Best Tool Gifts for Christmas - 2018 Edition Buying Guides

Best Tool Gifts for Christmas – 2018 Edition


Santa’s Really Good List $50 – $100

Southwire Polar Solar 12/3 Tri-Source Extension Cord

Why we’d love to have it:

Using the wrong extension cord can starve electric motors and cause them to fail. Getting a heavier gauge will transfer power better. Southwire’s Polar Solar 12/3 Tri-Source extension cord delivers with a 50′ option that perfect for pairing with your generator to get power when and where you need it most. They take things up a notch with three source outlets on the end and a light inside that instantly lets you know if the cord is energized. As part of the Polar Solar outdoor lineup, it’ll stay flexible down to -67° F.

Get it for:

This is an excellent choice for any Pro on the job site or to keep on hand to use with your generator.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Amazon – $50.06

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Grundens Deck Hand Hoodie

Grundens Deckhand Hoodie ReviewWhy we’d love to have it:

Summer might not seem like the best time to be getting Dad a hoodie, but the Grundens Deckhand isn’t your ordinary Hoodie. This is a lightweight long sleeve shirt designed with CoolCore chemical-free cooling fabric to help protect you from the sun and keep you comfortable. 4-way stretch fabric gives you easy motion whether you’re heading offshore for the day or sight fishing redfish on the flats. It’s my go-to shirt for long days on the water in my kayak, even when the temps run in the 90’s.

Get it for:

Any Dad that plays outside, especially during the heat of the day, will love a shirt like this.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Grundens Store – $60

DeciBullz Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Why we’d love to have it:

Decibullz makes their name by creating custom earbuds to fit the specific shape of your ear. All you need is some hot water and maybe a friend to help you shape them and you’re good to go. In the age of modern technology, some smartphones don’t even have a headphone jack anymore, so be ready for your new phone with Decibullz’ Bluetooth model.

Get it for:

Anyone can use a set of Bluetooth earbuds, especially with a custom fit and great sound.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Decibullz – $64.99

Klein CL360 Open Jaw Fork Meter

Why we’d love to have it:

Klein packs a lot into their newest meter with voltage testing up to 1000V, current up to 200 amps, a non-contact voltage tester integrated into the system, and True RMS measurement. The wide jaw will let you test current, voltage, resistance, and continuity on cables up to 3/0. Best of all, it’s drop test rated up to 9.9 feet (3 meters). That’s enough to withstand anything Ben Parker can throw at it from ground level!

Get it for:

Pros around the electrical trade will be the greatest beneficiary of the CL360 for Christmas!

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Home Depot – $74.97

Truewerk T2 Werkpants

Why we’d love to have it:

Truewerk makes some of the best workwear in the industry specially designed for Pros that have a more athletic build. They combine durability, movement, and comfort in a way that’s tough for anyone else to compete with. The T2 Werkpants use a 4-way stretch fabric, articulated knees, and gussetted crotch to give you unbelieve freedom of movement with a material that’s tough enough for the job site with DWR treatment to resist rain, snow, and stains.

Get it for:

Truewerk T2 Werkpants are great for any Pro, especially those that do a lot of bending and crawling.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Truewerk Tools – $79

Ryobi Evercharge Area Light

Why we’d love to have it:

Ryobi’s Evercharge line takes advantage of a wall-mounted charger that means the tool – in this case, light – is always ready to go. The bright idea behind the Evercharge Area Light is that it will automatically kick on if it senses the power goes out! It uses any Ryobi One+ 18V battery for its backup power and you can remove it from the base to take to the back porch, camping, or wherever you need some extra light.

Get it for:

This is a great product to have in your home, garage, shop, or office. Just be warned – once you get one, you’ll realize how many other places you can use more!

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Home Depot – $79.97

Walls Vintage Quilted Vest WFP9

Why we’d love to have it:

Walls takes vintage to a new level with their new quilted vest. The style looks great on and off the job site. It has a thick layer of insulation, making it perfect for the fall and early spring (or dead of winter here in Florida) when temperatures don’t call for a full jacket. Best of all, Walls built this vest with quality materials and a durable build. It’ll take you back to the old school days when men were men and worked from sun up to sun down.

Get it for:

The Walls Vintage Quilted Vest is a great fit for anyone that wants a rugged look and appreciates quality workmanship.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Walls Store – $79.99

Festool Bluetooth Module and Remote Control

Festool Remote Control and Bluetooth BatteryWhy we’d love to have it:

With more cordless woodworking tools hitting the scene, Festool is giving users a way to activate their CT dust extractors without the cord. A simple module installation gives the CT the capability to activate with either a remote control or automatically with Festool’s Bluetooth batteries. If the remote is the way you want to go, just attach it to the end of your hose and turn the vac on or off at will. If you want automatic activation, Festool’s Bluetooth batteries communicate with the module to work just like having a corded tool plugged into your CT. Since it’s communicating from a battery, the capability goes to whatever tool you use that battery with.

Get it for:

This is an excellent upgrade for Festool woodworkers and carpenters that are moving to cordless tools.

Check out more details here.

Find a Festool Dealer – $80

Filson Alaska Guide Lounge Bottoms

Why we’d love to have it:

Ready to spoil someone on your Christmas list this year? Check out Filson’s Alaska Guide Lounge Bottoms. They’re made from 100% 8-ounce cotton flannel for a warm, comfortable evening in front of the fire. Heck, on a day off, you might just lounge around in them all day! The elastic waistband and drawstring keep them at a comfortable level while a button fly closure keeps things from getting awkward. And because we’re guys and need functional pockets, you get two side pockets and a rear pocket to work with. You can get them in sizes XS to 3XL with 5 color options.

Get it for:

Get these for the guy that works hard, appreciates quality clothing, and deserves some comfortable lounging time this winter.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Filson – $80

Midland GMRS Base Camp Radio

Why we’d love to have it:

Midland makes some excellent radios for the GMRS network. The Base Camp Radio takes the two-way communication with NOAA weather alerts and adds AM/FM radio capability, making it an excellent all-around radio for storm or emergency prep. There are 4 ways to power/recharge the radio: 4 AA batteries, AC, DC, and Dynamo hand crank. Of course, you can use the rechargeable battery for power as well. No matter where you live, work, or play, you’ll be able to stay in communication with any FRS or GMRS radio that you’re sharing a channel with.

Get it for:

Whether you’re a prepper or spend a lot of time outside of cell phone range, this is the radio to have at your base of operations.

Check out more details here.

Buy it at Midland Store – $89.99

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OnX Hunt App Elite Membership

Why we’d love to have it:

The onX App gives you access to a massive database of map and trail information for public lands and open spaces that you can access on your phone. Heading out where there’s a weak or non-existent 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. For you hunters out there, onX teamed up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to bring you a new layer for turkey season.

With the Elite membership, you’ll have full online and offline access to all 50 states – perfect for adventuring or hunters that travel the country.

Get it for:

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

Check out more details here.

Buy it at onXmaps – $99.99/year

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