Getting a gift for a guy can be challenging, and even more so when it comes to buying gifts for the tool lover in your life. Tool gifts do not always have to be tools specifically but can be related to managing the tools a guy already has.
The reason being, is as men we are always prone to miss placing our tools while working. No matter the reason for the giving of a gift, a tool related gift will always be useful to the person receiving the gift. It is one of the few gifts that can not go wrong, even if they already have one just like it.
Getting Men a Gift
When it comes to giving a gift to men, especially one related to tools, there are a couple of rules of thumb that are helpful in choosing the gift. The first rule of thumb is it should be something that the man would probably not buy for himself or think to buy for himself.
Getting that nice Dewalt drill with bottle opener and mp3 player is nice, but unless he specifically asks for that model he probably already owns it or likes a different brand. We see a lot of things as extras so we won’t purchase them for ourselves like organizers, work benches, and fancy measuring tools.
We think they are neat but usually that isn’t what we came to the store for so we don’t buy them for ourselves. The second rule of thumb is we don’t always realize that we need something. We don’t realize how unorganized we are, or how useful a head light can be as an example, because of the first rule. Even if we say we don’t need it, there is a strong change we do and don’t realize it. Overall the point is, we can always find a use for a gift, if it is a tool or tool related.
Top Ten Tool and Tool Related Gifts For Men
Custom LeatherCraft Model #1148 Drawstring BucketBag
With six large compartments and 16 pockets, this portable tool, carry all is great for keeping track of things while working. Tool boxes get heavy and eventually laden with all the bits and baubles that are used during work. The Custom LeatherCraft Model #1148 Drawstring BucketBag works better in there is no chance of tipping, it can carry all the bits of stuff as well as tools that a person needs to get the job done. Honestly, every person who uses tools should have one of these.
Etekcity Lasergrip Model #774 Temp Gun
Even if the man of the house isn’t the best with tools, this is one item that everyone should have. The Etekcity Lasergrip Model #774 Temp Gun is a laser tool can measure temperatures accurately from -26 F to +700 F. Approved by the FCC and the FDA, as well as a host of others, this tool is great for reading temperatures without have to be on top of the heat or cold source.
It has a autoshut off and a data save to keep track of the temperature. As mentioned, every home should have one or two. A great gift for the tool guy.
Swiss+Tech Model #ST20023 3 Tool Gift Set
Multi-tools make great gifts but this set has 3 multi-tools. All in all there are over 30 tools in the Swiss+Tech Model #ST20023 3 Tool Gift Set, each small enough to be put in a pocket, used on a key chain, in the glove box or even hung on a belt.
This set comes in a hard shell case and can be used together or separately. Each tool is precision machined for accuracy and durability. This is a great set for anyone who loves tools. It also makes a great kit for the car or bike, and is handy for any time a tool is needed.
CREE Model #XM-L L2 Head Lamp
All the tools in the world won’t help if you can’t see what you are doing. This head lamp – CREE Model #XM-L L2 Head Lamp has a visual range of 100 yard thanks to the 5,000 Lumens LED bulbs. It comes with multiple charging and rechargeable batteries so it can be used under a variety of conditions.
The battery pack can be placed on the unit itself for head mounting or hung on a belt to make it even more light weight. This is an excellent gift for the guy who loves to use his tool and needs extra light to work by.
Dremel Model #7700 Cordless Tool
The Dremel Model #7700 Cordless Tool is a rotary, hand held tool that has literally thousands of attachments. From grinders, saws, augers, and more, the Dremel cordless tool is an all around useful tool to tackle almost any task. From carpentry, to auto work to even working with plastic models, the Dremel is the gift that is more than a single tool.
This model has two speeds and has a charge life of 3 hours. Even if the person has a Dremel, the cordless version is a great option for gift giving.
Denali Home Repair Tool Kit
There are times where the concept of digging through the tools to get the right ones to handle small task can cause us men to not fight the desire to leave the couch. This gift, the Denali Home Repair Tool Kit, has 115 tools all in one bag. All the tools in this bag are machined to ANSI standards and there is a wide range of tools from drill bits, sockets, wrenches, measuring tape, a level and more.
All the tools needed for fix it projects around the home. This also works great to keep in the car or RV. This is an excellent gift for any man who enjoys working with his hands.
Keter Model #17182239 Work Bench
There is always a use for more work space and this gift – Keter Model #17182239 Work Bench allows us to take the work space with us. It is a portable work bench/table that is very lightweight and durable. It sets up in less than a minute and it folds for easy storage.
It is reliable, able to handle up to 1,000 pounds with no problem. It also comes with two bar clamps to keep things from moving around. This is the perfect gift for the DIY guy.
WEN Model #4208 Drill Press
Everyone needs a drill press and getting a durable, table top press is hard when the question of being affordable is added in. This WEN Model #4208 Drill Press is a 8 inch table top, drill press that is both durable and affordable. It has 5 speeds and is fully adjustable with RPMs up to 3100.
It has a locking depth stop for repeatable drilling and the motor is a high torque, 1/3 horsepower, induction device for reliability. A drill press is a very versatile tool that every garage and workshop should be equipped with.
Bosch Model #DLR130K Measure Unit
The days of having to use a measuring tape or ruler for everything is over. This measuring unit, Bosch Model #DLR130K Measure Unit, uses a laser to accurately measure length, area and volume using a four point system. The accuracy is down to 1/16th of an inch and can even store measurements for easy recall. It has a range of up to 130 feet, giving plenty of room for even large projects.
It also has a continuous mode that will automatically adjust for movement, to keep on measuring after 130 feet. Designed for large jobs and even molding jobs, this is the accurate measuring tool that should be part of every kit. It makes an awesome gift for the around the home, weekend DIY projects and on the job site work.
Rockwell Model # RK5139K Universal Tool Kit
If there is such as thing as a tool that can do it all, this is it. This universal tool kit, Rockwell Model # RK5139K Universal Tool Kit uses a 3.6 pound, oscillating, motor to fit a variety of accessories, including other brand accessories, to accommodate a wide range of projects. Sanding, removing grout, sawing, shaping, scraping, polishing, and more, this tool can do them all with ease.
The attachment used 1 ton of force to prevent blade slippage and the powerful 2.5 amp motor will get the job done. It comes with the tool, several different blades and a hard shell case, that is both fashionable and portable. This one tool can handle multiple jobs and the main disadvantage to this gift is it will make other tools collect dust on the shelf. This is the perfect gift for the guy who loves his tools and loves to get the job done.
All of these above items make great gifts. Even if the recipient isn’t the most tool oriented person, it is always better to have a tool when you need it than to not have one and wish you did. As always, remember safety first.