You’re in for a treat today! I’m giving you the ultimate Christmas Gift Ideas for Woodworkers and DIYers. So the next time someone asks you what you want for Christmas, you just send them this link and say “go crazy”. Boom, done.
And if you’re the buyer, then know I personally own all these tools and use them in my shop. This isn’t a list of things I think look cool. It’s a list I’ve made from my own experience in the shop.
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Of course different gift givers need different price ranges. No worries. I’ve broken it down into 5 categories: Under $10 (Stocking Stuffers), Under $25 (Small Gifts), Under $50 (The Sweet Spot), Under $100 (Now We’re Talking), and Over $100 (Makin’ it Rain).
Without further ado let’s get to the ideas!
Under $10 – Stocking Stuffers
There are some great gems in this group and at under $10 you can give several of them to that special woodworker, or share the wealth with a slew of your favorite craftsmen.
My number 1 pick from this group is the FastCap GluBot glue bottle. This little guy is simply a great way to always have glue on the ready. No shaking the glue bottle to get it to the tip, just squeeze and go.
A flashlight like the UltraFire Mini might seem like an odd item for woodworkers, but just remember woodworkers love searching for great deals on wood, tools, and whatever. And a pocket size light is perfect when
jumping in that dumpster looking for salvaged wood.
Drafting triangles are awesome in the shop. I use them all the time for quick reference when setting up angled cuts and tend to grab them for drawing straight lines as well. Grab a 45 and a 30/60 degree one too.
Under $25 – Small Gifts
Okay, we’ve stepped up the ladder a wee bit and there are some great finds under $25. Check out these gifts that will make any woodworker’s day.
Another item that hits every one of my projects are these 5″ Hook and Loop Sanding Pads. They can use the same sanding discs as a 5″ random orbital sander. You get a flexible pad for contours and curves and a flat block for flat surfaces. I love the contoured one.
The Grr-Rip Block is a safety device that makes cutting on the tablesaw, jointer, or bandsaw so much safer. This guy keeps your fingers away from the blades and grips the work like crazy. I use this one on my jointer the most.
Under $50 – The Sweet Spot
It seems like $50 is a sweet spot for gift giving. It’s a great level to find a gift that is little more than a stocking stuffer but still won’t break the bank. Your woodworker will love these!
I love woodworking, but man there are some boring tasks like sanding. Instead of listening to the drone of my sander for an hour, I throw my 3M Worktunes on and listen to the radio or plug them into my cell phone and listen to my favorite podcasts. Love these things.
It might not look like much, but the Rockler Insty Drive Countersink set is awsome. They drill pilot holes and countersinks at the same time. And the cool thing about them is that the drill bits are tapered, which allows your screws to have a better grip all the way along the pilot hole.
Under $100 – Now We’re Talking
We’re getting into some serious tools in the under $100 group. Any woodworker would have a huge smile opening one of these gifts.
My top pick under $100 is the Kreg K4. If you are going to use pocket hole joinery (one of the fastest and easiest joinery methods), then a Kreg K4 Jig is going to take you to the next level. It’s head and shoulders above the cheaper Mini and R3 and allows you to quickly clamp, drill, and change workpieces.
What woodworker likes changing tablesaw blades? Not this one! I added a Freud 50 tooth Combination Blade to my arsenal and now I pretty much leave it on all the time. It excels at ripping with the deep gullets and also leaves a fine finish with the high tooth count. Best of both worlds!
Over $100 – Makin’ it Rain
The sky is the limit for the ones you love, so here are a few gifts to consider if you are trying to make it rain woodworking goodness.
My top pick in the over $100 group is the RIDGID Oscillating Spindle Sander. Words can’t even describe how much I love this machine. It makes rounding corners and flattening small proieces an absolute breeze. And at $199 I think it’s a bargain, and so do others judging by the reviews!
If you need a drill and driver combo, then this RIDGID 18V Gen5X Drill/DriverCombo is a great choice. I have these and they are built for pros and with the Lifetime Service Agreement you get free batteries for life after you register. Just one of the reasons why I’m a huge fan of RIDGID.
Sometimes you don’t need all the beef and power of a 18V drill. In steps the DeWalt 12V Drill/Driver combo. These guys are great for doing cabinet hardware installation as they are light in the hand but still pack plenty of power. I love the smaller grip of these versus the larger Bosch 12V drill style.
And for the ultimate gift for a budding woodworker, the RIDGID Gen5X 5 pc Combo Kit. This kit gets you a Drill/Driver Combo, a Reciprocating Saw, a Circular Saw and a LED flashlight all in on amazing kit. It’s a hefty tool kit that will power your special pro for years to come.
Now you have a great list of Christmas Gift Ideas for Woodworkers. Go out there and buy that special Norm Abrams in your life something that they’ll love!