Last Updated on August 13, 2020
Dads who love tools are like a box of chocolates: complicated. When Christmas, birthdays, and Father’s Day roll around, you’re probably scrambling to find some cool tool gifts to surprise him. But sit back and relax, because we’ve gathered a jaw-dropping list of failsafe gifts designed with Dad in mind. We’ll help you out with your shopping for that ideal gift, so he’ll know how much you love him. Our list is organized from most expensive to least expensive to make browsing a little easier.
He doesn’t know it yet, but this is the table saw of Dad’s dreams. Not only is it powerful at 15 amps, but it also has adjustable angles and a sliding feature for the best cuts. This one’s a heavy gift to wrap, but it’ll be worth it when you see his smile. You can also see our roundup of the 5 best miter saws for homeowners here.
There’s something stereotypical yet universal about dads and mowing the lawn. This battery-powered beast is not only cool as heck, it also offers adjustable height, an extra battery, and deck size options. Be sure to buy a larger deck size if he has a spacious yard to mow.
This drill set packs some serious power. The drills are lightweight enough to prevent fatigue, yet durable enough to plow any screws into place. He’ll be laughing maniacally once he gets these babies fired up. It comes with two drills, two battery packs, and a charging station.
You’ve probably asked him a hundred times to paint the bathroom already, but now he’ll have no excuse with this comprehensive painter’s pack from Wooster. It includes rollers, brushes, trays, and extenders.
A Dremel is quite possibly the best all-purpose tool on the market. It can carve, drill, cut, sand, refinish, and more. This box comes with the Dremel tool and a party pack of various heads and attachments to cover all the bases.
Okay, so these aren’t technically tools, but if Dad has a geeky side, he’s probably testing the waters of turning his home into a smart one. This package is a great starter kit for lightbulbs. He can dim them, change their tone, turn them on and off with voice commands, or whatever his heart desires.
Home car repair is becoming a dying art, but if your Dad is one of the seasoned renaissance men of yesteryear, chances are he’ll love this 170-piece treasure chest. It contains both standard and metric sizes and includes a durable plastic case. You can also see our breakdown of the best mechanics toolsets here.
If Dad has ever kicked around the idea of whittling or woodcarving, he’ll need a decent set of chisels to get started. This fancy-schmancy set by Narex is just what he needs. With six chrome-manganese steel chisels and a nice carrying case, this could be the perfect gift.
This little handheld brainiac can measure up to 165 feet with the push of a button. It also has an auto square and a leveling feature, and it’s small enough to fit in a pocket. Now you can find out how well Dad measures up.
He’ll be thrilled to unwrap this ingenious contraption. It’s perfect in the garage, workshop, or job site with its 80-foot cord, built-in outlets, and on/off switch. He’ll never have to hunt for a nearby plug again, and he’ll be singing your praises for it.
What’s more satisfying than revving up the old leaf blower on a fine autumn day and sending those leaves scuttling? This high-powered corded blower is lightweight enough for big projects, but durable enough to last a lifetime.
Dad will be fighting off the ladies when he dons these duds. This one-piece durable coverall is what he needs to keep his clothes intact while he’s hard at work. It closes with both zippers and snaps and sports several pockets for hiding snacks and tools.
Here’s everything Dad needs to get down and dirty in the garden, whether he’s into planting, weeding, pruning, or all of the above. It comes in manly black and orange colors and has a durable carrying case.
Cover the bases with this multi-tool set. It’s packed with pliers, blades, scissors, screwdrivers, and even the kitchen sink. Watch Dad’s eyes pop when he unfolds these beauties. He may even rub his hands together evilly while he runs to the basement. You are forewarned.
Now Dad can have his tools and eat ‘em, too. This stylized box of rusty-looking tools is completely edible dark chocolate. It’s a great alternative for Valentine’s Day or Christmas treats.
You read that right, this baby has 100 pieces. This set contains every screwdriver size imaginable, a ratchet with interchangeable heads, ergonomic grips, and a handy stand to keep them all neat and tidy on the workbench.
If Dad does any electrical work, you can bet he’ll fall in love with this five-piece electrician’s splicing kit. It includes everything in the title, all slipped snugly into a handsome leather pouch. The pouch will then fasten onto a belt. Now he can do handy work and dismantle bombs.
There’s much more in the world of tools than just hammers and screwdrivers. If Dad likes to squint over computers or other electronics, he may need a complete set of electronic repair tools. This beauty contains 86 pieces, all tucked away nicely in a durable nylon bag.
Whether he’s prepping for the zombie apocalypse or planning an excursion into the wilds of Alaska, this survival kit is a must-have. It’s packed with legit equipment to keep Dad alive in the direst of circumstances. He may even get himself lost just to try it out.
For emergency kits, illuminating a workspace, or putting criminals under the heat, this ultra-high-powered flashlight is unbeatable. He can focus on objects up to 1,000 feet away, zoom out, or switch between five different settings. It’s also water-resistant. Dad is gonna geek out about this one.
If Dad’s a cyclist, he’s probably hankering for a pair of tight bicycle shorts. But nobody wants to see that, so get him this hardcore bicycle tool, instead. It includes 19 tools in a compact device so he can keep it stowed in his pack. Knowing he’s prepared for anything will give you some peace of mind, too.
What better tool gift set than an all-in-one device? This thing is a beast, and it means business, especially if Dad is an avid camper. It comes equipped with 13 useful tools that all fold together neatly and can be strapped on a belt. Plus, it’s more stylish than a fanny pack.
These are the kinds of pictures you don’t mind him salivating over. This gorgeous book is a bible for tools of every kind, with plenty of photos, tips, and explanations of every tool he never knew he needed. It includes a hilarious foreword by comedian Nick Offerman.
No tool arsenal is complete without a full set of grilling implements. This set includes everything he needs to get his steak on, all packed neatly in a hefty aluminum case. There’s even a built-in bottle opener in the spatula so he can toss back some brewskis while he’s babysitting the flames.
Why would he not want to schlep tools around with this awesome tool organizer? Slip it into a five-gallon bucket, and voila! Instant toolbox. This durable canvas insert has a plethora of pockets for all of Dad’s favorite tools.
We know Dad is a complex guy, and the list doesn’t end here. If you still haven’t found the perfect gift, hopefully, you’ll at least be inspired by our suggestions. Good luck searching. We know Dad deserves the best.
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!