25 Gifts For Woodworkers (For Their Practical Side)

Woodworking is a unique and beautiful art form that many of us take for granted. Although we may not notice it, we all encounter woodwork nearly every day, from the desks we sit at to the buildings we enter.

If someone you know and care about loves this craft, finding a great gift for them is easy. Woodworkers are craftsmen that rely on many tools to help them complete projects. Check out these awesome ideas if you are looking for the perfect gifts for woodworkers.

Tape Measure

DeWalt DWHT36109 30' Tape Measure

Woodworking is a precise art, and any carpenter can tell you that measurements must be exact for their creations to be functional. A tape measure is an excellent selection for any woodworker, and this product is both strong and flexible, making it the perfect option no matter the project. The tape is clearly and simply marked, making it easy to take measurements quickly.

Carpenter Pencils

Hiboom 2 Pack Solid Carpenter Pencil with 14 Refill, Long Nosed Deep Hole Mechanical Pencil Marker with Built-in Sharpener for Carpenter Woodworking Architect Fathers Day Gift (Black, Red)

When practicing art as detailed as woodworking, average tools typically don’t cut it, including the humble pencil. Unfortunately, most standard pencils are not well-built for getting into the small nooks and crannies that carpenters occasionally need to reach. A set of high-quality carpenters pencils it’s just the thing any woodworker needs to ensure a professional touch on all of their projects.

Custom Shop Sign

Custom Shop Sign

When you have a hobby, like woodworking, your shop can become like a second home. Why not gift your resident artisan their own custom sign to give their haven a personalized touch? The gorgeous craftsmanship of these signs is the perfect testament to their skill and is sure to put a smile on any woodworker’s face.

Floor Mat

Durable Corporation-442S Vinyl Heavy Duty Diamond-DEK Sponge Industrial Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat, 2' x 3', Black with Yellow Border

Woodworking is an activity that is primarily done while standing. This can mean spending up to several hours in the same position, which can be hard on the body. An anti-fatigue format can help reduce stress on the feet and back when standing in one place for an extended period of time. This particular mat is ideal for a shop, thanks to its non-slip design. It’s also easy to spot and clean, making it perfect for your meticulous workspace.

Circular Saw

Makita 5007Mg Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

A circular saw is a great tool for any carpenter to have. It’s a saw that is easy to handle and versatile for a number of different types of cuts. It is portable, and this particular product comes with a handy carrying bag. Ideally, you should find a durable and lightweight product, so this is a great option. Try pairing this with some safety equipment, especially if the woodworker you know is new to the hobby or profession.

Clamps

Jorgensen 6' One Hand Clamp/Spreader, 300 Lbs Clamping Force, E-Z Hold Bar Clamps Set, Medium Duty, 2-pack

Woodworking projects often require more than one set of hands, but unfortunately, sometimes, there is none to spare. This makes clamps a critical part of that craftsman’s tool chest. They are handy for all sorts of tasks, from keeping a project in place on the workbench to hauling boards together while the glue dries. The great news about this item is that you can never have too many since the more you have, the more projects you can work on.

Branding Iron

Branding Iron

Every artist deserves to put their name on their work. That can be tough when you are creating a project out of a material like wood. The good news is there are handy tools like branding irons that can help any woodworker easily put their mark on their creation. These affordable brands are customizable, so the artisan in your life can put whatever logo or name they prefer on their work.

Goggles

NoCry 6X3 Safety Goggles that Fit Over Glasses; Anti Fog and Scratch Resistant Protective Coating; Clear, Vented Panoramic Lenses with Extreme Impact Resistance; ANSI Z87.1 Certified Eye Protection

Woodworking requires a lot of exposure to some dangerous conditions. From power tools that throw sparks to corrosive chemicals, there are several opportunities for the artist to get injured. Gifting your carpenter a pair of high-quality goggles is a thoughtful gift that expresses your interest in their passion and a regard for their safety. A top-quality pair of goggles should resist fog and be comfortable to wear for long periods of time, making these a great gift.

Geometry Set

Mr. Pen- Professional Geometry Set, 15 pcs, Geometry Kit for Artists and Students, Geometry Set, Metal Rulers and Compasses, Drawing Tools, Drafting Supplies, Drafting Set, Christmas Gifts

It turns out geometry sets aren’t just for the classroom. They serve a real-world purpose, and woodworkers often find themselves in need of the tools found inside. Compasses and protractors help them figure out how to make cuts at specific angles. A professional geometry kit is a great way to indulge a carpenter during a special occasion. You will want to find something made of a more rigid material than the typical acrylic or plastic options you find on the market, making this the perfect selection.

Apron

Apron

Many art forms require various tools to be within easy reach so that the artist is spending time on things other than going back and forth to get the supplies they need. This makes a tool apron the perfect selection to help any carpenter get the most out of their time in the workshop. These aprons have plenty of pockets for storage, not to mention they are beautiful and a delight to wear. This is a gift they will use, and they will be able to think of you each time they put it on.

A Book

Paddle Your Own Canoe Book

Nick Offerman is an incredibly popular actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Ron Swanson in the popular TV series Parks and Rec. Nick Offerman isn’t just an actor, however. He is also known for his skill in carpentry. 

In fact, he even owns his own shop. In his book, paddle your own canoe, he describes his adventures, honing his skills, everywhere from the stage to the workshop. Any aspiring woodworker will surely get a kick out of these essays and observations from such a well-known carpenter. This is one of the most unique gifts for woodworkers.

Brush

Dustpan Bench Woodworking Brush-USA 13 inch Horsehair Brushes are Used for Counter, Furniture, Drafting, Patio, Fireplace Cleaning, Shop Brush, Leather Tie, Woodworking Tool & Accessories

Woodworking is a messy job. While sculpting the wood into a workable object, sawdust is an inevitable part of this craft. This makes a bench brush the perfect option for any woodworker who needs a little help tidying up. This particular brush has thick, flexible bristles that won’t let you down when it comes to picking up every last piece of debris.

Shop Vac

CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17596 20 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac, Heavy-Duty Shop Vacuum with Attachments

If you want to go the extra mile to help keep the shop clean, consider investing in a shop vac. These handy tools are perfect for cleaning up heavy-duty messes. This model can hold up to 20 gallons of material and is even safe for wet spills. This convenient portable vacuum cleaner is the perfect companion for any artist dealing with an exceptional amount of debris.

Funny T-Shirt

Funny T Shirt

If the carpenter in your life already has a fully stocked workshop, you can still get a gift, especially for them. Try gifting them a funny T-shirt that will show off their interests and put a smile on their face. This shirt comes in sizes S-XXL as well as several colors, so you should be able to find the perfect selection just for them.

Workbench

WEN WB4723T 48-Inch Workbench with Power Outlets and Light

A workbench is a perfect gift for anyone needing extra space to create their projects. Thanks to its compact design, this workbench is ideal for any shop or garage. There’s no need to worry about having enough storage, however. With ample drawer space and a wide peg board, it’s easy for any craftsman to adjust and customize this bench to fit their needs. Remember to send along some new tools for them to fill up their station.

Drill

Drill

A drill is a critical part of any woodworker’s tool kit. If they don’t already have one, you should consider investing in one. Otherwise, it doesn’t hurt to upgrade. This drill is lightweight and cordless, making it perfect for getting the project done no matter where they are. It also comes with a convenient carrying case for transportation and storage.

Storage Rack

Bora Wood Organizer and Lumber Storage Metal Rack with 6-Level Wall Mount – Indoor and Outdoor Use, In Orange | PBR-001

Woodworking is a practice that requires plenty of space to store large equipment and building supplies. Lumber, in particular, can be quite challenging to store without adequate shelves. This storage rack is perfect for any small shop garage and gets planks off the floor and organized. With a capacity of up to 600 pounds, the carpenter in your life should have no trouble storing all of their material.

Magnetic Wristband

RAK Magnetic Wristband for Holding Screws - Christmas Gifts for Men Who have Everything - Wrist Magnet Tool or Screw Holder for Handyman, Tech Geek, Mechanic, Electrician, Robotics

Working with small metal objects, like screws, nails, and bolts, can be a frustrating experience. At least one or two will inevitably get away from you. With a magnetic wristband, you can help reduce this annoyance by making it easier than ever to keep hardware close at hand. It’s made with a high-quality, breathable mesh that’s easy to adjust to almost any wrist size. Try pairing this gift with some extra hardware so they can test it out.

Journal

Journal

Most people may not think about getting a woodworker a journal, but there is plenty to keep track of when you are working on projects on a large scale. Meticulous measurements and notes must be well documented for everything to come together flawlessly. This journal is a thoughtful gift for any woodworker, not to mention practical with its various sections and handy charts.

Custom Clock

Custom Clock

When you are doing what you love, it’s easy to lose track of time. This custom clock is perfect for helping any craftsman keep an eye on the hour. At the very least, it will look gorgeous in their shop and truly pay homage to their passion. The best part is you can customize this piece with their name or the name of their workspace. It’s the perfect gift, no matter the occasion, and sure to impress.

Wood Carving Kit

BeaverCraft S15 Whittling Wood Carving Kit - Wood Carving Tools Set - Chip Carving Knife Kit - Whittling Knife Set Whittling Tools Wood Carving Wood for Beginners

Not all woodworking is on a large scale. For some, woodworking projects are all about the small details. This woodworking kit is just the thing for making precise cuts and beautiful creations. Whittling is great for beginners and anyone who wants to try their hand at carving. Plus, it comes with a handy storage case so woodworkers can use it on the go.

Light Up Wall Art

Light Up Wall Art

Every incredible workshop deserves unique decor to create an exciting atmosphere. Although there are all kinds of wall art you can customize for your needs, light-up wall art is the thing to brighten up the workspace of your favorite carpenter. This sign will give the space a unique feel and mark it as their own, and it comes in several sizes, so you will be able to find the perfect match for any space.

Thickness Planer

DEWALT Thickness Planer, Two Speed, 13-Inch (DW735)

A thickness planer is an essential tool for any woodworker. It can precisely cut wood to the exact measurement needed to provide a smooth level surface across planks. These machines can be an investment, so giving them as a gift is a great way to support a woodworker’s hobby or profession. Not to mention, it will be easy to impress them with your knowledge of the craft.

Mask

3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Paint, Cleaning, Grinding, Sawing, Sanding, Welding, Adjustable Headstraps, Bayonet Connection, Medium

When working with wood, sawdust doesn’t just make a mess on the floor. It is also incredibly easy for it to get into the lungs of anyone who happens to be nearby. Because woodworkers spend so much time around sawdust, it’s incredibly important that they have a quality mask to protect their respiratory system. This mask is comfortable, effective, and ideal for everyday use. The straps are adjustable and come in several sizes, so you won’t have to worry about finding the perfect fit.

Contour Gauge

RAK Contour Gauge - 10 Inch Edge Profile Measuring Tool with Lock - Christmas Gifts & Stocking Stuffers for Men - Super Duplicator for Shape and Outline of Flooring, Laying Tile, Woodwork

Working with wood is unique when it comes to creating the precise lines and angles required to make pieces fit together. These measurements must be exact, but when you are dealing with curves, this could be a complicated task. A contour gauge is a tool that allows carpenters to mimic the exact shape of a curve or corner that might otherwise be difficult to measure. It’s a great tool to have and perfect for any aspiring woodworker.

Picking The Perfect Gifts for Woodworkers

Finding the perfect gift is all about trusting your gut. Chances are, the gesture will be enough to put a smile on their face, so go crazy and get them something you know they will love.