As far as “practical gifts” go, tools are among the most exciting to give and receive — especially when you nab an incredible deal. After all, a brand-new drill or a bulk-buy hand tool set is worth more than the sum of its parts. When you’re shopping for a handy spouse or an aspiring DIY-er, the physical tool is a gateway to the real gift: an entire world of home improvements, creative endeavors and tinkering projects that just became possible.
We might not know which tools are perfect for your recipient and their usual projects, but there’s certainly no shortage of holiday tool deals to choose from. Check out the best last-minute deals on power tools, tool storage, tool gift bundles and other home repair staples.
$99 Drills and Drivers at Lowe’s
You can save up to $90 on select Dewalt, Kobalt and Craftsman drills and impact drivers during the Lowe’s holiday sale. All six tools (and one battery pack) are marked down to $99 through December 24th, but only while supplies last.
The deal applies to the following drills:
- DEWALT 20-Volt MAX F 1/2-in Compact Brushless Drill/Driver — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $189
- DEWALT 20-Volt MAX F 1/4-in Brushless Impact Driver — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $189
- DEWALT F POWERSTACK™ Compact 1.7-Amp Hour Battery — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $129
- Kobalt 24-Volt Max C 1/2-in Brushless Drill Driver — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $139
- Kobalt 24-Volt Max C 1/4-in Brushless Impact Driver — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $149
- CRAFTSMAN 2-Tool 20-Volt MAX F Combo Kit — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $149
- CRAFTSMAN 2-Pack 20-Volt MAX F 4.0-Amp Hour Batteries — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $149
These $99 drills make easy gifts, as most models include a spare battery pack, charger and a soft carrying case.
Free Bare Tool Bundle Deal at Home Depot
Home Depot is giving away free bare tools and battery packs (up to two per purchase) when you purchase a qualifying power tool kit. Select Ryobi, Dewalt, Ridgid, Milwaukee and Makita tool kits are featured in this promotion, many of which are on sale already.
Each brand and tool system has a different roster of free add-ons, such as:
- RYOBI ONE+ 18V Brushless Cordless 4-Mode ½” Impact Wrench — Reg. Price: $189
- RYOBI ONE+ 18V Brushless Cordless 7-¼” Circular Saw — Reg. Price: $139
- DEWALT ATOMIC 20-Volt MAX Cordless Brushless Ultra-Compact 5/8 in. SDS + Hammer Drill — Reg. Price: $219
- DEWALT 20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Brushless 5 in. Random Orbital Sander — Reg. Price: $169
- RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw — Reg. Price: $189
- RIDGID 18V 4.0 Ah MAX Output Lithium-Ion Battery — Reg. Price: $139
- Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah Compact Battery Pack — Reg. Price: $64.97
- Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Jig Saw — Reg. Price: $199
- Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-½” Lightweight Circular Saw and General Purpose Blade — Reg. Price: $139
- Makita ⅜”/¼” 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Square Drive Ratchet — Reg. Price: $179
The Ryobi, Dewalt and Ridgid gift offer ends on January 1st, while you can claim Milwaukee and Makita gifts through January 29th. All tool kit bundles come with free two-day shipping.
Milwaukee PACKOUT Orders up to $90 Off at Acme Tools
Through January 29th, you can take advantage of Acme Tools’ spend-and-save promotion on Milwaukee PACKOUT tool storage. Spend $199+ to save $50 on qualifying PACKOUT products, or spend $299+ to save $90. The included PACKOUT components are already on sale for approximately 30% off, so you can rack up some serious savings on this popular modular storage solution.
Eligible PACKOUT organizers include:
- Milwaukee PACKOUT 2-Drawer Tool Box — Sale Price: $149 | Reg. Price: $210
- Milwaukee PACKOUT XL Tool Box — Sale Price: $119 | Reg. Price: $165
- Milwaukee PACKOUT Deep Organizer — Sale Price: $64.97 | Reg. Price: $108
- Milwaukee PACKOUT Rolling Tool Chest — Sale Price: $229 | Reg. Price: $389.40
- Milwaukee PACKOUT Dolly — Sale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $143
Walmart Tool Gift Sets
Experienced contractors have little use for multi-pack hand tool kits, but they are a perfect gift for anyone looking to start a tool collection. Walmart sells an assortment of kits featuring vibrant color schemes, specially crafted tools for little hands and even licensed Marvel characters.
- Marvel Black Panther Cordless 41 pc. 3.6V Power Screwdriver Set — Sale Price: $15 | Reg. Price: $44.97
- Marvel Black Panther 82 pc. Tool Set with Socket Set and Hand Tools — Sale Price: $15 | Reg. Price: $44.97
- Marvel Black Panther Padded Touchscreen Work Gloves — Sale Price: $10 | Reg. Price: $14.97
- Hyper Tough 89 pc. Pink Household Tool Set — Sale Price: $29.88 | Reg. Price: $34.88
- Zimtown 39 pc. Household Hand Tool Set w/ Case, Pink — Sale Price: $19.99 | Reg. Price: $40.99
- WORKPRO 20V Pink Cordless Drill Driver Set, 3/8” Keyless Chuck, Battery, Charger and Storage Bag — Sale Price: $62.99 | Reg. Price: $69.99
- Red Toolbox Kids 7pc Tool Set and Yellow Lifting Crane Kit — Sale Price: $32.88 | Reg. Price: $39.99
- Red Toolbox Kids 7pc Tool Set and Car Engineering Kit — Sale Price: $32.88 | Reg. Price: $39.99
- Red Toolbox Kids 5pc Tool Set with Dump Truck Engineering Kit — Sale Price: $32.88 | Reg. Price: $39.99
You Can’t Go Wrong with a Multi-Tool
If practicality is your main gift-giving consideration, it’s hard to beat a solidly constructed multi-tool. Multi-tools are the gift that keeps on giving, after all — you can’t put a price on the satisfaction of needing immediate access to a flat-head screwdriver or an awl and having one readily available.
Generic “gifts for him”-style multi-tools are notoriously unreliable in terms of quality, so it’s definitely worth springing for a tried-and-true brand (especially at a significant discount). We suggest the following multi-tool deals:
- Gerber Gear Suspension-NXT 15-in-1 Multi-Tool — Sale Price: $29.99 | Reg. Price: $50
- Gerber Armbar Cork Multi-Tool Knife — Sale Price: $29.99 | Reg. Price: $40
- Stanley 4-Way Pen Screwdriver — Sale Price: $2.49 | Reg. Price: $6.96
- Leatherman Charge+ G10 Multi-Tool — Sale Price: $129.95 | Reg. Price: $179.95
- Nite Ize Doohickey Keychain Multi-Tool — Sale Price: $2.99 | Reg. Price: $4.99