Best Gifts for Electricians
Choosing the right gift can be tough. We've compiled our guide of best gifts for electricians to help you in your quest for just the right one.
Our roundup of electrician gift ideas are good for Christmas, Birthday, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Retirement, or just because.
Keep in mind personality and interests. Not everyone appreciates tools of the trade as a gift. On the other hand, tools can be a thoughtful gesture for some since they do wear out and may get lost.
Best Gift Ideas for Electricians
Here is a list of foolproof gift ideas for the electrician in your life.
1. Leatherman Stainless Steel Multi-tool
Have you noticed that men love gadgets? Give them a handful with this stainless steel multi-tool. Nice to have around the house, so they don't need to drag in their work tools. Nineteen tools include a wire stripper, electrical crimper, and wire cutter. The quality makes this nice for passing down to the next generation and comes with a 25-year limited warranty.
2. Petzel Tikka Headlamp
I use my headlamp everyday. Electricians frequently work in dark or dimly lit places. Since both hands are occupied with work, a headlamp is the perfect answer. It's always nice to have one for backup too.
3. SOG Electrician Knife
A custom laser-etched design on this 8" steel blade is the perfect knife for the electrician in your life. Built into the nearly indestructible handle, is a wire stripper bar, that works with 10-22 gauge wire size.
4. Work Boot Care Kit
Caring for leather work boots with cleaning and conditioning will help them last. This leather care kit includes everything needed to keep boots in top-notch condition!
Follow our 3 step boot cleaning guide.
5. Laser Level with Plumb Spot
Make an electrician's day easier! This laser will pinpoint overhead locations, and project horizontal and vertical lines independently or together depending on the project.
6. TradeGear Electrician's Tool Belt
7. Coffee Mug for Electricians
This coffee mug is perfect for electricians that love coffee. You'll get a smile out of this one.
8. Bucket Boss Tool Bag
One bag to carry all the electrician's cordless tools! This tough 24" long-boy is made with double wall 600 denier ripstop poly water-resistant fabric.
9. Dewalt Cordless Compact Power Drill
Every electrician needs a cordless drill. The Dewalt compact drill will fit into tight areas. Enough said. Grab an extra battery while you're at it.
10. Funny Electrician T-Shirt
Who doesn't love a funny t-shirt? This one is perfect for electricians.
11. Electrician Wall Sign
What guy doesn't love a man-cave. An electrician sign gives it a personal touch.
12. NoCry Professional Knee Pads
There will be days that an electrician is on his or her knees all day. Give them these NoCry Knee Pads so sore knees will no longer be an issue.
13. DryGuy Forced Air Boot Dryer
No one likes wet boots and gloves. Get this forced air dryer that works on boots up to 16" tall, gloves, and garments. Helps eliminate odors and reduce the growth of bacteria and mold.
14. Magnetic Wristband
Ten strong magnets hold screws, drill bits, etc. Electricians can keep little pieces handy with this magnetic wristband. Great for around the house too.
15. Wera Insulated Screwdriver Set
A superior screwdriver. Ergonomic handles and guaranteed safe up to 1,000 volts. Tip identification is on the handle. They will wonder how they got along without them.
16. DeWalt Worksite Radio
The job site can be a rough place. It looks like this heavy-duty radio can take tough abuse. Electricians frequently work without power - so your guy can still listen to talk radio or his favorite tunes with battery power. Of course, it has power outlets too.
17. Milwaukee Compact Vacuum
This is a powerful little vacuum, perfect for the job site.
18. Lighted Tool Backpack
This backpack by Dewalt has 57 pockets. The LED light can aimed at a work space or tools in the bag. This bag is heavy-duty!
Best Gifts for Electrician Apprentice
An apprentice electrician has a lot of tools to accumulate, so tool gifts will be appreciated. The cost of tools can bring a cold sweat to an apprentice when starting to build their collection, and they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
1. Greenlee 600-amp Clamp Meter
This tool is indispensable to an electrician. An apprentice will love finding this 600-amp clamp meter under the wrapping paper.
2. Insulated Screwdrivers
Keep the apprentice protected from sparks and arcs. Insulated screwdrivers are the way to go. Get this set that includes a phillips-tip and a cabinet-tip.
3. Klein - 6 Piece Apprentice Tool Set
- Side-Cutting Pliers
- Diagonal-Cutting Pliers
- Heavy-Duty Long-Nose Pliers
- Wire Stripper/Cutter
- Cabinet-Tip Cushion-Grip Screwdriver
- Phillips Tip Cushion-Grip Screwdriver
4. Measuring Tape with Magnetic Hook
Electricians measure a lot. The magnetic hook on this measuring tape is a frustration killer.
5. Cold Weather Crew-Neck Top
A cold weather crew-neck will be very welcome when working in the cold is necessary.
6. Thermal Cold-Weather Bottoms
For colder climates, these Carhartt bottoms wick away sweat and control odors. An apprentice electrician will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
8. Electrician Tools Kit
This Klein 28-piece tool kit comes with a life-time warranty on workmanship and material defects. If the apprentice is just starting out, these are the bare essentials needed.
Best Journeyman Electrician Gift Ideas
1. O'Keefe's Working Hands Cream
Since electricians work with their hands, this concentrated cream is gonna help heal their dry and cracked hands. Give them some relief.
2. Ugly's Electrical Reference, 2017
A guide for daily reference. A journeyman electrician will use this electrical reference most days and can keep it right in his tool box.
3. Greenlee Step Bit
This is a must-have! This Greenlee Step Bit is the best one you can buy. Every Journeyman Electrician will appreciate having it.
4. Video Inspection Camera
This waterproof camera can make the job of an electrician easier by giving them a peek into obscure locations.
5. Rotating Spout Gas Can
Since a journeyman electrician has physical labor and dirty days on the job, let him at least avoid gas spills at home. Great ingenuity in this SureCan. Dispenses from the bottom so tipping is a thing of the past. Easy-peasy!
6. Journeyman Electrician T-Shirt
A journeyman deserves a special T-shirt. Enough said!
7. Cordless Reciprocating Saw
Get this DeWalt reciprocating saw. It will cut just about anything that gets in their way.
8. Leather Tool Bag Tote
Splurge and spoil that electrician. This genuine leather tool bag has a reinforced bottom and should last a life time. Highest quality bags and made in the USA.
Best Lineman Gift Ideas
1. Etched Lineman Whiskey Glass
Celebrate the work of a lineman with a unique whiskey glass. Hand sand etched and made to last a lifetime. Eleven ounces.
2. Personalized Cap Holder
Nifty cap holder that can be personalized with their name and hung in a man-cave or workshop. Heavy-gauge american steel product.
3. Lineman Case Trapper Knife
Any lineman will love this knife with stainless steel blades. Great quality. Buy a sheath to go with it.
4. Custom T-Shirt
Bless a lineman by giving them a 100% cotton pre-shrunk T-Shirt that gives them their due respect.
5. Steel American Flag for Lineman
A work of art to keep a lifetime and pass down to the next generation. This rustic looking steel flag is a lineman gift for any occasion.
6. The American Lineman Hardback Book
Entire history of the trade in this epic hardback will keep a lineman reading. Includes beautiful photos and fascinating stories.
Retirement Gifts for Electricians
Long days outdoors during hot summers and cold winters can mark the days of electricians. Honor their career and celebrate a much-deserved retirement with a unique gift chosen just for them.
1. Industrial Lamp with Touch Dimmer
Called "The Vapor Touch", this handmade lamp features the warm glow of an Edison bulb. Aluminum housing can be touched anywhere to activate the dimmer giving 3 levels of brightness.
2. Etched Whiskey Glass
Premium whiskey glass hand-etched with Old Glory. Ten ounce glass made in the USA.
3. Leather Belt with Embossed Design
Give a custom gift. This unique belt is made with 100% heavyweight leather and comes with a steel buckle that is interchangeable. Perfect for retirement.
4. Engraved Survival Knife
Stainless steel blade and engraved rosewood handle. Comes with a nylon pouch.
5. Electrical Meter Print
Real photographic print on archival paper. Ready to frame 11"x14" patent print.
A lineman sculpture made from recycled auto parts. A tribute to the hard work of a retired electrician from artist Armando Ramirez.
7. Pewter Belt Buckle
Exceptional 3D details pop on the deep red background of the pewter belt buckle. Beautiful way to commemorate an electrician's career.
8. Cornhole Game Set
Let the fun and games begin now that they're retired. "Lineman Backbone of America" is written on this set that includes 8 Matching Bags and a Cornhole Bag String Pack.
9. Collectible Print with Personalized Engraving
Ready to hang art describing the topic of electrician with related actual U.S. Postage Stamps. Choose your message on the engraving plate.