* Don’t give handymen another gift they won’t use
* The right gift can be the best gift they get all year
* Gift ideas for handymen (and women) of all levels
The handyman (or handywoman) of the family will always be flooded with DIY gifts during the holidays, but more often than not they end up with tools, guides and clothing that end up buried in their workshop. Finding the perfect gift for a do-it-yourselfer can be tough because it’s hard to know what they need, but when done right, it can be the most meaningful and useful gift they get all year. To help with the search we rounded up these ten gifts that handymen and handywomen will all love.
1. Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light
A straightforward clamp light like this one will always be useful for handymen, as well as painters or photographers. At less than $10 it’s a decent gift that will be put to use right away.
2. Field Notes Book 3-Pack
This field notes book gives DIYers a place to write ideas, doodle or figure out problems while they work. The books small size and durability make them ideal for workshops and studios, and their price makes them a great gift.
3. CLC Custom Work Gloves
Repairmen tend to let their gloves disintegrate before investing in a new pair, so they’re almost certain to appreciate a fresh new pair. We recommend these ones from CLC because they’re shrink-resistant, insulated, and flexible, and they have almost 3,000 high reviews on Amazon.
4. Crescent Wrench Multi-Tool
A multi-tools with a wrench are hard to come by, but make a big difference on the job. It’s a unique gift that most DIYers won’t seek out, but would love to have.
5. Panther Vision LED Headlamp Beanie
LED headlamp beanies are lifesavers during the cold months, and not just for handywork. Evening joggers, bikers and fishermen would all love one of these.
6. The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual
If your giftee is just getting into handywork or experiencing a handyman-plateau, get them the bestselling Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual. Since it’s publication in 1973, the book has been updated and rewritten to remain current and easy to approach for DIYers of all skill levels.
7. Hudson Durable Goods Work Apron
A quality new work apron can make the current job easier, and inspire starting the next. This one by Hudson Durable Goods is made of rugged water resistant waxed canvas fit for any job, and boasts an average 5 Star rating from over 700 reviews.
8. Leatherman Wingman Multitool
The leatherman is a tool that no do-it-yourselfer can go without. Even if they already have one, most will appreciate a spare, just in case.
9. Stanley 65-Piece Tool Kit
Stanley’s 65-piece tool kit features everything a casual handyman needs, making it ideal for beginners. It’s compact usefulness and high quality have earned an average 4.5 Star rating from more than 1,500 reviews.
10. Red Wing Heritage Classic Work Boots
Red Wing’s have been the preferred boot of serious workmen for decades, and have recently become a fashion statement as well. Casual handymen can wear them in the workshop, while running errands and even to the local bar for a well-deserved drink after the job’s done.