Do you know someone who’s always tinkering away? Maybe you’re shopping for someone who’s just bought a house, or is a bit of a petrol head. With that in mind, we’ve put together this gift guide to help you find the perfect present.
This socket set is a great starting point for a new mechanic, or even to refresh a seasoned DIYer’s toolbox. Inside the storage case is a huge selection of sockets, adaptors, handles, joints, bits, and spanners. It’s made from quality chrome vanadium steel, and built to last.
Our favourite bit: These professional quality tools come with a lifetime guarantee, just like all of our Halfords Advanced tools. This socket set’s for life, not just for Christmas.
Just like the rest of our Advanced Professional tools, these spanners come with a lifetime guarantee. They’ve got a 12-point surface drive and a 72 tooth ratchet, which only needs as little as 5 degrees of movement. This means that you don’t need much room to turn them – perfect for small spaces.
Our favourite bit: These spanners use surface drive. Rather than gripping the edges of nuts and bolts, they press onto the flat surfaces, making them much less likely to round off fasteners.
If you know someone who needs some tools and hasn’t really got any proper ones, this Phaze 275 piece tool chest is perfect. Not only does it have a huge range of sockets, spanners, screwdrivers and all sorts of other tools, it’s also a high quality tool chest for all those new tools to live in.
Our favourite bit: What we really like about this is that it’s a great tool chest… that comes pre-filled with tools! It makes a brilliant present for someone and sets them up for doing loads of DIY jobs.
For some people (us included), there’s nothing more satisfying than having all your tools organised in drawers, ready to grab at a moment’s notice. If you’re buying for someone who’s slightly less organised, this can help them to win back their garage!
Our favourite bit: As well as having different sized drawers to organise all your tools, this tool centre has castors on the bottom. That means you can wheel it over to where you’re working, making it much easier to put everything back in its place as you’re working.
Being able to lift your car up is essential for a lot of different jobs. This 2-tonne trolley jack is durable and easy to use, so it’s perfect for keeping in the garage. With a tough welded construction and automatic safety overload valve, it’s also a really safe way to get your car off the ground.
Our favourite bit: This jack has a good lifting range, ensuring that you can get your car up high enough. It’s also really easy to roll under your car before jacking, then let down and roll away once axle stands are in place.
Having the right amount of light can turn an awkward and frustrating job into a much easier one, but you’d be surprised by how many people don’t have a decent light to help them see when they’re doing a bit of DIY. This inspection lamp is perfect for lighting up the area you’re working on.
Our favourite bit: This light has a hook for hanging as well as a magnet on the back, so you can attach it near where you’re working and get the job done without needing three hands!
Those are our top presents for DIYers – there’s something for novices, regular mechanics, and everyone in-between.
We’ve got an enormous range of workshop tools and equipment, from huge tool sets down to all the tiny specific things you might need to finish a job. Have a browse on our site to find the perfect gift this Christmas!