Know an electrician and want to buy them a gift? Here are 17 excellent gift ideas for electricians that they'll especially appreciate. I know I would if I were an electrician.
There are approximately 694,000 employed electricians in the USA. That works out to one for every 469 people.
Which means, chances are you know an electrician, either as a family member, friend or because you hired one to do some work on your home or business.
While not everyone buys their electrician a gift, sometimes it’s a nice touch for a job well done, especially if a big, complicated job for which they over-delivered. In that case, it helps to get some good gift idea for electricians. We have you covered there. Check out the list below.
1. Glass Cleaner
Inevitably, an electrician’s eyeglasses, phone screen, and computer screen are going to get dirty during the work day. A glass cleaner kit that can be used on everything from personal eyewear to electronic devices is a practical gift that is bound to get plenty of use in your electrician’s daily life.
2. Electrician T-Shirt
Everyone can use an extra T-shirt. Electrician-themed shirts are natural gift ideas for electricians who need to dress in layers. For less than $20, you can get a nice cotton shirt with a personalized logo or a funny message.
3. Electrician Sign
Instead of decorating a home with paintings or photographs, an electrician might think that an electrician-themed sign is the perfect gift instead. In fact, this is one of the most versatile gifts for an electrician that you can get, as a sign can go just about anywhere in the house. Choose from a selection of pre-made signs, or choose to create your own, perhaps with a humorous message, for an even more authentic touch.
4. Electrician Coffee Mug
If the electrician on your holiday gift list has to work early in the morning, chances are good that he or she relies on coffee to get through the day. Therefore, an electrician-themed coffee mug is a good choice for a practical gift. A coffee mug can be customized in many ways. From an electrician’s name to funny electrician jokes to a company’s name, there are many ways to make a mug special and meaningful. Throw in a bag of the electrician’s favorite coffee to make a complete gift package.
5. Magnetic Wristband
Since electricians work primarily with their hands, it helps them to have everything they need on hand. A magnetic wristband uses a magnet to hold bolts, nuts, nails, and other handy accessories. Depending on the wristband you get, you can find one with up to 10 magnets around the entire wrist. This handy wristband can also be used for other home improvement projects, such as construction, auto maintenance, sewing, and carpentry work.
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Electricians often work in dim lighting, so why not get the electrician a gift of hands-free lighting? Headlamps come in many varieties, including lamps with a variety of light settings, such as a steady light or a blinking light. They have adjustable straps and are easy to put on and take off. Headlamps can also be used for other occasions too, such as camping or even working in the garage. Some headlamps have dual light settings, such as a red light and a white light, for ultimate versatility.
7. Work Boot Care Kit
Inevitably, an electrician’s boots are going to get covered with sand, dust, and other debris. But you can help extend the lifespan of his or her boots with a leather work boot care kit. A care kit will contain a set of crucial components to keep a pair of work boots in good condition. This might include boot wax, leather oil that protects and shines the exterior, and a buffing cloth to apply the products. This gift has universal appeal and practicality, which makes it a good choice for a gift that accommodates a wide variety of personalities.
8. Multi-Tool Kit
A multi-tool kit is another item that can come in handy for the electrician on your list. A multi-tool kit has everything an electrician needs to take one the most challenging tasks quickly and efficiently. A tool kit contains a number of handy accessories, such as pliers, a mini saw, knives, wire cutters, screwdrivers, and more. These handy kits generally come in a protective sleeve, such as a nylon sheath, to ensure that they are protected from damage. Above is one example of a multi-tool kit that an electrician can use for tasks large and small.
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9. Belt Liner
An electrician’s toolbelt can get heavy and uncomfortable, but a belt liner can alleviate pain and discomfort. A belt liner is thick, sturdy, and made in various sizes. Many have adjustable straps and soft lining or padding, such as sheepskin or synthetic material, to make any electrician’s job more pleasant and less tiring. A number of belt liners are also made with handy carrying straps so that an electrician can carry around tools, hands-free, with ease.
10. Cordless Compact Drill
Any electrician appreciates getting tools as a gift. You can get either individual tools, such as a compact drill, to complete a person’s toolkit or get them a small starter toolkit. A compact drill is a handy solution if you need a drill that will fit seamlessly into compact spaces. A compact drill generally comes as a small set that includes a bit set of assorted pieces in addition to the drill. Compact drills are available in a variety of speeds to ensure they get the job done. For the safest operation, consider getting your gift recipient a cordless drill that doesn’t introduce a tripping hazard to the worksite. The compact drill abve is an example of what you might find for the electrician on your list.
11. Worksite Radio
Whether it’s being used for the news, music, or communication, a worksite radio comes in handy in just about every electrician job setting. Along with standard AM/FM radio, some worksite radios have additional features like an auxiliary jack that lets listeners play their own tunes. Worksite radios might run on either standard electricity, battery power, or a combination of both. A compact or portable worksite radio, such as the one above, is easy to transport and take from one job to the next.
12. Apprentice Toolkit
When it comes down to the wire, an apprentice toolkit is the perfect solution for a budding electrician who is learning to use tools and build a toolkit at the same time. An apprentice toolkit is a great choice for a novice electrician, as it has all the tools that he or she might need, but it doesn’t have so many tools that it is overwhelming and challenging to use. Furthermore, an apprentice toolkit is easily transportable from one job to the next. A basic toolkit will have items that an apprentice uses most, such as several kinds of pliers, a wire cutter, and a variety of screwdrivers. A handy toolkit like this one ensures that wherever an apprentice goes, he or she will be equipped to handle a job safely, accurately, and with confidence.
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13. Tungsten Ring
It might not be the first thing that an electrician thinks of on a job, but jewelry (especially a wedding ring) can easily become scratched, damaged, or broken in a day’s work. Therefore, a tungsten ring, which stands up to abuse from the jobsite, is a perfect solution. Tungsten rings are available in a number of colors and sizes to make sure they have the right fit for your gift recipient, such as this one.
Gifts Under $200
14. Electrician’s Belt and Bag Set
If you need gift ideas for electricians who could stand some organization, a belt and bag combination set is a good choice. A set like this one is sturdy, heavy-duty, and will stand up to the inevitable abuse that comes with working on a job site. A belt comes in a variety of sizes to ensure a good fit. Many belts also have adjustable belts that make them even safer and more secure for wearing around. A belt should have a variety of pockets, straps, and handles that make it easier to carry common electrician’s items around.
15. Collectible Items
If the gift recipient on your list already has all the essential work items that he or she needs, how about giving the gift of an interior decoration? A special collector’s item, such as a framed article or photograph, is a unique item that reminds family and visitors of his or her passion for electricity and its history. Once you have a collector’s item on hand, you can search for frames in a number of colors and styles to match the décor of your gift recipient’s home. Above is one sample of what a framed memento might look like in the end.
16. Weekend Travel Bag
Whether your gift recipient likes to get away on the weekends or always needs a hand carrying extra things around, a weekend travel bag is a nice choice for a gift. A travel bag can be used for many purposes in addition to transporting luggage. It can easily go from the workday to the gym or to play tennis, for instance. Its small bonus compartments make it easy to take important documents and personal items along, too.
17. Weekend Getaway
A weekend getaway is a great gift for anyone really. Pick a Bed and Breakfast, Airbnb, or hotel and buy a gift card sufficient for a one or two night stay. They’ll love it; I know I would.