It’s that time of year when we need to figure out what to get all those guys in our life. My dad and husband are some of the hardest people to buy gifts for because they never say what they want. After some digging (and questioning!), my husband spilled the beans and told me about his favorite products. Hopefully, these ideas will help you find the perfect present!
Gift Ideas for the Handy Man
These gifts are great for handy guys who like to do things themselves. Each of these items will make projects easier and more convenient. Whether your guy likes to work on his home, car, or bike, this list has something for everyone.
- Klein Tools Laser Level: This level can do it all! It is self-leveling, can produce horizontal and vertical laser lines and gives a pinpoint overhead location. It’s super durable and comes with a nice plastic carrying case to keep all the parts organized. It has mounting brackets, so you can use it with a tripod. This is the perfect present for people who like to work on their houses!
- 60-in Combo Square: This cute little multi tool will make measuring small spaces a piece of cake. You can also use it to make sure small things are level. It’s my husband’s go to measuring device for almost everything he does.
- Wet/Dry Shop Vac: Every household needs a shop vac to tackle messes that are too big for all your standard cleaning equipment. The versatility of the shop vac makes it an all-star and it never loses it’s suction power. It can be used on basically anything. I’ve used it to clean the garage, basement, sawdust, water, and nearly everything else! Oh yeah, buy the biggest size! I don’t think you’ll ever regret it!
- Kobalt Air Inflator: This is the most convenient device to inflate things from sport balls to car tires. It’s especially helpful for bike tires. It has a nice display, so you can easily monitor the pressure while it’s inflating.
- Measuring Tape Key Chains: These little keychain measuring tapes will make sure the handy man is always prepared! It’s so easy to misplace your measuring tape when working, so having one on your keys will ensure that it’s always available. It also makes going to the store and shopping for furniture super easy.
- Can-Do Clamps: This little tool is a clamp and a vise. I particularly like that it can hold two pieces of wood in a perfect 90 degree angle. This would be helpful for any guy who likes to do wood working.
Gift Ideas For Guys Who Like to Have Fun (who doesn’t?)
These gifts are for the guys who like entertainment and gaming. Some gifts are great for get togethers and others are good for just everyday life.
- Razor Kishi Mobile Game Controller For Phone: This little device turns any smartphone into a handheld video game console. It can fit on any android phone and the phone will automatically recognize it as a controller. It does not work with all games, but the games that it’s compatible with are more enjoyable and have a significantly better gaming experience. Again, it’s not compatible with all games (Mario Cart needs to get on this!), but still a very cool tool and fun!
- Crew Card Game: This is a fun trick-taking card game. It’s easy to pick up and you can play as long or as short as you want. It’s super easy to teach and the rise in difficulty keeps you engaged with the game.
- 3D Printer: This 3D printer would be a great instrument for the first time modeler. Many 3D printers are complicated, but this one is simple and straight forward. The manufacturer also includes all required tools, clearly labeled parts, and easy to follow directions. Once it’s set up, the printing quality is pretty good too!
- Tiny Projector: This tiny projector makes it possible to project movies, shows, PowerPoint presentations and really anything else from your phone to any blank wall. This projector is the size of a pop can, so it’s easy to travel and store. The manufacturer notes that it has good quality. A wonderful gift for any Android phone user.
- Gaming Headset: This gaming headset is lightweight and comfortable, perfect for the guy who likes to spend hours gaming. It has a great mic (you could easily make phone calls with this) and has nice sound quality for gaming.
Gift Ideas for The Professional
These gifts will make any guy feel a little more professional and put together.
- Coffee Mug & Warmer: This coffee warmer set keeps your coffee warm all day without burning you. The ceramic design allows for a very safe experience—only the coffee cup is being heated. (Note this brand is often sold out, so be sure to check out some other ones like this one or this one.)
- Electronic Travel Bag: This little bag has a spot for everything! It can store all the chargers, headphones, memory cards, and wires that you could possibly need. This would be a great gift for the guy who likes to keep his things organized and doesn’t like to search for things. It has a nice hard shell and can easily be slipped into a briefcase or book bag.
- Watch Case: This watch case will make storing watches a little more beautiful. It’s also a simple way to travel with multiple watches (if that’s your thing).
- Cork Rocket Desk Storage/Decor: This is perfect for the guy who likes to stay organized at work but also wants to have a little fun. The rocket top comes off to reveal storage for pens, rulers or other office supplies. The cork nature of the rocket makes it super easy to attach notes with standard push pins.
- USB C Super Charger: This tiny little charger is very powerful and can easily and quickly charge any USB-C device (like phones, tablets or some laptops). It has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and a whomping 91% are 5 stars! Pretty impressive!!!
- Modern & Unique Desk Lamp: Not only is this desk light unique and stylish, it’s 100% portable. It also has lots of smart features, like having three different positions and 5 different brightness settings. It can provide up to 48 hours of continuous light on a single charge. This is sure to make a statement!
- Wireless Charging Desk Pad: This is a great gift for the guy who wants to keep his desk area organized. The premium synthetic leather wipes clean and easily works with optical mice. The built in charger eliminates extra cords for charging your phone and tablet.
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