It’s no secret that any self-sufficient handyman is hard to shop for. Everything they own has lasted forever because it’s all been immediately repaired; if they own anything new, it’s probably the result of their handiwork. The best gifts to get a DIYer are tools to help them create, gear that complements their craft-filled lifestyle and accouterments for their workspace to help inspire them further.
Most coffee makers aren’t made to withstand a 1,500-pound load. But CoffeeBoxx by Oxx isn’t like most coffee makers. The single-cup brewing machine is near indestructible and features rust-resistant tie-downs and a watertight tank to prevent spillage. Better yet, it brews a piping-hot cup of fresh coffee in just 75 seconds.
Duke Cannon Heavy Duty Hand Soap
For tough, dirty jobs you need an even tougher way of cleaning up. Duke Cannon Heavy Duty Hand Soap is formulated with Steel cut grains of pummice for max grippability and a deep, deep clean.
Buy Now: $9
Filson Oil Finish Wax
Need to rewax oil-finish garments? No need to send things off to a specialist — re-wax your jacket or pants with Filson Oil Finish Wax at home.
Buy Now: $10
Barebones Hori Hori Gardening Tool
There’s never a bad time to have a multi-tool, and gardening is no exception. The Barebones Hori Hori is a do-all gardening tool with a heat treated stainless steel straight edge blade, a serrated edge and sustainable bamboo handle, and it has a twine cutter and a bottle opener (for when the job is done).
Buy Now: $30
Best Made Co. 9-Inch Strongbox
Everything in a DIYer’s workshop needs to be tough as nails — including the smallest of storage boxes. Not only is the Best Made Co. Strong box hand-made, hand-spot welded, powder coated 22-gauge steel, it looks damn good too.
Buy Now: $38
Schoolhouse Electric Brass Knurled Pulls
No doubt, the DIYer has been staring at those workshop drawer handles with disdain for quite some time now, yearning for suitable replacements. Consider the search over.
Buy Now: $48
Yamato Indigo Starter Kit
There’s no need to go all the way to Japan to get expertly dyed linens now that the work can be done at home with the Yamato Indigo starter kit. It uses a Japanese natural-blend indigo powder dye, only needs water and doesn’t need heating or fermentation. It will add a vibrant blue to every piece of cotton, linen, silk, leather, wood and washi paper the DIYer can get their hands on.
Buy Now: $55
SureFire G2X Pro Series LED Flashlight
Dark situations don’t always call for a massive Maglite. Most of the time, a perfectly sized EDC flashlight like the SureFire G2X is the right tool for the job.
Buy Now: $61
Velomacchi Speedway Multi Pocket Universal Motorcycle Tool Kit Roll
Out in the field a toolbox or medical kit can be too cumbersome. The near-indestructable Velomacchi Speedway Tool Kit roll is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Buy Now: $74
Taylor Stitch Chore Pant
When the DIYer needs to go to work, they need to be able to count on their clothes holding up to the rigors of manual labor. The Taylor Stitch Chore Pant is a double-knee work pant made from 100-percent cotton, 12-oz. Mt Vernon Duck Canvas that’s tough enough to count on.
Buy Now: $78
Shift Wylie Hose Reel
Even the tools that hold the tools should prove their worth. The Shift Wylie Hose Reel artistically elevates whatever space it’s kept in — and stores a hose like nobody’s business to boot.
Buy Now: $78
LIFX Z Starter Kit i-Fi Smart LED Light Strip // Bulb
A simple adddition to any bookcase or small space, the LIFX Z Starter Kit is easy to install and has adjustable settings to dial in the right color for the right space.
Buy Now: $80
LifeProof FRE Series iPhone 8 Case
A fragile smartphone has no place in a busy workspace, but it’s not like anyone is going to leave theirs behind. The LifeProof FRE is sealed from snow, ice, dirt and dust particles, plus it’s drop-proof from up to 6.5-feet.
Buy Now: $81
As far as multi-tools go, the Leatherman Wave is the most legendary and iconic. It has everything from needle-nose and regular pliers, wire cutters and strippers to plain and serrated knives, saw, spring-action scissors and bottle openers, plus a few more.
Buy Now: $90
Tenkara Rod Co. Landing Net
The DIYer can definitely appreciate the fact that Tenkara Rod Co. makes its own fly rods. Now the company makes their own nets out of lightweight carbon fiber and clear rubber nets.
Buy Now: $99
Tanner Goods Standard Belt
A good belt shouldn’t be complicated, but it needs to look good and stand the test of time. The Tanner Goods Standard Belt hits all the marks.
Buy Now: $105
Steele Rolling Laundry Basket
Between projects and everyday committments, the DIYer changes clothes… a lot. The only solution is a well-made, classic-looking commercial setup like the Steele Rolling Laundry Basket.
Buy Now: $130
Grace USA 10-Piece Home Care Tool Kit
For projects that need just a touch up or fine tuning, the Grace USA 10-Piece Home Care Tool Kit will do every time.
Buy Now: $135
GrowlerWerks uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler
Perfect for the newest batch of home brew or for storing a sizeable sample of the local brewery’s newest concoction. The GrowlerWerks uKeg stores up to 64 oz. of beer for up to two weeks, keeping it carbonated the whole while.
Buy Now: $149
Makita XDT12Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Quick-Shift Mode 4-Speed Impact Driver
An often overlooked tool is the impact driver, but take one look at the Makita XDT12Z Impact Driver, with its quick shift mode selector, 3,600 max-rpm and 1,550 in-lbs max torque and you’ll wonder why everyone doesn’t have one.
Buy Now: $167
Blundstone Original 500 Series Boot
Just like every other piece of the DIYer’s wardrobe, boots need to be rough and ready. The Blundstone Original 500 Series Boot is made of premium leather and XRD Technology for impact protection, a polyurethane midsole for comfort and a thermo urethane outsole — plus, it’s oil, acid and organic fat resistant.
Buy Now: $174
Aarke Premium Carbonator
When they DIYer says they like to do everything themselves, they mean it — including carbonating their own water. The Aarke Premium Carbonator just happens to look good no matter where you put it, whether that’s in the shop or the kitchen.
Buy Now: $199
Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener
Some things are best left up to machine, so long as they deliver at a standard that keeps the DIYer happy. When it comes to kitchen knives, the Work Sharp Culinary E5 Electric Kitchen Knife Sharpener is the machine for the job.
Buy Now: $200
Gear Patrol Magazine Issue Five
Our latest tome on product news and culture. From an in-depth guide to the history of East German watches, to an interview with Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura, to an endorsement for tucking in you t-shirt (really), there’s bound to be something for the stylish man in your life to love.
Buy Now: $20
Ezra Arthur Straight Razor
There are few DIY tools more persona and manual than a classic razor.
Buy Now: $895
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