31 Carpentry Gifts For Woodworkers In 2020

Article by Christine Williams. Last Updated: Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020.

Woodworking and carpentry is unique, in that it can be both an awesome profession or hobby. Whether they’re a master craftsman or a weekend warrior, building something beautiful out of wood can be so rewarding! It’s also an activity that has a seemingly endless number of tools and accessories to spend on! For that reason, Woodworking and Carpentry gifts are a perfect theme for any occasion!

We’ve rounded up over 30 carpentry gifts for woodworkers of all experience levels. From handy tools to funny shirts, we’ve got it all right here!

Gifts For Beginner Woodworkers

  • A Pocket Hole Jig
  • Pocket holes are a great way to join 2 pieces of wood together, and this jig will help make sure they get the perfect result every time. As one of the more common ways to join wood in furniture making, if your favorite woodworker doesn't have one of these yet, definitely consider it! Check your favorite coupon sites, because this item often goes on sale for 5% off.


  • A Woodworking Apron
  • Keep them protected with all their tools at the ready with one of these aprons. It's got a place for all the most common tools, and even their phone so they don't have to search around on a cluttered bench for that tiny item they need!


  • A Drilling Bit Set
  • This 23 piece set of unique drilling heads is a perfect way to get a beginner woodworker off to a great start. It has bits that make a wide variety of cuts beyond what you'll find with a standard set of straight bits.


  • Quick Grip Clamps
  • As the beginner woodworker will soon discover, you can never have too many clamps! This awesome set of 4 quick grip clamps can be tightened with one hand, so they can hold their work-piece in place while they tighten it up. Af they don't already have a huge collection of clamps, trust us when we say they will love it!


  • Bluetooth Ear Protectors
  • The 3M WorkTunes Connect Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth wireless technology combines a modern, comfortable design with high-fidelity sound quality. The low profile and lightweight design is crafted with style in mind. Built-in comfort features such as soft ear cushions and a hat-compatible headband are excellent for extended wear. Whether you're using a power saw or mowing the day away, reach for these to help make your workday entertaining and–most importantly-comfortable.


  • A Folding Sawhorse Set
  • These thin folding sawhorses are good for any workshop, and if your favorite beginner woodworker doesn't have a set yet, these are basically a no-brainer. They'll help keep them safe, make it more comfortable to work, and make it easier to build the perfect item!


  • A Smoothing Bench Hand Plane
  • It's one of the most iconic woodworking tools, and has a long history. It's also incredibly useful for beginners, and definitely makes a great gift. There are plenty of options to choose from, so click through and browse around until you see the perfect one for your gift recipient!


  • A Tape Measure
  • Measure twice, cut once is a famous saying in woodworking, and it implies (correctly) that measuring is one of the most important woodworking activities there is. A good tape measure is key to success, so if your favorite beginner doesn't have one yet, make sure to grab one! Best of all, they aren't very pricey, so you can combine it with some other items on this list if you want!


Stocking Stuffers For Woodworkers

These awesome woodworking stocking stuffers are inexpensive and small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking. One option to consider is to grab a few of them and create an awesome woodworking gift basket! Either way, we’re sure we’ll love these small trinkets that are also practical!

  • Some Premium Wood Glue
  • If there's one thing to know about woodworkers, it's that they can always use a little more glue! We recommend doing a little snooping in the workshop to try to find their preferred brand. If you can't figure it out, this particular brand is a great all around choice for indoor and outdoor projects, and it's got a price that can't be beat.


  • A Dovetail Marker
  • A Dovetail is one of the iconic woodworking techniques. The Dovetail Marker is a very handy tool that can mark dovetails up to 1" long and has two ratios: 1: 5 for softwood and 1: 8 for hardwood. Cutting dovetails by hand can be a daunting task. This dovetail marking gauge makes laying out the angles simple and precise, and it fits perfectly in their stocking!


  • A Set of Carpenter Pencils
  • Looking through a cluttered workbench for a pencil can be a real hassle. Slip a pack of these awesome carpentry pencils into you're favorite woodworker's stocking, and they'll be grinning from ear to ear on Christmas morning!


  • A Telescoping Magnetic Pickup Tool
  • Everyone has dropped a screw or tool in a hard to reach spot and struggled to get it back. A handy little tool like this is a lifesaver when this happens. It telescopes out to reach out so the powerful magnet can grab that pesky thing you dropped. It holds up to 10 pounds so everything from screws to even a hammer can be fetched with ease!


  • Polycarbonate Anti-Fog Safety Glasses
  • Safety First! A wood shop is a dangerous place, and it's important to help your gift recipient prioritize safety. These awesome goggles will help them do just that, and they don't cost much either!


  • Carpenter Speed Square
  • This handy little item may not look like much, but it will help them make quick and precise measurements with ease! If they don't have one of these in their collection, they'll wonder how they ever did without! Whether it's measuring cuts or getting the perfect angle, this little tool does it all!


  • A Magnetic Wristband For Tools
  • This handy little stocking-stuffer is a great idea for any woodworker or handyman. It will let them hold small tools, screws, and other easy to drop items securely to have at the ready when they need it. It's super convenient and something they'll wonder how they ever did without!


Woodworking Tool Gift Ideas

  • A Table Saw
  • If you're buying for a serious or aspiring woodworker, the table saw is one of the foundational tools they'll need to take their game to the next level. With it, they can make all sorts of useful cuts that are difficult or impossible to do with accuracy using other tools. This is one woodworking gift that'll get endless use!


  • A Compound Miter Saw
  • The Miter Saw is an excellent addition to any collection, and especially so for beginners. It lets you perform perfect angled cross-cuts which are useful for building everything from picture frames to furniture. If they don't have one of these in their arsenal, it's basically a no-brainer that they'd love one!


  • A Scroll Saw
  • Remember when your scroll saw could cut in two different directions? Take on the most intricate and artful cuts with the WEN 16-Inch Variable Speed Two-Direction Scroll Saw. The 9/16-inch stroke saws through hard woods up to two inches thick. Adjust the speed anywhere from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute with the simple turn of a knob. The cast iron base prevents vibration and walking during operation while the spacious 16-by-11-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees for angled cut.


  • A Drill Press
  • For the weekend woodworker who wants greater precision than a handheld drill offers, the 3320 SKIL 10-inch Drill Press with Laser is a solid choice. The X2 2-Beam Laser helps ensure precise hole alignment, while the depth adjustment system lets you drill down consistently every time. A perfect gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries or more!


  • A Woodworking Router
  • A router helps them make all sorts of cuts in wood, and are useful for a huge number of techniques! This is another piece that everyone should have in their tool collection if they don't already, and it won't break the bank like some of the more expensive tools on this woodworking gift list.


  • A Benchtop Jointer
  • A jointer allows you to make a surface straight and flat, so they'll be able to shape and size wood according to accurate measurements. With DIY fences, table legs, chairs, frames and much more, they will be able to decorate their home with original masterpieces they make themselves. This is a great gift for more established woodworkers, but would be useful for newer hobbyists as well!


  • A Thickness Planer
  • A thickness planer is another awesome tool gift for carpenters. It helps ensure a piece of wood is a consistent height and flatness along the entire face. As with the Jointer, this is a more niche tool that a casual weekend warrior might not get as much use from, but if they have the space for it they'll certainly love it!


  • A Cordless Drill Kit
  • If they don't have a cordless drill, or theirs has seen better days, drop what you're doing because this is the perfect gift. Everyone needs one of these if they're handy around the house, and if he or she is a woodworker, that goes double. Whatever the occasion, this drill or one like it is a fantastic choice!


Gifts For Woodworking Husbands

  • A Professional Wood Chisel Tool Set
  • Some of the most rewarding and satisfying techniques in woodworking are done using chisels. A nice high quality set of these is a great way to get them started on the path to craftsmanship excellence, or ease the struggle of an established carpenter who's set has seen better days. There's no better woodworking gift for your husband than this if they don't already have a set!


  • The Complete Manual of Woodworking
  • With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, The Complete Manual of Woodworking encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more.


  • A New Shop Vac
  • Get your husband an awesome woodworking gift that has the added benefit of keeping your garage tidy dust free! A nice shop vac is critical anywhere power tools are cutting through wood and the home shop is no exception. It's a great gift any time of year, and it comes in a huge box so you'll really get their imagination working overtime when they see it all wrapped up!


  • Estwing Ultra Series Hammer
  • These Estwing Ultra Series Framing Hammers are solid forged in one piece of steel for excellent strength. They are engineered lighter to drive nails faster. They have an extra nail notch built into the head, along with a magnetic nail starter. These hammers have a traditional leather handle grip made from sole leather washers pressed on and riveted.


  • A Japanese Pull Saw
  • Japanese saws cut materials via pulling and thus are called “pull saws.” It requires less power, realizes exceedingly smooth and accurate cut, and results that the cutting-section is clean. And particularly this saw's blade is sharper and thinner, and has a greater number of teeth per inch than comparable saws of its size.


  • I'll Be In My Office T-Shirt
  • This T-Shirt is great for any handy husband, and is sure to become one of his favorites. It reads "I'll be in my office" and has an array of tools on display. Your husband will love to receive one of these on Christmas morning, a Birthday, or any time of year.


  • Great Book of Wooden Toys
  • This is an amazing choice for woodworking husbands that also happen to be Fathers (or Grand Fathers, Uncles, etc). Making a nice piece of furniture is fun, but it's something all together more fulfilling to create a toy and watch it light up a child's face. Wood toys are perfect for small kids, and they last a long time, so they could even be passed down to the next generation!


  • Drill Handle Ceramic Coffee Mug
  • If your husband loves coffee as much as carpentry, consider this awesome mug! It reads "Caution Builder At Work" and has a fantastic drill handle to keep their hands protected. He'll be sipping in style as he enjoys this mug on cold winter mornings or all year long!


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