The Best Holiday Tool & Garage Gifts for the Mechanic in 2020

From tools to stools, there's something here for every greasemonkey on your Christmas list.

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This list was updated with new products and deals on December 22, 2020

A wise man once said, “It’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools.” And while this phrase holds a lot of water, there’s no doubt that quality tools make the job that much better — and a heckuva lot easier. A lot of thought and care goes into the design and construction of a good set of tools. Design aspects that make it easier to work in tight spaces, how it feels in the hand, and sheer performance along with durability all come into consideration at the drawing table.

You already know tools are a popular gift idea for mechanics, and no one can blame you for wanting to get the do-it-yourselfer in your life quality tools and equipment this holiday season. That can be easier said than done if you have no clue what they need, want — or what they will actually use. That’s what we’re here for. If you need a great gift for the mechanic in your life, here are some great tool gift ideas that have a place in every shop this holiday season. (Prices were valid at press time, but deals expire and prices can change.)

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Gearwrench 239-piece Mechanic’s Tool Set

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Foxwell OBD2 Diagnostic Scanner

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Lincoln Electric Handy Core Welder

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo


Klutch 94-Piece Impact Socket Set


Klein Tools 85078 8-Piece Screwdriver Set


Mayhew Dominator Pry Bar Set


Gearwrench 20-piece Ratcheting Wrench Set


Grip Tools 28-Piece Punch and Chisel Set


Tekton Deadblow Hammer Set


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Hank O'Hop

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Hank is an Associate Editor at The Drive. He may be here to recommend tools and parts, but he’s always happy to dive deep into tech discussions, especially when it gives him the opportunity to display his old Dodge.