You can't go wrong with #12.
The Klein Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester is the safest way to locate hot wires without getting shocked. This tool has an easy to read LED bar graph to indicate the existance of voltage. For a bonus, there is a built in flashlight when working in dark areas. Grab this item as a great stocking stuffer at a great price.
A requirement for anyone's tool collection. Estwing hammers are made in the USA from a single piece of steel, which means no welds or joints to break. For tight spots, the amazing engineers at Estwing have added an extra nail-pulling notch in the side of the head. The head is also magnetic. They've even added a black nylon-vinyl shock reduction grip to this bad boy.
When on the job or around the house, I hate going back and forth for tools. I like having quick access to the tools I'm using. This handy item allows for just that. Store your pliers, snips, cutters, pencils, markers and more. There's even a steel measuring tape clip. Just slip it on your belt and you're all set.
A good utility knife is standard in any homeowner's toolbox. Milwaukee has created a well designed one-handed retractable version to help prevent accidential cuts, which are no fun. This version stores up to five blades, tool-free blade changing, and a built in wire stripper. To top it off, they've included a limited lifetime warranty.
Wherever we live, we like to make it our own by hanging family photos and installing shelves. One of the essential tools to perform these tasks correctly is a stud finder. The Zircon StudSensor Pro includes a handy LCD screen to find wood and metal studs and joists to support heavy shelves and photos. For added safety, Zircon has added a live wire detector as well.
Now that you have all these tools, a good workbench and shelf are essential. This kit contains all the hardware, fasteners, plans, and lumber cut list to build your custom workbench. You just need to supply the wood. What a great first project to get you started. Make it your own as well with your own customizations. Only simple cuts for this project. No angle cuts or bolts needed.
Another must have tool is the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Jig Saw. Seriously light weight at only 3.8lbs to allow for more accurate cuts and cordless to let you go anywhere quickly. This kit includes M12 complact RED LITHIUM battery, 30-minute charger, 10 TPI (teeth per inch) wood cutting T-shank jigsaw blade, anti-splintering insert, nonmarring shoe, and contractor bag. A great tool for anyone's collection.
If you have only one drill/driver, this is it. It is annoying when you have one drill and have to switch between your drill and driver bits. This 2 in 1 tool allows for a quick and easy transition between drill and driver with its flip head. Now, you don't have to hassle with changing bits or worrying with two tools. Any homeowner, DIYer, hobbiest, or professional would love to get this as a gift this year. It will make the rest of their year a little bit easier.
One of the lightest drivers at only 1.1lbs would be a great gift for anyone working around the house. An adjustable two-position handle allows for in-line or pistol-grip operation. This is a very unique tool using gyroscopic technology similar to the technology found in smartphones. To use, just turn right to tighten and left to loosen. Comes with two batteries, charger, and bag.
Made in the USA. If you want to give a great set of cutting pliers, the Channellock XLT E348 is one of the best. C1080 steel, rust prevention, and laser heat-treated cutting edges. If you purchase this tool for those on your list, they will probably never need another pair for a very long time.
From car tires to basketballs, this great little item keeps them all inflated with the proper amount of air. Set the desired pressure and the automatic shut-off feature stops inflation once the target pressure is reached. Includes ball needle, presta valve adapter, small inflatable adapter, and large volume hose.
There's never a project where I don't have this near by. This past weekend was spent helping my relatives put down new flooring in their house, and this was the first tool in my bag. It is perfect for basic measurements, marking lines on dimensional lumber, and as a saw guide for 45 or 90 degree cuts. This will make a great stocking stuffer that will last forever.
Let's talk screwdrivers. Milwaukee produces a 10 in 1 Ratcheting Screwdriver that would be great for anyone. Onboard storage for your bits with revolver style selection. Chrome plated for marine-grade rust prevention. This tool even comes with a wire stripper and loop maker. Limited lifetime warranty. The tool includes a Phillips #1 and #2, slotted 1/4" and 3/16", square drive #1, #2, and #3. One awesome little tool and a great gift.
Tape as a gift? Absolutely, when it is Flex Tape. You'll be glad you got a roll of this from Uncle Bill this year. If you are Uncle Bill, we've just lowered the price. To waterproof or stop leaks, this is a great item to have in your vehicle, home, or on your next camping trip.
For cold or hot beverages, the Pelican Travelier Tumber doesn't get much better. It features a double walled, vacuum insulated with a copper plated inner wall. A slide closure spill resistant lid is included for us clumsy folks. Sweat-Free, BPA-Free, and comes with Pelican's lifetime guarantee. Definitely one of those gifts they will use year-round.