Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 Buying Guides

Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020


Father’s Day is fast approaching us already, which is a scary proposition for anyone who hasn’t really put any thought into what they’re going to get the man who helped raise them. But fear not, because we have a list of must-haves for when Dad is on the job, working around the house, or just relaxing on the weekends. Here are our Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020!

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Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020 

Under $25

OLFA MXP-AL Aluminum Heavy-Duty Utility Knife

Why we’d love to have it:

Who could use a handy utility knife in their life? Your father could, that’s who. This isn’t one of those cheap, plastic, throw-away pieces of crap that he’s used to. The OLFA MXP-AL uses a sturdy aluminum handle, rubber overmolding, and the brand’s own black snap-off blades. The result is a better utility knife; think of the OLFA as the Cadillac of boxcutters. And doesn’t your dad deserve a caddy?

Get it for:

We’re going to harp on the fact that the gifts ideas in this guide are really Dad-specific, but in this case, everyone could use a good OLFA utility knife around the house. To read more about the OLFA MXP-AL Aluminum Heavy-Duty Utility Knife, click here.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Amazon – $17.99

Gerber Compleat

Why we’d love to have it:

As a kid, my family liked to camp, so we did that every single summer. But we could have been more streamlined in our approach to it. Rather than carrying around a ziplock bag full of old, junky forks and spoons, the Gerber Compleat is a much better option.

Weighing in at a combined total of 2.5 oz, this set includes a fork, spoon, spatula, and 4-function multi-tool that all nest together during transport. Even better, the spatula snaps together with either to spork or spoon to form a pair of functional tongs.

Get it for:

The father who is into camping, prepping, or just streamlining his kitchen utensil drawer.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Amazon – $22.95

Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

$25 – $100

TINCUP Rye Whiskey

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | TinCup Rye Wiskey

New for 2020, TinCup now has a rye whiskey for us to enjoy. Coming in at 90 proof, the mix is 95% rye from the mid-west and 5% barely. Like TinCup’s other whiskey’s, it’s cut to proof with pure Rocky Mountain water.

While we like TinCup’s story (and the convenient lid that doubles as a shot glass), it’s the flavor profile that we’re after. The bolder palate of rye is present, offering an even spice and smooth taste with a caramel finish.

As the cup reaches your mouth, look for a combination of tobacco and sweet vanilla in the aroma. It’s very good neat, but we feel it really comes alive on the rocks.

Get it for:

It’s tough to beat a bottle of whiskey for a Father’s Day gift and TinCup’s rye is offers a lot of bang for your buck at its price point.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at ReserveBar or check your favorite spirits store – $25 (free shipping with code BARCART2020 for a limited time)

OnX Offroad App

Why we’d love to have it:

No longer just for hunters, onX now has an Offroad App for outdoor enthusiasts covering more than 350,000 miles of public roads and trails along with 985 million acres of public land. Campgrounds, cabins, and points of interest are all included.

You can even select the vehicle type you’re traveling with to get the best recommendations and conditions are updated daily. Meanwhile, custom waypoints and tracking data help keep your adventure on the right path.

No signal, no problem. You can download the maps you’ll need ahead of time. Since GPS satellites aren’t as limited as cell towers, you’ll still be able to keep an eye on where you’re heading.

Get it for:

If the Dad in your life thinks the idea of kicking back on the weekends is exploring new areas in the outdoors, this is the app membership they’ll love!

Check out more details here.

Buy it at onXmaps – $29.99/year

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent Metal Edition

Why we’d love to have it:

Thermacell Patio Shield Metal Edition

New for 2020, Thermacell now has metal editions of the Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent. Available in Rose Gold, Bronze, Nickel, and Obsidian, the new colors bring a classy decorative look to your outdoor space.

The repeller uses a combination of fuel and DEET-free repellent mats to provide a 15-foot zone free of mosquitos. It’s perfect for those calm evenings when having dinner under the pergola sounds better than eating inside.

Get it for:

Get the Thermacell Patio Sheild for Dads that enjoy family time and entertaining outside more than inside. It’s great for family camping adventures, too!

Check out more details here.

Buy it on Amazon – $34.99

Kleen Kanteen TKPro

Why we’d love to have it:

The Kleen Kanteen TKPro is a plastic-free thermal canteen that features double-wall insulation. It uses an electropolished 18/8 food-grade stainless steel interior, which means that it won’t retain or impart flavors.

Perhaps the coolest feature of this canteen is the cup/cap design. It features the TK Closure internal thread design to increase the thermal performance, and the cap features a 360° pour-through design.

Get it for:

If your Dad is the kind of guy who needs to get two cups of coffee before he really functions in the morning, but who also shies away from the idea of swinging through the local Starbucks, this presents a perfect solution. The canteen is big enough to hold a substantial amount of liquid alertness, and the design makes sure that that liquid stays at the appropriate temperature for the better part of the day.

Check out more details here.

Buy it on Amazon – $39.95

Pearl Izumi Pulaski Glove

Why we’d love to have it:

Pearl Izumi Polaski Gloves

I have a habit of testing work gloves by taking them on mountain bike trails. It seems my friends at Pearl Izumi are turning the tables on me with cycling gloves also built for work.

The Pulaski glove features a synthetic leather palm that’s tough enough for a work glove with the flexible dexterity and breathability of a cycling glove on the back. Add in touchscreen-friendly index finger and thumb, and you have a glove that’s ready to both build and shred the trail.

Don’t tell my MTB friends, but I kind of like them for kayaking, too!

Get it for:

If Dad likes to ride a mountain bike or simply hates the stiff feel of most work gloves, get him a pair of Pulaskis!

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Pearl Izumi – $45.00

SITKA Men’s Shop Shirt SS

Why we’d love to have it:

In today’s busy world, we often have to go straight from work to social or volunteer events, so why not have a shirt that can pull double-duty with you?

SITKA’s short sleeve Shop Shirt uses a 4-way stretch cotton/nylon/polyester blend to keep you comfortable throughout the day with a combination of durability and breathability. At the same time, the solid colors and casual fit have a style that keeps you looking good after you clock out.

Get it for:

This is the perfect summer shirt for any Dad. Not sure what color to go with? We’re partial to Admiral Blue.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Thermacell – $59.00

Simms Dry Creek Waterproof Gear Pouch

Why we’d love to have it:

Simms Dry Creek Waterproof Pouch

Whether you’re on the job, the water, or the trail, there’s always sensitive gear that you need to keep dry. Simms has an excellent solution with their Dry Creek Waterproof Gear Pouch.

It holds an impressive 4 liters and has a transparent window so you can easily see the gear you’re after before you open it. Unlike most waterproof pouches, this one also includes webbing. Strap it to your tool bag, backpack, raft, or whatever’s convenient to make sure your gear arrives safe with you to you destination.

Get it for:

Any Dad who steps outside for work or play can use a versatile waterproof pouch.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Simms Fishing – $59.95

Filson Green River Water Shorts

Why we’d love to have it:

Filson Green River Water Shorts

Filson’s Green River Water Shorts are designed to wear in and around the water, whether it’s the mountain streams of the Rockies, the beaches of Florida, or your backyard swimming pool.

Available in four colors (River Rust, Service Green, Charcoal, and Khaki), the 5-oz cotton/nylon blend dries quickly and is treated for chlorine protection. More than just a swimsuit, two front pockets and two Velcro rear pockets allow you to carry more gear while still featuring a comfortable fit with an elastic band and drawcord tie.

Get it for:

Pick up a pair of Filson Green River Water Shorts for the Dad that likes to play in and around water.

Check out more details here.

Buy it on Amazon – $75.00

Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

$100 – $250

Wurth USA Zebra PowerDriv Dual Combination Wrenches

Why we’d love to have it:

Wurth USA Zebra PowerDriv Dual Combination Wrenches | Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day

Mechanics hand tools are a perenially popular Father’s Day gift simply because they’re useful way beyond just your car. Wurth’s Zebra PowerDrive Dual Combination Wrenches isn’t you’re ordinary wrench set, though.

One end features a closed ratcheting head. It’s a design we love having on our wrenches. If your Dad has never used ratcheting wrenches, it will change his world.

The other side has an open end, but not your typical style. A mechanism inside it allows this end to ratchet as well. Whether you can access the nut or bolt you’re after over the top or not, you get the benefits of a ratcheting wrench.

Get it for:

Professional mechanics will enjoy these wrenches from Wurth along with anyone who enjoys professional quality for their everyday hand tools.

Check out more details here.

Buy it from Wurth USA – $109.99

Southwire 2000-Lumen Rechargeable LED Work Light

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | Southwire 2000-Lumen LED Rechargeable Worklight

When you need a lot of light in a compact package, it’s hard to beat Southwire’s 2000-lumen rechargeable LED work light. Less than 5 x 7 inches, it packs a big punch when you need and dials down to 400 lumens with a total of 5 output levels.

It has an integrated lithium-ion battery that runs up to 15 hours in low and around 2 1/2 hours on high. The frame is tripod-ready and has magnets to hold it on ferrous surfaces.

Overall, it’s one of the handiest lights in our arsenal with a size that’s super-easy to carry around in a toolbox or bag.

Get it for:

This Southwire LED light makes a great gift for any Dad thanks to its work and play versatility.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it on Amazon – $129.99

5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Mid Boot

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | 5.11 A.T.L.A.S.

5.11’s A.T.L.A.S. (All Terrain Load Assistance System) boots are designed to help your feet carry you through the day at your work weight – your weight, plus the weight of all the gear you have to carry.

The midsole is made from 5.11’s specially formulated Echo Foam for high rebound and combines with their Force Foam footbed for high impact comfort.

An aggressive outsole provides traction for just about any environment, including when the job calls for climbing.

We like the mid-height for the kind of work we do. You can also get them in an 8-inch height or in a low-height trainer (trainer doesn’t include the A.T.L.A.S. support plate but can be added).

Get it for:

Get a pair of 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. boots for Dads that work in law enforcement or military careers, or for those that want a comfortable pair of boots for outdoor and urban adventures.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at 5.11 direct – $139.99

Midland MXT275 MicroMobile Two-Way Radio

Why we’d love to have it:

Midland MicroMobile MXT275 Two-Way Radio

We use Midland handheld two-way radios frequently, but when you need greater range, that means more power and the Midland MXT275 MicroMobile radio is a great way to get it.

Connected to DC power on your vehicle, it draws 15 watts and gives you a range of up to 50 miles (5 – 10 miles with an obstructed line of sight). Of course, you still get the same radio features: GMRS and FRS channels, 142 privacy codes, NOAA weather scan, and more. It even works as a repeater with 8 channels.

Aside from its radio attributes, the physical size is really compact, hence the MicroMobile name. And if you need even greater range and power, the MicroMobile line includes radios up to 40 watts.

Get it for:

Two-way radios are perfect for Dads who work and play outside cell phone range or simply want to leave the phone at home.

Check out more details here.

Buy it on Amazon – $149.99

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Compact Router

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | Milwaukee M18 Fuel Router

Routing is one of the joys of woodworking and putting an attractive edge on your workpiece without a cord is completely freeing.

Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Compact Router is a great way to go. It has plenty of power behind its 31,000 RPM top speed. All the features you expect are present, including variable speed dial and micro depth adjustment. Plus, the M18 batteries power a ton of other tools.

Dad will love the router, but go ahead and spoil him with the optional offset and plunge bases so he gets the most out of the system. This one is sold as a bare tool, so pick up a battery/charger starter kit if he’s not already using Milwaukee M18 tools.

Get it for:

Pick this router up for Dads that are into woodworking and carpentry as a hobby or a career.

Check out more details here or read out review.

Buy it at Acme Tools – $179 bare tool (offset base: $99, plunge base: $109)

Greenworks Next-Gen 60V Chainsaw

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | Greenworks 60V Chainsaw CS60L212

Greenworks updated their 60V chainsaw and it has legitimate power – 20% more torque than a 42cc gas chainsaw! We used it to take down some oak branches on a trimming job and it cuts with enough muscle to completely replace your need for a gas chainsaw. 

Just keep a sharp chain on it and enjoy the benefits of reduced noise, low maintenance, and zero emissions without compromising on power. 

Why we’d love to have it:

Get it for:

From tree maintenance to storm prep/cleanup, the next-gen Greenworks 60V chainsaw is a great gift for any property owning Dad.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it at Lowe’s – $249 with 2.0Ah battery and charger ($299 with 18-inch bar and chain, 4.0Ah battery)

Yeti Loadout GoBox 30

Why we’d love to have it:

If you’re serious about taking care of the gear that takes care of you, the Yeti Loadout GoBox 30 is a great way to go. This is much more than a 30-liter dry box, though. It’s a nearly indestructible box designed to deal with nearly anything you can throw at for years to come.

There are so many uses for a durable, weatherproof case that it’s nearly impossible to list them all. Its removable divider and caddy make it even more useful. You can use it on the boat as a dry box, keep sensitive test and measurement equipment safe on rainy days, store dry goods on your camping trip, and so much more! 

Get it for:

Get this for the Dad that’s going to work or play outdoors, even if the weather conditions are unfavorable or unpredictable.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it from Amazon – $249.99

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Makita XRU15 18V X2 String Trimmer

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | Makita XRU15 String Trimmer

Makita runs deep in both their battery and gas lawn care equipment knowledge. Their understanding of professional needs really shows in the XRU15 string trimmer.

With 3 levels to balance cutting power and runtime, there’s also a reverse function to clear tangled grass and an Automatic Torque Drive Technology that senses the load and adjusts accordingly.

Want even more power? Check out Makita’s XRU18 with 30cc gas power and a similar feature set!

Get it for:

This Makita string trimmer is an excellent option for professional lawn care needs and makes a great gift for homeowners that want a premium battery-powered trimmer.

Check out more details here or read this article.

Buy it on Amazon – $249 bare, $389 kit with 2 batteries, $399 kit with 4 batteries

Best Tool Gifts for Father’s Day 2020

Over $250

Zero Tolerance 0022 Folding Knife

Why we’d love to have it: 

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day | Zero Tolerance 0223

Zero Tolerance is known for the quality materials that go into their knives and the 0223 is on par with the best. Its clip point blade makes use of CPM 20CV steel that gives you outstanding edge retention with excellent toughness and corrosion resistance. For the handle, designer Tim Galyean chooses titanium with a G10 overlay that offers excellent grip with a nod to the leather wrapping on military knives.

In fact, the entire design draws you into the military heritage of the classic KA-BAR with a practical folding design that’s highly effective as an EDC.

Get it for:

This is a premium knife for Dads that like a military heritage.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it on Amazon – $300.00

Maven C.1 Binoculars

Why we’d love to have it: 

Maven C.1 Binoculars

When you’re ready to take outdoor observation away from passing time and into a more serious affair, check out Maven’s C.1 binoculars.

This mid-range optic is 5.7 inches long and weighs 24.5 ounces with a polymer frame. Its extra-low dispersion ED glass and multi-coated lenses separate it from the pack with bright, high-contrast imagery that lets you see what you’ve been missing.

Fog proof and waterproof, they’re available in 8 x 42, 10 x 42, and 12 x 42 magnification and backed by Maven’s phenomenal lifetime warranty.

Get it for:

Pick up a pair of Maven C.1 binoculars for Dads that are into hunting, birding, photography, or just love seeing what’s in the outdoors closer and brighter.

Check out more details here.

Buy it on Amazon – $325.00 – 375.00

Kobalt 24V Max XTR 5-Tool Combo Kit

Why we’d love to have it:

Kobalt XTR 24V 5-Tool Combo Kit Review

Kobalt moved into the world of advanced cordless tools with their new XTR line. Featuring 21700 lithium-ion cells and an upgraded electronics package to control the brushless motors, the new tools are more powerful than the standard 24V line and better suited for serious DIY and professional use.

The 5-tool combo kit includes:

  • 7 1/4-inch circular saw
  • 3100 SPM Reciprocating saw
  • 2400 in-lbs impact driver
  • 1200 in-lbs hammer drill with auxiliary handle
  • 700-lumen LED work light
  • 2.0Ah battery
  • 4.0Ah battery
  • Charger
  • Hard-sided rolling case

Get it for:

Whether Dad is a Pro or just likes using tools that Pros can depend on, this combo kit covers a lot of bases with a balance of price and performance that’s tough to beat.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Lowe’s – $399

Skilsaw Cordless Worm Drive Circular Saw

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | Skilsaw Cordless Worm Drive Circular Saw

There are other cordless rear-handle saws on the market, but only Skilsaw gives you a true worm drive system. Using their 48V TrueHVL battery as a power source, this saw packs a ton of wood-cutting torque that’s bound to make you forget about using a cord ever again.

Need even more capacity? Look for Skilsaw’s 10 1/4-inch cordless worm drive coming around the 4th quarter of 2020!

Get it for:

If dad prefers the rear-handle design and torque boost that comes from a corded worm drive, he’ll love the power and convenience of this saw.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it at Amazon – $399 with one 5.0Ah battery and charger

EGO Select Cut 56V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Why we’d love to have it:

Best Tool Gifts for Father's Day 2020 | EGO Select Cut Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

There’s no other battery-powered lawn mower on the market like EGO’s Select Cut. Boasting more than 7 ft-lbs of torque, it out cuts most other battery-powered mowers on the market (except EGO’s own Peak Power model, of course).

Better yet, it’s the first stacked blade system on a battery mower we’ve seen and gives you the choice between excellent cutting for bagging and side discharge or better mulching with a different blade. Both come in the package, so you can change with the seasons if you like.

Get it for:

The EGO Select Cut is a premium battery-powered lawn mower that’s great for lawns up to a 1/2-acre.

Check out more details here or read our review!

Buy it at Acme Tools – $599 with 7.5Ah battery and charger

Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 with 360 Drive Technology

Why we’d love to have it:

I’ve you’ve ever been out paddling a kayak and watched jealously as a pedal-powered Hobie cruised past you, it’s easy to understand the appeal of its MirageDrive system.

With its latest generation of fishing kayaks, the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 now has 360 Drive Technology, allowing you to turn your kayak on a dime and giving you the opportunity to quietly fish your way around docks and more.

It also includes Kick-Up fins for those of us that like to stalk our prey in the shallows.

Get it for:

If Dad takes his fishing seriously, the Mirage Pro Angler 12 with 360 Drive Technology is the creme de la creme of the kayak world.

Check out more details here.

Buy it from your local Hobie dealer – $4,599

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Chris Driver

that stihl giveaway would be great for him,it would really nock his socks off

Rod Daman

Amazon link to Milwaukee Shockwave Matrix Carbide Bits is incorrect product—not carbide.

Chris Driver

ill take a green works 82 v chainsaw orthe echo 58v chainsaw