It’s almost that time of year again. Holiday cheer and plenty of parties – lots of lights to string up and cars to winterize as well. If you have someone in your life that lives for projects like installing seat warmers into your car, building you a real-life Santa’s grotto in your front yard, or even tearing down a wall or two in your home – have we got the gift-list for you. Whether it’s the die-hard mechanic who talks shop, or the craftsman contractor, this list has you covered. From the best multi-purpose tool, you'll find this year, to practical things you'll find in Santa's workshop, we know what to give the handy person in your life this holiday season. We’ve even included a couple of fun gifts that you can give that craftsperson that seems to have everything. Be merry. Be productive. Get out there and build something with the best gifts for DIYers out there.
Tools, Tools, Tools
If your favorite DIYer doesn’t have an Oscillating Multi-Tool, why not? It’s time to make holiday dreams come true with this one – the Dewalt DWE315K Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit is one of this year’s hottest tools for any home renovator extraordinaire. This one comes with a powerful 3.0 amp motor that keeps cutting and sanding performance working at optimal power. There’s also a patented QUICK-CHANGE™ Accessory System that allows blades and attachments to be changed quickly, without wretches. Get removing that old grout quickly, to sanding the paint off of your kitchen cupboards in a flash. It’s the superpower of tool lovers, an all-in-one tool that will find its way quickly into your DIYers heart. Also features the DUAL-GRIP™ Variable Speed Trigger which gives users ultimate speed and application control, to keep the projects humming along.
The kit includes:
- DEWALT Oscillating Tool Guide System, Wood with nails blade, fast-cut wood blade, semi-circle blade, sanding pad, (25) sheets of sand paper, accessory storage box, multi-brand accessory adaptor, contractor bag
What others have to say:
- “Best DeWalt Tool I own!! I've done more with this in a week than with $500 of other tools combined!”
- “Great tool, can’t imagine my tool box without it.”
If you want to help your favorite DIYer get their to-do list accomplished this year, you can’t go wrong with the Dewalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit.
The Ultimate Tool Storage Solution
Where there are many tools, there must be many ways to store them. While we love tool chests and stationary storage options, we thought we'd share a more portable option for those who like to go from one project to the next with ease. This Irwin Contractor's Bag does just that – stores many tools easily, making quick work of finding that exact wrench, or driver that you need. With pockets all around, organizing tools, accessories, and maybe even an afternoon snack is easy.
Because of its size you can fit all those oversized tools inside as well. But be warned, you could easily overload this bag. Made from 1000 denier nylon, this bag is made to last, year after year and can take the weight of your tools with you. Anyone with lots of tools and lots of projects will appreciate this tougher than tough carrier.
Here's a gift any serious DIYer with a house to build is going to love. We knew we had to include this on the list because of how much we are in love with ours. Make quick work of any hardwood, or floorboard. With its 15 amp motor, and rack and pinion fence rails, you can make quick adjustments and smooth transitions through any project. Need to install some plank flooring this year? This is the tool that any carpenter is going to love. There are a lot of table saws out there, but we love this one, not just for its power, but for its accuracy and ease of use. The blade can be adjusted 0-45 degrees for bevel applications, and heavy-duty tube steel construction provides the durability you need for safe operations. There is also support bar hardware holes for secure fastening of the saw to the stand. Designed for any carpentry project, the Dewalt DW744XRS 10" Compact Table Saw w/Stand is designed to pack up and take on any job site, even your own. That's why we know it will make such a great gift – it's truly the gift that keeps on giving: Giving you some new floors, new cabinets, new construction projects a' plenty!
It's that time of year, isn't it? That time of year you hunt far and wide to find that one special gift. We couldn't agree more. That's why we had to put this on our top 10 gifts for the DIYer. Know someone who loves Star Wars and fixing things? Yes. Then the Star Wars Lightsaber Tool Kit is the perfect gift. We love giving this quirky tool because it's fun. We don't have to tell you all the fun that can be had with these lightsaber tools – use the force wisely, my friends. Choose your weapon: Darth Vader's flathead, Skywalkers's Philip head, or even Yoda's shorter flathead. These tools are not just fun; they are practical and because of their size make getting into smaller places that much easier. A ThinkGeek exclusive, we know you'll want to buy a few sets of these drivers for all the friends in the galaxy.
- Star Wars Lightsaber Tool Kit
- Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
- Set of 3 Screwdrivers - 1 Phillips + 2 flathead
- 8" long flathead Lightscrewdriver with Vader hilt
- 8" long Phillips Lightscrewdriver with Luke hilt
- 6 1/2" long flathead Lightscrewdriver with Yoda hilt
- Dimensions: 8" or 6 1/2" long x ~3/4" diameter
- Weight: ~1 1/2 oz. each
For Your Favorite Mechanic
Dirty hands that never seem to come clean. Long hours in the shop. We know how much you love your favorite mechanic and that's why we hand-picked these unique gifts to say – I love you and fully support those long nights working on all those cars. Yes, even mechanics deserve some pampering and love this holiday season, and whether you love a novice DIY car enthusiast or a professional detailer, these gifts are sure to please and delight.
Give the gift of comfort and even longer nights working under the hood with the Traxion ProGear Mechanic's Seat. We all know the aches and pains that come with working on cars, under the hood, crouching down to fix a fender – that’s why we know your car enthusiast will love this gift. With storage within reach, you can easily hold all your tools under this bright red creeper seat. We hear that this is one Santa uses when he’s doing some emergency repairs on his magic sleigh. If it’s good enough for Santa, and let’s face it, can handle that amount of jelly, it can handle any sized mechanic.
So if you want to give a bright, red gift of comfort and ease, we know you can’t go wrong with this one. That mechanic in your life is going to love you for it.
Something Unexpected from Santa's Workshop
Here are some gift ideas that we can guarantee every DIYer, tool enthusiast, home renovator and car restorer will love. Whether it’s something to fit into the workshop, or something super practical, here are the best gifts you can put under any tree.
We know how much you love your DIYer and we know how much they love tools. Right? That’s why we had to include this one-of-a-kind Mechanic’s Ring Nuts and Wrench ring – to say I love you, and your obsession with tools. “The finish on the ring is beautiful. Nice and smooth, great attention to detail. It was bought as a gift, and it was very well received" says one happy gift-giver, and we couldn't agree more. A stunning silver color, this whimsical nut and wrench ring doesn't feel or look too delicate and makes a nice gift. Comes with a gift box, so if the mood strikes you over the holidays, you could always propose. This also makes a great gift for the hard to buy DIYer or mechanic. Yes, they might have every tool and accessory you can imagine, but do they have a piece of jewelry to wear?
A gift straight out of Santa’s workshop. When the elves have a big tough cleaning job to do, what kind of washer do they use? Well, here it is. We found the 40-gallon washer that Santa’s elves swear by. When it comes to clean up, this heavy-duty welded steel unit is up to those big, tough jobs that any DIYer can come up with. With its45" x 21-1/4th" x 35-5/8" tank capacity, this 40-gallon parts washer has plenty of room and toughness for any cleaning chore. Clean up's a breeze, and safety comes first. With its bright, fire-engine red paint color, we can say that this one-of-a-kind gift will bring that festive smile to any die-hard DIYer with those tough cleaning jobs ahead. Any true handyperson would appreciate this practical, if not a surprising gift under the tree and let's face it – they'll never forget who gave it to them!
For anyone with a big project to get done, and we’re talking a really big project, this Bracketron Chest Harness Box is just the piece of equipment to help get the job done. Keep your camera at the ready, so you can keep your hands free and get the job done. Even home DIYers will love this Chest Harness Box, as you can capture the beauty of your work anytime and still keep working. Features two durable side clips for easy on / off access, adjustable shoulder, and side straps, and with a durable Delrin Plastic mounting that fits all GoPro cameras – this chest harness has it all. It also fits securely to your body, holding your GoPro camera steady and in place to capture all the action which means you can easily give live, up-to-the-minute job site reports. With live video and GoPro quality, you'll have plenty of footage of all your projects so you can brag about your building skills anytime – whether you are building the biggest skyscraper, or just hanging some lights.
- Features two durable side clips for easy on/off access
- Adjustable shoulder and side straps
- Durable Delrin Plastic mounting plate fits all GoPro cameras
- One-year warranty
We know that you know someone who likes to blow things up. Right? That’s why we chose the Kobalt 120-PSI air inflator to put on this list. It inflates tires and other inflatables easily and quickly using a 12-volt power source in the vehicle, or a 120-volt power source at home. There's also a digital gauge that can be preset to any pressure and an automatic shutoff feature (so tires will be perfectly inflated easily). The Kobalt 120V Electric Air Inflator also comes with a digital tire gauge, light, and nozzle accessories for inflating small floating devices, bike tires, and sports balls and with a 29-inch hose, you'll be able to reach anything you can imagine inflating. It might be a surprise gift to find under the tree, but that's what makes it so great. If you know someone who loves to blow stuff up, the reviews are in: “This is great! Filled up tires on both cars. Set psi on all and just wait for it to stop. Most portables need cool down time per tire. Not this one.” So if you know someone on your list that needs to pump up tires or sports balls, give them the gift of ease and time this holiday season with the Kobalt.
Keep work going all night with this practical stocking stuffer that lights up any work surface. The Astro Pneumatic 40SL Rechargeable Work Light is a great gift for anyone that works into the night. Not only does it have 2.5 hours at full power, but this portable light can last up to 10 hours at 50%. Need to recharge it? This work light is USB rechargeable! The heavy-duty swivel-lock base features a removable 20lb magnet--which means that this light can stick to anything metal and is a very versatile piece. With its clean, crisp, bright white light, even detailed projects are easier to see. The unique dial power switch allows you to adjust the light output from 0-410 lumens depending on how much light is needed.