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Holiday Tool Gift Guide 2021

The holiday season is quickly approaching and for many, it’s a time of year they dread. No one likes running around from store to store on Black Friday trying to find the hottest new items for the cheapest prices. It’s loud, chaotic, and just not a fun time right after stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving dinner.

Forget all that Black Friday nonsense and why not get a great deal from the comfort of your couch all season long. Let us help you get that perfect tool for the worker in your life. Maybe mom needs a new chainsaw, or dad has been eyeing a set of heated gloves for winter, maybe the hunter in your life is looking for a new heater for their deer stand. We have almost any option for anyone out there to ensure you get the perfect gift this year.

We have gift ideas for the do-it-yourselfers, woodworkers, plumbers, electricians, or even the everyperson who doesn’t fit into a typical trade. There are choices for any budget that will specifically meet their skills and needs. We guarantee you’ll find the gift for that special person in your life with our 2021 Holiday Tool Gift Guide.

Gift Guide For The Do-It-Yourselfer

Do-it-yourselfers are jack-of-all-trades types of people so it makes shopping for them a lot easier. You have many options from orbital sanders to strip paint from any projects they may be working on to organization systems that can assist in transporting tools from one area to another.

Up to $99

The Bora centipede work support system is an excellent option for the person working in multiple areas and needs a pop-up workstation for cutting sheets of wood. If you’re replacing baseboard or building your own picture frames the Bostitch 18-gauge brad nailer is the perfect choice.

Bostitch Brad Nailer

Bostitch 18-Gauge Clip Head Brad Pneumatic Nail Gun Kit

Bora Work Support

Bora Portamate Centipede 2-Foot x 4-Foot Work Support

DEWALT Orbital Sander

DEWALT 20 Volt MAX XR 5-Inch Cordless Random Orbital Sander Kit


A do-it-yourselfer needs flexibility as they attack multiple projects. The DEWALT drill/driver 5-in-1 with swappable heads makes it easy to switch between right-angle drills for confined spaces to a ratcheting chuck for pilot holes.

Bora Work Top Bundle

Bora Portamate Centipede Work Support Work Top Bag Bundle

Milwaukee M18 Radio

Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Radio

DEWALT Drill/Driver

DEWALT XTREME 12 Volt MAX 5 in 1 Drill/Driver Brushless Cordless Kit


Makita’s 6-tool combo kit has almost every tool a beginner would need. The kit includes a circular saw and reciprocating saw for any kind of cutting job along with an impact driver and drill/driver. The do-it-yourselfer also needs to transfer their tools from project to project and the DEWALT TOUGHSYSTEM organizer set makes it simple.

Makita Plunge
Track Saw Kit

Makita X2 LXT Li-Ion 6-1/2-Inch Track Saw Kit


DEWALT TOUGHSYSTEM 2.0 XL Storage Organizer Set

Makita 18V LXT
6-Tool Combo Kit

Makita 18 Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Piece Combo Kit

Gift Guide For The Woodworker

Woodworkers need a very specific set of tools. Their arsenal includes things as simple as clamps or a tape measure and goes all the way up to bandsaws and drill presses. Be sure to get them to keep their workshop free of all the dust that accumulates while working on projects.

Up to $99

The basic tool of a woodworker is a clamp and the Irwin 4-pack of 6-inch clamps will be the best friend of that special person in your life. Their Quick-Release trigger makes it easy to clamp with one hand for added safety and ease of use.

Irwin Clamps

Irwin Quick-Grip 4-Pack 6-Inch Clamps

Stanley Tape Measure

Stanley 25 Foot Chrome Case PowerLock Classic Tape Measure

Dewalt Work Station

DEWALT Multi-Level Work Station


Working with wood leads to often having to make pocket holes in your project. Kreg’s pocket hole jig pro makes it easy to quickly make angled holes. Once you’re done working on your project you’re probably standing on top of a pile of sawdust. The Vacmaster wet/ dry vacuum can easily clean up the mess and is wall mountable to create less clutter.

Vacmaster Wet/Dry Vacuum

Vacmaster 5 Gallon Wall Mountable Wet and Dry Vacuum

Kreg Pocket
Hole Jig Pro

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig 720PRO Kit

Metabo HPT Cordless Trim Router

Metabo HPT 18 Volt Cordless Trim Router


Every woodworker’s workshop needs a bandsaw and the Rikon 10-inch bandsaw is perfect for those with a smaller work area. At about 3 feet tall the saw’s reduced size makes it perfect to transport or store. For more wood cutting power try the SKIL job site table saw that makes it easy to cut large pieces of material.

SKIL Jobsite Table Saw

SKIL Jobsite Table Saw with Integrated Foldable Stand

Rikon Bandsaw

Rikon 10-Inch Bandsaw with Fence

JET Drill Press

JET 17-Inch Drill Press

Gift Guide For The Electrician

In this modern society where we’re all constantly glued to our phones, televisions, computers, etc. the electrician is as important of a profession as ever. Be sure to remember how important they are to all of our needs and get them the perfect tool to keep your technology running.

Up to $99

When installing electrical cable you’ll often need to cut holes and the Diablo spade bit set makes that job easier. Their SPEED-TIP design self-feeds for faster drilling so you can cut more holes per charge. Electricians also spend a lot of time in dark spaces so a DEWALT headlamp is a great idea for a gift to keep their workspace lit.

Milwaukee Bit Set

Milwaukee 100-Piece Shockwave PACKOUT Kit

Diablo Spade Bit Set

Diablo 16 piece SPEEDemon Spade Bit Set

DEWALT Headlamp

DEWALT 200 Lumen AAA Headlamp


Electricians carry a large number of tools for specific situations and carrying that many tools can lead to lost time. Get them a Veto Pro Pac closed-top tool bag to help organize all their tools. With 20 compartments you have enough space for hand tools, accessories, and cordless tools.

Irwin Titanium
Drill Bit Set

Irwin 29 Piece Titanium Metal Drill Bit Set

Milwaukee Drill/Driver
& Impact Driver Kit

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit

Veto Pro Pac Closed
Top Tool Bag

Veto Pro Pac Medium Closed Top Bag


Cutting electrical conduit is one of the most common occurrences for an electrician and the Milwaukee M18 FUEL cordless band saw makes it easy to cut through metal conduit. Speaking of cutting DEWALT’s cordless reciprocating saw is great for cutting holes in drywall for outlets.

Milwaukee Cordless Band Saw

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Deep Cut Band Saw

Gearwrench Mechanics Tool Set

Gearwrench 239 Piece Mechanics Tool Set in 3 Drawer Storage Box

DEWALT Cordless Reciprocating Saw

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Gift Guide For The Plumber

It’s a dirty job and it isn’t glamorous but plumbers are the unsung heroes of the trades industry. Everyone has been there during that moment of panic as water is flowing where it shouldn’t be. Give the plumber in your life a hand with a new plier set or cordless drain snake and they’ll return the favor by keeping the water where it’s supposed to be.

Up to $99

Plumbing work isn’t always done in the friendliest of places. Many times they’ll find themselves in the dark so shine some light on the situation with a headlamp from Klein Tools. A plumber can never have too many pliers so the Channellock tongue and groove pliers set is a welcome addition to any collection.

BucketBoss Tool Organizer

Bucket Boss The Bucketeer Bucket Tool Organizer

Channellock Tongue & Groove Pliers Set

Channellock SpeedGrip Tongue and Groove Pliers 2 Piece Set

Klein Tools
Rechargeable Headlamp

Klein Tools 2 Color LED Rechargeable Headlamp


Water is the number one enemy of a plumber, but not every mess is a big one. Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL wet/dry vacuum is perfect for smaller messes, yet with a 2.5-gallon capacity, it can handle some rather larger ones too.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Wet/Dry Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 FUEL PACKOUT 2.5 Gallon Wet and Dry Vacuum

Crescent 150-Piece Professional Tool Set

Crescent 150 Piece Professional Tool Set

Milwaukee PACKOUT
2-Drawer Tool Box

Milwaukee PACKOUT 2-Drawer Tool Box


Plumbers seem to have a whole arsenal of gadgets that assist them with getting into small spaces. The Milwaukee drain snake is capable of handling up to 3-inch drain lines up to 50 feet deep. If you need to take a look into a confined space or within a pipe the Extech video borescope is great for taking a peek at an area the naked eye can’t see.

Milwaukee Drain Snake

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drain Snake With Cable-Drive


DEWALT 20 Volt MAX XR 1-Inch PEX Expander Tool Kit

Extech Video Borescope

Extech Video Borescope

Gift Guide For The Carpenter

Carpenters create the framework of your home, schools, banks, hospitals, and do much more. Their work covers a lot of areas and requires many tools to ensure they get the job done properly. They put the roof over your head, so help make their work easier by getting them that new tool for the holiday season.

Up to $99

Everyone can always use a new hammer and a carpenter is no different. The Stiletto framing hammer sports a unique feature, being made of titanium versus steel. Titanium is lighter weight and produces 10 times less recoil, reducing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Milwaukee Packout Crate

Milwaukee PACKOUT Crate

CLC Carpenter’s Apron

CLC 16 Pocket 4 Piece Carpenter's Combo Apron

Stiletto Framing Hammer

Stiletto 14-Ounce Titanium Smooth Face/ Curved 18-Inch Framing Hammer


A carpenter spends a lot of time cutting boards, trim, and more on a miter saw or chop saw. A lot of time is wasted measuring cuts and marking them. The Reekon M1 Caliber Measuring Tool reduces that loss of efficiency by clipping to the fence of the saw and using an attached roller to digitally measure cuts. This removes the need to grab a traditional tape measure and mark the cut.

Metabo HPT
Finish Nailer

Metabo HPT 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer with Air Duster

Reekon M1 Caliber Measuring Tool

REEKON M1 Caliber Measuring Tool

Driver Kit

DEWALT ATOMIC 20 Volt MAX Impact Driver Kit


A quality roofing nailer is one of the primary tools of every carpenter. Roofing is a laborious task but the Bostitich Industrial Coil Roofing Nailer will keep you working faster with a side load canister for quicker nail loading. Efficiency is king in roofing so help them save time with this gift.

Makita 5.2 Gallon
Air Compressor

Makita 3 Horsepower Air Compressor

Bostitch Industrial
Coil Roofing Nailer

Bostitch Industrial Coil Roofing Nailer

Honda Super
Quiet Generator

Honda Inverter Gas Generator

Gift Guide For The Everyperson

Not everyone is a tradesman or do-it-yourselfer, but that doesn’t mean that special someone in your life doesn’t have work to do, as well. Whether it’s working in the garage on their vehicle or removing snow during the winter season they need tools as much as the next person.

Up to $99

For many people clearing snow from their driveway and sidewalks is a way of life. To make things easier for them get that everyperson in your life the 24-inch snow shovel from The Snowplow. The 1/4-inch thick UHMW poly blade is durable to last 2 to 4 seasons before replacement.

The Snowplow
24-Inch Shovel

The Snowplow 24 Inch Snow Shovel

Brightliving Directional Garage Light

Bright Living LED Garage Light White

Milwaukee M12
Compact Blower

Milwaukee M12 Compact Spot Blower Bare Tool


Now that the everyperson in your life is equipped with the perfect snow shovel let’s focus on their hands. Milwaukee’s rechargeable heated gloves will keep their fingers warm while they work. With a runtime of up to 6 hours they can tackle large snow removal projects.

Porter Cable
Compressor Kit

Porter Cable 150 PSI, 6-Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Air Compressor

Milwaukee Rechargeable Heated Gloves

Milwaukee REDLITHIUM USB Heated Gloves

Battery Charger

DEWALT 1400 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Digital Compressor


Maybe that everyperson in your life is looking for something to move snow with a little less effort than a shovel. The EGO POWER+ Dual Port 21-Inch Snow Blower can clear up to 8-inches of snow and throw it up to 40-feet. The 21-inch clearing width allows for more efficient work.

K-Drill 8-1/2-Inch
Ice Auger

K-Drill 8.5 Inch Ice Auger - Auger Only

DEWALT Chainsaw & Blower Combo Kit

DEWALT 60 Volt MAX Brushless Chainsaw and Blower Combo Kit

EGO Brushless
Snow Blower Kit

EGO POWER+ Dual Port Snow Blower 21-Inch Kit with Steel Auger

Check out the entire Acme Tools Holiday Gift Guide for even more great ideas during holiday shopping. Sales run from the beginning of November all the way through the end of the year. We didn’t completely forget about Black Friday either, there are plenty of crazy deals on top brands like Milwaukee, DEWALT, Makita, Bosch, EGO, and Metabo HPT. Check out our Black Friday Gift Guide with sales beginning Nov. 25 as well as our Jump Start Black Friday deals that run through the end of December. Shop more gift ideas at Acme Tools.

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