Best Tools for Christmas Gift Guide 2021

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Yes, it’s that time of year! Have no fear because we are here to help with our Best Tools for Christmas Gift Guide 2021. We offer a plethora of Christmas Gift Ideas with several options in many different price categories. Whether you’re buying for Clark W. Grizwold, Cousin Eddie, or Aunt Bethany, we have you covered, so let’s jump right in.

If you’d rather watch a video, here you go: Best Tools for Christmas Gift Guide Video

To simplify things a bit, we’re breaking these Christmas Gift Guide ideas into different price categories. Is your budget small? No worries, we’ll start for less than $10.

Stocking Stuffers – Tools Under $30

Formula 88 Cleaner and Degreaser – 1 Gallon

Formula 88 Degreaser Gift Guide 2021

Anyone and we mean anyone, needs a great cleaner and degreaser around the house and shop. Formula 88 Cleaner and Degreaser costs less than $8 and you can use it concentrated or break it down milder mixing with water. Using 4:1 (water:Formula88) in a spray bottle is a great all-around cleaner for engine parts, tools, concrete, wheels, tires, and more.

$8 at Home Depot

GEARWRENCH Bolt Biter SAE & Metric Bolt Extractor Set

GearWrench Bolt Biter Set 1

The dual-sized GEARWRENCH Bolt Biter sockets allow users to work on both SAE and metric fasteners. The minus-sized sockets have been designed to fit on extremely worn-down fasteners without needing to pound the socket on with a hammer. Bi-Directional design for removing or tightening damaged fasteners

$32 on Amazon

Knipex 90-10-165 CutiX Universal Retractable Knife

The Knipex CutiX universal knife is a reliable tool that allows for precise cuts without bending or breaking. Freely adjustable stabilization bar prevents bending or breaking of the blade while allowing targeted pressure on the back of the blade without risk of injury. Robust, durable magnesium housing: as light as plastic, as strong as die-cast aluminum.

$29 at KC Tools

GripLockTies – Rubber-Lined Releasable Zip Ties

Grip Lock Ties 1

Replace your cheap, low-quality zip ties for our premium rubber-lined releasable GripLockTies. These rubber-lined ties provide a much thorough grip while protecting whatever they’re holding. Just pull the little lever and safely remove the GripLockTie, ready to use again.

$20 on Amazon

Crescent Pocket Knife

Crescent Tools Pocket Knife

Take your pick on these Crescent Tools Pocket Knives, from composite and aluminum handles, and 3.25 and 3.5-inch blades. Solid EDC knives with heavy-duty D2 steel blades. 

$25 on Amazon

Best Tools Under $50

Knipex Twin Grip Slip Joint Pliers

Knipex Twin Grip Slip Joint Pliers

KNIPEX TwinGrip 82 01 200. The unique combination of front and side gripping. Front jaw design grips stripped screws. Optimized side jaw with opposing teeth for maximum force. Side gripping jaws for round, square, and hex materials. The only 5 adjustment push-button slip joint pliers in the market. KNIPEX Tools come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. 

$40 at KC Tool

Channellock Speedgrip Plier Set – Made in the USA

Channellock Speedgrip Combo

Adjustments quickly slide and lock in place so you can get the job done even quicker. Precise, laser heat-treated crosshatch teeth for a tight grip in all directions. CHANNELLOCK BLUE molded non-slip grips for ultimate control and comfort. Made in the USA.

$48 on Amazon

Vaper Red Spot Pressurized Sprayer 

RedSpot Pressurized Sprayer

Refillable, red 32 oz. pressurized sprayer. Fill with solvents or liquids like brake cleaner or degreaser, then pressurize with compressed air. Makes some jobs much easier. 

$39 on Amazon

DeWalt Fast Wireless Charging Pad

DeWalt Wireless Fast Charger

Charge any Qi-compatible device with this wireless charging pad. Connect to the included Quick Charge power adapter to fast charge compatible devices up to 10-Watt. A reinforced USB-C power-in cable is included to provide power to the charging pad.

$40 at Home Depot

Milwaukee 450 Lumen Headlamp

Milwaukee 2012R Headlamp

You get five light-ouput modes: Hybrid Spot/Flood mode: 450-Lumens- 2.5 hours; Spot High: 250-Lumens- 4 hours; Low: 50-Lumens- 8 hours; Flood High mode: 250-Lumens- 4 hours; Low: 50-Lumens- 14 hours. 2m Impact Rated Housing and IP54: Water and Dust Resistant. Soft, Sweat Absorbing Microfiber Forehead for All-day Comfort and four Universal Hard Hat Clips. Rechargeable battery with included cable.

$59 from Home Depot

Tool Gifts Under $150

Truewerk T1 Werkpant

Truewerk Work Pants

The T1 Werkpant from Truewerk is lightweight and flexible yet very durable. These are great for the warmer months and climates. Here in Central Florida, we’ve come to love these pants for year-round work. 

$79 from Truewerk

Tribus Tools Ratcheting 02 Sensor Wrench

Tribus Tools O2 Wrench

Get to those pesky oxygen (O2) sensors a lot easier with the ratcheting flex-head line wrench. Made in the USA. 

$99 on Amazon

Milwaukee M18 Dual Bay Rapid Battery Charger

Milwaukee Dual Bay Charger

The Milwaukee-dual bay 18-volt Rapid Charger will charge both batteries at the same time, drastically reducing charge times. This charger also optimizes the charge rates based on the battery type and the temperature. 

$119 at Home Depot

The Marin Work Boot from Brunt

Brunt Marin Workboot

Everyone from project managers to electricians loves the versatility and comfort of the Marin. Combining a classic time-honored look and high-quality durable construction, this boot is designed to keep you protected from the rigors of any environment. If you’re outside on your feet all day, the Marin will provide the constant comfort and support you need to get the job done.

$135 from Brunt

Lokithor Jump Starter with Air Compressor

Lokithor Jump Start Box 1

Start V8 engines with ease using the LokiThor 2000Amp 12V Car Battery Booster Pack. You also get a 150 PSI Tire Inflator with Digital Screen. This is a great simple addition to our Christmas Gift Guide 2021.

$139 on Amazon

PERCH-V Tool Mount Rack

PERCH Tool Mount Rack

Stainless Steel PERCH-V Tool Mount Rack is made to last forever and is Made in the USA. These Stainless Steel tool racks are tig welded together and are made to work in conjunction with plastic adapters to work with most of the major tool brands. We love ours and you should check out the video. 

$125 from PERCH Tools

Christmas Gift Guide 2021 Tool Gifts for less than $300

Craftsman V-Series XXL Ratcheting Flex-head Wrenches

Craftsman V-Series XXL Wrenches

We checked these out while we were at SEMA Show 2021, then we got a set in for ourselves. Be sure to check out the video review on these Craftsman V-Series XXL Wrenches

$169 from Lowes

DeWalt 20V DCF921 ATOMIC Impact Wrench

DCF921B ATOMIC Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Bringing compact to a new level, this Brushless ATOMIC 20V impact delivers up to 450 ft-lbs of loosening torque. Don’t miss our video review of the DeWalt DCF921 ATOMIC Impact Wrench. Even better with the new DeWalt PowerStack battery. 

$199 from Home Depot

GEARWRENCH Heated Canvas Jacket

GEARWRENCH Heated Jacket

A moisture-shedding canvas exterior with a soft lining and 3 carbon fiber heating elements generate heat across core body areas (left & right chest, mid-back) keeping you warm and toasty. Cycle through three different heat settings (High, medium, low) with just a simple press of the button.


Fender Lizard Brake Bleeder

Fender Lizard

The Fender Lizard makes bleeding brakes a much easier process. No need for another person, the pneumatic cylinder depresses the brake pedal and releases with the click of a wireless remote button. 

$229 from Fender Lizard

Razor Griddle GGC2030M 25-inch

Razor Griddle Pancakes

This 318 sq-in outdoor two-burner portable LP Propane gas grill griddle will cook 17 pancakes, 10 steaks, or 21 burgers at once. Easy push and turn ignition, 20,000 BTU stainless burners, and thick rolled-steel pre-seasoned griddle cooking surface.

$229 on Amazon

RYOBI HP 5-Tool Combo Kit

Ryobi HP 5-pc Christmas Gift Guide 2021

18V ONE+ HP Brushless Cordless 5-Tool Combo Kit with (2) 1.5 Ah Batteries, Charger, and Bag. The Brushless Compact drill is 6.4 in. and lightweight while providing 400 in./lbs. of torque. The Brushless Compact 1/4 in. Impact Driver is just 5.3 in. while providing up to 1,700 in./lbs. of torque and up to 3,800 IPM. It’s hard to go wrong with this 5-piece Ryobi kit on our Christmas Gift Guide 2021. 

$269 at Home Depot

Best Tools for Christmas Under $500

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Mid-Torque Impact Wrench

Milwaukee Mid-Torque

Milwaukee’s Gen 2 Mid Torque Brushless Impact Wrench set the standard in the industry for what a mid-torque impact wrench should be. 600 ft-lbs of loosening torque takes care of the majority of mechanics’ needs. 

$429 at Home Depot

YesWelder CUT55-DS Plasma Cutter

YesWelder 55DS Plasma Gift Guide 2021

This YesWelder CUT55-DS Plasma Cutter brings value with great components and features too. You can run the plasma cutter on 120V or 240V. Click the link for a special discount. 

$459 at YesWelder

Best Tools with No Spending Limit

Durofix 60V 1″ Jumbo Impact Wrench

Durofix 60V RI60176E 2

Durofix 60V Cordless 1 inch BRUSHLESS Jumbo Impact Wrench with 5-Stage Torque Control (max 3,000 ft-lbs loosening torque). Runs on one or two 60V batteries. 

$1399 at Durofix




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