Christmas Gift Ideas with a Heart - Toolstop's 2015 List
Posted by Mark Hunter - November 06, 2015
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Ho, ho, ho. It's that time of year again! Time to break out the decorations, buy the tree and start putting together a list of gifts to buy for that power-tool-loving friend or family member, to suit everyone's budget.
As always Toolstop is here to help, so we're delighted to present you with our Xmas Gift List for 2015. We're pretty sure you'll find something for that loved one in your life. Or more likely, for yourself.
Our suggestions are just a small sampling from the loads and loads of gifts available right now, so click here to see everything in Santa's workshop...
Toolstop's Heart Rated Gift Guide
This year the team has hand-picked gifts that are going to be able to tell your loved one just how much you love them. We've created a rating system; the more hearts the more lurve you're putting on display. Mushy? Yep. But supremely helpful!
So, if you want to tell a loved one, a good friend, a partner, or even someone you've just got your eye on, how you feel about them this Christmas, use our simple guide below!
There are some people in our lives that we kinda like, but there's definitely room for improvement on their part. Our Two Hearts rated gifts can pass that message onto them! See them all here.
Let's be clear; these gifts are fantastic, but the message will be: do better in 2016!
From it's heavy duty 600 denier fabric, to the tough, waterproof base, the Stanley FatMax tote tool bag makes a brilliant gift for anyone who has to humph tools around with them. From the keen DIYer to the seasoned jobsite pro, they'll be able load it up with cordless power tools, spare batteries, drill bits, chisels, hammers and more.
And it costs less than £30, so it definitely won't break your banks. Get it here.
We're moving up in the "feels" stakes now. These gifts are for ideal for kids to buy for their fathers. See all the Three Heart rated gifts here.
You'll be saying, "ok dad, you're doing a great job in the parenting stakes, we're tolerating you. Here, have a gift that you'll able to use to fix our bunk beds and that shelf in mum's kitchen."
Any tool-related gift with the word "Professional" in the name is going to make the recipient feel fantastic on Christmas morning. You're telling them you see them as a pro, they're at the top of their game, and they'll know they'll be able to use the gift to get the job done to the professional standard they're aiming for.
This 43 piece screwdriver bit set comes from Bosch's German stables, so you know it's going to be quality. The bits are colour coded, so dad/uncle/pal/son will see at a glance which bit they need, and bundled in tough box is a magnetic universal holder. This means they'll be able to use it in any drill/driver.
The bits span the Phillips, Pozi, Slotted, Torx, Tamperproof Torx, Hex and Nutsetters range, so every driving application is covered!
Share the love this Christmas for less than £20 here.
There are some people that really need to feel from us that, this Xmas, they're very special. This could be a husband or partner who's had a fantastic year, they've gone above and beyond what we expected from them.
It could be our father or grandfather, it could be our son. It could be our wife or girlfriend. And this next gift is especially ideal if they're looking to take up a new hobby in the New Year!
Click to see all of our Four Heart rated gifts here!
Routers allow us to do some amazing jobs. Adding a lovely shaped edge to a shelf, crafting a beautiful wooden name plate for a child's bedroom door. Or even finally getting that kitchen worktop fitted...
Having the correct router bits or cutters, though, is essential. Therefore, what better gift could you hand over to your special one - or procrastinating partner - on Christmas morning than an aluminium flight case packed to the gunnels with some of the best router bits available from the King of Routers, Trend?
Each bearing guided cutter features a 1/2" shank diameter and tungten carbide tips making them tough and fantastic value for your money!
Route a way into that special someone's heart this Christmas for less than £100, click here!
Staying in the Four Hearts category, here's a brilliant way to kill two partridges in a pear tree with one stone.
Wizzard, Slade, East 17...all of these amazing artists are what we'll be expecting to hear around the Christmas tree on the morning of December 25th.
So what better way to blast the festive tunes and share the love by giving the gift of a radio capable of withstanding the rigours of the jobsite, along with the trauma of the post-Xmas dinner drunken dancing? Twin woofers and twin tweeters will deliver all the ooomph your Christmas party needs; fill the room with the dulcet tones of Micheal Buble!
The rubber shock absorbing roll cage means the DCR017 will take a knock if it has to. And if the kids have taken up all the sockets in the front room with their new tablets and phones, just slap in any of DeWALT's XR batteries (10.8v, 14.4v or 18v) and your Noel playlist will be uninterupted. When you're back on the jobsite, plug the radio into the mains and it'll recharge your power tool batteries into the bargain.
DAB+ is going to mean improved sound quality when you've got Chris Evans on in the morning, and the "Tech Box" allows you to safely stow your phone, while it charges and provides you with your tunes thanks to the 3.5mm aux. input.
Gifts That Speak a Million Words
We all have people in our lives that deserve that something a wee bit special this Christmas. People to whom we want to make a statement, whether a statement of unbridled adoration, undying love, or just simple appreciation.
So if you're a woman and you want to hint that it's time to get a ring on your finger, or if you're a guy who wants to thank his pal for being a "top bloke", you can't go wrong with something like this:
From the enhanced dust and drip-proof performance of the DHP458 combi-drill, to ultra-short headlength of the DTD146 impact driver, this is a phenomal bundle of cordless Makita tools.
And then we have the versatility offered by the DJR181 recip saw, perfect for cutting out old windows, carving through plasterboard, etc, the DSS610 circular saw, and the DGA452 angle grinder. This is the quintessential cordless 6 pack for any professional tradesperson in your life.
In the wheeled carry caseyour loved one (or best pal...) will find three 4Ah 18v batteries and a twin fast-charger.
Is there a better way to express your 5 Heart affection this Christmas? Click here to see the other gifts in this category.
Add the DLX6000PM to your Christmas basket here.
We all know someone that's expecting a gift from us at Christmas, but we can't really be bothered with forking out tons of cash on them because they've either been hacking us off all year or they've been especially naughty.
They're our Zero Hearts category contenders. These gifts are brilliant in their own right (they wouldn't be on our list otherwise), perfect for Secret Santa and other such yuletide inconveniences.
Because our Christmas Gift List only contains fantastic tools and accessories, you'll be able to find something that fits in with your "I'm only doing this because I have to" budget, click to see them all, they're all under £15.
Here's a few from the huge choice available.
Bosch Tough Box for Jigsaw and Sabre Saw Blades - get it here
Anyone regularly using jigsaws or sabre (recip) saws knows that keeping the blades in good condition is important. This tough little box from Bosch will allow them to do just that. You're showing them you care through gritted teeth.
- snap lock
- cushioned corners
- 4 compartments
- blades not included (get some here, though)
Makita P-90071 13 in One Racheting Screwdriver - get it here
Slip this into a stocking and you'll be someone very happy, but without blowing your Scrooge-like budget. It's ideal for any home, keep it in that "man drawer" with the takeaway menus, spare car keys and carrier bags and any little job requiring a screwdriver will be taken care of in a jiffy
- comfortable grip
- internal storage for the bits
- 13-in-1 srewdriver applications
Stanley 1-30-656 8m/26ft Metric/Imperial Tape Measure with 25mm Blade - get it here
Everyone needs a good quality tape measure. And hours of fun can be had measuring all sorts of things over the Christmas holiday (be careful you don't cut yourself though), and if you're forced into buying an on-budget tool gift this year, make sure it's a Stanley tape measure.
The tape itself is Tylon coated so it'll last for years and years and it can be clipped onto any belt, which is great for anyone who wants to look like they really know what they're doing at work, in the home or the shed.
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