25 Practical and Affordable Gifts Every DIY’er Needs for the Garage

25 Practical and Affordable Gifts Every DIY'er Needs for the Garage

 

With the holiday season coming up, and many more holidays to come, finding a gift for the DIY’er in your life can be a difficult one. I for one know how hard it is to find gifts for the DIY’ers in my life (Especially my dad) because all they do is work at their job and work in the garage. When they aren’t at work, they’re in the garage, and when they’re not in the garage, they’re at work. Luckily, if they enjoy spending time in the garage, there are plenty of gifts you can get them. Most DIY’ers love practical gifts, and love getting them for an affordable price. For that reason, I put together this list of 25 practical and affordable gifts that every DIY’er needs for their garage.

I scoured the internet, picked our brains, and even sat in the garage to conjure ideas until I found the perfect items for this list. The results are what I feel are some pretty practical and affordable products. Even if you think the DIY’ers in your life have everything they could ever want, chances are, there is at least one thing on this list that they don’t have. These gifts are perfect for these people. Whether it’s for Christmas, a Birthday, or Father’s/Mother’s Day, these gifts are all products that every DIY’er garage needs. And the best part is, almost all of them are under $100.

To make it easier for you, I sorted the products by price. If you think you have a product that isn’t on this list, let me know in the comments below, and maybe I’ll add it.

Gifts Under $25

  • Bayco Pro Series Trouble Light with Metal Guard

    Bayco Pro Series Trouble Light with Metal Guard
    amazon.com
    This light with metal guard is the perfect light for anybody who enjoys working in unconventional places. You can hook it just about anywhere, and it provides light whenever needed. Take it under cars, on the workbench, in the attic; you name it. The best part is the metal cage keeps the bulb from shattering if you accidentally drop it or hit it.

  • Cartman Bungee Cords Assortment Jar

    Cartman Bungee Cords Assortment Jar
    amazon.com
    Bungee cords are the kind of thing you don’t think about needing until you need them. You can use them to strap things down, hold things up, or just tie things together.

  • Anybest Wall Mounted Garden Tool Rack Storage & Organization Hanger

    Anybest Wall Mounted Garden Tool Rack Storage & Organization Hanger
    amazon.com
    I never even knew this existed until my dad showed it to me in his garage one day. They are super cool because it’s a clean way to hang things that would normally just be sitting on the ground. This is perfect for hanging tools, shovels, brooms, or anything else that has a handle.

  • 600 Pcs Nylon Cable Zip Ties

    600 Pcs Nylon Cable Zip Ties
    amazon.com
    Zip ties are another thing that you don’t think you need until you need them. I’ve used zip ties for just about everything. You can use them to tie things together, hang things, constrict things; you name it, there is probably a use for one.

  • AmazonBasics 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord

    AmazonBasics 16/3 Vinyl Outdoor Extension Cord
    amazon.com
    Extension cords are perfect for just about any situation that requires an electric outlet. Power tools are infamous for coming with cords that are too short, so it’s nice to have an extra long extension cord laying around.

Gifts Ranging From $25 to $50

  • Pro-Lift C-3001 Pneumatic Chair

    Pro-Lift C-3001 Pneumatic Chair
    amazon.com
    Working in the garage for long periods of time is not very comfortable if you find yourself having to stand the entire time. These rolling pneumatic chairs are always necessary for a garage. The nice thing about this one is that it even has a rack on the bottom to put tools on.

  • Pro-Lift C-2036D Grey 36″ Z-Creeper Seat

    Pro-Lift C-2036D Grey 36" Z-Creeper Seat
    amazon.com
    Like a rolling stool, a creeper is a necessity for working under cars. It is used for laying on so that you can easily slide under a car and look straight up without having to crawl around on your back. This one is especially practical because it folds into a stool if needed.

  • BLACK+DECKER BDEJS600C 5.0-Amp Jig Saw

    BLACK+DECKER BDEJS600C 5.0-Amp Jig Saw
    amazon.com
    Let me just start by saying that a jigsaw is by far my favorite kind of saw. While it may have a hard time cutting large pieces of wood, the precision and ease of a jigsaw are unmatched. Surprisingly, this one is extremely affordable.

  • Akro-Mils 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet

    20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet
    amazon.com
    Every DIY’er who enjoys working in the garage has amassed a huge collection of random nuts and bolts, odds and ends, and random crap that seems to have no purpose other than to collect dust. This product solves this problem with ease. Every random thing now has a home together in one place.

  • IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece

    IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece
    amazon.com
    More specifically used for woodworking, a good clamp set always comes in handy. The long clamps are used for holding together pieces of wood when drying, drilling, or cutting, while the small clamps can hold just about anything that will fit inside them.

  • 3M WorkTunes Hearing Protector

    3M WorkTunes Hearing Protector
    amazon.com
    These “hearing protectors” are especially useful when working with tools that are especially loud. It sucks when you use a tool that is so loud, your ears are ringing for the next hour. These not only protect your hearing, but you can also actually use them to listen to music with as well.

  • Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit

    Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit
    amazon.com
    This kit is great for the person who doesn’t necessarily have all the tools needed for working in the garage. Maybe they just got their first home, or are new to DIY. This kit has all the essential tools that every man (and woman) needs if they want to do anything by hand.

Gifts Ranging From $50 to $100

  • Craftsman 3-Drawer Metal Portable Chest Toolbox

    Craftsman 3-Drawer Metal Portable Chest Toolbox
    amazon.com
    If there is one thing that every DIY’er needs if they enjoy working in the garage is a heavy duty toolbox. Not only do they hold tools, they also hold just about everything else that’s just laying around. This metal toolbox has three drawers, is large enough to hold some bigger tools, but is small enough to be affordable and not take up half the garage.

  • Craftsman 12004 6 Gallon 3 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

    Craftsman 12004 6 Gallon 3 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac
    amazon.com
    If you want a clean garage, then you’ll need a shop vacuum. Working on projects in the garage gets messy, especially when working with wood. Not only does working in the garage get messy, but there is also no way to clean it up unless you have a vacuum (or a blower). This one is great because it has a large capacity, and it has wheels so you can easily move it around the garage.

  • Keter Folding Compact Workbench

    Keter Folding Compact Workbench Sawhorse Work Table
    amazon.com
    This is a great addition to a garage workshop if there is not enough room for a workbench, or if a mobile workbench is preferred. I have both a mobile and fixed workbench, and I use them both equally as much. These folding workbenches are nice for cutting wood on because you easily maneuver around the entire thing.

  • Rubbermaid RMA-3XST 3-Step Lightweight Aluminum Step Stool with Oversized Project Tray

    Rubbermaid RMA-3XST 3-Step Lightweight Aluminum Step Stool with Oversized Project Tray
    amazon.com
    Step stools are always nice if you need to reach something in a high space, such as on top of a cabinet. This one is especially useful because it has a tray for setting tools, paintbrushes, or whatever else on.

  • Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder

    Makita 9557PBX1 4-1/2-Inch Angle Grinder
    amazon.com
    An angle grinder might not be useful for every project, but when working with metal, they are extremely handy. Not only can they grind metal, but they can also cut it. This one is nice because it comes in a nice case for easy storage.

  • WEN 73002 500-Pound Capacity Service Cart

    WEN 73002 500-Pound Capacity Service Cart
    amazon.com
    For projects where you’re moving around a lot, having a cart like this one is extremely handy. This cart is great for setting heavy tools on for either storing or moving around when building things.

  • Makita BO5041K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander Kit

    Makita BO5041K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander Kit
    amazon.com
    A sander is a necessity when working with just about any kind of building material. Change out the sand paper from thick to thin grit, and you can work a rough surface all the way down to a smooth and polished one. This random orbit sander is no exception. It is electric powered, comes with a dust collection bag, a handle for control, and a nice carrying case as well.

  • DEWALT DCR018 18V/12V/20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio

    DEWALT DCR018 18V/12V/20V MAX Compact Worksite Radio
    amazon.com
    You can’t work without listening to the good old fashioned radio, right? Forget using a smart phone that can easily break, this radio is built tough and is meant to take a beating. The handle is nice too if you need to hang it from something.

  • 170-Piece Crescent CTK170CMP2 Mechanics Tool Set

    170-Piece Crescent CTK170CMP2 Mechanics Tool Set
    amazon.com
    Like the homeowner’s tool kit mentioned earlier, this is another tool kit that is a necessity for any garage. It has all the wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers you could ever possibly need. Forget about buying each tool separately; this kit has you covered.

  • PORTER-CABLE C2002 Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor

    PORTER-CABLE C2002 Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor
    amazon.com

    If the person in your life is serious about power tools, then an air compressor is a must. Not only can it be used for a multitude of tools, but air tools are also much more powerful and get the job done much quicker. This one is nice because it holds a decent amount of air, without breaking the bank, or taking up too much space.

  • DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw

    DEWALT DCS391B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Circular Saw
    amazon.com
    Circular saws are one of the many saws out there used to cut just about anything. A circular saw is similar to a table saw, but a great alternative, because it can cut the same kinds of wood, but is easily maneuverable and mobile.

  • Hitachi C10FCG 15-Amp 10″ Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw

    Hitachi C10FCG 15-Amp 10" Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
    amazon.com
    A miter saw is another kind of saw that is extremely functional for the price and size. Miter saws can not only cut straight cuts, but also any angle in-between. They work especially well for cutting molding and trim when woodworking or updating a home.

Gifts From $100+

  • DEWALT DCK240C2 20v Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit

    DEWALT DCK240C2 20v Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit
    amazon.com
    If you buy this drill set, you’ll never need to see another one again. This set of drills can be used to drill just about anything that needs to be drilled. While they are battery powered and need to be charged, the mobility is always a plus. The nice part about this set is that it comes with the battery charger and a nice carrying case.

  • BONUS: Igloo FR329-Red Garage Fridge Tool Box

    Igloo FR329-Red Garage Fridge Tool Box
    amazon.com
    Last but not least, the bonus toolbox beer fridge. While I shouldn’t expose the fact that this beer fridge looks like a toolbox and can blend in pretty well with the rest of the work area, I’m sure any guy (or woman) would be thrilled to get this as a gift.

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