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Handyman Gifts and Gadgets

Updated on June 1, 2014

Find the perfect gift for a handyman with this fun gift guide.

Shopping for a handyman can be a challenge when the recipient already has a pile of tools and odd projects started all over the place but this gift guide is here to help. I have hand selected some of the best handyman gifts and gadgets this season so you can find a unique present that your man or relative is sure to love.

Browse this lens for unique gifts for men who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty including lighting, tools and electronic gadgets. These practical gifts will appeal to mechanics, renovators, wood workers, DIY hobbyists, gadget lovers and tool fanatics!

All items are available from Amazon for easy shopping.

These sturdy Casio G-Shock watches make great gifts for men who don't want to worry about the occasional knock to their watch or getting it soaked while working. This model features a large clear digital display plus useful features such as stop watch, countdown timer, alarm and stand out red housing. These rugged watches are made as tough as they look so he is sure to appreciate the build and styling.

Thermal Leak Detector

The Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector is a unique gift idea that helps increase the efficiency of a home's insulation by finding leaky areas that can lead to higher heating and cooling bills. You'll instantly identify problem areas around drafty windows and doors, and uncover hidden leaks and insulation "soft spots" around your home. Check windows, ducts, and walls with the thermal reference light that indicates hot and cold spots. You can even use the detector to diagnose engine misfires or check your refrigerator and freezer settings.

Mechanix Work Gloves

For use in the home, auto, utility, shop or the race track. The original glove developed to protect racecar mechanics from cuts, scrapes and abrasions. Unlike ordinary leather gloves, Mechanix gloves provide so much feel you can pick up thin washers.

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Practical Gadgets

Handymen will love these useful gift items they can use every day.

This is a cool magnetic work light with 11 powerful Neodymium magnets that will grip to anything steel. Very bright white LED lights can also emit red and flashing red for emergencies. Keep one in your car or shop.

Amazon Review: I bought some of the smaller Light Mines in the past and found them to be great little lights. The Professional version is the exact same principal and proves to be just as useful, but obviously more power and some other light options. I ride a Harley so I bought one to put in my saddle bags. This is a decent light for roadside repairs because it can be aimed in any direction, plus the blinking hazard light could be useful...Although I hope I never have to use it!

This is a practical gadget most guys could use. Keep bolts, screws, nails, nuts, wrenches and small tools close at hand while he works with this rugged magnetic wrist band. Wear it while fixing cars, doing home improvement projects or woodworking. Comfortable and sturdy enough to wear all day.

Leatherman Skeletool CX

This new Leatherman makes a great gift with its high performance, light weight and rugged good looks. The steel handle is coated with Tungsten DLC/carbon fiber; holds a blade, needle nose/regular pliers, wire cutters, four bits/bit driver and bottle opener. I prefer this sleek Skeletool to it's bigger brothers because it is much lighter and easier to bring along. You pay extra for this CX model but the carbon fiber looks really cool making this the ultimate Leatherman tool gift :)

High Tech Gifts

Gifts for men who enjoy electronics, gadgets and high tech presents.

Kindle Fire Color Tablet

The new Kindle Fire is is a fantastic gift for a handyman with it's many features such as mutli-touch and wi-fi. He will find it invaluable for streaming how to videos while working on DIY projects, downloading hard to find service manuals, browsing web sites and keeping up with the latest news and magazines for his industry or hobby. It is the perfect size bring to the shop or on the job.

With Joby's Gorillatorch adjustable tripod flashlight, you'll be able to tackle a wide range of jobs in dimly lit conditions without having to balance a standard flashlight under the crook of your neck. With its powerful magnetic feet and bendable and flexible legs, you can illuminate virtually any target and keep your hands focused on the job at hand.

This cool laser distance measuring gadget has excellent measuring accuracy over long distances, as well as an assortment of features designed to assist the user and provide durability at the job site. It's an ideal measuring tool for contractors, electricians, woodworks, drywallers, construction workers, estimators, and anyone working a big project that needs accurate measurements.

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      mellissalorentz 5 years ago

      I see many useful things in here!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      The magnetic wristband is awesome! Great lens with wonderful selections. Fun to read.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      My favorite is the thermal leak detector. I know that our house is losing heat somehow...

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      Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

      Thanks for visiting this handyman gifts and gadgets guide!