Tinker with 14 Gifts for a Handyman

Updated: May 12, 2024

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Tinker With 14 Gifts For A HandymanVIA MERCHANT

Finding gifts for a handyman isn’t easy for those who seem to have everything. Luckily, we’ve curated a list of smart home gadgets, budget-friendly tools, and other gift ideas to help hammer home a job well done.

These items are for everyone—from gifts for new homeowners to the handy neighbor and home renovation guru, we’ve got you covered. Whether you choose gifts for gardening, home repair, or building a dream workshop, you’re sure to impress your favorite handyperson with these gifts that they’ll use for years.

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Led Garage Light
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For a Workshop Upgrade

LED Garage Light

The Energy Star LED Garage Light produces 8,000 lumens of light so your beloved DIYer can complete their projects at night or in low light. No hard wiring is needed; simply screw the light into any regular socket to brighten the space. The three adjustable panels make it easy to fine-tune light direction, and the LED lasts up to 50,000 hours.

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Galvanized Steel Pegboard
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For the Wow-Factor Workshop

Galvanized Steel Pegboard

This attractive, galvanized steel pegboard isn’t just a pegboard—it’s an organizing solution for the tool fanatic, transforming a cluttered workshop into a stunning showroom. Plus, it’s more than 10 times stronger than a conventional pegboard. Because it fits conventional 1/4-inch pegboard pegs, it pairs easily with pegboard accessories from Tool Hangerz, including custom wire holders for common woodworking tools, such as nail guns, routers and drills. You can also buy small wire shelves that are perfectly sized for sanders and battery-pack chargers.

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Canvas Shop Apron

For the Always-Dusty DIYer

Shop Apron

A shop apron, like this thick canvas option, will protect your DIYer from dust, paint spills, spackling debacles and other mishaps. The top pocket is the perfect size for a cellphone, and the two additional spacious pockets can hold a square, marking devices, notepads, and other essential tools as your DIYer gets busy on home renovations. Any handy person will be thrilled with this gift because they won’t have to throw out as many ruined shop clothes.

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The Handcrafted Bench Brush
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For the Tidiest Person You Know

Bench Brush

A bench brush is essential gear to keep the shop tidy. This handcrafted brush is made of densly-packed horsehair bristles and solid wood handle, and it’s stiff enough to move heavy wood chips and shavings off the bench. This brush makes keeping a tidy shop a little more enjoyable.

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Water Leak Sensors
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For the Novice Home Improvement Warrior

Water Sensors

These Smart Water Leak Sensors alert DIYers the moment water is detected with a loud onboard siren. It integrates with other smart devices like Google Assistant and Alexa, sending alerts to your device. Installation couldn’t be easier; just place the sensor under the appliance you wish to monitor. Great for toilets, water heaters, laundry machines, dishwashers, sinks, and sump pumps—any location subject to water leaks and flooding.

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Magnetic Mount Led Work Light
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For the Always-Traveling Handyman

Magnetic Mount LED Work Light

Good lighting is a must, and task lights to supplement overhead lighting make a great gift for any DIY project. This cordless work light has a powerful magnetic base and flexible gooseneck design, making it easy to shine light precisely where you need it. Additionally, we love the lightweight design and portability.

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Walabot Wall Scanner
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For the Gadget Lover

Walabot Wall Scanner

This is the gadget gift to brag to your DIY friends about! Not just a stud finder, the Walabot is also a scanner that gives the gift of X-ray vision to see into your walls. It pairs with iOS as well as Android phones to produce an image of what’s inside drywall. Find the center of studs, track pipes and wire, and detect the movement of insects in walls. This makes a great gift for everyone from the home improvement novice to contractors, electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.

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Endoscopic Camera
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For those DIY-ing Awkward Spaces

Endoscopic Camera

Home repairs often have to be done in awkward, narrow spaces. This waterproof inspection camera is the perfect gadget gift to see exactly what’s going on in tight spaces such as drains, heating vents, air ducts, and sewer pipes. The endoscope can be connected to any smartphone, so no extra specialized equipment is needed.

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Portable Area Light
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For Outdoor Projects

Portable Area Light

This cordless area light will illuminate large areas, making it a perfect gift for those completing larger DIY projects. With five different brightness settings, the light ranges from mood light to task light, to a powerful flood light of up to 10,000 lumens. Plus, this light is equipped with rafter hooks for hanging overhead and a tripod mount to cast light over an entire room. Get up to 35 hours of run time with the Lithium battery (sold separately).

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Portable Misting Fan
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For Staying Cool on the Job

Portable Misting Fan

On a really hot day, a regular fan just doesn’t cut it. Luckily, this quiet, portable misting fan makes the heat more manageable and cools down larger areas. The airspeed is double the airflow of a standard box fan. It’s great for making any DIY project more enjoyable and perfect for sporting events, patio hangouts, and tailgates.

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Anti Fatigue Mat
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For Burning the Midnight Oil

Anti-Fatigue Mat

Need to relieve tired feet and a sore back? The Anti-Fatigue Mat makes time at the workbench easier and more enjoyable. The 3/8-inch thick shop mat has a beveled edge to minimize tripping and the pebbled texture makes it slip-resistant, enhancing comfort after long hours in the shop.

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Stanley Mobile Workstation
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For Multiple Worksites

Stanley Mobile Workstation

The Stanley Mobile Workstation makes a perfect gift for the tool organizer in your life. The rolling workshop makes carrying tools to and from worksites a breeze. Equipped with a toolbox, part bins, a portable tray, and an oversized bottom bin for larger items, the workstation offers lots of storage versatility.

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Funny Pencil Set
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For the Jokester

Funny Pencil Set

DIYers who love puns will get a kick out of this humorous pencil set. Each of the five carpenter pencils has a woodworking pun that only a handy person would appreciate.

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Power Planter Digger
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For the Gardener

Power Planter Digger

Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned landscaper or a weekend warrior, this power planter auger is the perfect way to show you care. The bulb auger makes planting a breeze, so your garden lover can dazzle the neighborhood with spring flowers. The power planter is not just for planting or digging holes, but also to mix paint and cement. The auger works with most cordless or electric drills with a minimum 18V voltage. Just tighten the drill chuck to secure the auger, and get to digging.

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