Are you buying one or more gifts for handymen who love to build things or just tinker around?
Then getting him something linked to his passion is a great idea! But watch out, just getting him some tools won’t work as he might already have them … somewhere.
Bottom line: Buying the right gifts for a handyman is not easy, but if you get it right he will be thrilled!
To help you out, we complied the list of 34 best gifts for handymen recommended by Daniel Apodoaca.
Let’s get cracking!
In this article you will find:
- 34 best gifts for a handyman
- How do I choose the right gifts for a handyman?
- What are good gifts for a handyman dad?
34. Can-Do Clamps
Ever tried to screw 2 pieces of wood together while holding them at the same time?
Well, it’s definitely not easy, we can tell you that!
But with these can-do clamps, the job becomes a breeze. With the 4-pack gift set, a handyman can even hold an entire frame in place, which is an absolute game-changer.
33. Car Repair Tracking System
Next on our list of best gifts for a handyman in 2022, we have a nifty gadget that helps with car maintenance & repair.
The FIXD is a little device that is linked to a car’s onboard computer and that tracks any of 7000 potential issues and flags it immediately on your phone.
On top of that, it will also advise how to best fix the issue, helping you to avoid expensive mechanic costs.
32. Not A Glue
For the handyman that already has every tool you can think of, we present the perfect gift.
With BONDIC, you can almost fix anything. It works on virtually anything and the unique polymer bonding is extremely strong.
This new and much more effective solution works where glue fails. It won’t dry out and only hardens when you want it to!
31. Fingerprint Padlock
A real handyman will have all his precious and expensive tools locked away in toolboxes and sheds.
But with the Airbolt, he doesn’t have to carry any keys around with him anymore.
He can lock and unlock one or more Airbolt locks directly from his phone. On top of that, you can see where the lock is at any time, thanks to a GPS tracker.
30. Toughbuilt Handyman Tool Belt
It shouldn’t be a surprise to see a tool belt on this list of best gifts for a handyman.
However, the Toughbuilt is like the Rolls Royce of tool belts.
It features 3 padded pouches and a heavy belt, which together offer 36 separate pouches for a wide variety of tools.
29. Digital Water Leak Detector
Gone are the days of dad drilling holes along the wall trying to find a water leak.
This nifty gadget can automatically detect the moisture levels within materials.
One of those novelty gifts a handyman will be absolutely thrilled with.
28. Google Learning Thermostat
For the tech-loving handyman dad, we present the ultimate thermostat.
The Google Nest learns how your home warms up and keeps an eye on the weather to get you the temperature you want.
This is one of our favorite tech gifts for a handyman in 2022.
27. Working Hands Cream
All that hard DIY work does take its toll on a handyman’s hands.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is a concentrated hand cream that heals, relieves, and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands.
Maybe not one of our most expensive gifts for a handyman, but nonetheless a very useful one.
26. Handyman Back Brace
If you’re looking for gifts for a handyman that makes his job easier, go for a solid back brace.
The brace is very well made, sturdy with Velcro closing with extra adjustable Velcro flaps that cover the underlying brace.
It looks great and fits well under clothing, hardly detectable if you need it to be.
25. Bendable Magnetic Pickup Tool
If you ever heard a handyman cursing throughout the house, 9 out of 10 times he dropped something and can’t reach it anymore.
But with this handy gift, he can recover any metallic item from even the tightest place.
Because it’s bendable, this magnetic tool can even reach in between car engines.
24. Handyman Comfort Knee Pads
Spend 10 minutes on your knees and you’ll understand why a comfy pair of knee pads is probably one the best gifts you can give a handyman.
Thanks to their ergonomic design, the knee pads will snugly keep in place all day long, while properly protecting a handyman’s knees.
The quick-release slip buckle clips make putting on and taking off these knee pads a breeze.
23. Powerful Winch
If you’re looking for more expensive gifts for a handyman, a powerful winch is a tool that can help him with everything from towing cars to pulling out tree trunks.
The Smittybilt winch has a staggering load capacity of no less than 9500 pounds.
It even is waterproof and has an amphibious motor, and 3 Stage Planetary Gear System.
22. Online DIY Electrician Course
The one thing that most DIY handymen will hesitate to touch is any electrical wiring.
Rightfully so, as electricity isn’t just dangerous to mess with, it can also create a fire hazard for the house.
With this beginner’s course in household electricity, he’ll be able to get an electrician’s skills from the comfort of his own home.
21. Digital Angle Gauge
Next on our list of best gifts for a handyman in 2022, we have the digital angle gauge.
This handy gadget is an indispensable tool when building angled objects such as a staircase, roof, or driveway.
It can firmly attach itself to metal surfaces, and even to curved metallic pipes.
20. Portable Rocking Chair
When a handyman is working on location, he loves to take a break and just look at how his work is progressing.
With this portable rocking chair, he can do so in the utmost comfort.
The rocking chair quickly and easily folds flat for storage and transportation, and even comes with a handy cup holder.
19. Handyman Support Helper
The difficult thing about being a handyman is that most of the time you have to do it by yourself.
That is why this next gadget is one of the most appreciated gifts for a handyman on this list.
This trustworthy support has a neoprene grip and an easy-pump handle.
18. Leatherman Multitool Bracelet
At No. 18 on our list of best gifts for a handyman, we find a must-have gadget by a beloved DIY brand.
Leatherman is considered the golden standard when it comes to multitools. And this smartly designed multitool bracelet does live up to its name.
It features a variety of box wrenches, hex drives, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, oxygen tank wrench, carbide glass breaker, sim card pick, cutting hook, socket drive adapter, and a bottle opener.
17. Handyman Tools Pen Set
A handyman builds and fixes stuff not just because he has to, but because he loves tinkering around.
That is why this fitting pen set is one of our most sold gifts for a handyman.
Each set contains 4 realistically designed tool-shaped pens.
16. Infrared Temperature Gun
When it comes to gifts for a handyman dad, the infrared temperature gun is always a big hit.
This device can measure surface temperatures ranging from -58℉ to 716℉/ -50℃ to 380℃.
A handyman dad can use it when cooking & barbequing, performing auto maintenance, doing home repairs, and a host of other tasks.
15. Marking & Measuring Tool
A real DIY handyman will always want his work to be exact and leveled.
But with only 2 hands, it is often not easy to mark and measure at the same time.
But with this novelty gift for a handyman, he can exactly do that easily.
14. Flashlight Gloves
The image popping in your head when you hear a handyman is probably a man under the sink with a flashlight in between his teeth.
Well, they don’t hold their torches in their mouth for the taste, we can tell you that.
Thanks to this handy pair of gloves, he’ll be able to light the exact areas where his hands are working.
13. Universal Socket Grip
Next on our list of the best gifts for a handyman, we have this time-saving gadget.
This universal socket instantly adjusts to grip hex nuts, hooks, eye and lag screws, bolt heads, and other various shapes and sizes of objects.
So no more digging around the toolbox trying to find the right wrench!
12. Bucket Tool Organizer
One of our bestselling gifts for a handyman is this smart tool organizer.
It fits any standard size bucket and can hold a large variety of tools.
With this gift, a handyman doesn’t have to bend over 20 times to pick up all his tools, which is great for his back.
11. Endoscope Smartphone Camera
A handyman often has to work in narrow spaces or even inside the piping.
With this gadget gift, he will be able to see exactly what’s going on even in the tightest of spaces.
The endoscope can be connected to any smartphone, so no extra specialized equipment is needed.
10. Laser Distance Measurer
With this tool gift, he will be able to measure the distance between any 2 points easily and with great accuracy.
The Bosh works by shooting a pulse of laser light in and measuring the amount of time it takes for each pulse to bounce back to its accompanied sensor.
It will save him time while increasing accuracy. It makes a stellar gift for any handyman! Note, when it comes to lasers, stick to the A-brand like Bosch. The cheaper ones tend to not be as accurate.
9. Led Light Spatula
Every burger or steak will be grilled to perfection from now on, no matter the time of night, thanks to this led light spatula.
It shines an intense and clear beam of light directly on the spatula.
A super cool tool gift for a man who loves to BBQ, even when the sun has already set.
8. Smart Touch Screen Lock
The SMONET is a door lock that can be unlocked by smartphone or via touch screen keys.
On top, the owner can create and send PIN codes to guests and visitors remotely.
It also comes with backup physical keys so he’ll never be locked out of his home, and it tracks the dates and times at which visitors enter the house.
7. Electronic Mug Warmer
Once he’s into a certain DIY project, he will keep on going till it’s finished.
Let him at least enjoy a warm cup of coffee while he works with this electronic mug warmer.
Thanks to the extra-long power cord, he will for sure be able to find the right place for it in his workshop.
6. STANLEY 65 Piece Tool Kit
The must-have tool gift for any starting handyman.
This high-quality tool kit from Stanley includes all the most important tools a man needs.
Are you buying a gift for a man who just moved to his first apartment or house? Then perhaps this is the perfect housewarming gift!
5. Touch Screen Compatible Work Gloves
No more having to remove his work gloves every time he gets a message or call.
These lightweight and comfortable gloves will protect his hands from cuts and punctures, whilst still allowing him to operate any touch screen.
A simple yet incredibly practical tool gift that any handyman will appreciate!
4. Led Headlight
A great tool for a DIY man to keep both his hands free when working on a project in the garage or at night.
This LED headlight is waterproof, rechargeable, and has four different modes.
The headlight comes with a nice little pouch for easy storage.
3. World’s Smallest Multitool
Every handyman will love this little gimmick hailing from the aerospace industry and will keep it on him at all times.
Although only the size of a penny, this titanium tool boasts immense strength.
Whether he quickly needs to open a paint can, loosen screws, or pop a bottle, this little fellow can do it all.
The ‘Claw’ is a super cool tool gift that will be a hit with every handyman in your life!
2. Homemade Gin Kit
After a hard day of building or fixing stuff around the house, he deserves to sit back and relax.
With this starter kit, he can make his very own quality gin to celebrate his great DIY accomplishments of the day.
Let’s just hope he is better at making gin than he is at fixing the garbage disposal…
1. Magnetic Wristband
At the top of our list of best tool gifts for handymen, we have a true game changer for any man who has ever assembled anything.
You see, there is nothing more annoying than losing those screws or nails while trying to take apart or reassemble an object.
However, with this simple, cheap, yet very effective magnetic wristband he will never lose them again!
How do I choose the right gifts for a handyman?
Although a true handyman will appreciate most DIY-related gifts, here are some tips to zero down on the best ones for your specific case:
- Try to find out if there is a specific tool or gadget on his wish list. If he hasn’t mentioned anything to you, check with his family members or friends.
- If you have a certain gift in mind, try to double-check your handyman doesn’t already have it. Do this by checking his toolbox or shed yourself, or again by asking his close friends.
- Ask yourself whether you have seen him struggling with (or cursing during) certain tasks lately. If so, try to find a handyman gadget gift that will help him. Great examples are these Can-Do Clamps, this Handyman Support Helper, or these Flashlight Gloves.
What are good gifts for a handyman dad?
The best gifts for handyman dads are new tools or gadgets that they can use to tinker around the house. Alternatively, you can give him educational materials or courses.
Here are our favorite gifts for handyman dads:
- Online DIY Electrician Course: Electricity is one of the most difficult areas for DIY construction. That is why a handyman dad can always use beginner’s courses to help him grasp the basics.
- Google Learning Thermostat: Dads and thermostats have a special relationship. He’ll love this smart thermostat by Google that will learn your dad’s preference and automatically adjust the temperature accordingly.
- Handyman Back Brace: If you want your dad to ever pick up his grandkids, he will have to take care of that back of his. That is why this back brace is the perfect gift for a handyman dad and that shows him you care.
Looking for More Gifts For A Handyman?
Hope you find this list of best gifts for a handyman useful and you are now set to surprise him with the perfect gift! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them below. Would you just like to see more gift ideas for him? Check out our best gifts for welders and farmers.
Last Updated on September 7, 2023 by Emily Scott