In the modern world, the art of working with one’s hands has become a rarer and rarer endeavor, with a growing number of the current millennial generation opting to call in outside help rather than remedying, building, or fixing things themselves. If your friends, family, or loved ones happen to be a member of this increasingly rare breed, tools and gear can make for a great choice of gift when the holiday season rolls around. If you don’t happen to be privy to this space, fear not, as we’ve scoured the sector to deliver this handpicked guide to the best gifts for the handyman.
Taking inspiration from Leatherman’s more robust Wave Plus model, the Curl is an EDC-friendly multi-tool that packs more than a dozen integrated tools into its streamlined design, including pliers, a bit driver, and a 420HC blade.
ToughBuilt Scraper Utility Knife
ToughBuilt’s Utility Scraper is an innovative hybrid hand tool that converts from a scraper into a utility knife at the push of a button.
Readywares Waist Tool Apron
Made from 20oz waxed canvas, this rugged, adjustable tool belt sports nine separate pockets for easy tool organization and transportation around the house or job site.
Tec Accessories Ti-Tape Measure
Made in America from Grade-5 titanium, Tec Accessories’ Ti-Tape measure is an extremely high-end interpretation of the classic measuring tool, packing 3′ of tape in its roughly quarter-sized housing.
iFixit Manta Driver Kit
Whether you’re dealing with watches, tech gadgets, or knives, the iFixit Manta Driver Kit contains more than 100 steel bits, allowing for an enormous variety of uses and applications.
Huckberry USA-Made Toolbox
Created through a collaboration between Huckberry and Bull Metal, this 6.1″ x 10.1″ x 5.4″ small toolbox is made in America and features a powder-coated steel construction supplemented via an aluminum plate tag.
Worx 20V Power Share Cordless Detail Sander
Offering markedly more precision than your typical orbital sander, this unit from Worx is completely wireless and runs off of a rechargeable 20V battery.
NITECORE T4K Flashlight
Despite its 3.24″ x 1.15″ dimensions, NITECORE’s T4K beam packs four CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs that afford a whopping 4,000 lumens and an equally impressive 685′ maximum throw.
Filson x Estwing Rip Hammer
Born out of a collaboration between Illinois-based tool icon Estwing and heritage brand Filson, the limited-edition USA-made Rip Hammer features a rugged single-piece construction that includes a 24oz head.
SA1NT Slim Fit Jeans
Infused with Dyneema, SA1NT’s Slim Jeans look and feel like your average pair of premium denim, though offer remarkable abrasion resistance and overall durability, making them perfect for the job site.
ISOtunes Free True Wireless Earbuds
Engineered to protect your ears and hearing from long-term damage, the ISOtunes Free True Wireless Earbuds afford up to 22 decibels of noise reduction, as well as 21 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Backed by a lifetime warranty, the WESN Allman is a modern take on an heirloom-quality EDC knife, with a top-shelf S35VN blade that’s paired with a variety of handle material options including G-10 and titanium.
Truewerk S3 Solution Hoodie
Designed specifically for use on the job-site, Truewerk’s S3 Solution jacket is something of the ultimate workwear hoodie, utilizing a rugged triple-layer bonded fabric construction that’s practically impervious to the elements, with a 10K/10K membrane sandwiched between a micro-ripstop outer shell and a bonded inner fleece liner.
Uncharted Supply Co. The Zeus – Power Bank + Car Battery Jump Starter
Weighing less than 1.5lbs, the Zeus Power Bank packs an ultra-potent 20,000mAh cell, offering enough power to jump start a car’s battery — or charge any of your mobile devices several times over.
Benchmade Longhand Pen
Benchmade’s 1120-1 Longhand is a brand-new 4.62″ EDC pen that’s milled from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum and features a bolt-action mechanism inspired by Benchmade’s AXIS lock.
Blundstone Original 500
Built atop a TPU outsole, the Blundstone Original 500 boots feature waterproof 2.5mm oiled leather uppers mated to PU midsoles, leather linings, and XRD cushioned footbeds.
Fastback PRO Mechanic Creeper
Allowing mechanics and hobby wrenchers to access the undercarriage of a car with ease, the Fastback PRO Mechanic Creeper sports a heavy-duty HDP, shock-proof body with a 500-lb weight capacity, and a pair of integrated 250-lumen LED lights.
YETI LoadOut GoBox 30
YETI’s LoadOut GoBox 30 is an ultra-rugged, stackable gear box that offers 30 liters of internal storage space, waterproof gaskets and latches, and a “Wildproof” design that’s impervious to even the most hungry and determined animals in nature.
DemerBox DB2 Speaker
One of the most impressive waterproof stereos currently on the market, the DeemerBox DB2 — which is offered in six color options — is built around a crushproof Pelican case, is handmade in America, and offers more than 40 hours of battery life.
Makita LXT Brushless Power-Assisted Wheelbarrow Kit
A wheelbarrow for the modern age, Makita’s LXT Brushless Power-Assisted Wheelbarrow Kit features steel construction with three cubic feet of real estate with a 290-lb capacity and a maximum runtime of up to 100 minutes thanks to a pair of included 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries.
The 25 Best Men’s Workwear Essentials
Still looking to supplement your gift with some additional handyman-friendly items? Then be sure to check out our guide to the best workwear essentials for head-to-toe outfitting made specifically for the job site.