It might seem a little cliched to get a man a tool for the holidays. You can imagine the Normal Rockwell moment when Bobby opens his Red Rider BB-Gun, Suzie opens her Barbies, Mom unwraps her new bathrobe and Dad admires his new drill.
While I can’t speak for Mom and the kids in this fantasy scenario, there’s a reason why the rest of the equation works. Men like getting tools. Yes, they’re useful and responsible — but they also inflict a man’s will while making a cool noise.
To that end, I sorted through the recent catalog of a couple top power tool builders to select some of the newer and more appealing items in a variety of price levels.
If you have a man in your life (…or a hearty woman, if you’re a lucky guy…) whose eyes don’t pop wide open when he opens one of these babies on Christmas morning, you might want to consider online dating.
2015 Holiday Tough Guy Tools Gift Guide
There isn't a red blooded man worth his weight in drill bits who wouldn't want any one of this year's coolest tools.
DEWALT Impact Driver
BLACK+DECKER Cordless Jigsaw
DEWALT MAX XR Handheld Blower
BLACK+DECKER 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver
DEWALT 20V MAX XR Drill
BLACK+DECKER 20V AutoSense Drill
20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit
BLACK+DECKER 36V MAX and 24V MAX Lithium Stick Vacuums with ORA Technology
DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless 16 GA Angled Finish Nailer
John Scott Lewinski hustles around the world, covering cars, motorcycles, travel, technology, golf, liquor, cigars, fashion, guns and the outdoors from a man’s point of view. When not writing, he races, boxes, experiments with mixology, smokes his pipe and gets in a round on the links.