This gift is just amazing. Wera is a German hand tool manufacture that I've written about before, and for good reason: Their tools are excellent. They've done something so cool that I've decided to start my list with #1 instead of counting down from ten, because I just can't wait to share it with you: They have made a Tool-Filled Advent Calendar that contains about $150 worth of tools for less than half that price!
Since the early 1800's Advent calendars have been a traditional way of counting down the 24 days leading up to Christmas, and while many of them have small daily gifts hidden behind small doors, I have never seen one that was made for tool fans! These are only available for a short time, so click the link and order yours today.
2.) Retro Shop Stool
This padded seat on this cool Retro Shop Stool swivels 360 degree, and at 14" in diameter can comfortably support 350lbs.
3.) Back and Knee saving Anti Fatigue Floor Mat
Great Anti-Fatigue Mat at this link.
reason guys just don't think to buy for themselves. Every woodworker needs at least two of these in the spots where they find themselves standing the longest: Behind the workbench and either in front of the tablesaw or the lathe. If your woodworker isn't into wood turning (yet) than they may enjoy sawing on the scrollsaw or bandsaw, so I've got a great tip for you both. Position the mat with the short end against the wall and set the saw ON the mat. The mat will absorb vibration better than any anti-vibration pads that are sold for that purpose, and there will still be lots of room left for them to stand on the mat! Add this mat to the retro shop tool above and you will knock the socks off your loved-one. Find an inexpensive 2' X 5' Anti-Fatigue Mat at this link, and a thicker, larger 3' X 5' and frankly, all around more-better Anti-Fatigue Mat at this link.
4.) BESSEY Bar Clamps
For assembling cabinets, tables and large furniture pieces I always reach for the classic Bessey "K Body" clamps, which can be found at the link.
For assembling smaller items, such as gift boxes, jewelery boxes and nick-knacks, the right choice of clamp is the Bessey F-Style clamp.
No, these aren't inexpensive gifts, but they will last a lifetime and will always work effortlessly. Something that will never be said about the cheap Chinese clamps that he's been settling with all these years.
5.) A Wood Lathe
Here's a link to a great small lathe that would be perfect for a new turner who wants to turn pens gift items: Rikon Mini Lathe
If you're looking for a good starting lathe for turning furniture parts, take a look at this link:
Nova 1624-44 Wood Lathe
If money is no option and you just want to cut to the chase and get one of the best lathes available, then I have no reservations in recommending the Powermatic 4224B Wood Lathe. Even if you aren't in the market for a large lathe, you owe it to yourself to click on the link just to see how the other half turns!
6.) A Solid Beech Workbench
Sjoberg work benches here.
7.) Magnetic Shop Light
Magnetic Shop Light at this link.
#8 DeWalt 13" Thickness Planer
DeWalt DW735X 13" Planer
9.) Incra Gauge
Incra Gauge from Woodcraft, or click here to purchase the Incragauge from Amazon.
And last, but not least...
10.) A Wooden WeWood Watch!
WeWood has been making fine timepieces for years and they even feature a 24 month warranty! Check out the WeWood watches on Amazon.