36 Gifts For Woodworkers That Are Sure To Make the Cut
For anyone who loves working with their hands, woodwork is a favorite pass time – or perhaps even a way of making a living. But whatever the drive, the woodworker is a person who requires useful tools to do the job. When it comes to delivering the perfect gift to someone who has a passion for carpentry, it is essential to find something that will be useful and that they haven’t had a hundred times before. In this article, we are going to show you some exciting and innovative gifts for woodworkers that are sure to come in super handy!
Best Gifts For Woodworkers
Woodworking Square Size Measure Ruler
Every centimeter is vital in an art as precise as woodworking, so no woodworker can ever have too many tools for measuring out their projects. The Feeke ruler is essential for the up-and-coming craftsman and craftswoman; measuring lengths, horizontal and vertical angles, bit sizes, and more, this all-in-one ruler makes even the most complex projects a breeze. Made of a solid aluminum alloy, your carpenter can feel confident wielding their newest gift around drills, saws, and heavy machinery. Not even work as intricate as dovetailing corners are a match for this square size ruler!
When working around machinery as hazardous as a woodworker, a person needs gifts that they can rely upon. When blades are spinning, the last thing your loved one needs is to go fumbling about searching for that rogue pencil that just rolled away. With Johnson Level’s professional carpenter’s pencil, gravity will no longer prove to be such a nuisance – with its flat faces, this pencil isn’t going anywhere. There’s no concern for sharpening the Johnson Level pencil, either: just a push of the built-in lever and the pencil lead within will reveal itself. With this carpenter’s pencil and a 10-pack of extra lead in their pack, woodworkers will be penciling in new projects left and right.
Kevlar Arm Sleeves
Splinters are, quite literally, one of a woodworker’s greatest pains. That’s why safety sleeves are always the protection they never imagined receiving. Though these sleeves are lightweight, accommodating, and comfortable to wear, the colorful garments actually boast impressive protective properties. Seamless weaving and integrated glass fibers protect exposed skin from cuts, scrapes, and of course, splinters, keeping woodworkers safe in the workshop and away from the doctor’s office. Two-ply stretch fabric ensures that the safety sleeves make an effective gift for both men and women looking to cut down on their bandage budget.
Big Horn Rotape Beam Compass
No matter how often a woodworker insists they can make a perfect circle by eye, deep down we all know just how impossible this task truly is. Big Horn offers carpenters a reliable solution to the puzzle of arcs and circles: the rotape beam compass, a tape measure-compass hybrid built for those in the workshop. By measuring a radius up to 6-feet, the compass saves carpenters by promising a perfect circle every time. Don’t let your loved ones waste their time and resources on failed cuts and unfortunate oblongs – gift them the cool gadget and guarantee that the first cut will be the only cut from here on out.
Wood Carving Bird Kit
What gift could be better for a child or teen than a new hobby that they will carry with them for life? Whittling is a fantastic, hands-on hobby that gets people away from their screens and their day to day stresses! BeaverCraft’s comfort bird kit includes all the supplies an aspiring woodworker needs to begin practicing their whittling skills, including a knife, woodblocks, sandpaper, and a template for simple woodcraft – all that’s missing is a set of hands to get to work. While younger woodworkers should whittle under supervision, the comfort bird is a reasonable DIY project for woodworkers of most any age and experience level – and offers the only Twitter that will get them away from their most addictive devices!
Black Decker Cordless Drill Combo Kit
A woodworker is only as skilled as their tools. Fortunately, with the gift of a drill kit, woodworkers should have the skill to spare! As with all of their products, BLACK+DECKER delivers quality with its range of drill kits. A 20V MAX motor delivers powerful performance for every project, whether a woodworker is using the drill, the sander, or any of the other durable attachments. Drill home the fact that you love your woodworker with a set of essential, high-quality tools designed by the company that knows handiwork best.
M Power Point 2 Point Mk2
Adorn every woodworking project with the elegance only M Power tools can provide. A Point 2 Point is a valuable addition to the toolbox of every woodworker with an eye for design; Capable of measuring exact intervals with its stainless steel accordion frame, this small gift has a major impact on the style of the finished project. The M Power tool is incredibly portable with its compact design and lightweight form, making it an obvious addition and time saver of any carpenter looking to astound and impress.
Milescraft Rolling Knee Pads
If lengthy projects have taken a toll on your loved one’s knees, then it’s time for a gift that can lessen the burden. Milescraft KneeBlades are no ordinary kneepads – with a trio of wheels attached to each one, these contoured accessories displace the weight and eliminate the need for repetitive standing and crouching! Once secured, Milescraft KneeBlades make low to the ground projects much more accessible (and a lot more fun, too!). Help your loved one embrace the skate park hoodlum inside them with a pair of unique blades their whole body will appreciate.
Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Work Apron
Style might not be the first priority in the workshop, but whoever said a woodworker can’t look good while they work? The Texas canvas apron is more than just a fashion statement, though: with large pockets, built-in hammer loops, and rivets and grommets galore, this sturdy apron is an entire toolbox all in itself! Shoulder pads and crossing back straps ensure ultimate comfort for long hours in the office, and thick canvas protects from dust, debris, and spills of all kinds. And, as a one-size-fits-all apron, any woodworker can enjoy this incredible protection and spacious design, making it truly a necessary gift for all woodworkers.
Micro Jig Advanced 3D Pushblock
At the end of the day, the only gift that really matters is the safety of your friends and family. The MicroJig push block provides a woodworker just that by keeping their hands as far away from dangerous moving blades as possible. The push block provides precise control and a secure grip over pieces without ever threatening a wood guy’s fingers, allowing them to practice their favorite pastime with concern. Whenever your woodworker has an important project to work on, ensure that they’re working in safety with the unmistakable colors of this gadget.
Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Router
Any woodworker knows the necessity of precise measurements and exact cuts. Humans are prone to error, though, and unfortunately wasted wood as a result of misaligned measurements is all too familiar. The professional-grade Shaper aims to bring an end to the classic dilemma, integrating computer-led precision and human-led logic to cut and shape wood with unmatched accuracy every time. High-speed cuts out of the range of human capabilities alone prevent meandering lines, while human involvement ensures quick mediation in the case of last-minute edits; the result? Perfect, precise cuts from a machine perhaps gifted by the Gods themselves.
Festool Mobile Workshop
The ultimate workstation is the one a woodworker knows best, but when carpentry projects take them on the road, it’s not always possible to work from the familiar home studio. The Festool workshop ensures that no woodworker ever needs to go without his or her favorite tools; with this gift, the workstation travels alongside your loved one.
Extended, the Festool workshop offers 38-inches by 18-inches of workspace and 2 convenient shelves for toolboxes, equipment, and materials. Then, when its time to hit the road, the portable workstation folds up to just 25-inches by 47-inches – more than capable of travel provided the integrated dolly with built-in wheels. Festool ensures that your woodworker always has an office to call their own, allowing every project to run as smoothly as the wheels upon this incredible gift itself.
WoodRiver #92 Medium Shoulder Plane
Intricate work calls for intricate tools. Intricate tools call for well-considered gifts. For an amateur woodworker, a shoulder plane might not seem like much. However, for a master craftsman committed to quality, only a quality plane will do to ensure perfectly-smooth cuts. The WoodRiver shoulder plane, courtesy of the reputable Woodcraft brand, is the ideal straight-edge tool to detail projects without tears. Elegant exterior detailing featuring metallic silver with strong, smooth black accents, makes the WoodRiver shoulder plane look as incredible as it works, the ultimate final touch to an already-fantastic gift.
Mininch Premium Tool Pen
Forget the pain and frustration of maintaining a dozen different screwdrivers for every job around the house. Woodworkers can now rejoice thanks to the Mininch, the gift that holds every bit you require in a slim, pen-sized case. With 16 unique bits built-in, including a Flathead, Phillips, and Star bit, the Mininch tool pen provides your loved one with the versatility of over a dozen tools in one single rod, decluttering the toolbox forevermore. Mininch fits easily in a toolbox, a pocket, or even a pencil case, allowing it to travel to every job with ease. Available in black, gold, rose gold, or silver, you can be sure to order a gift that looks incredible and makes work a breeze – now that’s a true all-in-one tool!
Kindling Cracker Firewood Splitter
Woodworking can be a dangerous enough job as it is – with burning coals and whirling blades, it’s no surprise that so many accidents occur in the workplace. The gift of a Kindling Cracker can’t eliminate all of the danger of working with heavy machinery, of course, but it can certainly make at least one job easier and safer than ever before. Instead of splitting firewood with an axe or saw, the Kindling Cracker allows your woodworker to split logs with less force and with no moving blade: with just a mallet and the Kindling Cracker, logs will be sliced and diced without stress. Made of cast iron, the Kindling Cracker is maintenance-free and able to withstand extended use, with no replacement necessary for a long time to come.
Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
On the surface, woodworking can seem like a messy hobby. The truth is, though, that maintaining order can make every project run more smoothly and efficiently, so the organization is well worth the effort. The Carhartt tool bag makes organizing tools a snap, with 17 external pockets and 10 internal pockets providing more than enough space to store tools, materials, and countless loose bits with no other space to call home. Don’t let your woodworker fumble around the studio searching for that certain screw or their favorite lucky hammer; with a Carhartt bag at their side, every piece has a place it belongs. You can’t gift your woodworker the motivation to get organized, but at least with the right gift, you can offer them the means to find it on their own.
Maxcraft Stubby Claw Hammer
Looking for a gift that hits the nail on the head? Then you’re in need of the ultimate hammer out there! The Maxcraft hammer is designed to simplify the hammering process by eliminating its number one source of pain – squished fingers. With a slot in the head that holds the nail in place, this hammer allows your woodworker to set a nail without putting their off-hand in harm’s way, eliminating painful bruises from rogue swings. A rubber, non-slip handle allows for secure hammering, building momentum with every swing, and preventing further harm in the form of a fly-away tool. For the clumsy craftsman, the Maxcraft hammer is the greatest gift for cutting injuries in half. Looks like you nailed this gift!
Qualcraft Pump Jack
Every woodworker deserves a firm foundation for their work. While emotionally, your support is more than enough, physically they might need a more heavy-duty piece for the job. Qualcraft pump jack securely attaches to a pair of 2×4 in order to create a stable, safe foundation for platforms and horizontal panels throughout the construction process. Made of durable steel and resistant to rust, your loved one can depend on the Qualcraft to hold up through each and every use without exception, ensuring the safety of everyone on-site as the project proceeds. Easy to install and hard to break, a woodworker couldn’t ask for more reliable support than the Qualcraft pump jack.
CLC Leathercraft Carpenter's Tool Bag
When a woodworker is in the zone, the last thing they need is to be pulled away from their work because they don’t have the right tool on hand. The CLC tool bag is a gorgeous suede carpenter’s bag that secures at the belt, allowing it to be worn with any outfit and on either side. The CLC bag features 2 sizable pockets for screws, nails, bits and bobs, 6 slimmer spaces for pens and the Mininch, as even 2 steel loops for hammers and similar tools – plenty of room for a woodworker to stock up on gear before getting lost in their work! Stylish and accommodating, with the CLC you’re sure to have this gift-giving season in the bag.
Woodman's Pal Multi-Use Axe
This great tool can play a huge variety of roles in the life of the woodworker. From fishing to hiking and climbing to camping, the multi-use axe will provide so many benefits to its user. The axe has been designed in a modern and innovative way making it even more useful than a traditional tool of this type. It can be both used as an axe and as a machete or knife as well.
Not only is this extremely useful but it will also eliminate the need to have to carry multiple tools at once. If that wasn’t enough, the design also features a comfortable handle, adding to the ease of use. Made from durable yet attractive materials, this is an awesome gift that will be a very welcome addition to the arsenal of any woodworker.
iThinking Rhino Hammer
Do you have a carpenter friend who is also a lover of animals? If so, this rhino shaped hammer may make the perfect woodworking gift. Not only is the design of this hammer sure to bring a smile to the face, but it will also bring a great function. Made partially from durable and strong stainless steel, the hammer is sure to be able to perform to the standard that the woodworker needs. On top of this, the hammer has been designed to be compact, making it easy to store and transport. The hammer folds snugly into the rhino design, freeing up plenty of space where a traditional hammer might fit into your toolbox.
Zippo Saw Axe
One of the most essential woodworking gifts for any carpenter is a reliable and durable saw. Zippo has a reputation for creating long-lasting tools and this saw is no exception. Coming in at 5 inches, this saw glides easily through the wood making a clean and neat cut every time.
Made with hardy stainless steel, you can be sure that this will be the gift that keeps on giving and you can be confident that it will last a lifetime. Not only is this saw super functional, but it is also comfortable to use with a safety grip that ensures no accidents are likely to happen. The soft-grip handle is also easy on the hands, preventing those nasty calluses that can develop from repeated motions such as sawing.
Timber Tuff Straight Draw Shave
If you know a woodworker who just needs to get the job done without any messing around, this straight draw shave guarantees quick and easy cutting. Not only is it seriously efficient at getting the job done, but it is also made from highly durable materials, giving the woodworker the confidence he or she needs that their tool will perform time after time. If it’s comfort you are looking for, then look no further.
This shave offers rounded wooden handles which have been designed for superior comfort whilst working without compromising on function. On top of this, the shave features a handy blade protector which will prevent the blade from dulling as well as providing a safety aspect for the user.
Logosol Manual Log Splitter
Anything that is Scandinavian made has a reputation of being powerful, presentable, and long-lasting, this Swedish splitter is no exception from this rule. The simple yet effective design will allow the woodworker to split logs effortlessly and without hassle. If it wasn’t enough, then it has many safety features and comfortable grips: the smart splitter features one of the most easy-to-use processes in this type of tool, meaning that no matter the level of experience, this is a tool can be appreciated. The sleek design makes this a tool that will look great in any workspace, and with its compact design, it is also easy to store away between uses.
Wood Carvers Sharpener
It is no use having a shed full of woodworking gifts if none of them are sharp enough to even sharpen a pencil! However, with this brilliant sharpener, that will never be a problem. If you know a woodworker who has got everything then this could be a welcome addition to their toolkit, giving them the freedom of getting sharp, effective tools quickly and easily. All that needs to be done is to run the tool across the grooves of the sharpener and watch the magic happen!
With two levels of grooving, the woodworker can sharpen and polish the edges of any tool. The device is attractive enough to be displayed on the workbench or easy enough to be stored away – whatever their preference, this will be a device that will make their lives that much more simple.
Handheld Router Plane
It is essential for anyone with a love of woodworking to have a functional plane – this is one of the most important tools when it comes to working with wood. If you are looking for one which is super-efficient as well as small enough to fit into any toolbox, this router plane is the way to go. Made from durable stainless steel, you can be sure that the tool will never rust and will last through as many woodworking jobs as the carpenter wishes to use it for.
Not only this but the plane is mega easy to use and features a simple screw to adjust the blade – planing has never been this simple! Built with comfort in mind, the plane has a soft, east grip pair of wooden handles making every job a cinch. And if all of this wasn’t enough, the tool measures in at just 4.13 x 2.75 inches, making it one of the most compact tools in the woodworking case!
CH Hanson Pivot Square
There is a famous saying that goes ‘measure twice, cut once.’ Many woodworkers live by this rule, and having a reliable tool for measuring repetitive cuts is essential to abide by this mantra. That is why this pivot square can make an invaluable addition to the toolbox of your woodworker friend or family member. Featuring three vials to allow for accurate measuring of pitches and angles, the woodworker can be confident that every cut will be precise and on the money. The tool is made from top-quality aluminum alloy, meaning that it will withstand years of use without degrading or compromising the quality.
Woodcut Memory Game
You know better than to question your woodworker’s handiness, but why not challenge them to a game of memory? The Woodcut Memory Game is the classic card game we all know well, with one arboreal twist – each card features the beautiful imagery of a distinct woodcut pattern. While you and your friends race to match the 26 card pairs, your woodcutter can admire the eye-catching designs so intrinsic to their work. For the woodworker with an eye for detail and a sharp mind, the challenging memory game is the perfect gift to share with friends and family.
Tumi Ishi Wood Rock Set
Younger woodworkers-in-making may not be ready to appreciate the inspiring images of the woodcut game. Instead, these young minds need a hands-on gift, a toy that allows them to explore the physical, special qualities of wood. The Wood Rock Set is a unique toy sure to satisfy the growing inquisitive mind. In this set, your young woodworker will get 11 original wooden stones in a variety of shapes, sizes, and woods, all finished with natural, organic materials. Perfect for stacking and building, these stones exemplify the incredible range of looks and uses for each type of wood.
Wooden Robotic Hand Kit
A woodworker is an individual longing to create, so get them the gift they really want. The Robotic Hand is a 199 piece construction that, when complete, genuinely functions as an extension of its creator’s arm. Part puzzle, part toy, the robot hand will require woodworkers to plan, strategize, and pay attention to every detail to complete the build accurately. Once they’ve done so, they will be engaged for hours as the master the art of controlling their upgraded appendage. Both kids and adults can safely enjoy constructing this glue-free natural birch hand and feel good knowing the materials are 100% recyclable.
Wooden Pirate Treasure Chest Box
Growing up, we all wanted a treasure chest of our very own. Even if it doesn’t come full of genuine gold doubloons, your woodworker will appreciate the fine craftsmanship of this artisan treasure box, complete with an old-fashioned lock and skeleton key. Store pirate jewels, gold, or embarrassing memories in a gorgeous, secure lockbox worthy of Davy Jones himself. The treasure box is available in a range of sizes, each built to the same high standard and bearing similar flashy gold finishes. If your carpenter is searching for a new home for their projects or their beloved tools, this may just be the perfect gift for your matey.
Handcrafted Wood Camp Mug
If anyone can appreciate the simple charm of a handcrafted wooden tool, it’s a woodworker. The Wood Mug is an example of such a simple delight – with a rough-cut exterior revealing beautiful wood grain, the mug is the ultimate all-natural vessel. The eco-conscious mind can take solace in the natural, sustainable, eco-friendly construction of the mug; the adventurer will appreciate the lightweight design and impressive durability. For the woodworker who crafts out of love for their natural world, the Wood Mug is the ideal gift for their next special day.
Laser-Cut Wooden Pendulum Clock
Woodworkers get a bad reputation for being rough and simple-minded. In truth, woodworking is an exacting art that can take decades to truly master. For instance, it doesn’t take a trained eye to see the fine, detailed effort that goes into crafting a piece as intricate as the Wooden Pendulum Clock. Any woodworker who has ever been looked down on for their craft is sure to be inspired by the meticulous design of this handmade clock, and upon completion can take pride in the skill and patience that it exemplifies. The awesome clock is a unique gift for the experienced woodworker with the time and patience to construct an eye-catching work of art.
Timeless Design Spaceship Building Blocks
Like space itself, Wooden Space Toys may look simple at first glance but hold infinite possibilities to the creative mind. Each piece of the wooden space toy is cut precisely and then sanded down for a satisfyingly smooth finish that shows off the gorgeous appearance of the solid beech. While the individual pieces can pose a choking hazard to the youngest woodworkers, those old enough to craft responsibly will take please in building, re-building, and re-imagining their space-themed constructs. Know a child with a love for space? Then you know a child who will adore a gift of the Wooden Space Toys.
Japanese Style Pull Saw
A new tool doesn’t just open up a world of possibilities – it cuts open the wall and builds the door to be opened. The Pull Saw is an eastern equivalent to the classic European saw, so the chances are good that your local woodworker has never had the chance to work with one such tool. The Pull Saw is bound to thrill woodworkers with its sharp, clean cuts and it’s light maneuverability, and may well become a favorite tool in their workshop. Made of high-quality Japanese steel, the Pull Saw is a razor-sharp, durable saw with the potential to redefine your woodworker’s process forevermore.
eTape16 Digital Tape Measure
When it comes to sawing and sanding, every millimeter is vital. One wrong measurement can mean the difference between creating a work of art or just more fuel for the fire pit. A woodworker’s greatest works shouldn’t suffer on account of simple human error, a stray measurement, or a cut-gone-wrong. The Digital Tape Measure can help. By electronically displaying the distance indicated by the tape, the eTape16 reduces the chance of human error producing a faulty measurement, guaranteeing that each cut is lined up perfectly. For the forgetful woodworker, there is no greater gift than the basic but significant work of the digital taper.
Have you ever wondered what “wood” be a good gift for your favorite woodworker? Ask no longer! With this collection of the most inspired woodworking gifts for your local craftsman from “awl” across the web, whether your loved one is a child at heart or a practitioner of the practical, you can “nail” their next celebration.