Top 10 Stocking Fillers for the Tradesman in your life this Christmas.
Mum, dad, brother, sister, the industry has changed so much in the last few years that anyone in your family could be on the tools come Christmas time but what do you get to stuff the stocking of your special sparky? I’m sure they would love a £1,000 Festool saw but we’ve made this list of slightly more realistic gift ideas for builders, plumbers, electricians, or DIY enthusiasts to help you out.
- Wera 300 Series 6 Piece Set
Everyone loves a good screwdriver, and nobody drives screws as good as Wera.
This handy kit has all the most popular heads and even comes complete with a rack to hang it up in the van or shed! Wera really are the last word in screwdriving and this set is just as happy around the house as it is on a building site, so you can’t go wrong.
Josh Says – My brother actually got my mum this set for Christmas last year and she’s been chuffed with it ever since
- Klean-Kanteen 592ml Flask
There is nothing like taking the comforts of home with you when you’re heading off to a hard day’s work. As the temperature dips below zero and Wizzard appear back on the site radio, a nice hot tea or soup brought from home can brighten even the dampest of moods.
This flask from Klean-Kanteen can keep hot stuff hot for up to 14 hours and cold stuff cold for up to 40 hours! The slim design also means it’ll fit in the vans cup holders and the leakproof cap means your brew will survive even the swiftest journey to site. (It also comes with a lifetime warranty)
- Vaunt Multi-Tool Plier Pack
This kit is a 10 in 1 multi tool plier, a handy LED torch, and a folding knife that will take your typical Stanley blades.
You would honestly struggle to find a tradesperson or DIYer who would not find something useful in this pack and it even comes in a pretty little presentation box, so all the hard work is done for you. Enjoy!
- Milwaukee Inkzall Stylus Marker.
This pen is magic, there is no other way to describe it. You can leave the cap off for 72 hours and it will still write like its brand new. It’ll write on any material you can think of from concrete, to metal and it’ll even write on oily, rusty, and generally dirty surfaces.
It even has a stylus on the end so if the thought of taking your gloves off to use your phone when the mercury is in the minuses then it’ll be this pen you’ll be wishing you had.
- Big Wipes “THE CAGE” Kit
Big Wipes are like the tradey equivalent of wet wipes as they’re able to clean up even the biggest mess you’d ever find on site and, in fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a site or van that doesn’t have a bucket of these stashed somewhere. This isn’t just a can of wipes though, you also get an ingenious little bracket that you can install in your van or workshop.
This really is the definition of “Don’t know you need it until you need it”.
- Stanley 8m FatMax Tape Measure
It was never going to be long before we got on to this tape. A solid favourite of tradespeople up and down the country and our best seller by an absolute country mile.
It can be a dangerous game getting tools for tradespeople, but this is something that every trade will use and recognise immediately as top quality stuff.
Josh Says – Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here guys but Stanley FatMax “Xtreme” is no more. These are the exact same tapes but the little “Xtreme” sticker is gone. This is a marketing decision made by Stanley and we have no control over it I’m afraid.
- Ox Pro Combination Rubber Mallet
Getting someone a typical hammer is too much of a risky decision. A lot of people have a lot of different preferences and there are a lot of applications, so you can easily get someone something that they’ll never use and it would just be a shame.
Rubber mallets are much safer ground. Ideal for when you’re working on a surface that you could really do without ruining and this one has the benefit of a black side for general work and a white side for when you need to be extra careful.
- Makita B-42450 Shock Driver
Ever stripped a screw and had a nightmare getting it out? It’s an inconvenience that can happen to anyone from the most seasoned site worker to the DIY’er putting on a new door lock but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
Thankfully, Makita have come up with this handy little driver. You position the tip on the screw like you would any screwdriver but then you give it a massive whack on the end with a hammer.
Through a series of springs, gears, and magic, this driver converts your hammer smack into a rotational force that drags the screw out kicking and screaming. No tool kit should be without one!
- Heat Holders Lite Thermal Socks
“Hold the phone, socks for Christmas?” I hear you cry. Bear with me though as these are no ordinary socks.
These socks are designed to keep your feet warm and toasty as you crunch across the frost and the 1.6 tog rating promises to keep you comfortable throughout the day whether you’re in your work boots on site or in your Gazelles down the pub.
- Stabila Magnetic Spirit Level
Spirit levels come in all different shapes and sizes for different applications, but this particular spirit level is designed to do as much as possible while taking up minimal space.
Every trade will eventually need a spirit level, so you may as well get one of the best names in the business. Stabila levels are some of the best quality that money can buy and are designed for heavy duty site work day in, day out.
Stabila are so confident in their levels that they offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in the business, so you can’t go far wrong and It even comes with a holster.
Still can’t decide?
Best play it safe then and get some ITS gift vouchers. We have them in £10, £25, £50, and £100 and you can find links to them on the side.
Save yourself the hassle and let them browse our HUGE range of Christmas gift ideas for all budgets. If you fancy a peek yourself, just click here.