Find the perfect gifts for woodworkers in your life. These functional, simple, and useful gift ideas are sure to be appreciated! There are great stocking stuffers for Christmas too!
If you are wondering what do you get a carpenter for Christmas, or want to buy something for someone who likes tools, whether a birthday gift or a holiday gift or a just-because gift for your favorite woodworker (even if that’s yourself) you’ll find something in this list of the 25 of the best gift ideas for woodworkers.
When you are shopping for gifts for woodworkers, you might think you need to buy expensive tools!
Unless you know the exact brand and/or item they want, I would advise against buying the big-ticket tools because they are usually a personal preference.
What is a good gift for a woodworker?
There are many things in the woodshop that can make life a LOT easier and it doesn’t need to involve expensive tools. Items like clamps, jigs, gauges, bits etc., are well used and appreciated. Many of these making perfect stocking stuffers too! I have gathered a few of my very favorites below.
Gift ideas for a woodworker
Most of these are simple little things and will also make perfect stocking stuffers for woodworkers at Christmas too!
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I love this silicone brush set! It spreads glue well and the clean up is a breeze with the silicone.
This is a great upgrade to the glue bottle. All the glue applicator attachments make applying glue uniform, easy and less messy!
Have you tried getting glue out of a bottle? You have to turn it upside down and shake it till the glue makes its way to the nozzle. The Glu-bot glue dispenser is absolutely brilliant! All you need to do is squeeze at any angle and the glue is out. It helps saves so much time in the woodshop!
This little multipurpose tool is AMAZING! It can measure so many configurations. It even has a built-in level. Ever since I got one of these, I use it all the time!
A woodworker needs to deal with fractions – lots of fractions. This quick-read tape measure is absolutely life-changing! It saves time with all the basic fractions marked right there including their decimal equivalents!
These bench cookies are used to elevate and hold a project off of a work surface without clamps. I use it when sanding, staining or painting. And more the better 🙂
8. Pipe clamps
This pipe clamp is super affordable and the best part is that there is no restriction in the size of the clamp because you buy the pipe that goes in it!
You will never hear a woodworker complaining of having too many clamps. This little ratchet bar clamp will be a great addition to any clamp collection.
I have 2 of these and I absolutely love these magnetic wristbands! It makes building so much easier when you don’t have to keep reaching across your project for screws!
11. Reusable shims
As a woodworker, the need to create even spacings is very important in various projects. They will find this set of reusable shims is very handy when building any project. The shims come in a set of varying sizes!
This is a life saver- literally! Huge dust collection systems can be very expensive but I love using this small port hose kit with my sander or BladeRunner X2 so I don’t have to breathe in any of the sawdust!
Every woodworker builds cabinet doors or drawers. This cabinet hardware jig makes attaching the hardware a breeze! I use it all the time!
Why go old school when you can have a digital protractor! It is used to measure angles between cuts of boards. I love the improved accuracy!
A pull saw is an important addition to any woodworker’s workshop and gets lots of mileage. I recently got this Japanese pull saw and it is great for quick flush cuts! It is super light and the handle has a great grip!
This little gadget measures angles and can be used on blades of saws – miter saw, table saw etc. Accuracy is alw89ays a woodworkers best friend!
This circle cutting jig makes it super easy to cut circles with a router.
This ear protection with bluetooth is a great way to stream music or podcasts in the workshop 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!
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Safety is most important with any power tool! This GRR-RIPPER push block protects hands while using a table saw.
One of the most important parts of building anything is making sure the project is square. This corner clamping jig makes it easy to get everything square. I use it all the time… especially while building drawers.
21. Firm Grip gloves
We have talked about ear and hand safety and these gloves are the perfect pair to keep fingers protected from all those splinters.
This WORX tools SwitchDriver drill/driver with dual bits is a new favorite in my shop! It easily helps drill pilot holes and drive the screws without having to carry two drills or manually switching out the bit each time! It will make a really great addition to any woodworker’s workshop!
Pocket holes are a great quick way to join wood. They may already have a larger pocket hole system, but this little Kreg 320 system packs a whole lot of bang! It makes it easier to work with larger boards. Trust me, they will love it!
Keep them excited for a new gift every month with a subscription to the Craftsman Crate – they get a complete kit with real tools to make a hands-on project!
Every woodworker loves showing off their work and what they do!
More Gift Ideas for Woodworkers
This is just a little list of gift ideas for woodworkers.
If you need more ideas, be sure to check out my list of gift ideas for DIYers and Woodworkers! I keep adding more items as I come across them so it is always updated!
Need to buy a larger tool? Take a look at my ultimate gift guide for DIYers!