So, you need to buy a gift for the woodworker in your life, but you have no idea what to buy. Don’t worry! These hand-picked items are perfect gifts for woodworkers of any level. They are all items that I personally use in my wood shop or items that are on my wish list (hint, hint family).
I am incredibly practical so I’ve only included items that I would actually use – no silly novelty items. These are woodworking gifts that the woodworker in your life will be happy to receive.
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The list is split up by cost and clicking on the name of each item will take you right to it on Amazon – this is for you last minute shoppers.
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Stocking Stuffers (small items about $10 or less)
Pencils – Construction pencils are probably one of the most practical gifts for woodworkers. Be sure to get ones that are flat like the pencils linked here so that they don’t roll away when your woodworker is in the middle of a project.
Safety Glasses – Your woodworker probably already has some safety glasses (at least they should!) but maybe they could use an upgrade. These safety glasses have protection all the way around the eye, which is so important to protect against sawdust and other small items.
Project Calculator – Woodworking requires a lot of math! (much more than I ever anticipated.) This project calculator takes some of the headache away when figuring out dimensions because it calculates in feet and inches. It’s a great asset to any wood shop and makes projects just a little bit easier.
Countersink Drill Bits – Countersinking screws makes projects look more professional and this drill bit set will make it easy peasy. This small set makes a perfect stocking stuffer!
Extra Phillips Head Drill Bits – It is always good to have extra of these around because I ALWAYS lose them! Trust me, your woodworker will appreciate this gift.
Magnetic Drill Bit Holders – These are so, so, so handy! Imagine trying to drill a screw high up on a wall and that wobbly little screw just keeps falling off your drill every time you try to drill it in the wall. It’s so frustrating! These magnetic drill bit holders will not only hold the screw on magnetically, but they also have a guide that slips over the screws to keep them from wobbling. They make life so much easier.
Spray Paint Handle – If you’ve ever used a can of spray paint for an extended period of time, you are familiar with the hand cramps that come along with it. This simple little handle takes that away! It’s a super cheap stocking stuffer that your woodworker will totally thank you for.
$10 – $25 Gifts for Woodworkers
Glu-Bot Glue Bottle – I bought one of these earlier this year, and I don’t know why I stalled so long on getting one! The perk of this type of glue bottle is that glue doesn’t dry inside the spout and clog it up like in traditional glue bottles. It is totally worth having one!
Right Angle Clamp – I just spotted this baby and it is definitely on my Christmas list. Trust me, your woodworker will thank you for this one! This clamp will come in handy for so many projects by giving extra stability when securing corner joints.
Dewalt Titanium Drill Bit Set – These are the bits I use to pre-drill the holes on all of my projects and they’re great! They’re strong, durable and just about every size you might need is included in the set.
Kreg Face Clamp – If your woodworker has a Kreg Jig, then this clamp is a must! It is so useful to keep boards from moving when joining them together with face pocket holes.
$25 – $50 Gifts for Woodworkers
Rotape Compass – If your woodworker likes to make projects with curves this compass will come in so handy! I wish I had it when making my Toddler Rainbow Garden – it’s a serious upgrade from trying to make a handmade a compass for a project.
Ear Protection with Radio – Here’s some next level ear protection that your woodworker will love! When using saws and loud equipment, ear protection is a must. These noise cancelling ear muffs are equipped with a radio!
$50+ Gifts for Woodworkers
So I know that I said less than $50, but this is the one item that I think makes a great gift if you want to spend a little more!
Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System – I LOVE my Kreg Jig and use it on many projects. It is a jig that allows you to correctly angle your drill to create pocket holes. Pocket holes are a method of joinery that hides screws inside your project instead of drilling from the outside to connect boards. It results in a much more professional looking project. The Kreg Jig makes it super easy to create pocket holes for a variety of board thicknesses. I totally recommend it! There are several versions, but the linked product is the version I use in my wood shop.
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Shopping for a Woodworker
If you need to buy a gift for a woodworker, but aren’t familiar with woodworking it can leave you scratching your head. This list should give you some ideas for gifts that the woodworker in your life will totally appreciate and put to use right away!
If you’re looking for more woodworking gift ideas, check out Essential Woodworking Tools for ideas on how to help your woodworker fill up their shop.