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10 Great Christmas Tool Gifts For Truck Guys and Girls


Every year, truck guys and girls, are asked the dreaded question: “What do you want for Christmas?” Our general response is to shrug our shoulders and say, “I don’t know.”

Why? Because frankly, we really don’t know. The truth is generally if we see something we are going to buy it. This is especially true for tools. You simply can’t have enough tools and we are always seeing new tools we simply lust after. Without further ado, here are the 10 great Christmas tool gift ideas for truck guys and girls.

1. 22 Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set 

Where to begin with these wrenches?!? There is so much here to love. For starters, they have a very thin profile making it much easier to get to tight spaces. Second, they ratchet which is literally a god send for saving time and knuckles. Third, they are made to last and have a nice chrome finish making them easy to wipe off when we are done.

These wrenches are also pretty inexpensive for less than $100 and they will be a treasured addition to any tool box.

Click here to check them out.

2. Electric Hydraulic Floor Jack and Tire Inflator Pump and LED Flashlight 3 in 1 Set with Electric Impact Wrench Car Repair Tool Kit

Look. We don’t really like swapping out flat tires on the side of the road as much as you do. Really. We don’t.

Why not make it easier on us then? Here is a great example. A freaking electric hydraulic floor jack with an electric impact wrench?!? Hell to the yeah.

In fact, this might be so handy to use, we may just buy another one for you. It is under $200 as well. Score! Click here to order.

3. NEXPEAK OBD2 Scanner NX501 Enhanced OBD II Auto Code Reader Car Diagnostic Scan Tool Vehicle Check Engine Light Analyzer

We don’t like asking for help on our trucks and certainly we don’t like asking for help from the parts clerk. The fact they have to come outside and use their scanner on our truck to tell us what’s wrong is irritating.

Instead, we would much rather grab our own tool and find the code number out our self. Then, we can order the right part without the hassle of running to the store, finding the code, ordering the part and then driving back to get the part. See how that is a hassle?

Make it easier on us and throw an OBD2 scanner in our stocking. We will be much happier and you will be too! Click here to purchase.

4. B’laster 16-PB-12PK Penetrating Catalyst – 11-Ounces – Case of 12

There is nothing worse than a rusty bolt that won’t come out. The first step to getting the bolt out is to spray some lubricant on it. There is no better spray than PB Blaster.

This stuff is literally liquid gold for getting things loose and you can never have enough. One can is under $10 and you can buy a case for a little over $50. A case may sound like a lot, but if your truck guy or gal spends a lot of time working in the shop, it is easy to go through.

Click here to buy.

5. 8-Piece Magnetic Tip Screwdriver Set

You can never, ever, ever, ever, ever, (get the point), ever have enough screwdrivers. You really can’t. There is always a time when you need one and you often need the same one SO much, you wear down the tip.
Plus, we never seem to have enough of the magnetic tip ones. These are great for helping grab that one screw or bolt which is just out of our reach.
Pick these up for under $20 here.

6. Crescent Locking Plier Set

Crescent locking pliers aka vice grips. Every truck guy or girl has these and uses the hell out of them. What they don’t often have is the needle nose point vice grip. This is the best for really holding onto things.

Plus, these vice grips have a plastic coating on the trigger handle to help avoid the nasty pinch marks vice grips can leave. Simply put, these are nice. Pick them up here for under $50.

7. WORKPRO Rolling Creeper, Padded Mechanic Stool, Garage Shop Seat with Sockets and Tools Set in 2 Draws, 136-piece

You know what mechanics never have handy? Their tools. Nope. They always are on the wrong side of the pickup and have to walk back to the tool box to grab the right socket, wrench, screwdriver, etc…

Solve that problem with this pretty great stool on rollers with a nice seat AND Tools in storage trays. This stool is the stool of ALL STOOLS and would make every truck guy and girl EXTREMELY happy. Click here to order one up for under $100 on sale now.

8. Milwaukee 2890-20 18V Dual Chemistry M18 Jobsite Radio with Shock Absorbing End Caps, USB 2.1A Smartphone Charging, and 3.5mm Aux Jack

A little secret to everyone – working on the pickup can be real quiet and real boring after a while. Often, you need a song or the news to distract you from cussing out that one stubborn bolt. This is exactly where this job site radio would make a great gift.

Frankly, a good radio is often the last thing on our list of “needs.” However, you stream music on your phone for very long and your realize quickly how much your phone’s speakers suck and how fast your battery drops. This radio is a two birds with one stone solution and it is isn’t that expensive. Shop for it here.

9. Cat CT3110 Extendable Dual Panel COB LED Hand Held Work Light With Magnetic Base (Black/Yellow)

As someone who spends a lot of time looking into dark spaces trying to identify a bolt, a wire or something else, we know lighting is pretty important. These new kinds of LED lights with a magnetic base are simply the best thing in years.

Prior to these, all we had were trouble lights on cords which were more trouble than they were worth. These magnetic LED lights are such a great solution. Just put the base on a metal surface and it sticks! Then, turn it to shine the really bright LED light right where you need it. Brilliant!

Buy one here for under $20.

10. Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Shop Apron With Pockets Adjustable up to XXL for Men and Women in Gift Box – Texas Canvas Wares (Brown)

Last, but certainly not least, is this heavy-duty shop apron with the old school waxed canvas look. It features a ton of pockets and looks to be of sturdy construction.

Why buy this? The fact is we are going to get dirty working on our truck, but that doesn’t mean we like our clothes getting covered in dust and grease.

Plus, the many pockets keeps numerous things from being put into our pants pockets which ultimately either poke a hole or get lost. With this canvas apron, we can keep better track of things as well as not make a big mess out of our clothes. Win-win!

It is under $60 and a steal right now. Purchase one by clicking here.

For more gift ideas, check out this list for Car guys.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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