10 Cool DIY Gifts for Handy Guy or Girl on Your List
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10 Cool Gifts that Every Handy Guy (or Gal) Would Love

10 Cool DIY Gifts for Handy Guy or Girl on Your List

As an avid DIYer, I know that Father’s Day is a good time to pick up great bargains on DIY tools and more. Sometimes picking out the right gift for that handy person in your life can be a little daunting. Therefore, I’ve created a list of cool products that I love and I know your “handy” person would too. And, hey, if this list is for the handy gal instead, then so be it!

Here are 10 Cool Gifts that Every Handy Guy (or Gal) Would Love, to fit any budget (contains affiliate links.)

Campbell Hausfeld Compressor Nailer combo kit

$141 – Campbell Hausfeld Finish Nailer and Air Compressor Set

This compressor and nail gun set is hard to find. I scoured the web to find this set that has everything the DIY homeowner would want! I bought a similar Campbell Hausfed set six years ago and it is still shooting nails like the day I bought it. Perfect for trim moulding and small woodworking jobs.

Milwaukee Job Site Radio

$98 – Milwaukee Job Site Radio with Phone Port

This job site radio ROCKS! And not just the tunes. I’ve been using this radio for over a year now.  It is rugged and water resistant (plus has a spot to protect your phone while you rock out.) The sound quality is great and I love that I can plug my iPhone (will work with any mobile device with a headphone jack) and listen to Pandora or Spotify.

$39.97 – 3M Digital Work Tunes AM/FM and Mp3 plug-in Hearing Protection

You may have seen our review for these 3M Digital Work Tunes ear muffs the other day. But, we still think these hearing savers from 3M Tekk are the bomb! Pretty Handsome Guy loves to use them while mowing the lawn, so he can rock out or listen to the game at the same time. I just like to be-bop-a-lou-bop while I’m using those loud power tools. Luckily we haven’t had to fight over the pair yet.

Rockwell Sonicrafter

$114.99 – Rockwell Sonicrafter Hyperlock with Universal Fit and Constant Speed Control Oscillating Tool Kit

This is a tool that I’d ask for on a desert island! It is invaluable for cutting out sections of trim, removing baseboard and moldings. Put the metal cutting blade on and you can cut nails and screws from under siding, for removing pallet wood and much much more. Plus, you can change the head and use it for detail sanding or as a scraper. If the price seems a bit too high, you can buy the less expensive version without the hard storage case and extra accessories.

Family Handyman Subscription

$10.00 – Family Handyman Magazine – (for 1 year)

Family Handyman is one of my favorite DIY instructional magazines. Almost every month (11 issues per year) you’ll receive a variety of home improvement, home repair and woodworking tips and tutorials. You might want to clear some shelves to save the back issues. You’ll never know when you want the plans to build that amazing shed in a past issue.

Kobalt Xtreme Socket Set

$71.49  – Kobalt Xtreme Socket Set

This socket set really appeals to me because I have so many socket sets (metric, english, deep, crescent wrenches, yada yada.) A set of these sockets eliminates the need for all those others and limits the number of trips climbing down the ladder to find the correct socket for that one bolt that needs tightening.

$30.48 – 6 pc. Irwin clamp set

Back when I started my clamp collection, I made the newbie mistake of buying cheap no name clamps. I have regretted that purchase ever since. Cheap generic clamps don’t hold tight and the shoes slip off. Plus, the grips are not even close to being ergonomically designed for anyone’s hand!

A few years ago Irwin sent me one of their clamps to try. My socks were blown off. I had no idea that a clamp was supposed to be easy to use and rugged. For $30, you can get these strong clamps for the workshop (I don’t know any DIYer that can’t use an extra set of hands.)

Werner Adjustable Ladder

$209.99 – Werner 22 foot adjustable ladder

Only one ladder is all you need with this Werner 22 ft. Adjustable Ladder. I purchased this ladder a few weeks ago at Lowe’s and it is already proving to be my favorite ladder. It folds up flat and can easily be stored in the corner of your garage. When you need a ladder it is an extension ladder, an A-Frame ladder, two scaffold bases (scaffold plank sold separately) and can adjust to an asymmetrical ladder for stairs and uneven surfaces. The ladder is sturdy and strong enough to hold two adults.


$38.28 – 10 pc. Red Tools for Kids

This may seem like an odd gift item for the handy guy. But, as any parent knows, there is rarely a time when your kids won’t venture over to see what you are doing and want “to help you.”  These tools are prefect to entertain the kids by letting them work in the shop as well. What I like best is that the tools are not cheap plastic tools. They are real metal tools sized for a child’s hand. They are recommended for ages 8 and up, but under supervision a younger child can use them. You can set out some scraps of wood and let the kids entertain themselves while you finish your project.

$8.03 – Magno-Grip Magnetic Wrist Band

Any handy person knows that you can ALWAYS use somewhere to hold nails and screws. A nail in your mouth is not the answer. I’ve been known to put screws in my pocket only to forget about them and get jabbed in the thigh later when I sit down to eat “ouch!” This magnetic wrist band is perfect for holding more nails, screws and extra driver bits.

Hopefully this list helps you get that Father’s Day shopping done so you can get back to your DIY projects!

Disclosure: I was not paid to mention or suggest any of the gifts above. There are affiliate links in this post. I earn a few pennies if you click on them and buy anything from Amazon.

7 replies
  1. Kim (TheMoney-Pit)
    Kim (TheMoney-Pit) says:

    I LOVE my subscription to American Handyman. My husband is not the DIY’r in the family so he is getting chocolate for Father’s day.. and I’ll keep all the power tools to myself! 😀

  2. Karmen
    Karmen says:

    Thank you so much for this! I was just about ready to leave for the book store to look for my dad a DIY book for Father’s Day. The Family Handyman magazine subscription was so much better and saved me the trip!

  3. Jeff Patterson
    Jeff Patterson says:

    Oooh boy, I like this list. I totally agree with you Brittany on the speed set for drills. Now that I have one, my impact driver is “the” main tool I can’t live without. The wrist magnet is a cool idea, too!


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