolition projects. Skil has been setting the standard for power saws for decades, this easy to use and stable saw will allow you to cut through tough materials with ease. This heavy duty and powerful saw will get the job done.
23. ACDelco 12V Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Driver
With 205 lbs. of torque and a lightweight, compact design, this 2-speed drill driver is ideal addition to any tool box. AC Delco is a trusted brand in the automotive industry and their high-quality tools are no exception. Any tool lover would love to have this compact drill. The pros have been using compact drills in the automotive industry for years and this battery powered option provides convenience at an affordable price. Unlike many quality products in this price range, this drill has a lithium-ion battery included.
24. Milwaukee ¼” Hex Impact Driver
As many jobs require a little bit of extra torque, an impact driver is a tool that can come in handy. This impact driver will become any guys new best friend when completing jobs that require brute force. Whether it is installing cabinets, building furniture, driving sheet metal screws, or any other job that usually uses a lot of energy, this tool will make that difficult job a breeze.
Milwaukee is another brand used by the professionals. With 1,000 in-lbs. of torque, this is a tool will not let you down. If you already have Milwaukee cordless tools, the battery is universal for most models. At a cost of less than $50, this product does not include a battery. The battery and charger can be purchased together for less than $50.
25. Remington Limb N Trim Electric Chainsaw
This chainsaw is a better option than its pricey gas-powered competitors. This no maintenance electric chainsaw will remove the frustration of having to pre-mix gasoline and eliminate the countless pulls that is a regular occurrence when “firing” up the chainsaw for its sporadic, seasonal use. All you need to do is pull it out of the box, plug it in and cut away. This compact, lightweight design is easy to use for all your small limb trimming needs.
26. Kreg Rip-Cut Precision Circular Saw Edge Guide
This Durable aluminum guide rail, with reversible edge guide for left- or right-handed use, makes the perfect gift for any tool lover. Anyone using a circular saw will benefit from being able to make straight and precision cuts in a fraction of the time it takes using a traditional straight edge and a pencil.
27. DEWALT Woodcutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Set
This set of six reciprocating saw blades made by Dewalt is ideal for use with metal, plastic, wood, and drywall. The handyman in your life is sure to need replacement blades, and this assorted pack will provide the blades needed for any task. These blades are compatible with all saw brands.
28. GRR-RIPPER Advanced 3D Pushblock
A must-have for any table saw user as it protects against injury by eliminating the chance for kick-back. With this accessory, accurately cut large and small pieces of wood with confidence and safety.
29. Keter Folding Compact Workbench
This is a great gift for both the contractor or a do it yourself handy man working around the house. Whether you need a sawhorse or a sturdy table to work on, this will do the job. It is portable, light weight, and can go wherever the work takes you.
30. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
These durable and comfortable gloves will allow to work with confidence around sharp blades. Not only will you ensure safety, you will be able to work much faster with the confidence knowing that you will not cut your hands. At a reasonable price, this makes a great gift for men and women. Whether you are working around the kitchen or in the shop, these gloves will prove to be worth the investment.
31. Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level
Use this multipurpose laser/level combo for hanging pictures, installing shelving, laying flooring, hanging wallpaper and many more projects around the house. This unique all in one tool is great for interior designers or the avid DIYer.
32. Hiltex Tungsten Carbide Router Bits
This is another tool set that is perfect for both carpenter or DIYer. Whether you are edging, trimming, veining or grooving, this kit provides all the bits you will need for your router and is compatible with all brands.
33. Hitachi Heavy-Duty Portable Miter Saw Stand
This portable stand will prevent you from having to place your miter saw on the ground, protecting the saw and the surface you are working on. Never worry about crouching down, or risk the saw sliding off an unsteady table again. This light weight and portable stand is perfect in many applications.
34. Craftsman 100 Piece drilling and driving kit
Save time and money by purchasing this set that includes all the bits you will need for any project you are tackling. By purchasing these quality bits from a trusted brand, you will save a lot of money by avoiding the need to buy individual bits. With this durable case, your bits will all be in one location, organized and easy to find.
35. GearWrench SAE/Metric Drive Impact Socket Set
Gear wrench is another trusted brand that offers quality tools at an affordable price. Invest in a set of dependable impact sockets and prevent damaging your tools or rounding off bolts. A good set of impact sockets will last forever and is a must for any serious DIYer.
36. ArcOne “The Fly” Safety Goggles
These glasses will allow the DIYer to be both fashionable and safe. If you or someone you know likes to be on the cutting edge of style, these are the safety glasses for you. Don’t settle for the boring, ugly glasses that have been around for decades, be different and set the trend.
37. Dremel 4000-4/34 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
Dremel has set the standard for rotary tools. With this tool you can cut, grind, etch, engrave, polish, the list goes on and on with the assortment of attachments included in this package. It’s guaranteed that any guy who does not own a Dremel has it on his wish list.
38. Greenpro Wall Mount Organizer
Easily store screws, small parts, craft materials, and any odds and ends you may have thrown about the garage. With the translucent drawers, you can easily find the pieces or hardware you are looking for. This is perfect for the homeowner who has an unorganized shop/garage and is wanting to get it turned around. This simple storage cabinet is the perfect start.
39. Knipex 8” Lever Action Mini-Bolt Cutter
These compact cutters are a must have for any tool lover. With the same design and leverage of large bolt cutters, this powerful tool can cut through small bolts and rivets with ease. Stop wasting time with a hacksaw or risk damaging your wire cutters on thick objects and invest in this dependable set of cutters.
40. Automatic Wire Stripper and Cutter
Save time and effort with automatic, self-adjusting wire strippers. Strip wire casing with ease without the risk of damaging a single strand of wire. These wire strippers are a perfect addition to the tool box and will come in handy for both the handyman and mechanic.
41. Jeep Cretaceous Multi Tool Jaw Pliers
This is a great tool for any Jeep lover. With the beautiful polished design and unique functionality of pliers as well a crescent wrench in addition to the usual components of a multi-tool, this gift would make a great surprise for any serious tool enthusiast.
42. Craftsman Slotted Phillips Screwdriver Set
As one of the basic items in any tool box, many people take a quality screwdriver for granted. A balanced and strong screwdriver will prevent the stripping out of screws, saving time and money needed to purchase/use an extractor. Craftsman is known for its quality and affordability; these screwdrivers are no exception.
43. Titan Tools 5-Piece Hammer Set
Don’t assume a hammer is just a hammer and don’t use that old claw hammer for every project in the house or garage. This five-piece hammer set provides a variety of options to be used when hammering metals. Using the correct tools prevents damaging the tool and the object you are working on. This is the perfect addition to any DIY mechanic or welder’s tool box.
44. GEHUAY Trim and Panel Removal Tools
This auto trim removal tool kit is will help remove and install stereo systems, interior panels, exterior trims, upholstery panels, and much more without damaging your vehicle. Don’t take a chance and use the tools you have just lying around the garage, use what the pros do and do it right. These tools will prevent costly damage and save time having to locate and replace manufacturer specific fasteners which are sure to break if attempting the work without this kit.
45. Kaisi Ultrathin Steel Repair Kit
As the cost of delicate mobile devices increases as the years go by, many people are opting to repair their cell phone or tablet themselves. Whether you are replacing a cracked screen or changing a battery, you will need the correct tools. This kit provides the tech savvy DIYer everything he/she needs to get the job done and makes a perfect gift.
46. GearWrench Master Ratcheting Wrench Set
Ratcheting end wrenches have been around for a little over 2 decades and were first brought to us by GearWrench. These wrenches are a game changer by allowing the speed of a ratchet in tight spaces a socket cannot fit. Once you start using this tool, you will wonder how you ever got by without it.
47. Solar Powered Welding Helmet
This stylish and comfortable welder’s helmet offers the durability and comfort found in similar products costing 3 times as much. This is perfect for both the professional or the welder tinkering around the home shop on weekends.
48. Tacklife Heavy Duty Heat Gun
The uses for a heat gun are endless. It can remove paint, assist in loosing rusted bolts, applying heat shrink and even in lighting the BBQ. The attachments included will give more flexibility in uses other brands do not. If you don’t have a heat gun in the garage, this should be the next tool on your list to buy.
49. Ullman Devices RT2-LT Work Light
Gone are the days of being frustrated by holding a flashlight or looking for a place to hang a shop light. The compact design and strong magnet will allow you to attach it to any location under the car while making repairs. This is a great addition to the shop/garage.
50. DEWALT DCR006 Jobsite Bluetooth Speaker
Replace the old stereo you have been using on the jobsite or in the garage with this up to date speaker system. With the Bluetooth Dewalt Speaker, impress your buddies and get the music going with this rugged and rechargeable speaker. As it is made by one of the most popular tool manufactures, any tool lover would be happy to have this.