Looking for gift ideas for the DIYer in your life? This is the ultimate list filled with ideas – for every budget and every occasion!
Finding the perfect tool gift for DIYers isn’t always easy.
Especially if you aren’t a DIYer yourself.
You have no ideas what to get them.
- What tool do they want?
- What tool do they need for their next DIY project?
- Will they really use the tool you get them?
I have you covered.
If you have someone in your life who loves to take care of home improvement and maintenance themselves, I have a full curated list of great gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift.
All of these will make excellent:
- Birthday gifts
- Christmas gifts (some are great stocking stuffers too)
- Housewarming gifts
Having worked on building furniture and I picked a comprehensive list of my favorite picks that will make a welcome addition to any DIYer’s tool kit.
Keeping pricing in mind – from $5 – $150 for these tools, you will definitely find the perfect gift in your price range.
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Gift Ideas for DIYers
1. Paint Brush Cover
Great for when taking a break from painting. This paintbrush cover helps keep paintbrushes wet and ready to use between coats without having to wash them out.
2. Wooster Shortcut
This is my favorite paintbrush! Everyone I have referred this to loves it too! It allows to easily and neatly cut in wall trim and tight places while painting without making a mess.
Plus, the flexible handle is super comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
3. Bolt and Screw Extractor
One of the frustrations with DIY and home improvement is the dreaded stripped screws! This will help them easily remove even the most stubborn broken bolt or screw!
4. Snowflake Multi Tool
Versatile tools always win!
This one allows them to take care of simple projects around the house without having to get out the entire toolbox.
5. Quick Read Tape Measure
This is my favorite tape measure! All the fractions and decimals are printed on the tape.
This makes it easy to read and they don’t need to convert between fractions and decimals!
6. Magnetic Pick Up Tool
This will be a useful tool allowing them to pick up dropped screws, nails, and small metal objects in tight places.
7. Work Gloves
Protect their knuckles and make gripping projects and tools easy. These gloves are machine washable and have a hook and loop closure that gives an adjustable secure fit.
8. Universal Socket
They will love this universal socket that can be used with almost any drill or driver. It’s the perfect addition to their toolbox.
9. Irwin Quick Grip Clamps
These are the perfect addition to their workshop for holding a project together while they work on it.
10. Magnetic Wristband
This simple magnetic wristband helps then them keep all their screws at hand easily accessible as they work on their project.
11. Professional Leveling Kit
When working on projects, you sometimes need to hold things up and level. This helps make leveling a project easier.
It will act as a second pair of hands and won’t scratch the project they are working on.
12. Arrow T-50 Staple Gun
This staple gun helps make general repairs, upholstery, or do crafting projects too. This easy-to-use staple gun belongs in their tool arsenal.
13. Stud Finder
Important for installing anything on walls. This stud finder helps them locate studs in the wall and gives off a warning when wiring is present to keep them safe.
14. Screwdriver Set
Screw drivers are essential in any tool kit.
This set has all the types and sizes they will need with magnetic tips. No more dropping screws, the magnetic tips will keep screws in place for them to get the job done.
15. Head Lamp
Dark spaces come with the DIY territory – it could be fixing something under the sink or in an attic. A trusty headlamp makes an amazing gift to light their way.
Not only is it handsfree, but they can also use it for other activities!
This one is rechargeable with motion sensor lights!
16. Right Angle Drill Attachment
This is one of my absolute favorite helpers. It makes getting into tight spaces where you can’t fit a drill super easy.
Trust me, it will get lots of good use.
17. Contour Gauge
Home improvement projects often come with weird angles and crazy outlines.
These contour gauges make it easy for them to transfer outlines from one part of the project to the other.
18. Voltage Tester
This voltage tester will make it easy for them to check for live wiring keeping safe when tackling any kind of electrical projects – small or big.
19. Arrow Glue Gun
Glue guns are underrated. They are a great tool to have in any tool bag. Whether its a quick fix or holding things temporarily in place, this professional glue gun will get lots of use.
20. Bosch Laser Distance Measure
A laser level is a lot more accurate and faster than a traditional tape measure.
It is compact and can easily be travel with them from project to project and measure distances in real time.
21. MagnoGrip Tool Organzier
Help them keep all their tools organized and within reach while working on a project.
22. Purdy Paint Pail
The adjustable strap will make it easy for the DIYer to hold onto and keep paint projects neater. The handy magnetic paintbrush holder keeps the brush within easy reach.
23. Digital Multimeter
A tool to help the DIYer check if there is voltage running through wiring. Great for checking to make sure wires aren’t live before working on an electrical project.
24. Dewalt Drill Bit Set
A DIYer can never have enough drill bits they will love this gift!
25. Shop Vac
A shop vac let’s them clean up after themselves. It’s a practical addition to their workshop and can be used to clean up wet or dry messes.
26. Worx Switch Driver
Cordless drills are a necessity. But when you have to make holes and add screws, you need two drills! This one has two in one! They can easily switch back and forth between drill bits and screwdriver on the same tool – saving time and effort!
27. Dewalt Bluetooth Speaker
Let them crank up the toons while they work. Will bluetooth up to 100ft. and has a carry handle and phone holder.
28. Dewalt Oscillating Tool
This tool will let them do fine cutting detail on woodworking projects and so much more.
29. ISOTUNES 2.0
Hearing protection is extremely important – especially when using loud power tools.
This ear protection with Bluetooth is a great way to stream music or podcasts during projects and block out all the noisy tools at the same time for much-needed ear protection.
I have the IsoTunes PRO 2.0 and I love it!
Get $10 off with code ANIKA10!
30. Paint Sprayer
A paint sprayer is one of the must-haves for DIYers – they can not only use it for painting furniture, projects but also walls and fences!
31. Skil Self Leveling Laser
Allows the DIYer to project a level line around the room to complete projects like chair railing, hanging pictures, wallpaper, and more.
32. Worx Work Table
The Worx work table allows them to have an extra workspace and folds up to be put away when not in use.
33. Worx Hydroshot
Portable and rechargeable, clean-up projects will be a breeze for them with the Worx Hydroshot.
34. Workx Markerx
35. Dewalt Atomic Drill Driver Kit
They will love this drill/driver combo kit. Complete with batteries and charger this is the ultimate gift for the DIYer.
T-shirts for the DIYer
Of course, every DIYer loves to show off the DIY Spirit! Here are a few I designed recently!
All these designs are available in whole bunch of colors and men’s and women’s sizes.
The “I can make that” and the “Coffee and Sawdust” t-shirts are a reader favorite!
Take a look at more designs and get them T-shirts that they will love to wear and show off inside or outside the workshop! There are mugs too! AND hoodies to work in the shop on a cool day!
Books and inspiration –
DIYers love looking at books to learn and to be inspired! Here is a list of some of my favorites. Some of these make great coffee table books too!
I hope this gift guide for the DIYer gives you some great ideas for the DIYers on your list or for your wishlist!
I’d definitely go for the books and some of the little things DIYers forget most of the time like the protective glasses and hearing protection.
Thank you for coming up with a great list of gift ideas for DIYers! 🙂
Doug - GarageGearGuide
Personally, I would go for a new cordless drill, my current one (at least a decade old) has finally died 🙁 Santa, new drill please!
Hi, One of cousins is a woodworker. I want to give him a drill for his work. Hope so he will be happy to see this. What do you think about this ?