21 Badass Gifts For Welders In 2019

Article by Jennifer Lee. Last Updated: Monday, Oct 14, 2019.

Did you know modern welding has been around for over a century? It’s True! This profession, and the men (and women) who practice it are a special breed. It’s tough, yet rewarding work. But, as with all things it’s important to help them celebrate their careers from time to time and we’ve got a perfect list of gifts for welders to help you do that!

So, read on below! Whether it’s Christmas, a Birthday, a Retirement, or other great gift-giving occasion, we’ve got you covered! Good luck and happy gifting!

We’ve broken our guide up into 2 sections. The first has practical items they might use daily at the job site, or wear around the house or out on the town. The second section has tons of welding themed items that celebrate their profession but aren’t useful for welding themselves.

Clothes and Tools For Welders

In this section, we’ve rounded up some practical welder gifts they can use or wear to the job site. From hilarious T-Shirts, to handy tool bags, there’s something they’re sure to get tons of use from! If you’re not sure about what tools or protective items they need, you might want to check with a co-worker or buddy, but these should help you generate some ideas to start working from!

  1. I'm Here to Build Hoodie
  2. Get this welding gift for yourself or give to someone to show their occupation pride. This top-quality Hoodie is printed direct-to-garment with new age technology that preserves the color-fastness of the design. This unique Hoodie is designed and printed in the United States and reads "I'm a Welder, I'm here to build your crap, not take any."


  3. Extreme Heat Resistant Gloves
  4. This welding gloves are made from specific parts of the cow, which are not only thick, but also soft and flexible with extreme heat/fire, puncture, cut, and moderate oil resistance. Improved work efficiency and safety, all in one!


  5. I Know I Am On Fire T-Shirt
  6. Welders are dedicated to their craft in a way few will understand. This hilarious T-Shirt will help them showcase that fact, and bring a smile to the face of anyone who reads it. The shirt says "Yes I know I am on fire, Let me finish this weld".


  7. Welder Belt Buckle
  8. This Belt Buckle will fit on belts up to 40mm(1.5 inches) wide.It's of exquisite workmanship, and showcases some of the tools of the trade. A perfect gift for Christmas, Birthdays, or just because! Show them you care with a buckle that's sure to be conversation piece for years to come!


  9. A New Welding Helmet
  10. This light weight helmet is so versatile that it can be used on grinding, cutting and welding applications. It is a perfect upgrade for goggles and fixed shade glass welding helmet at a fraction of cost. No matter what their personal protective needs are, they're sure to love it!


  11. Extreme Gear Pack and Helmet Bag
  12. This bag has the versatility to hold everything they need, and the strength to ensure it can withstand the challenges of any job site. It holds welding helmet, jacket, gloves, grinder, tools and more!


  13. A Chipping Hammer
  14. This Chipping Hammer has a bonded and molded Shock Reduction Grip which offers the utmost in both comfort and durability, while reducing vibrations caused by impact. The head and handle are forged in one piece and are fully polished.


  15. A 5 in 1 Leather Tool Holder
  16. This epic 5-in-1 holder provides 5 times the capacity in the belt space of one holder. It offers holders for hammers, lumber crayons or screw drivers, pliers, pencils, plus it features a Tool Shield for sharp items such as a chisel or work knife. Designed for professionals and weekend warriors alike!


  17. American Flag Shirt T-Shirt
  18. Welders built this nation, so it's only fair that they take pride in their work. This awesome T-Shirt will help them do just that. It features the silhouette of a man working, perhaps building a sky-scraper, in front of an American Flag. Sure to inspire patriotic feelings in anyone who sees it, or wears it!


  19. Inspection Gauge Tool
  20. This gauge allows the user to measure in both standard and metric units. It's handy features, and comfortable grip make it perfect for use on any job site! Pick one up for a Christmas or Birthday gift for your favorite welder this year!


  21. Grasshopper Welding Finger
  22. Use this handy tool to steady parts for tack welding. Safe and convenient, to help you see results without the hazards. Pick one up for your favorite welder, and they're sure to thank you for it!


Cool Gifts For Welders

Not every gift has to be practical! Some of the most treasured items are ones that just look cool hanging on a wall, or sitting on a shelf. Below, we’ve come up with some fun items that celebrate the profession generally. If your intended recipient is the type who always sticks to the practical, it can be a great idea to go with something a bit more frivolous!

  1. Patent Prints - Vintage Wall Art
  2. Add these historical conversational art pieces to your workshop! This set of 4 historical patent prints will make a memorable gift, and are perfect for any welder's garage or shop. These four patent prints showcase amazing inventions critical to the trade. Each 8x10 print will look perfect no matter where you choose to hang it!


  3. All Good in The Hood Sticker
  4. This brand new vinyl die-cut weather and UV resistant sticker is perfect for your favorite welder. It's approximately 3 in. x 2.75 in, and looks epic on a toolbox, helmet, truck, or just about anywhere! Just Peel & Stick!


  5. Personalized Folding Survival Knife
  6. A thoughtful Father's Day gift or retirement gift for a Welder. A trusty knife is a man's best tool. This laser engraved survival knife is sure to bring a smile to his face. He'll thank you and think of you every time he uses it. Features a bead-blasted, 3 inch stainless steel half-serrated blade. Knife also includes a built-in glass breaker and seat-belt cutter.


  7. 20 Badass Stickers
  8. Apprentice to Boss. Putting these high quality hardhat stickers on your helmet, lunch box, thermos and toolbox is a fun way to stand out and bring humor to your workday. Whether you are on the job site or just displaying your welding pride, we have you covered with stickers for years to come.


  9. LEGO Welder Mini Figure
  10. Let's face it, if they're a welder, there's a good chance they're also a huge fan of LEGO! There's something about building that captures our imagination when we're young, and continues to inspire through adulthood. Help them celebrate with this perfect figure that capture's the very essence of welding!


  11. DIY Horse Head Welding Pattern
  12. Know a welder with a creative side? These are the patterns that Joshua De Lisle Designer blacksmith uses to create his horse head sculptures, and make for an excellent gift. It's excellent decor for inside or outside the house.


  13. Nutritional Facts Label Mug
  14. A funny gag gift or birthday gift for a Welder. This traditional 11 ounce white ceramic coffee mug is perfect for any hot beverage. Wide mouth and large C-handle allow for easy, every day use. Whether drinking your morning coffee at work, or sipping on a hot cup of tea at home, this mug is up to the task.


  15. DIY Ram Skull Welding Pattern
  16. Help your favorite welder get in touch with their creative side. These plans have everything they need to build this awesome welded Ram's Skull sculpture. The finished product looks perfect in any room of the house, but especially the shop!


  17. Personalized Welder's Prayer Plaque
  18. This welder's prayer plaque is a unique gift for a hard worker. Comes engraved with a Christian blessing prayer for them. Can be hung at home or the shop. Includes an industrial design and you can include a name and/or company name at the bottom.


Conclusion

So, hopefully these gift ideas have given you something to start with. The best way to pick a perfect present for your favorite welder is to use these items as a jumping off point, and combine them with your unique knowledge of the recipient. You know them best, so use that noodle to pick something they’re sure to love!

Our Key Gifting Principles

Beyond the brainstorming basics, there are a few guiding principles you should keep in mind:

  1. Price isn’t everything - sometimes the best gifts are handmade, inexpensive, or free.
  2. Practical isn’t always best - treating them to something they may not buy for themselves is always a good idea.
  3. Give from the heart - something that holds deeper meaning for the recipient is sure to make a lasting impression.
  4. Be spontaneous - you don’t have to wait for a Birthday or Christmas to treat them.
  5. Be inventive - truly unique and creative gifts mean thinking outside the box.

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