The 18 Best Gifts for Woodworkers

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Looking for gifts for woodworkers, but have no clue what they actually need? Don't worry - you don't need to be a woodshop fanatic to find a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for your favorite woodworker. Whether you need gifts for woodworkers in your life or a gift for the handyman who has everything, this list of gift ideas will help you find something for everyone!

While there are some basics that every woodworker will already have, like a router table, expensive tools, and saws, these gifts are unique. They’re not items that a woodworker would necessarily think to buy for themselves, but once received, they’ll wonder how they lived without them.

The best gifts for woodworkers that they'll absolutely love

These woodworking tools are perfect for the aspiring woodworker who needs to build up the essentials and extras in their toolbox and workshop, and are the best gift ideas for woodworkers that I've found to be useful.

These are the best frugal gift ideas for woodworkers. They're not the average items you'd find in their toolbox, so you know they'll be unique and handy. #giftguide #woodworker #frugal #gift

Dickies Work Gear 57027 Grey/Tan 16-Pocket Bib Apron

Keep all your tools, screws, ear protection, and glue bottle available at all times! This 16 pocket bib-style apron is made of a heavy canvas with reinforced pockets. It features 3 chest pockets, a whopping 13 waist pouches and 2 hammer loops! The 2-inch shoulder straps and belt are fully adjustable, making it a must have for woodworking. This perfect holiday gifts ensures they'll never lose their carpenter pencils or tape measure again!

Breathe Healthy Face Mask for Dust, Drywall & Sanding, Woodworking

This face mask might be one of the more unusual presents for woodworkers, but you can bet they'll appreciate and use it. This camo design mask is made of washable antimicrobial material and is reuseable, a great replacement for the flimsy disposable paper masks you find at the hardware store. It filters down to 1.0 micron to protect against airborne irritants and germs. Great for keeping out sawdust with it's adjustable ear loops, and comes in a range of colors, it makes for great stocking stuffers!

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

While I'm just an amateur woodworker, I'm 100% certain this is the best woodworking book out there! A great idea to add to a woodworking gift basket or just something that's a bit more personalized and than average (boring) project idea book.

Custom Logo Wood Branding Iron

How awesome is this personalized woodworking branding iron? A great addition to a woodworking gift set or for your favorite carpenter at Christmas. Perfect for someone who loves woodworking and takes pride in their finished woodworking projects.

Kreg KHC-90DCC 90-Degree Corner Clamp

This 90-degree corner clamp is self squaring and great for when you don't have an extra set of hands. It has an l-handle for quick release and is easier to set and adjust than traditional pipe clamps. This is one of the best gifts for carpenters, since they are often creating pieces with 90 degree angles.

Eagle America 400-2048 Marking Center Finder


This unique tool helps to mark exact center on your project, up to 3 5/8 inch. It's convenient, simple to use, and a time-saver for projects that need doweling work, like cabinets. One of the best gifts for woodworkers that no one ever thinks to get!

Magnetic Wristband

This magnetic wristband is perfect for holding any small metal object - including screws, nails, bits, bolts, washers, pins, fasteners and more. The size is adjustable, and the best part is that it has a strong magnet keeps items from falling off while working. Great for when you need an extra hand to hold items!

Kreg K4 Pocket Hole System w/ Screw Kit

This drill guide is perfect for creating pocket holes without any complicated math, and only needs one clamp to secure the jig. This kit comes with the elongated drill and screw bits, as well as 3 different sizes of screws. A great time saver for creating pocket holes to hide the screws, making projects look more professional. Soon to become their favorite tool very quickly!

WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vac WS1600VA High Capacity Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner

If you've looking for gifts for beginner woodworkers, this wet/dry vac is the perfect holiday gift. Make cleaning up all the sawdust from their table saw a breeze with this compact wet/dry shop vac. The accessory storage on the feet and top keep things organized and within reach. This vac also has an integrated blowing port, allowing the ability to blow away unwanted debris as well.

DEWALT DWARA 100 Right Angle Attachment


This is one of the best hand tools for trying to drive screws and drill holes in tight spaces, like cabinet doors. The ergonomic handle doesn't heat up while in use, and has 5 times a longer life than similar tools. The head has a magnetic ring that holds the heads of screws firmly in place, making it a great addition to any toolbox. Easily attaches to a cordless drill to save time.

10" Digital Laser Level

With an easy-to-read digital display, this high-accuracy digital laser level can recall the last 9 angle measurements, saving so much time when making multiple measurements. These digital calipers also have an audible indicator at 0, 45, 90 degrees and the last recorded angle, making getting angles correct even easier.

Craftsman 30-Foot 14 Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel

Another great beginner woodworking gifts idea is this retractable extension cord reel is perfect for the cluttered workshop. Hang it up and out of the way, and you have quick and easy access to an extension cord for power tools at all times! It's a great way to keep cords out of the way, so no more tripping.

Milescraft 3404 Push Stick

These are very, very important and make for a good gift for a woodworker. Often they tend to use spare pieces of wood, but I enjoy having all my fingers, thankyouverymuch! This non-slipping push stick has an extra tall handle that's tilted inward, away from the blade and bit location. Perfect to use with table saws!

Premium Anti Fatigue Mat

Woodworking involves a lot of standing at your work surface, and this 20"x39" anti fatigue mat is perfect for cushioning knees, ankles, hips and back. With a 10 year warranty, this non-toxic, thick mat will not compress or lose support. If you're looking for looking for gifts for woodworkers who have everything, this might be the one thing they don't have yet!

"Sawdust is Man Glitter" Woodworking T-Shirt

If you need gifts for the woodworker who has everything, get this this hilarious "man glitter" 100% cotton t-shirt. It comes in 5 colors and both men and women's sizing. All professional carpenters need one!

Carhatt Legacy Build Your Own Belt Custom Tool Belt Holster

This 100% polyester holster can fit a variety of drills, and has 7 pockets and loops for bits and drivers. A must-have for wordworkers to keep all of their drill pieces together! It's not quite a fancy japanese pull saw, but it'll save a lot of time looking for drill bits.

300mm Round Center Finder Compass for Wood TurnersThis center finder is the perfect gift for woodturners! Help them to easily find the center of irregular pieces and turn them into stunning bowls, cups, pens, and more!

Looking for gifts for woodworkers or handymen? These unique and useful tools are guaranteed to build up the essentials and extras in their toolbox and workshop. #woodworker #gifts #handymanThe 15 Best Gifts for the Beginning Woodworker

Black & Decker LI4000 4-Volt Lithium-Ion SmartSelect Screwdriver with Magnetic Screw HolderThis lithium-ion battery powered screwdriver has a magentic screw holder and led light for increased visibility. With a 2-year manufacturer's warranty and a charger that holds accessory bits and can be wall mounted, what's not to love?

Looking for gifts for woodworkers or handymen? These unique and useful tools are guaranteed to build up the essentials and extras in their toolbox and workshop. #woodworker #gifts #handymanThe 15 Best Gifts for the Beginning Woodworker

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