35 Best Gifts for Handyman in 2023

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For the handyman in your life who takes pride in tackling home repair and maintenance tasks themselves, finding the right gift isn’t always easy. There’s always a chance that they already own all the tools they need. But luckily, we’ve curated this list of useful and valuable gift ideas to choose from, so you’ll be sure to deliver a great present this holiday season.

Personal experiences working on apartments and townhouses, as well as time spent as a residential carpenter in New York City, have given us a pretty good idea of ​​what products would be most useful for the typical homeowner. A combination of hands-on experience, and some insight, helped curate these best gifts for the handyman. So, when perusing this list, just know: Every product here comes from a trusted brand.

From $5 items to $200 power tool sets, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for the handyman for any budget for the holidays. Check out our top picks below.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our guides to tool gifts, gifts for woodworkers, and outdoor gifts.

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1

Best for Long Measurements

BOSCH

65′ Laser Distance Measure

2

Best Laser Level

Skil

Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser

3

Best for Removing Hard-to-Reach Screws

DEWALT

Right-Angle Attachment

4

Best Multipurpose Clamp Set

IRWIN

Quick-Grip Clamp Set

5

Best Extra-Strong Magnets

LOVIMAG

Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets

6

For Fuss-Free Scissors

WORX

WX081L 4V ZipSnip Cordless Electric Scissors

7

For a Cordless Screwdriver

Skil

Rechargeable 4V Cordless Screwdriver

8

For Quick Metal Clean-Up

CANCER

Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool

9

For a Pocketable Outdoor Tool

Nordic

Nordic Pocket Saw

10

For Marking Wood

Dixon

Industrial Reach Deep Hole Mechanical Pencil

11

Best for Duplicating Flooring Angles

VARSK

Contour Gauge

12

Best Work Gloves for General Use

Ironclad

General Utility Work Gloves

13

Best for Painters or Trim Installers

Spring Tools

Counter Punch

14

Best Mobile Work Surface

WORX

WX051 Work Table

15

Best Drill/Driver Combo

DEWALT

Atomic 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit

16

Best Anchor for Hanging Heavy Items

TOGGLES

SnapToggler Drywall Anchor (4-pack)

17

Best Wire Stripper

Klein Tools

11063W Wire Cutter & Wire Stripper

18

Best Portable Organizer

Bucket Boss

Tool Organizer

19

Best Workbench Vise

Yost Vises

LV-4 Home Vise

20

Best Headlamp

PETZL

Actik Core Headlamp

21

Best Product to Keep in Your Trunk

GOOLOO

Jump Starter Battery Pack

22

Best Screwdriver Set for Electronics

Klein Tools

Precision Screwdriver Set

23

Best for Maximum Light Coverage

Designers Edge

Twin Head Work Light

24

Best Multi-Purpose Pole Saw

Sun Joe

Convertible Pole Chain Saw

25

Best Basic Screwdriver Set

Klein Tools

85146 Screwdriver Set

26

For the Best Tool Belt

TOUGHBUILD

Handyman 27-Pockets Tool Belt Set in Black (3-Piece)

27

Best All-Purpose Adhesive

JB Weld

Cold Weld Epoxy

28

Best Non-Toxic Rust Remover

Evapo-Rust

Rust Remover

29

Best Hammer for General Use

IRWIN

16-Ounce Claw Hammer

30

Spark-Free Pliers

KNIPEX

Tools Flat Nose Plastic Pliers

31

Removes Broken Bolts and Stripped Screws

Alden

Broken Bolt and Screw Extractor

32

For a Multi-Purpose Power Saw

MILWAUKEE’S

M12 Hackzall

33

For a Compact Speaker

Klein Tools

AEPJS1 Wireless Speaker

34

Best Combo Kit for Light-Duty Repairs

BOSCH

Power Tools Combo Kit

35

For a Hanging Work Light

Bayco

Hanging Work Light


Alex Rennie is a freelance writer who specializes in the Home Improvement, DIY, and Tool space.

Commerce Editor
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