25 Great Gifts for the Handyman In Your Life

Handyman gift ideas

Whoever the handyman is in your life, you want him to feel special. We all know another pair of socks or a nerdy tie aren’t what he wants. He wants style. Substance. Something to make him feel recognized for the superhero he is. We’ve crafted this exclusive guide to help you find the best gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or just to say Happy Wednesday. We’ve even found the right gifts for the handyman who has everything (including you, the lucky dog). Check out our list below, starting from the most expensive gifts and ending in the most budget-friendly gifts.

1. Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Box Set 2019

Johnnie Walker Black Label Gift Box Set 2019

That cheap swill at the corner liquor store isn’t going to cut it for the handyman in your life. Show him how much he deserves with a fine bottle of upscale whiskey. With scents of vanilla and notes of wood smoke and dry spice, he’s sure to close his eyes and imagine himself in a smoking room with a cigar and a million bucks in his pocket. It includes a nice box and a highball tumbler.


2. Maison Lambert Ultimate Shaving Kit Set

Maison Lambert Ultimate Shaving Kit Set

There’s nothing more luxurious than a high-quality shave and that smooth feeling. Now your handyman can experience this right at home. This stylish kit comes with organic shaving soap, before and after shave oils, a brush made of 100% badger hair, and a stainless-steel stand.


3. Ninja Hot & Cold Coffee Maker + Tea System

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker

Are you kidding with this thing? Ninja is the perfect name for this high-on-the-cool-factor coffee maker. With five different brew styles, a milk frother, and coffee or tea accessories, your handyman will be set up for a highly caffeinated morning.


4. DEWALT DG5617 20-Pocket Pro Framer’s Combo Tool Belt

DEWALT DG5617 20-Pocket Pro Framer's Combo Apron Tool Belt and Yoke-style Suspenders

Tool belts are famous for getting heavy and creating that cringe-worthy crack-revealing pants slide. Luckily, the folks at DeWalt have crafted this heavy-duty tool belt with attached suspenders to help your handyman keep his tools close and his jeans up. It’s made with 20 pockets and adjustable straps.

–> You can also read our Breakdown of the 5 Best Tool belts of 2019 here.


5. Keter 5 Drawer Modular Garage & Tool Organizer

Keter 240762 5 Drawer Modular Garage & Tool Organizer

Get him a set of drawers he won’t have to wear with this modular organizer. It’s great for keeping his tools and hardware from sprawling around the garage and fits nicely on a workbench or under the counter. It includes wheels and a locking device on the drawers.

–> You can also read our Breakdown of the 5 Best Tool Chests of 2019 here.


6. BBQ Sauce Toolbox Gourmet Gift Set

BBQ Sauce Toolbox Gourmet Gift Set

Nothing says home like some good old-fashioned barbecue, and this set of sauces, spices, rubs, and mixes is just what your handyman needs. This gift set contains medium to hot spices and major flavor explosions all packed in a toolbox.


7. Home Improvement – The 20th Anniversary

Home Improvement - The 20th Anniversary - Complete Series - Plus Gift

This popular 90’s sitcom with funnyman Tim Allen is a true classic and a must-have for any handyman. Contains all 8 seasons on DVD, packaged in a cool tool chest styled box. This show is terrific for relaxing after a long day.


8. Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

Caterpillar Men's Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

For kicking butt and taking names, these 100% leather boots are built for comfort and serious traction. Perfect for the guy who needs some sturdy kicks while he’s hard at work. Available in assorted colors and sizes so you can find the perfect match for your handyman.


9. GRILLART BBQ Grill Utensil Tools Set

GRILLART BBQ Grill Utensil Tools Set

The handyman in your life is going to have a big appetite after a hard day’s work, and what better way to feed him than to send him outside with this impressive BBQ toolkit? Includes 19 stainless-steel pieces and a shiny carrying case.


10. VAMPLIERS

VAMPLIERS. World's Best Pliers. 8" Pro VT-001-8

You’ve probably wanted to tell him to get a grip for years, and now he can with a pair of Vampliers. These suckers have serious teeth, which makes them handy for extracting stubborn screws and nails. They have a sturdy ergonomic grip and even come with a cool pouch.

–> You can also read our Breakdown of the 5 Best Plier Sets of 2019 here.


11. Casio Men’s ‘G-Shock’ Quartz Resin Sport Watch

Casio Men's 'G-Shock' Quartz Resin Sport Watch

A handyman needs a watch, if only so he can time himself breathing for 5 seconds before he starts cursing. But you can’t just buy him any old watch. It needs shock resistance and serious durability to withstand all the labor he’ll put it through. With multiple modes, a 2-year battery life, and 200-meter water resistance, this watch will make his heart sing.


12. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker (25490)

Keep his grumpiness at bay with a nice protein load before he heads out the door in the morning. This easy-to-use breakfast sandwich maker will do the trick. Makes up to 2 sammies in as little as 5 minutes, complete with eggs, ham, cheese, veggies, and an English muffin.


13. OLIVINA Cologne – Bourbon Cedar

OLIVINA Cologne - Bourbon Cedar

What’s more manly than the scents of bourbon and cedar? Okay, maybe motor oil and sweat, but nobody wants to bottle those. This spicy and rich-smelling cologne from Olivina will knock his socks off. Also available in soaps, lotions, and deodorants.


14. VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow

VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow

What’s better after a long day at work than a relaxing neck massage? This shiatsu-style massage device with a built-in heating element might just put him to sleep. It’s versatile enough to use on the neck, back, feet, or wherever it feels best.


15. Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Shop Apron

Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Shop Apron

This heavy-duty waxed canvas apron sports adjustable straps and plenty of pockets. It’s built to protect your handyman’s clothes while he’s hard at work, but it’s also snazzier than a grizzly bear in a tuxedo. Comes in multiple sizes and colors.

–> You can also read our Breakdown of the Best 5 Aprons of 2019 here.


16. YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

A handyman needs his morning cup o’ Joe, but cold coffee isn’t going to keep him moving on chilly mornings. This insulated heavy-duty tumbler from YETI is just what he needs. With double-walled insulation and a magnetic closure, this mug will keep him smiling.


17. Tool Vinyl Clock

Tool Vinyl Clock

Help your handyman spruce up the old man cave with this unique clock from Queen Clocks. Carved from an old vinyl record, this tool-shaped time ticker is totally rock and roll. He’ll be growing out his hair and wearing ripped jeans before you can say “Nirvana.”


18. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

Any handyman will tell you that, you gotta have music on the job. This lightweight, portable Bluetooth speaker offers some face-kicking sound at a 66-foot range. It offers 24 hours of playtime on a single charge and is compatible with most smart phones.

–> You can also read our Breakdown of the 5 Best Job Site Radios of 2019 here.


19. The Tool Book: A Tool Lover’s Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools

The Tool Book: A Tool Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools

This book is the definitive guide to all things tool. From toolbelts to hammers, axes, paintbrushes, power tools, sanding blocks, and more, this book is sure to get his blood tingling. Written by the editor of Good Woodworking magazine, Phil Davy, with a foreword by funnyman Nick Offerman.


20. I Am Here Because You Broke Something T-ShirtI Am Here Because You Broke Something T-Shirt

Every handyman wants to say it, but this snarky T-shirt will do all the talking. And nothing says “I love you” like showing the handyman in your life that you get him. It’s made from 100% cotton and available in a variety of colors.


21. A Craftsman’s Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

A Craftsman’s Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

Written by Eric Gorges and Jon Sternfeld, this insightful hardcover book is like an homage to the art of craftsmanship in all its storied forms. It’s about lessons we all can learn from being craftspeople, ways to improve your craft, and the real world of being a craftsman by profession.


22. Funny Handyman Gift T-shirt Will Fix Stuff For Beer

Funny Handyman Gift T-shirt Will Fix Stuff For Beer

He knows it’s true. A bottle of beer is the best incentive to get any job done. Now he can advertise his bottom line with this comfy cotton T-shirt. It’s available in multiple colors and sizes.


23. Wizsla Magnetic Wristband

Wizsla Magnetic Wristband

A fistful of nails might be the most annoying thing to drop when you’re hard at work. These ballistic grade fabric wristbands are packed with powerful magnets to keep screws, bolts, nails, drill bits, and more attached to the wrist and easy to nab. Comes as a 2 pack with different sizes for different wrists.


24. Tools Patent Wall Art Prints

Tools Patent Wall Art Prints

These vintage mechanical tool prints are sure to stylize any workshop. Let him display the nitty-gritty anatomy of a screwdriver, a hammer, a wrench, and a pair of calipers to impress his analytically minded buddies. It’ll make him look smarter than a pair of glasses.


25. Moongo Tool Universal Socket (7-19mm)

Moongo Tool Universal Socket (7-19mm)

This baby does it all. The adjustable pins in this universal socket will fit most nuts, bolts, or hexes and can even turn your drill into a socket driver. It conforms to any shape instantly, standard or metric. This one is for the dude who has it all.

Conclusion

If you still haven’t found the right gift, hopefully, this list will at least give you some great ideas of what to buy. We’ve thrown the net wide because we know your handyman is a complicated fella. Good luck finding that perfect gift!

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!