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What to buy for the Home Handyman

Updated on April 10, 2014

Great Gift Ideas for DIY Types

If the thought of heading into Home Depot to choose a gift for your handy husband, boyfriend or brother** scares you more than a visit to the dentist this shopping list might be just what you need. I have gather together a list of great options that most handy types would love to own. Based on sound research - well I asked my brother, uncle and husband what they coveted most - I present their top suggestions for choosing

From the amateur woodworker to the man who just likes to feel he could fix those nagging little problems round the house if he really wanted to there is something here to suit everyone.

** For simplicity's sake I have stuck to the male gender here, of course women can be handy, one of my best friends just built her own garden deck and I doubt her hubby would have know where to start, it just seemed easier to stereotype here. Please don't take offence ;-)

photo by Per Erik Strandberg sv:User:PER9000 via Wikimedia Commons

Top 10 Things Every Handyman Needs

  1. A tool box or organizer - no point having great tools if you can't find them.
  2. A drill - from hanging a picture to tightening screws
  3. A spirit level - from hanging picture to sheets of walling
  4. Good quality protective gloves and goggles
  5. A sander - who likes using sandpaper?
  6. A hammer - to hit his thumb with
  7. A screwdriver set
  8. A saw - from tree lopping to preparing timber
  9. A measuring tape
  10. A first aid kit - even the most seasoned handyman occasionally slips up ;-)

Organize your tools

Why You Need a Good Tool Bag - Finding the tool you need is often a problem

Organise your tools and you will get more done.

CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1528 22 Pocket Large Electrical and Maintenance Tool Carrier
CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1528 22 Pocket Large Electrical and Maintenance Tool Carrier

This bag is super study and features a comfortable padded handle and a shoulder strap allowing you to carry it hands free. There are 9 inside pockets and 15 outside pockets. There is also a plastic container that slides into the bottom of the carrier for storing nails, screws and other small items.

 

Choosing The Best Tool Storage - Got a bucket just laying around?

I love this idea. Turn an ordinary bucket into an extraordinary toolbox. Easy to carry, pockets everywhere to store things and durable construction make this a great choice.

Bucket Boss 01056 56-Pocket Bucket Tool Organizer
Bucket Boss 01056 56-Pocket Bucket Tool Organizer

This carrier fits any standard 5 gallon bucket. It has 56 pockets and a cordless drill holster. Best of all it features a lifetime warranty so you really can not go wrong.

 

Health and Safety Ideas

Leathercraft Handyman Gloves - Keep his hands soft to touch

CLC 125L Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Shrink Resistant, Improved Dexterity, Tough, Stretchable, Excellent Grip
CLC 125L Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Shrink Resistant, Improved Dexterity, Tough, Stretchable, Excellent Grip

The thing that caught my eye with these gloves was the knuckle padding. I can not tell you how many times I have hit my knuckles while trying to hit a nail. My husband has large hands and often finds gloves a little snug but the fit of these is quite generous. They come in 5 sizes so great for those that usually have trouble getting a good fit. They are reinforced on the thumb and first 2 fingers which adds to their durability.

 

How about some shiny new tools

As the old saying goes....

A bad workman blames his tools... get him some new tools and he will have no one to blame!

A jigsaw will add a new dimension to the projects you can undertake - It's a tool but kinda fun like a toy

Precision cutting that makes many woodworking jobs faster and gives a professional finish.

Makita 4350FCT Top Handle Jig Saw with L.E.D.Light
Makita 4350FCT Top Handle Jig Saw with L.E.D.Light

This model features a LED light that lights up the cutting area and a dust blower to keep things clean where you are cutting.

 

5 Speed Sander - Remodel that old dresser or chest

A sander makes easy work of removing old paint and preparing surfaces for a new beginning.

Bosch ROS20VSK 120-Volt Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit
Bosch ROS20VSK 120-Volt Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit

This 5 speed sander comes in a sturdy storage case. The dust canister on this model comes off easily for cleaning.

 

A Beginners Home Tool Kit - Perfect starter set for home repairs

Denali 115pc Home Repair Tool Kit
Denali 115pc Home Repair Tool Kit

The set features a hammer, torpedo level, tape measure. utility knife, wrenches, hex/Allen key set, 4 types of pliers, 5 different screwdrivers and drill bits. It is presented in a study tool bag that keeps it all organised.

 

Time for a laugh?

Give them some inspiration

A Reference Book for the Home Handyman - Or Woman!

The Handyman's Book: Tools, Materials, and Techniques for Traditional Woodworkers
The Handyman's Book: Tools, Materials, and Techniques for Traditional Woodworkers

768 pages of classic word working hints and tips. The book features old-fashioned drawings that clearly explain the best approaches to many everyday projects.

 

Inspiration To Pick Up The Tools

101 Saturday Morning Projects: Organize - Decorate - Rejuvenate No Project over 4 hours!
101 Saturday Morning Projects: Organize - Decorate - Rejuvenate No Project over 4 hours!

Simple instructions and lots of photos in the book will convince any handyman to have a good at trying some of these projects.

 

Gift cards are a great choice too - If you still can not decide

You can also get email or Facebook delivered cards - great for last minute oops I forgot gifts

Any tools you think are missing?

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      I would definitely want to have these tools in my toolbox

    working

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