Christmas is only a few days away, but there’s still time to add that one extra thing to your wish list! We’ve lined up our absolute must-have gifts for the Christmas season, so regardless if you’re looking for gifts for your employees, mates or even ideas for yourself, you’ll find the crème of the crop right here.
First up, something every tradesman needs in their life – a bottle opener shaped like a hammer! This novelty hammer makes a great gift and is great for breaking up pesky ice cubes, as well as hammering small nails; although we wouldn’t recommend using it for anything more advanced than that!
We recently covered that tool theft is still on the increase and is only set to get worse across Christmas, so it seems fitting that we add something to the list to help keep your tools a bit safer. Introducing the Armorgard OxBox – a tool vault to ensure all your tools are kept safe and tidy this Christmas. Designed to sit in your work van, it has a robust 2mm steel plate construction, with extra folds in vulnerable areas for security. It features anti-cut rollers in the deadbolt and reinforced internal anti-jemmy bar which will deter thieves. With 5-lever robust deadlocks which are all keyed, and serial numbers on the keys so you can order overnight replacements, you’ll never be stuck without your tools again. Hydraulic gas arms will allow the lid to lift easily and you can add casters to make it more mobile. It’s even anti-corrosive and fire-resistant.
We originally featured this in our previous blog on must-have tradesman gadgets, but we thought it was such a good gift idea, we had to add it to this list too. The perfect all-rounder, this multi-purpose pen is more than just a piece of flash stationary. Complete with a ballpoint pen, flat head screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, ruler, spirit level and touchscreen stylus capabilities, it makes a great gift for colleagues and employees – or just as a little treat for yourself!
Every tradesman knows, trying to keep a hold of your tools can be a nightmare – especially if they’re small. Hex keys are one of those things you’ll find yourself losing frequently because they’re just so gosh darn small! But never fear – the Wera Hex-Plus System is here to help. Made from stainless steel, each hex key in this set comes colour-coded to keep them organised and can be easily fastened together to make sure you never lose another one again. The perfect size for keeping in your pocket, or your toolbox.
What gift list for tradesmen could be complete without a little bit of tech? The Festool Sysrock is an FM radio that’s ideal whether you work on a construction site, in a workshop or pretty much anywhere you work actually! Lightweight, compact and robust, it has a powerful 10W speaker that gives unrivalled, clear sound and has both Bluetooth and aux-in connectivity so you can listen to music from your phone. There’s even a hands-free feature and it can be powered by mains cable or li-ion battery. If you’re looking to splash the cash a bit more, there’s even a DAB version with digital stations and a USB port to charge external devices. An all-round winner!
Tired of lugging your tools around from place to place? Want an easier way to get your tools from one job to another? This Stanley rolling workshop is the answer – made from galvanised metal, it has slider drawers, a removable top box, heavy duty wheels and two four inch drawers with ball bearing slides. Durable and stable with an extendable handle, this is bound to go down a treat.
And finally, take measuring into the 21st century with this digital laser measure from Bosch. A range finder and inclinometer in one handy tool, it can measure distance, height, area, volume and incline. The Bluetooth connection allows the transfer of measurements to your phone with the Measuring Master app, and you can use this to smartly document any measurements you take and even create digital floor plans. Robust, shock protected up to 1m and IP54 dust and splash protected, it’s well designed to withstand all the situations you might find yourself in on site. Oh, and it’s battery powered too, so no need to charge!