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20 Gift Ideas for the Mechanic in Your Life

Whether you’re on the gift hunt for a mechanic dad, mom, or second cousin twice removed, finding cool or useful gifts for mechanics can be a long search. Rest assured you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered a list of the best mechanic Christmas, birthday, or Happy Tuesday gifts around to shorten your search and inspire you to find your favorite mechanic a gift they’ll love. We’ve organized the list from most expensive to least expensive to keep it simple.

1. Craftsman 230-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

Craftsman 230-Piece Mechanics Tool Set, 50230, Silver, 1 Set

This abundance of metric and standard size tools will get your favorite mechanic a little misty-eyed. It has everything they need and a carrying case for storage.

–> You can see a comparison of our favorite mechanic toolsets of 2020 here.

2. Personalized Automobile Cars Mechanic Name Art

Personalized Automobile Cars Mechanic Name Art (6.5"x18" Block Mount)

Spell your mechanic’s name in flashy auto parts with this customizable block print. Choose up to 11 letters and receive some awesome wall art to make their shop walls pop.

3. Portwest Unisex Protective Coverall

Portwest Unisex Mens/Womens Texo Contrast Protective Coverall/Workwear

Chances are your favorite mechanic doesn’t like replacing their clothes every week. They need a good pair of coveralls, and this unisex set is durable and comes in different colors.

4. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat

Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat - Electric Deep Tissue 4D Kneading Massage for Shoulder, Back and Neck - Best Gifts for Women / Men / mom / dad - FDA Approved

Anyone who does physical labor has nagging muscle pain more frequently than they’d like to admit. Consider treating them to a nightly back and shoulder massage with this deep tissue kneading machine.

5. Vampliers

VAMPLIERS. World's Best Pliers. 8" Pro Lineman's Screw Extraction Pliers. Specialty Screw Extractions Pliers

These all-purpose extraction pliers will make your mechanic’s life easier, especially when they’re working on older cars with rusty bits.

–> You can also see our favorite bolt & screw extractors of 2020 here.

6. Torin Big Red Rolling Pneumatic Creeper/Shop Seat

Torin Big Red Rolling Pneumatic Creeper Garage/Shop Seat: Padded Adjustable Mechanic Stool, Red

This pneumatic stool has plenty of backside padding, easy adjustability, and a tool tray beneath for easy access to all your mechanic’s favorite toys.

7. Pro-Lift Grey 36″ Z-Creeper Seat

Pro-Lift C-2036D Grey 36" Z-Creeper Seat

Not only does this creeper have thick, comfortable cushions, it also transforms like a boss into a comfy little seat. Your favorite mechanic will love the versatility of this handy contraption.

8. IronChoco Chocolate Tools SetIronChoco Chocolate Tools Set Real Size Solid - Gourmet Gift Box for Men, Birthday Gift for Men and Women, 4.8 oz

This might look like a gift box of rusty old tools, but it’s really a fully edible set of chocolates. Just make sure your mechanic doesn’t get these mixed up in their toolbox.

9. A Coffee/Tea Mug That Looks like a Tire

MISHOWNET Tyre Tire Coffee Tea Mug Stainless Steel Interior Durable Cup Personalized Attractive Mug Gift for Car Lover 320ml 23.35oz Black MCCM01B

If your favorite mechanic likes their coffee as dark as a rubber tire, they’ll love this stack o’ tires stainless steel mug. It’s sure to turn a few heads in the shop.

10. LED Work Lights

LED Work Light, Coquimbo COB Rechargeable Work Lights with Magnetic Base 360°Rotate and 5 Modes Bright LED Flashlight Inspection Light for Car Repair

This pair of rechargeable LED work lights will make things a bit easier for your mechanic. These lights have a magnetic base, too, so they can find an easy mount inside any vehicle.

11. Industrial-Grade Wet Wipes

Industrial-Grade, No-Rinse Wet Wipes 140 Pack by Nova Supply. Cuts Grease From Hands, Tools and Work Surface Quickly- No Residue

Grease might be a badge of honor for mechanics, but if you want to take them out in public, they’ll need these shop wipes. They can use these to clean stubborn grease from their hands or tools in a cinch.

12. Mini 3-Piece Silverware Cutlery Set Knife Fork & Spoon Handyman Tools

Wrenchware Mini 3-Piece Silverware Cutlery Set Knife Fork & Spoon Handyman Tools

This tool-themed cutlery set is made of stainless steel and comes packed in a small tool kit. It’s a great accessory for any mechanic’s lunch box.

13. OCM Premium Magnetic Fender Cover

OCM Premium Magnetic Fender Cover - 6 Ct Strong Magnets and 3 Ct Velcro Straps - Protector Gripper Automotive Mechanic Work Mat with Protective PVC Vinyl

Help your mechanic protect their shiny projects with this cloth-backed fender cover. It’s a great way to keep their workspace free of oil stains and dings from dropped tools.

14. Auto Mechanic T-Shirt

Auto Mechanic T-Shirt Warning I May Spontaneously Talk Cars

Everyone talks shop now and then, and mechanics sometimes get so technical that they can’t help busting out the car lingo. If that sounds familiar, this may be the perfect T-shirt for your mechanic. It’s available in various colors and fits for men, women, and youth.

15. Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans Paperback

Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans Paperback

This is the story behind the upcoming film Ford V. Ferrari. It’s about Ford’s underdog story of crafting a racecar that could beat the science fiction muscle of Ferrari. A high-octane story sure to intrigue any car enthusiast.

16. Grease – Blu Ray

Grease – Blu Ray

A little campy musical never made anyone frown, and this classic hit makes greasers look pretty darn cool. Don’t be surprised if you catch your favorite mechanic singing the tunes while they’re under the hood.

17. The Mechanic’s Tale – Paperback

The Mechanic's Tale – Paperback

This is a behind-the-scenes journey from Formula One race mechanic Steve Matchett, starting from his humble beginnings and following his life to his successes with Ferrari, BMW, and Benetton. A great way to inspire any budding mechanic.

18. Funny Man-Cave Mechanic Wall Decor Sign

Rogue River Tactical Funny Mechanic Metal Tin Sign Wall Decor Man Cave Bar Auto Repair Shop Price List

Every mechanic has heard cars scientifically diagnosed with onomatopoeia, and they’re sure to get a good chuckle from this sign. It’ll look great hanging in their shop, too.

19. 3x LED Magnetic Pickup Tools

Magnet 3 x LED Magnetic Pickup tool, Telescoping Flexible Extensible Led Flashlights, Perfect Mechanic pick-up tools gifts for men, 4 x LR44 Batteries (Included) 1Pack

Dropped nuts and bolts are the source of much fist shaking and blush-inducing verbiage. This set of magnetic tools will make your mechanic’s life easier and make it so the kids can go in the garage without ear plugs.

20. Popular Mechanics Print Magazine

Popular Mechanics Print Magazine

Your mechanic will love geeking out over the techy stuff in this cool print magazine. Get them a one-year subscription for a gift that keeps on giving.


We know we’ve only scratched the surface of great gift ideas for mechanics, but hopefully, we’ve sparked some ideas and gotten you inspired to find the perfect gift. Don’t hesitate to click on some of the items above, as you’re likely to find even more suggestions tagged onto them. Good luck with your search!

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