Father’s Day Gifts for Handy Dads

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching, and what better time than now to begin searching for that special gift to show your appreciation to your resident handyman and DIY fixer? If your father or husband is a home improvement guru, there is no better gift that you can give than a cool new tool or gadget to add to his toolbox.

DIY Gifts for Father’s Day: Below $50

If your spouse or dad is into home projects, then you no doubt have heard him, at one time or another, yell out in pain and blurt out a stream of expletives that would make a sailor blush. For some, this sound is all too familiar: Dad has gone and hit his thumb with the hammer while hanging a shelf again. If you have ever been on the receiving end of this pain, then you will want to do everything you can to save your poor old father from experiencing it again.

Enter the ThumbSaver Magnetic Nail Setter.  This handy tool is the super hero of the digit world. Simple in its design, the ThumbSaver holds nails in place with ample room to protect your fingers and thumb from a missed hammer stroke. At around $25, this is a cheap but great gift for amateur DIY fathers.

Just as nefarious as nails, screws have given handy dads trouble since the dawn of time. One particular problem all handymen have to deal with too often is stripped screws. Fortunately, there is a tool that can make dealing with stuck screws a snap: the Vamplier. Better known as a screw extraction plier, this handy gadget from Vampire Tools will run you around $30 and works on more than just stripped screws – you can also extract rounded nuts and bolts with it as well.

Another great handyman gift for Father’s Day comes from Manogrip, creator of a line of magnetic gloves and wristbands, which are a perfect complement to the first two items on our list. With this handy wristband, you never have to worry about misplacing screws, bolts or other small metal objects – thanks to the power of magnetism, you can simply attach them to your wrist for safekeeping!

But what if your loved one already has an enormous set of tools or has so many that you fear you might purchase a duplicate of something he already owns? What do you get the tool man who has it all? Simple: a gift card to his favorite hardware store. It may not be as romantic as, say, a hand-chiseled heart in a block of wood, but it is a sure-fire way to make sure the man of the house gets exactly what he wants on Father’s Day!