Trying to find gifts for DIY fans? Or looking for a gift ideas to give to your loved ones? You’re sure to find the perfect gift in our list of the 50 best gifts for DIY guys or girls 🙂
Gifts from $200-$300
DEWALT DW745 10-Inch Compact Table SawThe DW745 has a 15 amp motor and a 10 inch blade that can handle anything – even hard woods like walnut and oak. The rip fence extends up to 20 inches, which is going to give you a lot of flexibility. And being lightweight, at just over 45 pounds, moving the saw around for different projects is a snap.
DEWALT DW715 15-Amp Compound Miter SawWhen it comes to gifts for DIY fans, a miter saw is hard to beat. Especially the DW715 with it’s excellent cut accuracy, large blade and legendary build quality (I love mine). Combine that with Dewalt’s three year warranty and you have a saw that’ll make you happy for a very long time.
Makita 9903 8.8-Amp Variable Speed Belt SanderThe Makita 9903 is built so well that it may be the only belt sander that you ever need to buy. It’s whopping 8.8 amp variable speed motor can spin the belt anywhere from 690-1,440 ft./min. And it’s auto-tracking system mean that you don’t have to adjust the belt. Oh and you can use it flush against walls! 🙂
WEN 4212 10-Inch Variable Speed Drill PressThe WEN 4212 delivers a lot for a starter drill press. It’s 4.5 amp motor can run anywhere 530-3,100 RPM. It comes with a drill laser, an LED RPM meter and a decent size work table. Add in it’s 10 inch swing and you have a drill press that you can use for a lot of projects.
Gifts from $100-$200
YETI Roadie 20 CoolerYeti has a well-deserved reputation for making awesome coolers and the Roadie 20 is no exception. It’s 3 inches of insulation will keep 14 cans cold all day (and all tomorrow as well probably). Yeti’s aren’t cheap but they are the Rolls-Royce of coolers! This is a great gift for DIY fans who love a cold drink on a hot day 🙂
Makita 5007MGA Circular Saw with Electric BrakeThe Makita 5007MGA is the best circular saw on the market today. It can handle wood, steel, masonry and even granite. Its electric brake will help to keep you safe and its built in LED work light helps you cut more accurately. This is a great gift for a DIY fan that needs a new circular saw.
Best Choice Products Portable Storage CabinetA tool chest keeps your tools safe and secure. And even better, if you love organization like I do, is that you can arrange your tools for maximum efficiency. No more fumbling around looking for a tool that you know you own but can’t find 🙂
Makita XDT111 18V Cordless Impact Driver KitThe XDT111 delivers 1,460 in-lbs of torque and up to 2,900 RPM. That’s a lot of power for it’s size and weight! And the XDT111 comes with an 18V 3.0Ah LXT battery pack and charger so you can start using it straight away. Throw in Makita’s awesome build quality and you have a killer impact driver.
Gifts from $50-$100
Dewalt DCD771C2 1/2 inch Drill-DriverThe DeWalt DCD771C2 is the best cordless drill for under $100 – hands down. It beats its competitors on RPM and weight. It’s also a leader when it comes to chuck size, batteries and warranties. This is a great gift for a DIY fan!
DeWalt DW511 7.8-Amp Hammer drillHammer drills are the best tool for drilling through concrete, masonry and even granite. And the Dewalt DW511 is one of the best hammer drills out there. It’s 7.8 amp motor can deliver 46,000 blows per minute! And it’s adjustable side handle makes working at different angles much easier. Throw in Dewalt’s legendary build quality and you have a winner.
Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemKreg jigs burst onto the DIY scene a few years ago and owners love them. No more glueing, clamping or complicated math. Just beautiful joints and enjoyable DIY projects. This is a great gift for a DIY fan that loves carpentry and hates frustration.
Makita JR3050T 11-Amp Reciprocating SawI used a JR3050T to cut down most of a 20 foot tree! The saw cut through six inch thick limbs like butter and had no problems with being used for 2-3 hours at a time. Basically, this saw is a beast and thanks to Makita’s amazing build quality will likely last longer than I will 🙂
WEN 3920 16-Inch Scroll Saw with LED LightThe WEN 3920 is a great scroll saw for a woodworker on a budget. It comes with a 1.2 amp motor, which is powerful enough to tackle most projects. And the blade speed of 400 – 1,600 SPM gives you lots of flexibility. Oh and the WEN comes with a two year warranty but given WEN’s reputation for making tough tools, you’ll probably never need it.
IRWIN VISE-GRIP GrooveLock Pliers SetThis plier set isn’t cheap but they’re high quality and will last a very long time. That’s probably why they come with a lifetime warranty. You get 8 pliers for almost every conceivable job and a handy kitbag. This is a great gift for DIY fans who love high-quality tools.
Makita 9557PBX1 Angle Grinder with Aluminum CaseMakita make awesome tools so it’s no surprise that the 9557PBX1 is one of the best angle grinders that money can buy. It has a ton of power, is easy to hold (which is important when the wheel is spinning at 11,000 RPM) and has an AC/DC switch so you can power it multiple ways.
Dremel 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary ToolRotary tools are great for quickly tackling a number of small jobs. You can use them to cut, grind, drill, polish and sand. The Dremel 8220-1/28 takes it even further by letting you do this anywhere thanks to it’s cordless battery.
DEWALT DWE6423K 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit SanderThe DEWALT DWE6423K is one of the best random orbit sanders on the market today. It’s 3.0 Amp motor oscillates the pad at 8,000 – 12,000 OPM. And it’s shorter height makes it easier to control, which means fewer accidents or mistakes. And you get a case as well as the dust bag.
Bosch GLM 35 Laser MeasureUsing a tape measure is great, but what if you need to measure a really long distance? That’s where the Bosch GLM 35 comes in. Using its laser, it can measure distances of out to 120 feet. And it’s accurate to 1/16” ! It’s also backlit to help you use it in dark conditions 🙂
Keter Folding Compact WorkbenchHaving a portable workbench that you can set up quickly when you need it can make life so much easier (and safer). This bench can support up to 1,000 pounds yet it’s light enough to be carried with one hand! Oh and it comes with 2 12-inch clamps 🙂
Sangean LB-100 Compact AM/FM Ultra Rugged Radio ReceiverIf you prefer listening to the radio while you work, check out the Sangean Toughbox radio. It’s water, dust and shock resistant so you can use it on any jobsite. And it has 5 memory presets for your favorite AM/FM stations.
Shop-Vac 5986000 Stainless Steel Wet-Dry VacuumIn my opinion, the 5986000 is the best wet dry vac for DIY. It’s 4.5 HP motor and large 5 gallon tank make it perfect for almost any DIY project or for cleaning around the home. And it comes with a three year warranty. No wonder it’s the best-selling wet-dry vac on Amazon.
WORX Clamping SawhorsesSaw horses are a great gift for DIY fans that often work alone. They act like a second pair of hands and securely hold what you’re working on. That’s going to help make projects go faster and keep you safer. These saw horses also come with clamps that attach directly without tools and can be used for other projects.
Klein Tools 8-Piece Cushion-Grip Screwdriver SetKlein make some of the best tools that you can buy and these screwdrivers are no different. Owners find them very comfortable thanks to the cushion-grip handles. And if taken care of these screwdrivers will last for a very long time. This set comes with 8 screwdrivers, which should be more than enough for most DIY projects.
Custom LeatherCraft Heavy Duty Framers Tool Belt SystemA tool belt keeps your tools handy while keeping them out of the way. That helps you work quicker and safer 🙂 The CLC Custom Leathercraft 1614 comes with a padded belt, shoulder straps to spread the load and six large pockets. It also has a loop for your hammer and is super adjustable.
Black+Decker LDX120C Cordless Drill-DriverThe LDC120C is the best cordless drill you can buy for $50. I should know – I own one and love it. Why’s it so great? Apart from the fact that you can use it anywhere, it has 10 drill speeds and a screwdriver mode. That’s a lot of flexibility in a small, light drill.
Wolverine Men’s Kingmont Steel-Toed BootDropping stuff on your feet hurts (and feet are expensive to fix), which means you need good foot protection. These steel-toed boots will help to protect your feet, all while keeping them comfortable 🙂
Gifts from $20-$50
Porter-Cable PCE300 15-Amp Circular SawThe PCE300 is the best circular saw that you can buy under $50. Its 15 amp motor can spin the blade up to 5,500 times a minute, which is more than enough to slice through 2x4s and plywood. And it comes with an 18 tooth carbide tipped blade so you can start cutting immediately. This is a great gift for DIY fans if you’re on a budget.
Leatherman Wingman MultitoolA multi-tool can be a great time-saver thanks to shoehorning so many tools into one small package. The wingman combines a pair of pliers with screwdrivers, scissors, a knife, a bottle opener and a metal file. Keep one handy in the house or the campsite and you’ll find yourself taking care of those little jobs quickly and easily.
Iron Forge 50 foot Extension Cord with LEDsThis probably isn’t an obvious gift for a DIY fan given that extension cords aren’t exactly cool. But this one can handle 15 amps, which is more than enough for any power tool you throw at it. And the plugs glow when the power is on, which helps keep you safe (and is easy to find in the dark). How cool is that? 🙂
IRWIN 8-Piece Quick-Grip Clamp SetThis clamp set is ideal for smaller projects and clamping in confined spaces. The One-Handed Mini Bar clamps are very comfortable to use. And the non-marring pads grip firmly without messing up your project. The Handi-Clamps have quick-release triggers, which can be a great time saver. The other great feature is that these clamps are backed by the IRWIN Lifetime Guarantee.
Black+Decker BDEJS600C 5.0-Amp Jig SawJig saws make great gifts for DIY fans that want to get into woodworking. And this jig saw is a great choice for a beginner. It has plenty of power, can make beveled cuts up to 45 degrees and has an integrated dust blower so you can see where you are cutting. It also has a quick-release mechanism for the blades, which is much easier to use than the old allen key systems.
APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth SpeakerListening to music while you work is so motivating in my experience. That why this waterproof bluetooth speaker is a great gift for DIY fans. And you get 10 hours of playback time, thanks to the 2200mAh rechargeable battery 🙂
15W 24 LED Spotlights Work LightsIf you can’t see well, you can’t work accurately or safely. With it’s rechargeable battery and waterproof design, the Hallomall worklight solves this problem by providing light wherever you work. It also has a strobe mode for emergencies and can recharge your phone!
NoCry Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding and Gel CushioningIf you’ve ever finished a DIY project with pain in your knees, these knee pads will be your new best friends 🙂 The thick foam padding and cushioning gel protects your knees and reduces the pain caused by kneeling on concrete, tile and wood floors.
Stanley FatMax 48-Inch Non-Magnetic LevelYou need a big level if you want to make sure big things are well.. level. That’s why you need the four-foot long Stanley FatMax 43-548 level. It’s three vials help you take accurate measurements from any angle. And it’s shock absorbent endcaps prevent damage if you drop it.
Stanley 16-ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe HammerA good hammer is worth its weight in gold and the Stanley 51-162 is a great hammer. It’s AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact, which means fewer mistakes. And it’s forged, 1 piece steel construction means that the 51-162 is built tough.
Gifts under $20
DEWALT Titanium Pilot Point Drill Bit SetThese drill bits are a great gift for a DIY fan that owns a drill. The titanium coating keeps the bits sharper for longer. And the pilot points help make sure that the bit doesn’t skid out when you start drilling. I own these bits and would buy them again in a heartbeat 🙂
DEWALT 40-Piece FlexTorq Screw Driving SetTo get the most out of your impact driver, you need an awesome set of driver bits. That’s where the DEWALT DWA2T40IR set comes in. They’ve been specifically designed to minimize drop, reduce wobble and to last longer. No wonder they are the #1 selling screwdriver bit set on Amazon 🙂 This is a great gift for DIY fans who love using their impact driver.
Black+Decker BDCS30C Rechargeable LED ScrewdriverIf you don’t need all the capabilities of a cordless drill, check out this cordless screwdriver. It’ll make short work of driving in screws. And it’s LED light makes working in dark conditions much easier.
Mechanix Wear Original GlovesFor some reason, I can’t seem to finish a DIY project without banging up my hands. Well, that was until I found Mechanix gloves. They offer great protection for your hands, fit well and look great. What more could you ask for?
Stanley 25 Foot FatMax Tape Measure“Measure twice, cut once” is practically the motto of DIYers. So you need a great tape measure if you want great results. The Stanley 33-725 has an ABS case with rubber mouldings for maximum durability. On top of that, it’s mylar polyester film and BladeArmour coating mean that you’ll probably never use its lifetime warranty.
Stanley 12-Inch Soft Sided Tool BagIf you prefer a soft-sided bag, the Stanley STST70574 is a great choice. It’s ideal for medium-size hand-tools and it’s exterior pockets are great for smaller items.
FC Folding Pocket Utility KnifeThis folding utility knife is a really well designed piece of gear. It’s aluminium body is lightweight yet sturdy. And it’s anti-slip grip will help to keep it secure in your hands. It comes with 5 replacement blades and a knife holster.
Qooltek Multipurpose Laser LevelThe Qooltek Multipurpose tool combines a laser level, bubble level, ruler and tape measure into one handy tool. Replace four tools with one! It even comes with a replacement battery 🙂
Fnova 34dB Safety Ear MuffsHearing protection may not sound cool but hearing loss is even less cool (believe me…). These ear muffs protect your ears up to 34db and are also great for shooting, sports events, concerts, festivals and fireworks. Oh and they come in a bunch of cool colors 🙂
J5 Tactical V1-Pro FlashlightThe V1-PRO is one of the best flashlights you can buy as a DIYer. Not only is is practically indestructible but it’s very bright. No more struggling to see in the dark while trying to replace a fuse trying to drill a hole in a dark closet. It also has a strobe mode for emergencies! This is a great for gift for DIY fans and home owners.
Stanley 15-Inch SharpTooth SawThe Stanley 20-526 is the saw you want when the urge to cut something by hand hits. It uses three cutting surfaces to cut 50% faster. And it’s induction-hardened teeth stay sharp up to 5 times longer than regular saw teeth. Add in it’s ergonomic handle and you have the recipe for a great saw at a reasonable price.
Stanley 16-Inch Tool BoxIf a tool chest is overkill for your tool collection, check out this toolbox. It has the same benefits as a tool chest – keeping your tools safe and secure – just in a smaller space. And the padlock loops help keep your tools secure.
DeWalt Dominator Safety GlassesSafety is important – that’s why safety glasses make for a great gift for a DIY fan 🙂 That’s why you need Dewalt’s Dominator glasses. They meet ANSI Z87.1+ standards and protect your eyes from 99.9% of harmful UV rays. Oh and they look cool!
Swanson Tool 7-Inch Speed Square Layout Tool with Blue BookThe Swanson S0101 makes cutting wood at a variety of angles quick and easy. Why? Well it combines features of framing square, tri square, mitre square, and protractor square. And the 62 page booklet that comes with it makes short work of roofing and stair calculations. This is a great gift for DIY fans who love woodworking.
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