12 Great Gifts for Guys Who Love Tools
Need gift ideas for your son, brother, father, boyfriend or husband? If they love cars, gadgets and cool stuff, we've got you covered with 12 tool gift ideas, hand-picked by our staffers!
1. LED Sticklight Flashlight
This bright, compact penlight flashlight is sleek and powerful. It's built tough and feels substantial in hand. He'll love the versatility of this light. He can use it as a worklight and switch to UV mode to detect leaks in automotive and household AC systems.
He can use it hands-free too, thanks to the built-in pocket clip and a magnet in the tail-cap that sticks to steel surfaces. It includes batteries too, so he can light the way to the sleigh!
2. Cordless Rechargeable Inflator for Tires, Camping, Gear
Any guy that enjoys riding, driving or off-roading on 2, 4 or 10 wheels would love this nifty power tool. It uses battery power to quickly inflate and top off tires, camping gear, sports balls and anything else that holds air.
It's small enough to fit in a toolbox or behind a seat, and has a digital gauge for accurate inflating. He can even set it to the desired pressure and walk away - it shuts off automatically.
It comes complete with a charger and inflation needles and adapters. Even dads prone to spouting a little hot air will think it's cool!
3. 90 Tooth Chrome Vanadium Ratchet
When it comes to ratchets, the more teeth, the better. This beautiful chrome tool features 90 teeth in the precision gears that lie underneath that flawless skin. As soon as he turns the handle, he'll hear and feel those 90 clicks.
This ratchet offers the precision of a Swiss watch but with the strength of the entire Swiss Army.
The ergonomic handle offers great balance and feel. This will truly be one of the nicest tools in his collection.
4. Oil Filter Remover Pliers
Lots of guys enjoy changing oil on their cars and trucks. Thanks to ever-more-complex car designs, it's one of the last do-it-yourself tasks that a handy vehicle owner can handle.
Speaking of handles, these oil filter pliers act like an extension of his arms and hands, since they can reach, grab and turn filters in the tightest spaces under ars and near engines.
Any guy who still changes the oil will love these pliers. Heck, he might even do an oil change during the holidays. Just make sure he washes up before carving the turkey!
5. Kneeling Pad for Car Care and Home Repairs
This pad will become his knees' best friend from the moment they meet. It's thick and comfy and ideal for changing flat tires, polishing wheels, installing baseboard or flooring, painting, car maintenance, gardening and more.
And when the work is done and it's time to head to the big game, it makes a great stadium seat pad too!
6. 36 in. ZAG 2-in-1 Floor Creeper & Seat
This is like 2 gifts in 1! The patented ZAG creeper easily converts from a traditional lay-down creeper to a rolling seat. He'll just pull the spring-loaded pin and raise it into the seat position - no tools needed!
The strong steel body features a stylish padded headrest and deck with a durable red vinyl cover for comfort and quick cleaning.
It's so comfy, he might even nap on it! Six precision 2-inch casters roll without a hitch, letting him maneuver with ease.
7. Rolling Garage Work Seat
He'll roll all day long on this Powerbuilt Rolling Garage Work Seat. Smooth-rolling 2-3/4 inch rubber wheels handle driveway seams and cracks without a hitch.
Under the seating surface are 2 handy 14 in. x 8 in. sliding removable trays for holding tools, parts and his favorite beverage. The seating area itself is an ample 14 inches long by 10 inches wide.
And with a 300-pound load capacity, this seat can handle the big boys with the big toys!
8. Power Car Waxer/Polisher
Any guy who dotes on his car or truck will love this gift. It'll save him time and elbow grease, by slashing the time it takes the apply and remove car wax and polish.
The Powerbuilt 6-inch orbital polisher offers construction and performance that professional detailers demand and car buffs appreciate. It all starts with the long throw 21mm pad orbit. It covers more ground and does more work per pass than lesser orbital polishers.
The powerful 840-watt motor is controlled by an electronic module that delivers forced rotation and consistent speed regardless of pad pressure.
6 settings from 2100 to 5000 max OPM gives him the control he needs for spectacular results with less elbow grease. The motor delivers smooth power thanks to precision counter-balancing.
9. 83 Piece Marine Tool Set
Every boater worth their salt will love this comprehensive 83 piece Stainless Steel Marine Tool Set. It offers a hand-selected array of hand tools to cover basic boat repair and maintenance tasks.
All the tools are constructed of 420J2 stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance. Tools include Phillips and slotted screwdrivers, pliers, hex and Torx key wrenches, a mini mallet with built-in bit driver, an array of screwdriver bits, a mini-ratchet, metric sockets and metric combination wrenches.
For protection, the hard shell tool case is crush-resistant, watertight and shock resistant. The tools are housed in lift-out EVA foam trays with laser-cutouts that hold each tool securely.
10. Motorcycle Saddle Stool
He'll sit and roll in style with the Powerbuilt chrome motorcycle saddle shop stool. With a design inspired by old school choppers, it offers height adjustment, chrome accents and a swiveling padded seat and backrest for support and comfort all day long. The 5 large 2-1/2 inch diameter rubber casters swivel for smooth rolling. They're anchored to a strong and stable aluminum frame to minimize tip-overs. A chrome-plated steel footrest ring offers comfortable seating options. Perfect for the garage, workbench or Man-Cave!
11. Stainless Steel Tumbler
Here's a stocking stuffer idea. A top quality 34-ounce stainless steel tumbler embossed with the Powerbuilt logo.
This double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler will keep dad's cold drinks colder and hot drinks hotter. The generous 34-ounce capacity and cup holder-friendly tapered design make it ideal for his daily commute and weekend road trips.
It's stylish enough to fit in nicely at his office, garage or man cave. Yes, it's almost as good looking as he is. It's just as tough too, constructed of food-grade stainless steel double walled and insulated to keep beverages at his desired drinking temperature for hours.
The crystal-clear lid features both sipping and straw openings and a heavy duty gasket that's guaranteed leak-proof.
12. Truck and SUV Tire Step
Every guy who owns a truck or SUV will love this handy step. It fits over a tire to create a step that he can stand on to load bikes, boats or boards on roof racks.
He'll use to wash and wax the truck roof, load lumber or reach farther into the engine bay for maintenance work.
It folds for compact storage and easy transportation and holds up to 250 pounds. The non-slip 'cheese grater' step surface makes it secure even in snow or icy conditions.
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- Andy Somerville