Christmas is almost here! If you’re like me, you try hard every year to find quality gifts for the electrician in your life. In this article, I’ll lay out unique gifts that will make them think “How did they know I needed this?” Take this as a hint from an electrician with all kinds of experience. Now, let’s learn about the 30 perfect gifts for electricians this Christmas.
Driller’s Dust Bowl
First up is the Driller’s Dust Bowl. This is a great gift if they do a lot of service or residential work. The Driller’s Dust Bowl is used with a hole saw to catch dust when drilling through drywall or whatever else. This dust bowl works with any hole saw, which is very convenient, and there’s an option to buy a dust bowl with a vacuum attachment, even more convenient. A good new tool for your electrician.
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Dirt Bag Metal Shaving Catcher
Next up is the Dirt Bag. I can’t count how many times I’ve needed one of these for drilling into a nice clean breaker panel. Equipped with magnets, this small pouch sticks to the top or sides of electrical boxes and catches the metal shavings as you drill holes. This bag keeps the annoying shavings from ruining finished surfaces or energized components. Not only convenient but also safer. Any sparky would love this unique tool gift.
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Bend-All Cable Bender
The Bend-All is the next gift on the list. If your electrician works with large wires or cables, this is the gift for them. This sweet little tool attaches to a ½” drive ratchet and allows greater leverage in tight spaces. Built to save knuckles and time, this is a unique gift that will make them wonder how you knew what they wanted.
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Ferret Wi-Fi Multi-Award Winning Inspection Camera
If they do a lot of problem-solving and troubleshooting, then the Ferret Wi-Fi Inspection Camera will be useful. This wireless camera attaches to rods to allow closeup visual inspections of dark and confined spaces. This is a lifesaver for any people who work in attics or around heavy machinery. This is an excellent choice for the person who has everything.
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Nut Blaster Wire Nut Twister
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, the Nut Blaster is the choice for you. This handy tool fits in a drill and helps splice wires with wire nuts. No more wrist or finger strain or increased risk of carpal tunnel! This makes jobs with a lot of devices and switches a snap.
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Nut Snugger Magnetic Locknut Holder
The Nut Snugger is another perfect stocking stuffer. This handy tool holds locknuts in place and makes installing conduit connectors easy. A must-have tool if your electrician installs a lot of conduit or does industrial work.
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Stud Ball Magnetic Stud Finder
The next unique gift you should consider for your electrician is the Stud Ball Magnetic Stud Finder. Anyone tradesman will tell you about their frustration with normal battery stud finders. This one doesn’t use batteries and is better than those that do. Perfect for residential electricians who work with tile, wood, or drywall.
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If you have someone who likes to be clean and organized, look no further than the Rack-A-Tiers Van Magnets. These magnets come in three different weight ratings, and all come with carabiners. An easy choice for anyone looking to organize their work truck or van.
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Dewalt Right-Angle Attachment
Another item I’ve used is the Dewalt Modular Right-Angle Attachment. This handy gadget is perfect for hard-to-reach places. I have used it drilling through wood and drilling screws into sheet metal. A unique gift for residential or commercial electricians.
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Sharp Pog Multi Tool Blade Sharpener
If they often work with finished cabinets, wood trim, or remodels, the Sharp Pog is a fantastic addition to their work truck. Many residential electricians use an oscillating tool for precision cutting in tight spaces or finished cabinets and walls. Special blades are needed for the oscillating tool and the Sharp Pog is a drill-driven blade sharpener. This is a unique Christmas gift that will greatly extend the life of your blades.
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Rechargeable Head Light
A tool universal to all job sites is the Rechargeable Head Light from Rack-A-Tiers. It comes with a charging cord and has three settings, so you’ll never need to carry a flashlight or batteries again.
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Folding Utility Knife
A must-have for the residential guys is the Rack-A-Tiers Folding Utility Knife. Comfortable in the hand, this razor knife is well-suited for carpet, light plastic, drywall, cardboard, NM sheathing, and more. This is one of the most practical gifts for electricians.
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Klein Tools Digital Angle Gauge and Digital Leveler
Any commercial or industrial electrician will tell you they would like an angle finder when bending conduit. The one I’ve used is the Klein Digital Angle Guage and Digital Leveler. Magnets keep the device fastened to the conduit, and a V-Groove on all four sides ensures the gauge is straight. Eliminates guessing angles and eyeballing bends.
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Electrician’s Combo Tool Belt & Bag
The most important part of any tool loadout is the method of carrying. A tool bag, backpack, pouches, hard side toolbox, open top bag, or a back pocket. If you know someone looking for a new setup, look at the Electrician’s Combo Tool Belt and Bag. They will appreciate the vented tool belt and the variety of pockets on the two pouches. Help them stay organized with this Christmas gift idea.
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Wire Peeler Scrap Wire Stripper
If you’re looking for a gift for your dad or husband that has everything, consider the Wire Peeler. This portable wire stripper is powered by a drill and makes stripping scrap wire for recycling fast and convenient. Give the gift that keeps giving back!
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Rack-A-Tiers Logo T-Shirt
Let your electrician friends rep their favorite company with the Rack-A-Tiers Charcoal Shirt. Buttery soft, comfortable, and affordable. Anyone who works in the trades knows that a new T-shirt is always appreciated making this one of the safest gifts for electricians.
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Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Mechanical pencil
A good stocking stuffer that few think about is the Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Mechanical Pencil. I’ve used cheap mechanical pencils, wood pencils and regular #2 and they all have been frustrating. This pencil has a tough metal shaft, thick 1.3mm lead that will write on anything and a pocket clip. A simple tool, but a must-have tool for electrical work, making it one of the best ideas for gifts for electricians.
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Grande Butt Pouch
I’ve been the guy with worn-out jeans from stuffing too many tools in my back pocket. If you know someone like this, the Grande Butt Pouch is the choice for you. Available in three sizes, the Butt Pouch slides into your back pocket to hold tools secure and protect pants.
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Exploding Garbage Can
One tool I would recommend to any of my electrician friends is the Exploding Garbage Can. This handy container collapses flat but pops up to become a tough garbage can. Perfect for service work or the organized work van.
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If your electrician does a lot of industrial work and works long days, a lifesaver gift is the Engel Drybox Cooler. They come with a drop-in tray to keep valuables clean and dry and are available in 7.5 Quart, 13 Quart, and 19 Quart, as well as a range of colors. These coolers are the industry standard for industrial tradesmen and a great gift.
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Mark My Wire – Wire Painting Marker
Another stocking stuffer I would recommend is the Mark My Wire felt pen. If your electrician husband or father does a lot of remodeling or service work, this felt pen would come in handy. Designed to effortlessly change wire color, the felt pen is fast drying and high density, so no streaking or running.
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Rolgear Multi Screwdriver
The Rolgear Multi Screwdriver is a neat ratcheting screwdriver that makes quick fixes easy and painless. Equipped with 15 different tips, the Rolgear is an excellent choice for anyone who likes to only carry the essentials.
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Kick Wedge Conduit Bend Leveler
One of the more innovative gifts for electricians, especially those who do commercial work, is the kick wedge. Many times, we need to bend conduit, and it can get cumbersome and complicated. The kick wedge aids in one of the bends, the kicked 90, and can be a backsaver for the bender using it.
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A more basic gift to give the electricians in your life would be a pocket-sized, refillable leather notebook. Give them something quality to fill with notes, lists and measurements as opposed to cardboard scraps. I use mine daily. Just make sure to find one pocket-sized: usually 6.5 x 4 inches or smaller. Amazon is a good place to find these.
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Racky Bit Rough-In Kit
The Racky Bit Rough-In Kit is the first thing I grab on rough-ins. Equipped with the common screw-driving bits in a variety of lengths. This kit is great for commercial or residential electricians who work on ground-up construction or remodels. The color-coded bits make swapping a breeze and the different lengths allow for versatility depending on the project.
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Racky Bit Finishing Kit
If you put the Rough-In Kit on your list of gifts for Dad, be sure to include the Racky Bit Finishing Kit. The Rough-In kit is a smart choice for mounting panels and boxes and fastening supports, the Finishing Kit is the go-to for what is called a Trim Out. This kit has everything you need for installing receptacles and switches. It even comes with handy tapping bits which every electrician wishes they had on hand.
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Chip Catcher Metal Shaving Catcher
If you or your electrician buddies do a lot of commercial or industrial work, the Chip Catcher would be a great gift for them this Christmas. It’s a magnetic metal shavings catcher with an easy empty feature. Just clamp the catcher to the metal surface you’re drilling, and it will catch shavings with its rare earth magnets. The plastic insert makes clean-up a breeze. This is something I’m putting on my Christmas list for sure.
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Ladder Mate Tool Caddy
An item that any tradesman would love to have is the Ladder Mate. Designed with hooks that grab onto ladder legs, this caddy makes working from a ladder a breeze. It features dividers for material, indents for paint cans, and a special slot for drills.
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Staple Shark Cable Staple Remover
A classic Rack-A-Tiers tool perfect for your Christmas list is Staple Shark. If they do a lot of residential work or remodels, this is the tool for them. It functions as a normal prybar and as a thin and precise staple remover for any kind of wire staple or strap. Make your electrician’s life easier and get them the Staple Shark.
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Croc’s Needle Nose Wire Strippers
Finally, we reach the Croc’s Needle Nose Wire Strippers. These are an upgrade to the classic range of wire strippers available on the market. Glow-in-the-dark handles, strippers for NM cable, and a built-in wire crimper. An upgrade that your electrician would appreciate.
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The Perfect Gifts for Electricians
Thanks for reading my list of Christmas gifts for electricians. Whatever you choose, I’m sure your electrician will be excited about their new gift, and you’ll be glad you found something they’ll enjoy using. Merry Christmas and happy shopping!