Article overview: Fun handyman gifts that are sure to leave Dad feeling loved on his special day (and really, really productive).
Nothing says you appreciate Dad more than getting him some cool Father’s Day gifts for home repairs and renovations. In this ultimate guide to Father’s Day gifting, we’re not talking about the usual heating, cooling, or plumbing goodies and services. This special edition Father’s Day gift guide is all-inclusive to the home.
We’ve curated a gift guide that suits every type of handyman dad out there. And the list has been organized by price for maximum convenience! From the “under $25” purchase to a gift that’s over $1,000, we’ve got a variety of gifts for a variety of circumstances (with our personal favorites from each price category marked with an asterisk).
Gifts for Dad — Under $25
Ground Screw (starting at $6.95) Purchase here
This Made in the USA spiral ground anchor screws into soil to secure lines in a simple, easy-to-use design. It doesn’t take a lot of pressure to drill it into the ground. It’s a great solution for tents, tarps, or quick tie-downs that can handle up to 650 pounds. To anchor in firm soils, insert the drive handle for added leverage. Full instructions below.
Instructions: With moderate pressure, push screw into the ground and rotate in a clockwise direction. Slide sleeve into top eyelet and continue rotating, using sleeve as drive handle for increased leverage.
Drywall Repair Kit (starting at $12.95) Purchase here
Ideal for filling nail and screw holes. There’s a precise tip for filling nail and screw holes, a built-in spatula for professional finish. The Drywall Repair Kit includes one tool with two cartridges. Use the tool to hold the cartridge, while slowly squeezing paste into nail and screw holes. The small tip allows you to precisely fill holes without accumulating excess waste and mess. After the hole is filled, use the built-in spatula to create a professional finish. Made in the USA.
Instructions: Twist and lock the cartridge into the tool. Snap the lip off of the cartridge. Squeeze spackling paste into the hole. Use built in spatula to remove excess spackling paste.
*180 Degree Flashlight (starting at $19.95) Purchase here
Now, Dad can lighten things up with a wide beam flashlight that illuminates his natural field of vision. Ideal for power failures, auto emergencies, walking your dog, hikes in the wilderness, work around the house in dark corners or beneath the sink, and more.
This curved design and three ultra-bright LED bulbs create a 180 degree arc of light, providing improved visibility in all directions — not just straight ahead. The flashlight is also water-resistant and impact resistant.
Gifts for Dad — $25 to $100
Bionic Grip™ Adjustable Pliers (starting at $26.95) Purchase here
With a firm grip and extra oomph to easily turn nuts and bolts, this hand-friendly open-ended Bionic Grip applies powerful traction to nuts, bolts, pipes and more where other tools can’t fit. Designed for comfort and safety, its patented design opens up to fully surround a work surface, amplifying its turning power while keeping hands comfortable. Made in the USA, it self-locks to hold its grip for those times you need to apply extra force.
*Leatherman Free T4 (Price: $59.95) Purchase here (available in various colors)
The T4 proves once and for all that big things can come in small packages. This sleek pocket knife from legendary multi-tool maker Leatherman packs 11 assets into one exceptionally well-designed, lightweight package. With a 2.2 inch blade, spring-action scissors, a pry tool, awl, and four screwdrivers—and a pocket clip for easy carry — the T4 is the epitome of functionality. Not to mention, it now comes in colors such as navy, evergreen and crimson.
Including scissors, tweezers, and a heavy duty file, the T4 was designed with everyday problem solving in mind. It also comes with a pocket clip attached for easy access. Proudly built in Portland, Oregon and covered by a 25-year warranty.
Master’s 52.5 in. Brown Leather Rig (2-Bag) (Price: $99) Purchase here
The McGuire-Nicholas Master’s Tool Rig is constructed of premium top grain leather that stands up to the elements and breaks in over time. It has dual stitching and riveted reinforcements at all high-wear points for long-term durability. The 2 main pockets are protected with an added cut-resistant fabric layer to provide maximum abrasion resistance. All steel hardware includes superior anti-corrosive properties for extended durability. This belt looks so nice, Dad might just wear it out the house with a suit!
Gifts for Dad — $100 to $1,000+
Crescent 90 Piece Mechanics Tool Set (Price: $138.08) Purchase here
If Dad enjoys tinkering in the garage, this tool set will make great a gift! This specific set contains a carefully selected assortment of hand tools needed for most industrial, mechanical, and consumer applications. They’re made of Crestoloy alloy steel for lasting durability and each tool is secured in a folding plastic case that makes for easy storage and transport.
*Foreman Lace-to-Toe Boots (Price: $409.95) Purchase here
When it’s time to get some serious work done around the house, you can trust one of America’s last great boot makers to keep Dad comfortable and his toes safe and sound. Made by hand in Washington State, White’s Boots’ Foreman model features a full-grain water-resistant leather upper, durable leather midsole and shank, and grip-sturdy Vibram sole.
The Foreman is living proof that good things come in pairs. Equally at home in mud, snow, or gravel, the Foreman takes White’s time-honored durability and adds a level of off-the-shelf comfort that would make a deep pile carpet jealous. What was once reserved for the i-beams is now a jack of all trades, ready to hit the road and ramble. This is also another purchase where Dad might wear out the house with a suit — it just looks that good.
Steel Pack Rat Drawer Unit in Black (Price: $1,481) Purchase here
Pricey but worth it. This heavy-duty storage unit keeps your supplies organized and your truck bed free of clutter. It’s made with four compartments and features 24 dividers to provide an excellent storage solution. Rated to support up to 750 lbs., this steel drawer can be mounted inside the rear of your vehicle for easy access to large tools and supplies. It’s topped with a durable, powder-coat finish for lasting use.