Men with the DIY gene just can’t get enough of building, repairing, renovating, remodeling and tinkering. For these guys a great gift is one that enables them to do a better job, whatever that job may be. The DIY guys doesn’t want slippers or a meerschaum pipe. He wants a multitool or a power saw or a tool box. Below we’ve brought together 17 of the best DIY gifts for men. Any one of which is sure to bring a smile to the face of your handyman.
DIY Gifts For Men
Today’s multitools are a handyman’s dream and none are a better expression of the state of the multitool art than the Leatherman Rebar. The Rebar contains an incredible 17 different tools, each of which is precision crafted, durable and fully functional. There’s 3 different screwdrivers, 2 different pliers, a saw, a ruler, a wire stripper, bottle opener and much, much more.
The Rebar has ditched the plastic that was a major drawback of earlier iterations and gone the extra mile by incorporating some of the best features from other Leatherman multitools, such as the aforementioned replaceable wire cutters. The main blades are easier than ever to open and both are high-quality 420HC stainless steel. The fact is there isn’t much of anything to complain about here. The Rebar is what Swiss Army Knives want to be when they grow up. If we had to pick just one gift it would be this, which is why it heads our list of Best DIY Gifts for Men.
420HC Stainless Steel.
17 different tools.
Slips easily into your pocket.
Replaceable wire/hard wire cutters.
25 year warranty.
- Weight15.2 ounces
There’s nothing worse than trying to get something fastened down properly and having to fumble getting screws out of the hardware pouch or tool bag. It’s a big waste of time and invariably the handyman winds up dropping some screws in the process. The good folks at RAK must know what it’s like because they’ve come up with a real scene stealer for DIY types; the Magnetic Wristband for screw, nails and drill bits.
The Magnetic Wristband from RAK is fashioned from ultra-durable 1680D nylon. It’s waterproof, weatherproof, tougher than nails and highly breathable. It’s long enough to wrap around any size wrist and the soft mesh lining won’t irritate the skin no matter how long it’s worn. There’ll never be a need to bring things to a stop again just to find the right bit. Or waste time looking for screws that fell out of the tool pouch. Throw in the company’s 1-year no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee and this DIY gift for men is a no-lose proposition.
10 robust magnets hold nails and screws firmly in place.
No more fumbling with the nail pouch.
Durable waterproof construction for all weather work.
- Weight4 ounces
With 3 variable speeds, a high performance transmission and plenty of available torque the DCD996B Bare Tool is a compact workhorse that will wind up being your DIY guy’s go-to drill in almost all situations. Whether they’re trying to extract a frozen screw or attaching new sections to a metal roof they’re going to want the Dewalt DCD996B on their tool belt.
This is more than just another power drill. It’s a lightweight, versatile, torque heavy, cordless construction tool that’s designed to handle everything from drilling guide holes in masonry to extracting the toughest, oldest screw in the house and everything in between. The DCD996B goes wherever it’s needed and does whatever is required. And when things get a bit dark and gloomy, there’s no need to worry; this cordless drill has a built-in flashlight with 3 timed settings.
Brushless 20V motor.
Powerful and loaded with torque.
3 mode LED light.
Superior runtime compared to brushed motors.
Compact, well-balanced and light.
Any list of DIY gift ideas for him should include the Battery Guard Flashlight from Coleman. It’s the kind of affordable, durable, useful kit anyone involved in construction, renovation or repair work would be happy to have at their side. It’s sleek, light and practical and provides a rock solid grip in all conditions. The unique Battery Guard system neutralizes the contacts in the flashlight to prevent battery-killing “ghost drain” that occurs when flashlights are idle.
The Battery Guard feature means that when you need it the most this Coleman flashlight will always respond. What’s more, the powerful LED light provides a level of illumination you would never get from even the most expensive traditional rechargeable flashlight. Great for any guy who spends time tinkering around the house, the cabin, the boat or the car.
Prevents battery drain.
Up to 3 hours of illumination.
Lightweight yet tough aluminum construction.
No need to remove batteries when not in use.
Rubber-trimmed bezel absorbs impacts.
- Weight5.1 ounces
Sometimes a screwdriver will do the trick and sometimes you need to take the tool box with you. For those occasions your DIY guy will want to have the 4-Piece Carpenter’s Rig from Dickies. The number of various-sized storage pockets here is unprecedented with 6 on the left side and 7 on the right side. There are also 2 tool loops along with smaller slips for your razor knife, writing instrument, multitool, pliers and that screwdriver too.
The 4-Piece Carpenter’s Rig can accommodate a lot of tools and that means a lot of weight. With lesser rigs that might present a problem as the shoulder and waist straps dig into the skin. But the Dickies Rig features generous padding in the shoulders and a thick, comfortable canvas waistband that rests easily and distributes weight evenly across the hips. Made of ultra-heavy canvas and able to stand up to any weather the Dickies 4-Piece Carpenter’s Rig allows your man to handle any type of job in any conditions.
13 storage pockets of varying size and 2 tool loops.
Fully adjustable 5 inch waist belt.
Fashioned from ultra-heavy duty canvas.
Gel-padded suspenders absorb tool weight.
Steel roller buckle.
- BrandDickies Work Gear
- Weight3.79 pounds
The Dewalt Deep Box is just that. A deep box for storing power tools, hand tools and accessories. If the man on your gift list is dedicated to working with his hands and could use a way to organize his equipment the Deep Box from Dewalt is an ideal solution. The Deep Box will hold up to 44 pounds of work-related materials. Everything from your Dewalt DCD996B Bare Tool to pliers, hammer, nails, wire nuts and more. This is serious mobile storage for serious craftsmen.
The TSTAK VI Deep Box can be used as a stand-alone storage unit or combined with other Dewalt boxes to form a portable workshop. In either case your handyman will have everything he needs to tackle the job in front of him.
Can be used as stand-alone or stacked with other Dewalt boxes.
Removable interior tray for peripherals.
Store up to 44 pounds of work materials.
Bi-material handles are comfortable and durable.
- Weight5.86 pounds
It was only a matter of time before high tech and tape measures were combined. The eTape16 Digital Tape Measure tackles one of the handyman’s most annoying problems head-on and provides a foolproof solution that saves time, material and money. Inaccurate measurements are the bane of the carpenter, tiler, roofer, carpet layer, plumber and more. With the eTape16 messed up measurements are a thing of the past. And we can’t say goodbye fast enough.
The exact measurement is displayed in a large LCD screen atop the anvil. Conversion from imperial to metric is simple and fast and you can retain your most recent measurements for recall should you need them. The runaway Best Value of our DIY gifts for him.
Big, clear LCD display shows your precise measurement.
Convert from imperial to metric at the touch of a button.
Select inside or outside measurements.
Foolproof centerline calculation every time.
Made of durable polycarbonate plastic.
- Weight9.8 ounces
Any guy that has ever done construction, remodeling or renovation has stripped plenty of screw heads and plenty of bolt threads. It’s incredibly frustrating when it happens and often times trying to extract the screwed-up screw or bolt can be little more than an exercise in futility. The Ontel SpeedOut Damaged Screw & Bolt Extractor is one of the best pieces of kit out there for bringing these unhappy occurences to quick, happy endings.
Extract even the most hopelessly stripped screw or bolt in under 10 seconds with the Ontel SpeedOut. Even screws whose heads have snapped clean off can still be retrieved with the SpeedOut. The carbon steel bits chew through bolts and screws and pull them out against their will in record time. A great set to have on every type of construction project and definitely one of the best DIY gifts for men. Be sure to combine this with one of the screwdriver sets from our list.
Pure carbon steel extractor bits.
Works with most power drills.
Extract screws in 10 seconds or less.
Screws with no head are no problem.
- Weight1.6 ounces
Not having the right screwdriver head can bring a project to a screeching halt. The Impact Ready FlexTorq Screw Driving Set lets your DIY guy rest easy knowing he’s ready for any eventuality. This 40 piece screwdriver tip set is one of the most extensive you’ll find. Each tip is crafted from durable High Speed Steel and specifically designed to withstand the stresses of impact driving.
The FlexTorq System ensures the best possible hold of the screwdriver tip at all times. This in turn minimizes drops and reduces wobbling so you always get a nice clean placement. Whether the man on your gift list is a professional carpenter or electrician or a weekend warrior willing to take on any project large or small they’ll appreciate this comprehensive screwdriver tip set.
FlexTorq action minimizes errors.
10x Magnetic screwtip lock mechanism.
40 different screwdriver tips.
Built to withstand extreme stresses.
- Weight1.2 pounds
Sometimes you just don’t have time to go rummaging through the toolbox to find the right socket. Ask the DIY guy on your gift list. He’ll tell you. In those cases you need the RAK Universal Socket Grip. The RAK universal grip pops onto your drill and grabs hold of any bolt, lag screw, hex nut or other object and lets you drive it home or screw it out in no time flat.
A craftsman is often only as good as the clever trouble-saving accessories he carries. The RAK Universal Socket Grip is one of those clever accessories. It’s the kind of go-to item which turn tedious jobs into simple, straightforward ones. DIY gifts for the boyfriend don’t get much better. Be sure to also check out our list of the best torque wrenches for more great items like this.
Ideal for eye screws, bolt heads, hex nuts and more.
Applies up to 125 pounds of torque.
Pops on and off in seconds.
54 individual hardened steel pins.
1 year satisfaction guarantee.
- Weight5.6 ounces
Battery powered headlamps like this are normally associated with outdoor activities like camping and night hiking. But they’re also an invaluable tool for the DIYer because they let him see into those dark spaces where his work often takes him without having to tie up a hand with a flashlight. It’s also a great thing to have when the snow is falling and the walk needs to be cleared after dark.
DIY work isn’t all bathroom tiles and kitchen countertops. Sometimes it’s peering into a crawlspace to repair ductwork or patching a leak in the foundation. Being able to bring adequate light to bear on the problem is essential and the 300 lumen LED Black Diamond Spot Headlamp lets you do just that. A great addition to the toolbox and your list of DIY gift ideas.
Dimming, strobe, red-night and lock modes.
Instant transitions between full power and dim.
Waterproof and weatherproof.
Uses 3 AAA batteries (included).
- BrandBlack Diamond
- Weight10.4 ounces
It’s a glass breaker, it’s a lifesaver, it’s a self-defense weapon, it’s a…. pen? Yup. The Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen is all those things and more. Developed with the military in mind the Impromptu also comes in handy when your DIY guy is working in the rain and needs to make some notes or mark up a piece of wood.
The Impromptu features an integrated glass breaker in the tip that makes short work of windows, has a machined steel body that will take anything the jobsite can dish out, has a durable stainless steel pocket clip that keeps it close at hand at all times and has a Cerakote coating that prevents rust and corrosion from taking hold. There are pens and then there are tools you can write with. This tactical pen is the latter.
Writes in any conditions.
Sturdy, reliable ball point provides a thick clean line.
Cerakote treated machined steel body.
Built in glass breaker for emergencies.
A genuine self-defense tool.
- Weight2.24 ounces
What handyman doesn’t need a first-rate hammer? It’s one of the fundamental tools in the DIY toolbox along with the screwdriver, tape measure or laser measuring tool, razor knife, level and flashlight. The Fiskars IsoCore 16 oz Rip Claw Finishing Hammer is perfect for putting finishing touches on hardwood floors, molding or other sensitive, high-visibility surfaces.
With the IsoCore Finishing Hammer it’s all about reducing vibration in order to obtain a cleaner, more powerful strike that doesn’t punish your hand and arm that way ordinary steel or wood handles can. If the guy on your gift list is into high-end woodwork you’re going to score major points by gifting him an IsoCore Finishing Hammer.
Eliminates painful vibrations.
Perfect for finish work on delicate surfaces.
Patented insulation sleeve nullifies shock.
- Weight2 pounds
Whatever type of work your DIY guy is into he’s going to need a level. The level is another of those foundational tools since you can’t really build much or do much renovation or remodeling work without it. The Stanley 24-Inch Box Level is a simple, high-quality traditional tool that will get regular use for years to come.
The 12mm plumb vials allow for incredible accuracy. The shock absorbing end caps prevent damage when the level is dropped or slammed down a bit too hard. The ribbed handle makes for easy, sure carrying in any conditions and the whole thing fits easily into a good sized tool box like the Dewalt Deep Box profiled above. Should be on any list of essential DIY gift ideas for him.
Oversized tubular vials.
Accurate to within 0.001 inches.
Shock absorbent end caps.
Ribbed handle grip.
Dependable Stanley quality.
- Weight9.3 ounces
Searching through the toolbox for the right screwdriver tip can be a time consuming pain in the neck. But not if you have the Craftsman Ratcheting Ready Bit Screwdriver. With the Ready Bit the screwdriver tips are right there with you at all times in the handle of the tool itself. This is the kind of innovation that gets the attention of both pros and DIYers and the hardworking man on your gift list is sure to love it.
Each Ready Bit Screwdriver holds 14 high-quality bits inside the handle. When you need to change you just pull on the end to reveal the revolving bit carrier. There’s not an inch of wasted space on this tool. And the added weight of the bits actually makes it a more assertive tool that drives screws effortlessly. Our handy guide to the best nail guns features more great products like this.
Holds 14 different screwdriver bits.
Revolving bit cartridge keeps bits dry and safe.
Robust magnetic tip holds screws firmly.
- Brand Craftsman
- Weight1.44 ounces
A dedicated DIYer can’t get much done without a good saw and the Stanley 20 inch FatMax is a fat piece of essential kit that cuts smooth and clean with minimal effort. This is an aggressive blade that makes short work of hard wood and has a thicker than average handle so you can get your entire arm and shoulder into it. That handle is slip resistant and provides one of the most comfortable grips to be found on any hand saw.
The FatMax blade is 15 percent thicker than conventional blades, cuts 50 percent faster and features induction-sharpened teeth that will seem like they never go dull. With its Blade Armor coating, enhanced rust protection and Sharptooth technology the FatMax is perhaps as close as a hand saw can come to being perfect. Love this product? Check out our review of the best circular saws for our top picks.
Blade Armor compositing to prevent rust.
Slices through wood with SharpTooth Technology.
Handle can be used to mark 45 and 90 degree angles.
Blade is 15 percent thicker than standard blades.
- Weight1.24 pounds
Some jobs call for a brute force instrument like the FatMax saw and some call for a finesse tool like the Dremel Multipro Rotary Tool Kit. The Multipro is one of those tools a handyman often doesn’t know he needs until he has it in his hand and sees what it can do. This is no ordinary grinder. The Multipro is ideal for all manner of everyday polishing and sanding projects. But it’s also great for cutting everything from drywall to metal, concrete and porcelain.
The Multipro has 2 speed settings that let you adjust to the material, has a fully rechargeable Ni-Cad battery that provides 3 hours of service per charge and comes with 15 custom work tips. It’s a light, versatile, affordable helper that does the little things larger tools can’t be bothered with and a worthy entry on our list of DIY gifts for men.
Rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery.
Adjusts to 10,000 or 20,000 rpms.
LED light indicates fully charged.
15 different service attachments.
- Weight1.5 pounds